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Today's News

  • Be There 11-17-11

    Today
    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents, “Winnie the Pooh,” at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

    The Authors Speak Series presents “David Stuart: People of the Pajarito Plateau,” at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda. The event is being held one week earlier due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

    The Los Alamos Democratic Party featured speaker will be  Donald Morris, a longtime Los Alamos Democrat. He will speak at 7 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. All are welcome to attend.   

    The Los Alamos County Republican Party will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Hill Top House, third floor conference room.

    Friday

  • Dog that survived death chamber finds new home in New Jersey

    NUTLEY, N.J. (AP) — The dog that survived an Alabama dog pound’s gas chamber has found a permanent home in New Jersey.

    Daniel, a beagle mix named by animal control workers in Alabama after the biblical figure who survived the lion’s den, joined four other rescued dogs last Thursday at the home of Joe Dwyer and his family in Nutley, about 10 miles west of New York City.

    “He’s in extremely good shape, especially in light of what he went through,” Dwyer said Wednesday after returning from a trip to the veterinarian. “His attitude is just incredible.”

  • Bake sale to raise funds for cancer research

    Cookies for Kids’ Cancer will host a bake sale to support pediatric cancer research from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday during the arts and crafts fair at Los Alamos Middle School.
    Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a not-for-profit organization committed to raising funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancers.
    Through local base sales, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer provides the inspiration and support for individuals, communities and businesses to help fight pediatric cancer.

  • Church hosts holiday bazaar Saturday

    This Saturday, the ladies of the United Church of Los Alamos, along with a few gentlemen, will continue a tradition that started in the 1950s.
    The annual holiday bazaar takes place this weekend with a host of opportunities for the community to get ahead on holiday shopping, while benefiting a variety of missions projects for the Women’s Christian Service Society.
    WCSS raises funds throughout the year to support church missions. For their annual holiday bazaar, members hand craft, donate and bake items on display in the church hall from 9 a.m.-1p.m.
    Shoppers can kick off their shopping experience with hot coffee, tea, cocoa or cider from the “coffee house,” before heading to the book store or holiday ornaments sections of the sale.

  • Update 11-17-11

    Public Forum

    The Environmental Services division will host a public forum at 5:30 p.m. today at UNM-LA Bldg. 5, Room 505, to begin discussions about a “pay as you throw” (PAYT) change in rate structure for trash pick up.

    Reception

    The Los Alamos County Council will host a reception to welcome new County Administrator Harry Burgess, along with new Fire Chief Troy Hughes, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. The public is invited to attend.

    Court Closed

    The Magistrate Court will close Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 for computer training for the judge and staff. Anyone who has court business may come to the court before or after those closing dates.

  • NMED to lab: No renegotiation of Consent Order

    Discussion about the LANL Consent Order has been rare in a public forum.

    But this morning in Santa Fe, New Mexico Environment Department Secretary David Martin gave a presentation to the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities and he made one thing perfectly clear.

    “NMED is not renegotiating the Consent Order,” Martin said.

    So what is the Consent Order?

    An Order of Consent between the New Mexico Environment Department and Los Alamos National Laboratory was signed on March 1, 2005. The Order provides the timetable and requirements for environmental cleanup of hazardous constituents for the laboratory. Following the schedule of the Order, the clean-up program will be completed by 2015.

  • Pint-Sized Shoppers

    Classmates Maia Wells, 23 months, and Drew Bacrania, 2, shop at the Los Alamos Co-operative Market during Wednesday night’s FAN Club sponsored by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.

  • District judge to hear cases locally

    Every Wednesday morning beginning in January, local residents will conduct their District Court obligations at the Justice Center in downtown Los Alamos – saving litigants, jurors, police, attorneys, witnesses, family members and friends alike the commute to Santa Fe.   

    “It’s about time,” said District Court Judge Sheri Raphaelson as Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados gave her and her staff a tour of the Justice Center Wednesday.

    Casados explained that many years ago a District Court judge did travel to hear cases occasionally in Los Alamos, adding that she’s not sure why that practice ended.

  • ESB will mull pay as you throw

    The Environmental Sustainability Board (ESB) hosts a forum on whether the county should consider a “pay as you throw” (PAYT) option for trash pick up this evening.  

    “This is an information gathering session,” said Brian Bosshardt, assistant to the county administrator. “We’ll explain the generalities of what it means and try to determine if the public wants us to pursue this.”

    The Los Alamos County Council has identified environmental sustainability as one of its key strategic goals. Reducing waste is one step toward achieving that goal. ESB is looking to raise awareness and get residents thinking about how they can decrease their own refuse, whether or not this system is implemented.

  • Airline passengers asked to pony up cash for fuel

    LONDON (AP) — Airlines have already begun charging for food, drinks, seat assignments and baggage. Now one is demanding that passengers cough up extra cash on board for fuel.

    Hundreds of passengers traveling from India to Britain were stranded for six hours in Vienna when their Comtel Air flight stopped for fuel on Tuesday. The charter service asked them to kick in more than 20,000 pounds ($31,000) to fund the rest of the flight to Birmingham, England.

    The situation may represent a new low in customer care in an era when flyers are seeing long lines, long waits and few perks.