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Today's News

  • The Incredible Crazy

    The Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild is hosting  Cindy Brick, from Castle Rock, Colo. at
    7 p.m.  Oct. 26 at the White Rock Baptist Church.  She will present a lecture titled, “The Incredible Crazy.”  
    Brick is a national lecturer and quilting teacher, quilt restorer, author and an expert on old quilts and quilt history, including crazy quilts. She is an American Quilter’s Society certified textile appraiser, a professional quilt judge and the author of six books, including the “Fabric Dating Kit.”

  • Wedding: Lucero-Velasco

    Edmundo and Dora Lucero of Santa Fe, N.M., are pleased to announce the wedding of their youngest daughter, Anita to Robert Velasco, son of Rudy and Callie Velasco of Los Alamos, N.M.
    The bride is a 1986 graduate of Santa Fe High School. She received her RN license from New Mexico State University then pursued her master’s degree at The University of New Mexico as an acute care nurse practitioner. She is currently employed as a hospitalist with Internal Medicine at UNM Hospital.  

  • Engagements: Shelley-Parkinson

    Ken and Valerie Shelley are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Desta Bernice Shelley, to David Allen Parkinson, son of Scott and Julie Parkinson of White Rock, N.M.
    Desta is a 2008 graduate of Los Alamos High School.  She is currently a junior in the nursing program at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  Desta was a nursing intern at the Children’s Clinic at Los Alamos Medical Center last summer.

  • Be There 10-17-10

    Tuesday
    A stress free meditation class will be offered from 6-
    7 p.m. at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. The free class will be taught by Bhasweti Gewhas, a certified hypnotherapist, life coach, Reiki master and theta healer and will teach participants how to enjoy life without stress.  For more information call 662-8170.
    Wednesday

  • Thank you

    The 13th annual CROP Hunger Walk/Turkey Trot, a 2.57 mile fun walk/run, will be the Sunday before Thanksgiving, at 2 p.m. Nov. 21 at the middle school.
    The CROP Walk donates 25 percent of its funds to LA Cares, which provides food to local families in need. The other 75 percent of funds raised go toward national and international poverty and hunger-reducing programs, to make positive improvements at life-changing levels.

  • FORMER YOUTH MINISTER PLEADS IN CHILD PORN CASE

    Former Los Alamos youth minister Matthew Nichols has pleaded guilty in federal court to distribution of child pornography.
    The plea deal comes on the heels of a months-long investigation where forensic examinations revealed 1,465 images and 186 videos depicting child porn were captured on his computers.
    Authorities said Nichols, formerly employed at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, entered a plea agreement Friday before U.S. Magistrate Daniel Schneider. Nichols, 58, faces 15 to 40 years in prison at sentencing.

  • Weapons technology repurposed

    A group of ground-breaking American and Russian scientists, led by Dr. Terry Lowe, chief scientist at Manhattan Scientifics (MHTX) are taking Cold War weapons technology and repurposing it for peaceful use in medical prosthetics and dental implants.
    Manhattan Scientifics holds exclusive licensed U.S. rights from Los Alamos National Laboratory.
    Nanotitanium, a new FDA-approved super-

  • Allegations fly as county administrator probe stalls

    No one’s talking and speculation is mounting as an investigation that has left many in the community guessing drags on with little sense of urgency.
    A month has passed since the Los Alamos County Council hired an Albuquerque law firm to coordinate the investigation into unspecified claims leveled by Assistant County Administrator Diana Stepan against County Administrator Tony Mortillaro.

  • Update 10-17-10

    Cable replacement begins Monday

    The Dept. of Public Utilities’ contractor Parker Construction begins work Monday to dig 1,100 feet of trenching along the east side of 4th Street between Central and Canyon. The project scope includes the replacement of direct bury cable and the installation of conductors and transformers. The work is slated to continue through October and November.
    Council meeting

  • Survey: Governing comes with challenges

    Editor’s note: This is part three of a three-part series regarding the Los Alamos County Community Survey.

    German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once said, “To rule is easy, to govern difficult.”
    That quote seems particularly relevant when reviewing the results of the 2010 Los Alamos Community Survey. The level of effort to communicate with citizens and involve residents in the county government’s decision-making processes poses a challenge.