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Today's News

  • Community announcements 09-15-11

    Volunteers needed

    “Do you like to talk? The Los Alamos Historical Museum is looking for volunteers to greet visitors in the museum and tell them about the great history of our community. No experience required! We’ll train you. Docent shifts are weekdays from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. to mid-October and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. the rest of the year. Contact the museum offices at 662-6272 for more information.
    Drivers needed

    Los Alamos Lions Club provides services to the community. One activity is the HELP program. The program provides free transportation for medical treatment and appointments outside the county.  

  • Diabetes class offered at the Y

    The Family YMCA is taking registration for its free Diabetes Education and Prevention program.  
    Topics to be covered are: what Type 2 diabetes is; what having pre-diabetes means; the signs, symptoms and risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes; how to reduce your risk of getting type 2 diabetes; and how to make the necessary lifestyle changes to lower your risk.

  • Sign up for the homecoming parade

    The 2011 Homecoming Parade will be Sept. 30. Staging begins at 1:30 p.m. on 4th Street, in the Canyon School parking lot.
    The parade will step off at the intersection of 4th Street and Central Avenue promptly at 2:30 p.m. Parade participants should arrive no later than 2 p.m.
    The parade will head down Central Avenue, past the judges’ stand at Starbucks, and down to Rose Street. This year’s homecoming parade theme is, “Short Circuit the Chargers,” pertaining to Albuquerque Academy.
    Entries for the parade are $10-$15. Checks should be made payable to LAHS and must be hand delivered to the LAHS bookkeeper at the high school.
    The bookkeeper is located off of Orange Street, behind Duane Smith Auditorium.

  • Death by a thousand paper cuts

    Wikipedia defines the phrase, “Death by a thousand cuts” as a torture originating in Imperial China. In modern usage, it has come to mean a major negative change that happens in small, unnoticed increments so it isn’t perceived as objectionable. In other words, creeping normalcy.
    Death by a thousand paper cuts might be a good phrase for what is happening to the public school systems. Strapped for money to purchase supplies, teachers and administrators are forced to make decisions about what not to buy.

  • On the Docket 09-15-11

    Sept. 7

    Sabra Kornhaber, 54, of Los Alamos pleaded guilty in Los Alamos Magistrate Court to the charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs. Judge Pat Casados sentenced Kornhaber to 364 days of supervised probation, an alcohol screening and treatment program, DWI school, to attend a victim impact panel and to install an alcohol interlock device on her vehicle. The judge also ordered Kornhaber to pay $241 in court fines and fees as well as a $25 monthly probation fee.

  • Update 09-15-11

    County council

    The County Council will hold a special session at 6 p.m.
    Sept. 19 at the council chambers.

    LTAB meeting

    The Lodgers Tax Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m.
    Sept. 20 at the Chamber Conference Room.

    Dance canceled

      The Big M.A.C. Dance scheduled for 7-9 p.m. Friday at Pueblo Gym has been canceled.

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m.
    Sept. 21 at the DPU Conference Room.

  • LA hangs to beat St. Mike's in 5 sets

    There were some bumps in the road with the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team’s lineup shifts Wednesday, but head coach Garry Maskaly is hoping the rest of the season will be smooth going.
    Wednesday night, the Hilltoppers hosted the St. Michael’s Horsemen, who so far have had an up-and-down season. Keeping true to form, the Horsemen had an up-and-down contest, picking up victories in the first and third sets to keep the pressure on the Hilltoppers.
    The Hilltoppers, however, easily won sets two and four, then came back from a 7-5 deficit midway through the 15-point fifth set to top the Horsemen 3-2.
    Los Alamos’ set scores Wednesday were 24-26, 25-17, 23-25, 25-10, 15-11.

  • The next Big Idea set for Saturday

    Los Alamos MainStreet will host the festival of discovery, invention and innovation, while highlighting the work of educators.
    One local innovator, Dave Schwellenbach, originally from South Dakota, began tinkering at the age of four and by 10, was hooked.
    “I guess curiosity when I was young is what got me started in science. Today I work with electron accelerators and work in an exciting collaboration studying uses of cosmic ray muons for imaging,” Schwellenbach said.
    His curiosity will have Schwellenbach demonstrating some of the basic concepts of physics including Newton’s laws, force and pressure, cryogenics and how to store energy with a vacuum.

  • Seventh arrest nets second speed lab

    Los Alamos detectives have been on a crime-fighting roll since Friday, arresting seven suspects and shutting down two methamphetamine laboratories.

    Their latest arrest occurred Tuesday afternoon when they apprehended Elias Lovato, 40, of Los Alamos at a residence near Diamond Drive in which officials uncovered and dismantled a second meth lab.

    “During the booking process, officers discovered Lovato had attempted to conceal methamphetamine,” Sgt. Oliver Morris said.

    Charges filed against Lovato include trafficking a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, tampering with evidence, conspiracy and two counts of bringing contraband into a jail.

  • LDRD Day highlights technology

    The cutting-edge research featured at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL) third annual LDRD Day (Laboratory Directed Research and Development) had scientists animated, investors speculating and at least one science fiction writer’s imagination running wild. As one of the 251 attendees put it, it was like a Science Day for adults.

    The event – Tuesday at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino – highlighted over 40 of LDRD’s 250 projects. The projects were summarized in poster form, with scientists on hand to elaborate on their work. Each poster addressed four questions: What is the challenge? What is our innovation? What have we learned so far? Why is this important to our nation?