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Today's News

  • Tragic wrong turn survivor welcomed home

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The 86-year-old Albuquerque man who lost his wife after a tragic wrong in the Arizona mountains is back home.

    Lani Sexton, the daughter of Dana Davis, says her father got a warm welcome from his church community on their return to New Mexico Tuesday. She said the house was clean, refrigerator stocked and a Christmas tree up.

  • Community Announcements 12-14-11

    Drivers needed

    Los Alamos Lions Club provides services to the community, including the HELP program. The program provides free transportation for medical treatment and appointments outside the county. Patients are transported to Española, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. If you would like to be a volunteer driver call Barbara Croley at 672-3618 or Lee Sullivan at 661-8037.

    Be a volunteer

    Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is recruiting volunteers to help in the following areas: gardening, reading to individuals, leading a craft project, playing card or board games with residents, helping with bingo, playing music or leading a sing-along session. Call the activities director at 662-4300 for details.

  • Be There 12-14-11

    Wednesday

    This month’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting features a panel of counselors who will discuss emerging trends and teen issues they are seeing in their work and how we as a community can address these challenges. The public is welcome to attend. The meeting is scheduled one week earlier than usual, at 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Pajarito Cliffs Site, Camino Entrada.  For more information, call 661-4097.

    Chick Keller talks on “Global Warming: What we Know and What the Current Hot Topics Are,” at 7 p.m. at PEEC, 3540 Orange Street. Free.

    Thursday

  • LAPS open enrollment kicks off Thursday

    Los Alamos Public Schools will accept open enrollment applications for School Year 2012-13 starting at 7 a.m. Thursday.
    The application is posted on laschools.net or one can be picked up from the district office receptionist.
    Completed applications may be dropped off with the district office receptionist, faxed to 663-3247, or scanned and emailed to Gayla Romero at g.romero@laschools.net.
    Applications are put in order by date and time received, but parents who stand in line will have a priority over parents who fax or email their application.
    The district office is open from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and is located at 2075 Trinity Dr., across from Ashley Pond.

  • Thank You 12-14-11

    We would like to thank everyone in our community who contributed in creating a wonderful morning for the children of our community at the Children’s Christmas Bazaar at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church during Winterfest on Dec. 3.
    One hundred forty one children and their parents enjoyed this community event.

  • A member of the pride retires

    The Los Alamos Public Schools will lose a cog from its well-oiled machine, known more commonly as the Piñon Panthers.
    Jose N. Martinez started working as a custodian for LAPS in 1976 and rounds out his career today, with a celebration of his life and work.
    Martinez builds the assets of both students and staff by going out of his way to be a smiling presence. He starts out the day by making teachers and staff feel good, which is naturally passed on to the students. He can be found still smiling at the end of a long day, which is a sight also welcomed by staff.
    Martinez commutes each day through all types of weather, which indicates his personal integrity and quiet dignity.

  • Time honors 'the Protester'

    NEW YORK (AP) — “The Protester” has been named Time’s “Person of the Year” for 2011.
    The selection was announced Wednesday on NBC’s “Today” show.
    The magazine cited dissent across the Middle East that has spread to Europe and the United States, and says these protesters are reshaping global politics.
    Last year, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg got the honor.
    Time’s “Person of the Year” is the person or thing that has most influenced the culture and the news during the past year for good or for ill. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke received the honor in 2009.
    The 2008 winner was then-President-elect Barack Obama.

  • Muni building construction continues despite weather

    Despite the weather, construction activities continue at the site of the new municipal building on Central Avenue.

    The last LA Apartment building has been demolished. Clearing and clean up work continue at the east end of the site, county officials said.

    Site work for the new buildings -- which include the Municipal Building, Historic Archives and County Records Center -- along with its related infrastructure work on Iris Street continues.

    Road work continues through December, impacting Iris, 15th and Central Avenue, with lane drops, full closures or partial closures necessary to complete installation of the utilities to the building site just east of the Bradbury Science Museum.

  • State Briefs 12-14-11

    Santa Fe passport office reopens

    SANTA FE — Santa Fe residents have a local passport office again.
    U.S. Senator Tom Udall announced Tuesday that the Santa Fe Passport office has re-opened after a five-week closure.
    Udall sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton two weeks ago urging the prompt re-opening of the office after he was notified of its closure by a constituent. He says he is pleased the passport office has reopened in a timely manner and at a time when families are preparing for holiday travel. While the office was closed, the closest passport services available for Santa Fe residents were at the Los Alamos office.

    Ex-Richardson officials go before grand jury

  • Update 12-14-11

    Public meeting

    Public meeting to review conceptual designs for the Teen Center, 5:30 p.m. today at Fuller Lodge.

    Environment

    The Environmental Sustainability Board meets at 7 a.m. Thursday in the Eco Station Administration Building.

    Art in Public Places

    The Art in Public Places Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. today at Mesa Library.

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the DPU Conference Room, 170 Central Park Square.

    Council meets

    The Los Alamos County Council meets at 7 p.m., Dec. 20, at council chambers.