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Today's News

  • Sides in Mideast talks hope stalemate can be broken

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S., Israeli and Palestinian officials are hopeful they can break an impasse that has threatened to kill new U.S.-brokered Mideast peace talks before they really begin.

    A U.S. official close to the negotiations said Wednesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems likely to cut a deal to keep the talks going. Palestinian officials said much the same, and Israeli officials said Netanyahu does not want talks to founder.

  • White House defends waivers from new health law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday defended granting waivers to some employers from a key provision of the new health care law, saying it was the best way to keep people insured until the law fully takes effect.

    At issue is a new requirement banning annual caps on benefits, which began phasing in last month. Many employers and insurers that offer low-cost, low-benefit insurance plans known as "mini-med" plans would not have been able to comply with the new requirement without raising monthly premiums to virtually unaffordable levels.

  • Voters just want a change

    Susana and Obama. They almost rhyme. And they are alike in other ways. We don’t know much about them and they are both minorities, which usually makes it more difficult to win.
    But there is a certain magic about them. That magic propelled Barack Obama to a rather amazing election victory two years ago and it is giving Susana Martinez a big boost in this year’s gubernatorial contest.

  • Remember a loved one

    As a way to honor the lives of those who have passed away in the last year, Odyssey Hospice hosts an Annual Day of Remembrance from 3-4 p.m. Oct. 17 at the International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe.
    This is a non-religious, (though spiritual), memorial with the primary focus reading the names of loved ones.  
    Community names are incorporated upon request.The event is free for New Mexico residents.
    Their campus includes an outdoor meditation labyrinth, which participants are encouraged to walk prior to the memorial.

  • Gently used instruments needed

    The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation is again accepting donations of gently used wind instruments for use in the LAPS music program.
    Over 15 instruments were donated last year to fifth-12th grade students.  
    It is important that the instruments be in working order, or in need of only minor repair. Donations can be dropped off at the LAPS Foundation office located at 1900 Diamond Drive (in the Pueblo Complex) between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
    Donors will be asked to fill out a short form in order to receive a tax receipt through the mail.  

  • Little Forest Playschool to hold resale

    The Little Forest Playschool annual Fall Resale will be from 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 23 at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.
     “The Resale is a big tradition in Los Alamos,” Executive Director Jennifer Morrison said. “We count on it to help support many of our programs.”
    The Resale has been a regular, semi-annual fundraiser for Little Forest Playschool for more than 20 years, Morrison said.

  • Be There 10-07-10

    Today
    The October meeting of the Los Alamos Master Gardeners will begin with a program on preserving the fruits of the garden (and the vegetables) by freezing and canning, given by Paula Sanchez, Los Alamos County agent.  Sanchez will follow this with a question and answer session. This program is open to the public. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall. A business meeting will follow the program.

    The Mesa Public Library free film series continues with “Spanglish,” at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms.

  • Update 10-07-10

    Library Board to hold meeting

    The Los Alamos County Library Board will host a special meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at White Rock Town Hall. A possible quorum of the library board will attend the capital improvement projects evaluation and oversight committee’s public hearing on the proposed White Rock Civic Complex.

    TAG meeting
    The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) will meet at 4 p.m. Oct. 12 at Mesa Public Library.

    Spooky Los Alamos

  • PV vehicle receives GreenGov award

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced that a photovoltaic (PV) vehicle created by Sandia National Laboratories has received a 2010 GreenGov Presidential Award.
    The awards recognize extraordinary achievement in the pursuit of President Obama’s Executive Order 13514 on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance.

  • Women who made a mark to be recognized

    “This is a historic day,” Los Alamos historian Nancy Bartlit said after accepting proclamations that recognize two women — Peggy Pond Church and Marjorie Bell Chambers – during the Los Alamos County Council meeting Tuesday night.
    These women left a permanent mark on Los Alamos, which will be symbolized in two historic roadside markers that will be dedicated at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the corner of 20th Street and Trinity Drive. A reception will follow at Fuller Lodge.