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  • Take a survey

    Are you a regular library user? Or have you never visited Mesa Public Library or the White Rock Branch? Either way, we’d like to hear from you.

    The Los Alamos County Library System is conducting a survey and this is a chance to be heard.

    The community is invited to say what it thinks of the libraries, what services it values and what it would change or improve; or, if people have never visited the library, what would entice them to.  

  • Schmitt dishes about the moon

    Harrison “Jack” Schmitt has not only journeyed to a place where only 12 others have been, but the destination was far from this planet.

    Schmitt, a former astronaut, will discuss his mission to the Moon, which he took aboard the Apollo 17 in 1972, during the upcoming Los Alamos Historical Society’s lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Duane Smith Auditorium. The title of his talk is “Return to the Moon-Rationale for the Future.”

  • Class teaches how to prepare healthy recipes

    If you have diabetes, selecting and preparing foods that are low in sugar, fat and sodium can be a real challenge.  The Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service, in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program will offer a series of cooking classes for people with diabetes and their family members or caretakers.

    Kitchen Creations will meet from 4:30-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday for four weeks beginning on Nov. 3 at the Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.

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  • Breaking News: Judge refuses to drop charges against Penny Granich

  • Turning algae into energy

    As part of a project to create alternative sources of energy, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are cultivating green algae that holds promise as a new supply of biofuel.

    “People have been growing algae for centuries for food supplements for use by man and animals,” Project Leader Cecelia Williams said. “It now has the potential to supply our energy needs, too.”

  • Former employee indicted

    Following a lengthy FBI investigation, a U.S. District Court grand jury Thursday indicted former Los Alamos National Laboratory employee Alex Maestas.

    According to court documents, Maestas is facing two Level 4 offenses. Count one references the theft of government property and count two involves the theft of nuclear material.

    Last March LANL’s multiple layers of security at the Plutonium Processing Facility at Technical Area 55 where Maestas worked stopped the alleged theft.

  • Web site reveals flu myths and facts

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Wednesday unveiled several new resources on the federal governmentís one-stop resource for flu information at www.flu.gov.

    The Web site now features a new H1N1 Flu Self-Evaluation guide for adults 18 and older along with a new Flu Myths and Facts section, which provides the public with the latest and most accurate information about the flu.

  • There's a good way to club the children

    Parents, do you want your child to learn more than what is usually taught in school? In my opinion, your kid should be clubbed. Yeah, at least once a week, a good club makes all the difference in the world.

  • ‘Toppers blank Spartans at home

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team picked up its second District 2AAAA win of the season Wednesday night.

    The Hilltoppers rolled over the Bernalillo Spartans 3-0 Wednesday, getting several of its younger players into the rotation throughout the contest.

    Los Alamos jumped all over Bernalillo early, taking the first game 25-12. Then, with its younger players getting in, including sophomore Lynne Cash, took game two by the same score. Los Alamos finished off the contest winning the third game 25-19.