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Today's News

  • News for Retirees 06-19-11

    June 19-25 2011
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    MONDAY    
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    9:30 a.m.    Advisory Council
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken
            taquitos
    1 p.m.        Bridge
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY

  • Herb walk offered by PEEC

    Are you curious about the medicinal and herbal plants that grow wild on the Pajarito Plateau? Kristi Beguin will lead a walk around several sites in Los Alamos to find wild edible and medicinal herbs at 9:30 a.m. June 26. Participants will learn to recognize the herbs and how to use them. The class will last until 1:30 p.m. and will cost $30 or $24 for Pajarito Environmental Education Center members.  

  • Aiken to share his Antarctic experiences

    The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Christian Church, 92 East Road.
    Dan Aiken, retired from Freeport-McMoran Copper and Gold, Inc., will present a talk entitled, “The Way to Antarctica: Land and Sea.”
    It is not easy getting to Antarctica. It takes luck, commitment, timing, money, seasick medication and some good garments, plus an exceptional guidebook to remote places.
    Equipped with all of the above, plus a healthy fear of Drake’s Passage and the experience of being left behind on pack ice, Aiken  journeyed south from Brazil, where he was living. This talk is about that journey and how the geology of Antarctica relates to the breakup of Gondwana.

  • Students have a scientific summer

    The perfect pair is at it again and will be  at it all summer long. Liz Martineau and Gordon McDonough of the Bradbury Science Museum will once again elevate science in the minds and hearts of community youth.
    This year the team includes a host of fellow collaborators to assist on the lifelong learning path. Their friends at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, Los Alamos Historical Museum, Bandelier National Monument, Fuller Lodge Art Center, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and Assets In Action have come together to sponsor free events, open to the community, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays.

  • MOWW meeting slated for Tuesday

    The MG Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of the Military Order of World Wars in Los Alamos announces that Chris Ortega, senior weaver of the Chimayó Ortega weaving family will be the guest speaker at the June dinner meeting at 6 p.m. June 21 at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel.
    Ortega will talk about the Ortega weaving family. He is retired from the Los Alamos County Utilities department, where he was the utilities department manager. Ortega is currently chairman of the Los Alamos County Utilities Board.

  • NMDT to do a Tour de France in dance

    Nine dancers from the New Mexico Dance Theater and five dancers from the School of the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet will take part in a two-week tour of France this summer.
    “This is extremely exciting,” said NMDT director Susan Baker-Dillingham, “and we are so lucky to have Jefferson Baum directing the tour.”
    Baum, a member of the ASFB faculty, who joined the NMDT faculty last year after teaching at the NMDT Summer Dance Intensive, has been impressed enough to put a collaborative tour together featuring students from both schools.
    “Jefferson has taken groups of pre-professional dancers to France in the past and I am elated he feels the NMDT dancers are ready for such a challenge,” Baker-Dillingham said.

  • High winds, temperatures propel wildfires

    ALBUQUERQUE — Firefighters are confronting strong winds and steamy weekend temperatures in their battle to keep more homes, dry forests and stretches of high desert from the flames of several wildfires throughout the Southwest.
    With summer rains still weeks away, forecasters said crews would likely have little relief from the hot, windy weather that dogging them this past week. More high-wind warnings and fire weather watches were on tap for many areas through the weekend.
    Along the New Mexico-Colorado border, the wind got stronger as Friday progressed, testing fire lines that had been cleared through the rugged wooded area by bulldozers.
    Flags at the incident command post were whipping.

  • LANL names fund recipients

    Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has selected Manhattan Isotopes Technology, LLC and Vista Therapeutics, Inc. as recipients of $100,000 awards from the Los Alamos National Security, LLC Venture Acceleration Fund.
    The Venture Acceleration Fund (VAF) invests in innovative Northern New Mexico companies seeking to commercialize technology and take it to market faster.
    VAF investments help the companies and their technologies reach the next level of success through business development activities such as proof-of-concept, prototyping, securing initial customers, or additional funding. Projects with an association with LANL technology or expertise receive preference for funding.

  • Co-op hosts Student Sustainability Challenge

    Organic food and environmentally friendly products were only part of the reason the Student Sustainability Challenge visited the Los Alamos Cooperative Market on Wednesday. The co-op’s business model provides insight into an array of sustainable practices.

    Event coordinator Angelica Gurule, of the Environmental-Risk Reduction Office, introduced General Manager Steve Watts by saying, “You vote with your cash. Every time you make a purchase you vote for what you want that store to supply.”

  • Rail Runner weekend service to be eliminated

    ALBUQUERQUE — Regional transit officials have voted to end weekend service on New Mexico’s commuter train.
    The Rio Metro Regional Transit District Board announced the decision Friday.
    The board had been considering two weekday schedule options for the New Mexico Rail Runner Express, but members instead voted 6-5 to eliminate weekend service to balance the fiscal year 2012 budget.
    The budget is $1.2 million less than the previous year because certain federal air quality dollars will no longer be available.
    Board chairman Steve Shaw says the board thinks it’s important to support the initial mission of the commuter train without affecting people who use it to get to and from work.

    The Associated Press