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Today's News

  • Births 10-17-10

    The following births were reported at Los Alamos Medical Center:

    Sept. 22: A girl, Jaicee Lynn Michelle Grider, born to Cristie Carter and Jeff Grider

    Oct. 2: A girl, Genevieve Elena Rodriguez, born to Andrea and
    Diego Rodriguez

    Oct. 4: A boy, Elan Gaunt, born to Amy Bartlett and Andrew Gaunt

    Oct. 5: A boy, Jayden Noah Garcia, born to Dolores Medina and Tony Garcia

    Oct. 7: A girl, Aleah Ashlynn Apodaca, born to Miranda Martinez and Dominic Apodaca

  • People in the News 10-17-10

    Lee Powell has been awarded a 2010 National Edward R. Murrow Award for Feature Reporting, given by the Radio Television Digital News Association.
    The Murrow Awards honor excellence in electronic journalism and are among the most prestigious in broadcasting.
    Powell’s winning story was about a multi-million dollar ski slope of fake snow, built by a university in Virginia.
    Ann Curry, news anchor of NBC’s “Today” show, presented the award to Powell during a banquet in New York City.

  • The Incredible Crazy

    The Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild is hosting  Cindy Brick, from Castle Rock, Colo. at
    7 p.m.  Oct. 26 at the White Rock Baptist Church.  She will present a lecture titled, “The Incredible Crazy.”  
    Brick is a national lecturer and quilting teacher, quilt restorer, author and an expert on old quilts and quilt history, including crazy quilts. She is an American Quilter’s Society certified textile appraiser, a professional quilt judge and the author of six books, including the “Fabric Dating Kit.”

  • Wedding: Lucero-Velasco

    Edmundo and Dora Lucero of Santa Fe, N.M., are pleased to announce the wedding of their youngest daughter, Anita to Robert Velasco, son of Rudy and Callie Velasco of Los Alamos, N.M.
    The bride is a 1986 graduate of Santa Fe High School. She received her RN license from New Mexico State University then pursued her master’s degree at The University of New Mexico as an acute care nurse practitioner. She is currently employed as a hospitalist with Internal Medicine at UNM Hospital.  

  • Engagements: Shelley-Parkinson

    Ken and Valerie Shelley are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Desta Bernice Shelley, to David Allen Parkinson, son of Scott and Julie Parkinson of White Rock, N.M.
    Desta is a 2008 graduate of Los Alamos High School.  She is currently a junior in the nursing program at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  Desta was a nursing intern at the Children’s Clinic at Los Alamos Medical Center last summer.

  • Be There 10-17-10

    Tuesday
    A stress free meditation class will be offered from 6-
    7 p.m. at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. The free class will be taught by Bhasweti Gewhas, a certified hypnotherapist, life coach, Reiki master and theta healer and will teach participants how to enjoy life without stress.  For more information call 662-8170.
    Wednesday

  • Thank you

    The 13th annual CROP Hunger Walk/Turkey Trot, a 2.57 mile fun walk/run, will be the Sunday before Thanksgiving, at 2 p.m. Nov. 21 at the middle school.
    The CROP Walk donates 25 percent of its funds to LA Cares, which provides food to local families in need. The other 75 percent of funds raised go toward national and international poverty and hunger-reducing programs, to make positive improvements at life-changing levels.

  • FORMER YOUTH MINISTER PLEADS IN CHILD PORN CASE

    Former Los Alamos youth minister Matthew Nichols has pleaded guilty in federal court to distribution of child pornography.
    The plea deal comes on the heels of a months-long investigation where forensic examinations revealed 1,465 images and 186 videos depicting child porn were captured on his computers.
    Authorities said Nichols, formerly employed at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, entered a plea agreement Friday before U.S. Magistrate Daniel Schneider. Nichols, 58, faces 15 to 40 years in prison at sentencing.

  • Weapons technology repurposed

    A group of ground-breaking American and Russian scientists, led by Dr. Terry Lowe, chief scientist at Manhattan Scientifics (MHTX) are taking Cold War weapons technology and repurposing it for peaceful use in medical prosthetics and dental implants.
    Manhattan Scientifics holds exclusive licensed U.S. rights from Los Alamos National Laboratory.
    Nanotitanium, a new FDA-approved super-

  • Allegations fly as county administrator probe stalls

    No one’s talking and speculation is mounting as an investigation that has left many in the community guessing drags on with little sense of urgency.
    A month has passed since the Los Alamos County Council hired an Albuquerque law firm to coordinate the investigation into unspecified claims leveled by Assistant County Administrator Diana Stepan against County Administrator Tony Mortillaro.