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Today's News

  • Be There 10-13-10

    Today
    Monster Movie Wednesdays at UNM-LA will feature “The Invisible Man” at 6 p.m. in the UNM-LA Lecture Hall in Building 2. The movie is free and open to the public.
    Thursday
    The Los Alamos Republican Women will elect officers for 2011-2012 at their 7 p.m. meeting at the Republican Headquarters,146 Central Park Square. Betty Cox will present a program on the history of Women’s Right to Vote. For information JoAnn Johnson, 662-7981.

    Poetry gatherings will be at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda at Mesa Public Library.

  • Kiwanian of the Year

    Don Casperson, a retired physicist with an outstanding dedication to community service, has been chosen as the Los Alamos Kiwanian of the Year for 2010.
    His selection, announced at the close of the Oct. 3 Kiwanis installation banquet at the Masonic Temple, caught Casperson by surprise — but the long list of projects in which he had been involved made the choice logical to everyone else.
    Casperson is originally from Boston and came to Los Alamos in the fall of 1973, as a graduate student in physics with a Yale experimental group.

  • Fall PEECnic set for Sunday

    Since Los Alamos’s nature center chose the name Pajarito Environmental Education Center, punsters realized that the center needed to celebrate with an annual PEECnic. This year the celebration is from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at 3540 Orange Street and the community is invited.
    Park Flight interns, Andrés Felipe Peña Monroy, from Medellín, Colombia and Laila Yunes Jiménez, from Mexico City, will give a photo presentation called “Flying with Birds in Mexico and Colombia.”  

  • Bad line causes morning power outage

    This morning's townsite-wide power outage appeared to be due to a bad line in the downtown area, a Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities spokesperson said.

    Allison Majure of the DPU said the underground line, located near Deacon and 20th Street, appeared to have failed at approximately 5:45 a.m. The line, connected to the county's No. 15 circuit, which sends power to the North Community area, failed at that time. The resulting failure created a "domino effect" which took down power to most of Los Alamos.

  • Update 10-13-10

    DWI planning council
    The DWI Planning Council will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Los Alamos Police Department Training Room. The meeting is open to the public and Interim DWI Planning Council Coordinator Teresina Berg said the board is actively recruiting new members. For information, call 662-8372.

    T-Board meeting
    The Los Alamos County Transportation Board will host a special meeting from 5:30-
    7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Pajarito Cliffs Site Building 1’s conference room.
    The meeting will discuss the street design guidelines.

  • Tailpipe pollution may be doomed

    Kids delight in blowing up a balloon and letting it go. The air inside is under mild pressure, and when a youngster lets go of the neck of the balloon, air rushes outward. The escaping air propels the balloon forward like an erratic jet.  

  • Baseball: Gonzalez taking over Braves' helm

    ATLANTA (AP) — Less than 48 hours after Bobby Cox wrapped up his managing career, the Atlanta Braves introduced former Florida manager Fredi Gonzalez as his replacement.

    The announcement Wednesday was widely expected since Gonzalez was fired in June by the Marlins. Cox had said more than a year ago this would be his final season, and his two-decade-long tenure ended with a loss to San Francisco in the NL division series Monday night.

  • State scores well on energy efficiency

    New Mexico moved to the head of the class in regards to energy efficiency, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) 2010 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.
    In the scorecard, states are ranked according to their energy efficiency policies and programs in a wide range of categories. The 2010 Scorecard designates three southwest states – Arizona, New Mexico and Utah – as “most improved” since the 2009 Scorecard.

  • Cat. 2 Paula roars off Cancun, threatens Cuba

    CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Paula roared off Mexico's top vacation resort of Cancun on Wednesday without immediate reports of major damage, and it was projected to veer into western Cuba's cigar-producting country.

  • Commodities lifts materials and industrial stocks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Surging prices for metals, oil and other commodities lifted stock prices on Wednesday, especially industrial and materials companies.

    Strong corporate earnings reports from JPMorgan Chase & Co., Intel Corp. and railroad operator CSX Corp. also gave investors more reasons to be assured about the economy.