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Today's News

  • Sports Update 06-09-11

    LAMS cross country run set for Monday

    The Los Alamos Middle School boys and girls cross country program will host a fun run for interested athletes Monday.
    LAMS’ teams will have runs scheduled throughout the summer. Anyone interested in running LAMS cross country in the fall is invited to attend.
    Monday’s run will start at the Pajarito Mountain parking lot. Run time is 6 p.m.
    The teams also have a meeting scheduled for June 15 for students and parents.
    For more information, contact Jesse Taylor at taylorjesse70@yahoo.com.

    Football boosters to host golf tourney

  • Run the Caldera marathon is set for Saturday at preserve

    There are plenty of steep climbs for runners at the Valles Caldera, but the Run the Caldera has seen a pretty good climb in popularity itself.
    For the second straight year, the Run for the Caldera will set a new record for participation. The races are set for Saturday at the Valles Caldera National Preserve.
    The Run for the Caldera is now in its sixth year. In 2011, race coordinators are boasting nearly 800 participants in this year’s three races.
    The event will feature the regular 26.2-mile marathon, a half-marathon and a 10K race.
    The races will start at the Banco Bonito staging area, right off NM 4 on the caldera. Marathon runners will head on a path through Redondo Meadows and start an ascent toward the 10,800-foot Redondito.

  • Veterinarians warn of pet health issues from smoke

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Veterinary Medical Association recommends that people keep their pets inside and close windows and doors as much as possible to limit exposure to smoke from wildfires.

    The group issued a statement Wednesday about potential health problems for animals because of smoke from a large wildfire in eastern Arizona.

    The association recommended restricting exercise for pets and said plenty of water should be provided for animals to ensure they keep their airways moist.

    Smoke exposure can cause coughing, breathing difficulties as well as watery and itchy eyes in animals. Old and obese pets should be closely watched for health problems.

  • Hall to be sworn in Friday at council chambers

     Councilor Jim Hall announced today that he will be sworn into office as House District 43 Representative Friday during a special ceremony at 4:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. Hall will fill the unexpired term of Jeannette O. Wallace, who passed away last month. A reception in his honor will follow.

    Hall will remain on the Council until the end of the June 14 Work Session in White Rock (7 p.m. in White Rock Fire Station #3). As discussed during last night’s Council meeting, State law would permit Hall to serve in both positions; however, he has elected to step down from his Council position following Tuesday’s meeting.

  • Governor sends National Guard troops to Reserve to combat fires

    SANTA FE - Governor Susana Martinez announced today that she has deployed the New Mexico National Guard to the town of Reserve to conduct field operations in support of local emergency managers bracing for oncoming wildfires. By this evening, a total of 145 soldiers and airmen will assist local crews with safety and security issues, communications, and evacuations if they become necessary. The guardsmen will operate out of Reserve using National Guard armories in Silver City and Grants as logistics bases. 

  • Los Alamos' Most Wanted

    Raymond “Ray”  G. Behringer has a warrant for his arrest for the following charges: burglary, receiving and possessing stolen property and larceny.

    Summary

    •Age: 36 years old

    •Height: 5’10”

  • LANL Foundation brings $10 million to northern NM school districts

    In an effort to further science education in New Mexico, the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation is joining the National Science Resource Center of the Smithsonian Institution to bring $10 million to northern New Mexico school districts participating in a validation study of the NSRC’s Leadership and Assistance for Science education and Reform (LASER) model of science instruction. 

  • LA county officials honor Hall

    Tuesday’s news that the governor appointed Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair James Hall to fill a Dist. 43 house vacancy drew applause from fellow councilors, senior staff and community members Tuesday night.

  • County council backs biofuel research project

    The Los Alamos County Council approved a $1.5 million grant to help establish a new research facility that will bring in a world-class scientist to propel the development of bio-fuels from algae. 

    Despite serious concerns, the excitement was palpable as county council reviewed two related agenda items Tuesday night: An ordinance adopting an Economic Development Project for Public Support of New Mexico Consortium (NMC) and consideration of a Project Participation Agreement with NMC. After some intense debate, both were passed unanimously.

  • Lab says it's ready in case of fires

    As Northern New Mexico communities experience the impacts from Arizona and New Mexico fires blowing smoke into the region, they can take some comfort in actions taken at Los Alamos to prevent and fight fires.

    For the past three years, the Los Alamos Site Office and Los Alamos National Security have worked closely to establish a wildland fire management program to improve readiness and reduce risk exposure at Los Alamos National Laboratory.