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Today's News

  • Cabbages and kings

    “Cabbages and Kings, Cauliflowers and Callas: The Royal Opera, Vegetables, Fruit and Flowers in London’s Covent Garden in the 1960s,” a multimedia presentation by John Webber, will be from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday at Mesa Public Library.

  • PEEC hosts ‘Harvest Rain’ author

    Nate Downey, St. John’s College graduate, permaculture expert and author, will talk at PEEC at 7 p.m. Dec. 8. He will also sign copies of his latest book, “Harvest the Rain,” which will be available for purchase.  
    Downey writes about the history and culture of rainwater preservation. He explains how rainwater harvesting can be fun, easy and low-cost. In his book, Downey shows the reader simple ways to achieve that goal without being overwhelmed by lots of work or high water bills.  

  • Ongoing around LA 12-02-10

    Music

    The Lads of Enchantment meet every Thursday evening at the United Church (Graves Hall) at 7 p.m. to share those grand old Barbershop Songs. Contact:  Murlin Nutter at 672-3235

    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. No audition is necessary, but proficiency on a wind or percussion instrument is required. The LACW rehearses from  7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. www.lacw.org.

  • Los Alamos Historical Museum features traveling exhibit of photographs

    The most enduring image of rural America during the Great Depression is one of dust and human migration. This image was formed in the nation’s heartland, where the people of the Great Plains and Southwest suffered both natural and economic disasters during the 1930s.

  • Porn probe launched at LAFD

    On the heels of recent charges filed against Los Alamos firefighters, the Los Alamos Monitor has learned that an investigation is underway into pornography downloaded onto fire station computers.

    “I’m very concerned about what’s going on at the fire department,” Council Chair Michael Wismer said. “All of these charges are serious and now with this pornography investigation – this is a very disturbing trend.”

  • Budget hike recommended for proposed leisure pool

    The recreational offerings in Los Alamos could include a leisure pool.
    But before any ground gets broken, more funds are required to study this proposed capital improvement project (CIP).
    As a result, CIP Oversight and Evaluation Committee recommended that Los Alamos County Council approve an additional $50,000 to the phase one study budget. The recommendation was made during the committee’s meeting Tuesday.

  • County Council honors Huber

    Shirley Huber’s desk features a wide assortment of collectibles.
    Among the neat rows of painted dishes and statuettes there is a Charlie Brown figurine that is hugging Snoopy, a stuffed Eeyore toy and a long line of miniature cars resembling characters from the movie, “Cars.” It’s a collection that could be spotted in just about any home and after working for Los Alamos County for 45 years it seems the office has become a home for Huber.

  • Scientists gain protein factory understanding

    Theoretical biologists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have used a New Mexico supercomputer to aid an international research team in untangling another mystery related to ribosomes – those enigmatic jumbles of molecules that are the protein factories of living cells.

  • Update 12-02-10

    Toys for Tots
    Help the U.S. Marines by donating new, unwrapped toys for their toy drive. Items may be dropped off at “R” wing of Los Alamos High School, in the NJROTC building by Dec. 3.

    Fruitcake sale
    Los Alamos Chapter #63, Order of the Eastern Star, will sell Collin Street Bakery fruitcakes, apricot pecan and pineapple pecan cakes from 9 a.m.-
    4:30 p.m. Friday at Los Alamos National Bank. Other dates of sales will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Celebrating the sounds of the holidays

    From the musical ballet, the “Nutcracker,” to the sounds of carolers singing holiday classics, Los Alamos will celebrate the sounds of the holidays with a number of holiday-related events, including the three-day “Winterfest” event, Dec. 3-5, and concluding with its New Year’s Eve “Fire and Ice” celebration Dec. 31.