Today's News

  • News for Retirees 08-28-11

    Aug. 29-Sept. 3, 2011
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    9 a.m.    Toenail clipping
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Lemon baked chicken
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates canceled
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group

  • Send at teacher to camp

    Champion golfer Phil Mickelson, his wife Amy and ExxonMobil are sponsoring a free math and science camp for teachers called, “Send My Teacher.”
    The program is a week long professional development program focused on math and science education. Since 2005, more than 3,200 teachers have attended the all-expenses paid workshop. Teachers from all 50 states have attended.
     The deadline for teachers to be nominated to go to the 2012 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy next summer is Oct. 31.
    Students or parents can nominate a teacher, and the teacher just has to fill out the application. If selected, they will be a part of the 2011 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy.

  • Young Eagles take to the skies

    Young people ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies Sept. 5 as the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 691 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Los Alamos County Airport.
    The rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, created to interest young people in aviation.  Since the program was launched in 1992, volunteer EAA pilots have flown more than 1.4 million young people in more than 90 countries.
    Young people are given the opportunity to discover how airplanes work and observe how pilots inspect their planes to help ensure that safety is the primary concern before every flight. Following the 15-20 minute flight, each person will receive a certificate making them an official Young Eagle.

  • See what NM looked like before it became a state

    The Los Alamos Historical Museum announces a new cooperative Exhibition Opening initiative with the Fuller Lodge Art Center and a kickoff collaborative evening celebration.
    The public is invited to visit the Historical Museum from 4-6 p.m. Sept. 2, for “Pre-Statehood Maps of New Mexico,” an exhibit featuring artistic and historically curious maps from the 1600s to 1909, with New Mexico seen in a variety of uncommon configurations.
    From 5-7 p.m. the Fuller Lodge Art Center will present the opening of “Umi Raby,” a one-person show of contemporary art.

  • AAUW lunch

    The Los Alamos American Association of University Women will start its program year with a fall brunch from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road.
    The AAUW is an organization of college-educated women. The programs of the organization include gender equity, help for women in the workplace and  legislative initiatives concerning women’s issues. \Members attending will bring a dish to share.
    The featured speaker will be Helena Whyte, who will talk about her experiences at the AAUW National Convention in Washington D.C. this summer.

    From a press release

  • Have lunch with a leader

    The League of Women Voter’s Lunch with a Leader will be at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 8 at Central Avenue Grill. The guest speaker will be Los Alamos County Environmental Services Specialist Tom Nagawiecki.
    Nagawiecki coordinates public education and outreach for Environmental Services’ comprehensive waste and recycling programs that are provided to residents and the business community.
    His other duties include leading the county’s sustainability initiative, which is focused on reducing the environmental impact of  county operations in addition to educating the community about their role in the effort.

  • Community helps Park reach goal

    Combine six cups of clay, six cups of compost and a cup of wild land seeds and the result is the community at its finest.
    It is nice when a plan comes together, and last weekend a lot of planning paid off for the community and one youth in particular.
    Los Alamos High School senior Jin Park rallied the community, along with funds and supplies to pull off a day of playing in the mud that will rival any other, for what the community hopes is a once-in-a-lifetime event.
    On Aug. 20, almost 600 citizens came together to assist Park and Los Alamos County employee Craig Martin, in a seed ball project that will aid re-forestation efforts for the surrounding community affected by the Las Conchas Fire.

  • Construction Zone 08-28-11

    For more information about the projects listed below, please email lacpw@lacnm.us or call 662-8150.

    Diamond Drive Phase 4
    Application of Open Graded Friction Course (OGFC) continues on Diamond Monday and Tuesday followed by the first coat of roadway markings. Expect lane closures, delays, and detours at side street intersections.
    Work will begin after 8:30 a.m. and will occur on the opposite side of the road from the peak flow. When OGFC is applied past an intersection there will be a 20 to 25 minute delay for that side street intersection.
    Again, flaggers and police officers will be on-hand to redirect traffic. After the OGFC has cured, roadway striping and markings will be placed with lane closures.

  • Family of missing man tries to move on

    The family of Michael Cannon is suspending their search for him, which began June 25 when he did not return from an afternoon hike.
    Capt. Randy Foster said that while the police search is no longer active, they will follow up on any new leads.
    “We coordinated with state police on the search efforts to locate Mr. Cannon including the use of dogs and cadaver dogs where he was last seen and in areas in which the dogs hit on,” Foster said. “We also looked at financial activities and other areas of investigation to discount those possibilities. The search is now closed unless we receive new information.”

  • Homestead Marker project gets go ahead

    Before the United States government claimed land for the Manhattan Project, even before the Los Alamos Ranch School, Los Alamos Mesa was home to a community of homesteaders. The Los Alamos Historic Homestead Tour, which commemorates those early settlers, earned council approval Tuesday.
    The idea for the tour was sparked by White Rock resident Belle Grant Hill, who approached Gerald Strickfaden, chair of the Fuller Lodge Historic Districts Advisory Board (FLHDAB), for advice on placing a marker at the site of her family’s homestead. Grant Hill is the daughter of homesteader Ottie Oman (Dot) Grant.