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Today's News

  • Firefighters extinguish White Rock house fire

    The Los Alamos Fire Department knocked down a fire burning in a house at 431 Pruitt in White Rock Friday evening.

    The owners were not at home when the fire broke out, Assistant Fire Chief Justin Grider said at the scene.

    Neighbors called the fire department about 7:45 p.m. to report the blaze that apparently originated in a bedroom of the home.

    Smoke was pouring from the structure, but firefighters have been able to rescue four dogs and several cats from the residence, and bring the fire under control.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation.

    It's been a busy day for firefighters who were called at 1:35 p.m. Friday to a house fire on Rim Road.

  • Firefighters respond to blaze on Rim Road; no injuries

    Firefighters rushed to the scene at 915 Rim Road off 15th Street at 1:35 Friday afternoon to find a basement filled with smoke and partially engulfed in flames.

    Homeowner Jennie Richardson was in the basement, heard the smoke alarm, turned and saw smoke, ran outside and called 911.

    “The response was wonderful,” Richardson said. “The fire department got here so quickly and they were able to rescue my three dogs and get them safely outside.”

    Fire Marshal Michael Thompson, who is six days from retirement, said an individual was in an upstairs bedroom. He was not able to go downstairs due to heavy smoke so firefighters extended a ladder to the upstairs balcony and he was able to get out safely.

  • Heavy Rainfall Possible Over Burn Areas Today

    SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE OVER AND NEAR RECENT BURN SCARS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

    A MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIR MASS IN PLACE OVER THE REGION WILL RESULT IN THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL THIS AFTERNOON AND
    EVENING.

    THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO DEVELOP THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND

  • Nearly 90% of NM schools miss achievement goals

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 90 percent of New Mexico schools missed the latest targets for boosting student achievement, the Public Education Department reported Friday as it announced plans for replacing the federally mandated system for rating schools.

    A total of 720 schools, or 86.6 percent, failed to make "adequate yearly progress" under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. That's up from 76.7 percent, or 634 schools, last year.

    The improvement objectives were met by 111 schools, or 13.4 percent. That compares with 193 schools, or 23.3 percent, last year.

  • Church listings 07-22-11

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Summer worship at 9 a.m., fellowship with refreshments following at 10:15. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come join the Family.
     
    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, www. bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist

  • Bible Answers: Why Jesus wept for Lazarus

    “The Bible says Jesus cried when His friend Lazarus died. Why did He weep — didn’t He know He was going to raise Lazarus from the dead?” — Kathy

    This story is found only in John’s Gospel (chapter 11), one of several powerful moments in the life of Jesus that are not recorded in the earlier gospels. John, most likely writing many years after Jesus’ death and resurrection, appears to have the aim of clearly portraying both Jesus’ humanity and divinity — an issue that was increasingly debated at the end of the first century and beyond.

  • State Briefs 07-22-11

    King appeals fine for violating law

    SANTA FE — New Mexico Attorney General Gary King is appealing a judge’s ruling that he should pay thousands of dollars for violating the state’s public records law.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that King’s lawyer filed a notice with the state Court of Appeals on Thursday.
    State District Judge Beatrice Brickhouse ruled last week that King’s office had violated the state Inspection of Public Records Act by not honoring a request for information about salaries of staff attorneys.

  • Collection for pet supplies underway

    Tyler Ryan of Pet Pangaea and lab employee Gowri Srinivasan, who works in the Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics group, take part in the Pet Supply Drive that runs through July 29.

  • Update 07-22-11

    Concert tonight

    The Red Elvises will perform at 7 tonight at Ashley Pond as part of the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series.

    CRC Meeting

    The Charter Review Committee will meet July 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers.  The CRC subcommittee will meet at 4:15 p.m. in the training room of the Community Building.

    Prom tonight

    The Friends of the Senior Center and Assets In Action will hold the second annual intergenerational community Prom. The 6 p.m.-8 p.m. event will be today at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

    LTAB meeting

    The Lodgers Tax Association Board meets from from 1–3 p.m. July 26 in the chamber conference room, 109 Central Park Square.

  • Potential key to unlock biomass energy discovered

    Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory and Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center have found a potential key for unlocking the energy potential from non-edible biomass materials such as corn leaves and stalks, or switch grass.

    In a paper appearing in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Los Alamos researchers S. Gnanakaran, Giovanni Bellesia, and Paul Langan join Shishir Chundawat and Bruce Dale of Michigan State University, and collaborators from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center in describing a potential pretreatment method that can make plant cellulose five times more digestible by enzymes that convert it into ethanol, a useful biofuel.