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Today's News

  • Be There 11-24-10

    Thursday
    The American Legion Post 90 will host this year’s Community Thanksgiving Meal. Dine on a traditional Thanksgiving meal from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the American Legion located at 1325 Trinity, that will include oven-roasted turkey, ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce and a dinner roll. The meal also includes a choice of apple or pumpkin pie. The meal is free, but any donations received will be used to support veterans’ activities. For more information call 662-7772.
    Dec. 3

  • Environmental report shows no adverse impacts

    Environmental monitoring of operations at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 2009 indicates no adverse impact to public health or the environment from laboratory operations.
    The findings are presented in the Laboratory’s Environmental Report 2009.
    The annual report demonstrates LLNL’s continuing commitment to environmental resources in its care and the integration of environmental stewardship into strategic planning and decision-making processes through the Lab’s Environmental Management System.

  • Update 11-24-10

    Toys for Tots

    Help the U.S. Marines by donating new, unwrapped toys for their toy drive. Items may be dropped off at “R” wing of Los Alamos High School, in the NJROTC building by Dec. 3.
    Closed council session

    The Los Alamos County Council will host a closed session at 5 p.m. Dec. 2 in the county attorney’s conference room to discuss limited personnel matters and threatened or pending litigation.
    Thanksgiving dinner

  • Udall requests post-Thanksgiving hearing on travel tales

    U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., is asking Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller to convene a hearing following the Thanksgiving holiday to focus on airline travelers’ experiences with the screening measures recently implemented by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

  • Police promote senior officers

    Following extensive testing including two full days of simulated skill and knowledge assessment, five Los Alamos Police officers have risen in rank.
    Sergeants Jason Herrera and Preston Ballew have been promoted to the position of lieutenants.
    They replace Lt. Scott Mills who transferred to the Albuquerque Police Department and Lt. Reggie Briggle who will retire early next year, Capt. Randy Foster said Tuesday.
    Corporals Monica Salazar, James Rodriguez and Oliver Morris were promoted to the rank of sergeants.

  • New face at the county

    Seeing an idea be transformed into an actual building is one of the perks Bryan Aragon, 34, said he enjoys about his new job as a project manager for the Capital Projects and Facilities Department.
    “What’s really great about the work I do is I can drive down the road and say, ‘I helped build that building’ to family and friends,” he said.
    Aragon, who has worked in his new position for about a month, is already involved in bringing several projects into fruition.

  • Chief stops road rage incident

    While driving along N.M. 4 near Karen Circle early Tuesday afternoon, Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy came upon a scene resembling something out of an action movie.
    A truck was parked in the middle of the highway and the driver was wielding a 3-foot-long metal jack handle and waving it in the air. Torpy then caught sight of a cyclist who was clutching his bicycle in front of himself in a protective manner against the threatened blows from the rod.

  • Swimming and diving: LA girls finish second, boys third at preseason contest

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swimming and diving teams both took part in the preseason Barney Relays Saturday, with the girls finishing second and the boys third in team standings.
    The Barney Relays, hosted by Albuquerque Academy, is an annual event with some of the top teams in the state from the previous season invited. Schools form relay teams in each race instead of swimming in individual competition.

  • Boys basketball: LA falls in opener at Kirtland Central

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team lost its season opener, falling to the Kirtland Central Broncos Tuesday night.
    The Kirtland Central Broncos outscored the Hilltoppers in all four quarters Tuesday despite several comeback attempts throughout the game. The Broncos held on for a 67-55 victory, spoiling the head coaching debut of Matt King.
    Los Alamos had several chances to tie the score throughout Tuesday, cutting the lead down to just three points late in the third quarter, but couldn’t find the critical defensive stops when it needed them.

  • Airport lines move smoothly despite warnings

    CHICAGO (AP) — The lines of Thanksgiving travelers moved quickly and smoothly at airports around the country Wednesday morning despite an Internet campaign to get passengers to gum up the works on one of the busiest days of the year by refusing full-body scans.

    The Transportation Security Administration said very few passengers opted out. And there were only scattered protesters at some airports.