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Today's News

  • Today in history March 1
  • Winter storm slams LA, will hang around today

    Los Alamos County was hit hard by a late winter snowfall Friday and Saturday, and precipitation is expected to last through today.
    Temperatures are expected to rise, according to local forecasts, but much of Northern New Mexico was under weather warnings from the National Weather Service Saturday and continuing today.
    Locally, a winter storm warning is in effect until 4 p.m. Snow accumulation of up to 15 inches are expected from this storm below 8,000 feet, while upper elevations could see as much as 30 inches, according to the NWS.
    Some parts of Los Alamos County were reporting a foot or more of snow as of noon Saturday and snow was still falling during that time.
    As of around noon Saturday, Los Alamos Police Department was reporting only a few minor traffic accidents, none of them involving injuries. Most reports to LAPD were of vehicles sliding off the roads or minor fender-benders.
    A mix of snow and rain is expected in Los Alamos today, which actually could see temperatures rise to the mid- to upper-40s, that according to AccuWeather.
    That break could only be temporary, however, as more snow is forecast for midweek.
    The NWS warned motorists that travel conditions were “treacherous” due to the snowpack and icy roads. Visibility could be reduced, as well.

  • NASCAR vehicle is stolen, recovered

    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Police have found the NASCAR race car stolen from a hotel parking lot near Atlanta Motor Speedway.
    Team XTREME said the car was discovered early Saturday northwest of Atlanta in Gwinnett County, about 20 miles away from where it was taken. The team tweeted a pictured of team owner John Cohen standing in front of the No. 44 Chevrolet, which was ditched in a wooded area near Loganville, Georgia.
    Morrow police Detective Sgt. Larry Oglesby, leading the investigation in the south Atlanta suburb, confirmed to The Associated Press that the car was recovered. Valued at $250,000, the high-powered machine appears undamaged.
    "So Happy to have 'old faithful' back. Favorite race car," the team wrote on Twitter.
    The discovery came too late to help the team this weekend. It was forced to withdraw from Sunday's Atlanta race.
    The race car, along with the pickup truck and trailer that were hauling it, were snatched just a few hours before Travis Kvapil was to run in qualifying. Team spokeswoman Amanda Ebersole said police did not recover the other contents of the trailer, which included a spare engine valued at $100,000 and racing equipment valued at $17,500.
    Still, the recovery of the car will help the low-budget team go forward with its plans to race at Las Vegas next weekend.

  • Word on the Street 3-1-15

    Teen Pulse staff writer Michael Booton asked students, “If you could be any movie character, who would it be and why?”
     

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule

    Monday: Birthday board 

    Tuesday: Foosball tournament  

    Wednesday: Movies and munchies 

    Thursday: Shaving créme shamrocks  

    Friday: Flower coloring activity 

    The Los Alamos Youth Activity Center is located at 475 20th Street

  • From Leather to Lace: Hairstyles and color for a tech era

    The fashion hair repertoire is anything but scarce.
    From bobs to pinks and purples, there’s always something new and original to try, perhaps divulge from Rapunzel’s golden hair.
    The past few months have been no different in bringing to the stage a new and “trendy” creation.
    This time it’s pixelated hair, the dying skill that effectively demonstrates a stylists skill and taste.
    In reality though, pixelated hair seems to have missed the mark, much like the earlier checkered hair trend from 2004.
    Though pixelated hair appears cohesive on the “wearer’s” head, it is unadaptable to the styles that are currently making top news in every high-flying fashion magazine.
    Floral, sophisticated, and minimalistic all clash with pixelation.
    But perhaps, that clash is exactly what the fashion scene needs right now.
    Undoubtedly the new hairdo would do quite well matched with a leather jacket.
    Perhaps, this invention will bring out the inner edge in every type of person and every ensemble.
    That’s ultimately up to you to decide. Give it a try and see what you like. Better now than never.

  • Ladino shares love of history with students

    Robyn Ladino, a New Mexico and United States history teacher at Los Alamos High School, grew up as an “Air Force brat.”
    “I lived in many different places as a child,” Ladino said. “During my lifetime I have moved to new places 14 times, including 22 different homes. Each new place had a history with unique characteristics.”
    She explained that the experiences of living in so many places influenced her desire to teach students about the world around them. Ladino wanted to teach history because she believes the study of history allows people to learn from their past, manage their present and hopefully make their future promising.
    When asked about the importance of students’ understanding the founding fathers framing of the United States Constitution, Ladino said, “I believe students must apply their knowledge and understanding of the U.S. Constitution as up-and-coming responsible citizens. Students need a clear understanding of their rights under the Constitution in order to make sound responsible decisions within our democracy as they move toward becoming adults.”
    In regards to New Mexico history, Ladino said students need this history knowledge because New Mexico is a very unique state, unlike any other in terms of beauty, magnificent diversity and dynamic history.

  • News for retirees 3-1-15 to 3-7-15

    March 1-7, 2015
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.
    Betty Ehart
    MONDAY
    8:30 a.m.     Tax preparation (call)
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    10:30 a.m.    Tax preparation (call)
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Sweet ‘n’ sour             pork
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Lemon cod
    1 p.m.         MindBody massage
    1:30 p.m.    Party bridge
    6 p.m.        Mahjong
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.    Table tennis

    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    Tax preparation (call)
    8:30 a.m.    LAVA quilters
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio Plus Exercise
    10:30 a.m.    Tax preparation (call)

  • Births 3-1-15

    Feb. 11: Carter Glada Sanderson, a girl, born to Danielle Sturm and Steven
    Sanderson
    Feb. 19: Bythe Kerala Bremser, a girl, born to Sarah and Jeremy Bremser

  • Animal shelter 3-1-15

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt a new best friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:

    petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html

    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday.
    Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on some of your favorite animals and learn more about special needs animals or cats and dogs currently in foster care.

    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
    CATS
    Bella — Another aged cat given up when her family no longer wanted to deal with her diabetes. She is currently in a foster home. For more information, call 470-6973.