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Today's News

  • Presentation set for BESC

    The Los Alamos Fire Department’s EMS division will once again present a program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 23 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
    A talk will be given during the lunch hour to the audience explaining the Vial of Life program and how it can help those who wish to participate in the program.  
    It is essentially an information gathering tool that helps emergency responders when they are called upon for service.  
    LAFD personnel will photograph each participant, which will be placed inside their Vial of Life packet for identification purposes.  
    To learn more about this program, stop by the Senior Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 23.

  • Construction Zone 05-15-11

    Diamond Drive
    Phase 4

    The traffic switch to the east side of Diamond Drive has been delayed to Tuesday, May 17. Once the switch is complete, expect the following:
    Northbound from the Bridge – No left turns onto West or Trinity; use Sandia. No left onto Canyon Road, use University.  The right turn slip lane onto eastbound Trinity will be closed; motorists in the right lane must turn right onto eastbound Trinity at the signalized intersection. The left lane continues through the work zone.
    Southbound from University Drive – Expect two southbound lanes south of Sandia.  The left lane is a through/left turn lane at Canyon Drive and a left turn lane at Trinity Drive.  

  • Author and alumnus returns to Chamisa Elementary

    Former Chamisa student Stephen McCranie spoke at his former elementary school Friday morning. Teacher Valerie Adams and Otowi Station owner Peggy Durbin helped schedule the event. McCranie’s latest book was released Thursday. He was at Otowi Station bookstore Saturday, doing a book signing. McCranie answered questions, encouraged students that didn’t like to read to start with comics and took requests to draw cartoons. McCranie, 24, started drawing at the age of five and attended Chamisa in third and fourth grade. His former teacher, Debbie Smith, is now the principal.

  • Update 05-15-11

    Stormwater project
    The NPDES Storm Water Individual Permit Project Update public meeting will be Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Cities of Gold Hotel in Pojoaque.

    Park meeting
    Attend a public meeting at 6 p.m. May 18 to review conceptual plans for play equipment to be installed at Community Park. For more info, call Dick McIntyre at 662-8159.

    Master gardeners
    The May meeting of the Los Alamos Master Gardeners will be a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. May 17 at the White Rock Community Building. There will be a short business meeting afterward.

    Emergency access

  • UNM-LA students celebrate 30th convocation

    Long hours of studying, test-taking and attending classes paid off for University of New Mexico-Los Alamos students Friday.

    Friends and family gathered in Duane Smith Auditorium at 6 p.m. to watch the 47 UNM-LA graduates receive their degrees and certificates as part of the 30th annual graduation convocation. Twenty-eight General Education Development Diploma recipients also joined in the celebration as they received their GEDs.

    UNM-LA’s Executive Director Dr. Cedric Page opened the ceremony with a welcome address, followed by the convocation address, given by Denise Thronas, an Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo resident and the technical project manager for the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Project at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Key meetings upcoming on LANL issues

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory will be front and center the next two weeks.

    On Tuesday, there will be a public meeting at Cities of Gold Hotel in Pojoaque to discuss the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Storm Water Individual Permit at LANL from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    On Wednesday at the White Rock Community Center, there will be a open detonation hazardous waste permit modification information meeting at 5:30 p.m. LANL is holding the information meeting prior to the submittal of a Class 3 permit modification to add treatment units to the LANL Hazardous Waste Facility Permit. The meeting will cover the permit modification to be submitted for the open detonation treatment units at TA-36 and 39.

  • Council set to cull nominee

    Political ambitions and aspirations will be on the line as the Los Alamos County Council deliberates on its nomination of a candidate to replace the late Rep. Jeannette Wallace during a special session set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Building.

    Each of the three counties in District 43 will submit a nominee to Gov. Susana Martinez, who can then appoint a candidate from that pool or reach out beyond the group of nominees to make the appointment.

    Whoever gets the nod from the governor will serve out the remaining 19 months in Wallace’s House term.

  • Skateboarders bring the speed--see video

    Some brave souls barreled down Camp May Road Saturday and Sunday as part of the Northern California Downhill Skateboarding Association’s first visit to Los Alamos.

    More than 120 boarders from across the country registered but as of Saturday morning, about 80 showed up.

    On Saturday afternoon, they held their qualifying runs and on Sunday, they will race for the dough.

    Not surprisingly, Timeship Racing, the organizer of the event, is calling the race down Camp May Road, “The Atomic Bomb.”

    From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, there will be racing as competitors will reach up to 60 mph as they navigate the narrow 1-mile course.

  • Golf: Rain shortens TPC play

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Players spent more time in the clubhouse than the golf course Saturday at The Players Championship, a rain-shortened day that left enough time for some high entertainment.
    Martin Kaymer made four straight birdie putts that traveled a combined 71 inches.
    The tournament staff had to move the cup on the 16th hole a few feet after the 4½-hour storm delay because of damage around the hole that it couldn’t repair.
    Ian Poulter was so desperate to finish his third round that he sprinted to the island-green 17th to finish the hole, then ran to the 18th tee and hit his drive to keep himself from having to wake up Sunday before dawn.

     

  • Sports update 05-17-11

    Sod sale will benefit athletic dept.

    Los Alamos High School will be selling sod from Sullivan Field May 20-21.
    Sullivan Field is being renovated and artificial surface will be installed to replace the grass field. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Los Alamos Public Schools Athletic Department.
    Sod will be sold at $.30 per square foot. Sod cuts will be approximately 5 feet by 18 inches.
    For more information, call 663-2532.