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Today's News

  • Taking time out of life to talk to youth

    Community values
    youth is our asset focus for this week with a special nod to those that help me with the Cookies and Conversation program.
    This asset, number seven of the 40, is the reason the local program began. When data highlighted that only 15 percent of youth felt valued by the community, I knew we needed to do something.
    I often believe we can accomplish a lot through simple communication. Sometimes in the hectic pace of our daily lives, even that can seem like a huge task.

  • Police Beat 11-08-11

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.
    Oct. 27

    1:50 p.m. – A 24-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was assaulted in the 600 block of San Ildefonso Road.

    6:54 p.m. – An 8-year-old Los Alamos girl reported that she was battered in the 600 block of San Ildefonso Road.
    Oct. 28

    1:02 p.m. – Viscom Inc., of Albuquerque reported being the victim of larceny in the 700 block of Diamond Dr., the estimated loss is less than $20,000.

  • Nationwide EAS test set for Wednesday

    The federal government will conduct the first ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) at noon Wednesday. The test will last about 30 seconds. During this period, regularly scheduled television, radio, cable, and satellite shows will be interrupted as the system is being tested. This event is NOT a real emergency alert, it is only a test.
    The nationwide EAS test will trigger a drill in New Mexico to test communications and response capabilities of emergency responders in a select number of counties.

  • LANL to unveil new research journal

    A new research journal in the burgeoning field of algae science will begin publication in 2012, steered by editors-in-chief José Olivares and Richard Sayre of Los Alamos National Laboratory.
    Algal Research is an international journal that will cover all areas of emerging technologies in algal biology, biomass production, cultivation, harvesting, extraction, bioproducts, and econometrics. The journal publishes original scientific research papers, review articles, and invited commentaries.

  • Y sponsors environmental clubs

    The Family YMCA received funding from two sources this fall in support of environmental clubs at the middle and high schools this year.
    A State Farm Insurance grant of $5,000 combined with $1,000 from the Thaw Charitable Trust based in Santa Fe will enable the Y to provide hands-on service for environmental learning in youth-driven activities.
    The Y is partnering with the school-based clubs to recruit community members and partners to assist with projects that club teachers do not have time to fully develop, and the Y will provide transportation to youth-identified projects during out-of-school time hours. Other supporting partners in the school-based clubs are the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Los Alamos Co-Op.

  • LASSCI seeking applications

    The Los Alamos - Sarov Sister Cities Initiative (LASSCI) is seeking applications from high school students interested in a life-changing, summer 2012 visit to its Sister City.
    Los Alamos and Sarov have been Sister Cities since the 1990s.
    Students from Los Alamos most recently went to Sarov in 2010, and high school students from Sarov were in Los Alamos in August 2011. These exchanges have been going on for a number of years.

  • Bring your pets inside


    Winter chills are creeping into New Mexico, and no one feels those more than animals who are left outside.  Dogs in particular are social creatures who enjoy companionship with their human pack. Citizens should assure animals are warm this season by keeping them indoors as much as possible. When it is not possible to keep companion animals inside, Animal Protection of New Mexico strongly encourages people to consider the following:
    It’s a common misconception that dogs and cats won’t get cold because of their fur.  If you are cold, your companion animal is cold. Most domestic animals are not well equipped for cold weather and can easily be susceptible to frost bite and hypothermia.

  • Missing Persons Alert

    Los Alamos resident Pat Turner has been missing since Friday. New Mexico and Los Alamos Search and Rescue are looking for him in the Mitchell Trail area. Anyone with information about Turner is urged to call the Los Alamos Police Department at 662-8222

  • Update 11-08-11

    County Council

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 tonight in the council chambers.

    Trash collection

    There will be no residential or commercial trash or recycling collection on Friday due to the Veterans Day Holiday.  Those whose normal collection day is Friday should have trash and recycling out by 8 a.m. Wednesday Nov. 9. In addition, all County offices will be closed Friday.

    Fields closed

  • Board looks at performance indicators

    Community colleges are having a positive impact in New Mexico based on a number of performance indicators that were reviewed during The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board meeting Monday night on the UNM-LA campus.

    UNM-LA Executive Director Dr. Cedric Page spoke about personnel matters and the college’s annual performance report. He presented a report about New Mexico community colleges that showed the results of community college performance-based indicators.