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  • A night at the museum
  • Today in History for June 15th
  • LAFD monitoring small fire started by lightning strike

    Shortly after a lightning storm rolled through Los Alamos Friday afternoon, witnesses spotted a plume of smoke in the Jemez mountains overlooking Los Alamos. The fire lasted for about 20 minutes before it appeared to go out on its own, before it sputtered to life again a short time later.

    Justin Grider, a deputy chief with the Los Alamos Fire Department, said they are monitoring the situation and have contacted the NM Forest Service, since the fire is on Forest Service land. Grider was told that since the source of the fire seems to be located within the burn scar of the Las Conchas Fire, they are going to take a wait and see approach rather than try to hike in and put it out. Grider said the Forest Service believes the small blaze will probably run out of fuel shortly and burn itself out. Witnesses are reporting that two trees have caught fire.

  • Flood advisory for LA County

     

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED AN

    * ARROYO AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... NORTH CENTRAL LOS ALAMOS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO SOUTHEASTERN RIO ARRIBA COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO EXTREME NORTHEASTERN SANDOVAL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO EXTREME NORTHWESTERN SANTA FE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO

    * UNTIL 300 PM MDT

  • Happy Flag Day

    Today was Flag Day and before the rain hit, flags were displayed proudly on Trinity Drive.

  • Save a life with Project Heart Start event

    At 8 a.m. Saturday at Fuller Lodge, the public will have the chance to learn how to be a hero by attending the New Mexico Heart Institute’s Fourth annual Project Heart Start event. The free event will teach New Mexico families a “new” form of CPR called Compression-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
    Sudden cardiac arrest kills more than 300,000 people in the United States every year, which accounts for about one in every six deaths nationwide. Many of these deaths could have been prevented if those close by had been aware of a few simple, lifesaving steps.
    If an adult suddenly collapses, the new CPR requires the rescuer to call 911 and then compress the chest at 100 compressions per minute. The great thing about compression-only CPR is there is no more fumbling around trying to find a pulse, no rescue (mouth-to-mouth) breathing and no complicated sequences to remember. It is easy to learn and more importantly, easy to remember.
    “Many citizens may not choose to do CPR on a person having cardiac arrest because they fear doing it wrong or because of the mouth-to-mouth aspect,” said Project Director and New Mexico Heart Institute cardiologist Dr. Barry Ramo.  

  • Update 06-14-13

    SummerFest

    Atomic City Transit will be providing free shuttle service to Pajarito Mountain from Sullivan Field in Los Alamos on Saturday from
    9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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    June MOWW dinner

    Carol Burns, Los Alamos National Laboratory Chemistry Division leader, will present a talk on “Nuclear Forensics,” 6 p.m. at the monthly dinner meeting of the Military Order of the World Wars Chapter 229. The dinner is at Los Alamos County Research Park, Hot Rocks Java Café.

    Camp May closed

    Due to construction, Camp May is closed to overnight camping and picnicking until further notice. Construction is estimated to be completed by mid-July. Access to the Santa Fe National Forest remains open from the Ski Hill parking lot.

    Environmental

    The Environmental Sustainability Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. June 20 in the Community Training Room. 

  • Gabaldon configures social services plan

    Los Alamos County’s new Social Services Manager, Kim Gabaldon, has her work cut out as she begins the process of weaving together the scattered threads of various community assistance programs into a viable and coordinated whole.

    The county council approved $260,000 for the creation of a social services division in the FY2012 budget after a Community Needs Assessment by the Los Alamos Community Health Council recommended having a central point of contact for better service delivery and more effective organization.

    Until Gabaldon was hired three months ago, oversight of social services was scattered between various county departments and outside organizations.

    Gabaldon has the background to meet the challenge. She was employed by the State of New Mexico the last five years as the Native American Liaison for the Behavioral Health Services Division.

    Prior to that she served as a policy analyst for the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for the province of Ontario, Canada where she is from.

  • Mickelson leads at U.S. Open

     

    ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — Whatever was bothering Tiger Woods' wrist seemed to disappear overnight, and Phil Mickelson's round of 67 was holding up as first-round play resumed Friday morning at the U.S. Open.

    Mickelson remained the clubhouse leader at 3 under on another rainy day at Merion, although the cool morning drizzle was far gentler than the storms that interrupted play twice on Thursday.

    Luke Donald had a chance to match Mickelson's score, but the former world No. 1 missed a 4-foot par putt at No. 18 to finish off a 68.

    Woods completed a round of 73, but not before pulling out his driver and putting his first tee shot of the day well right of the fairway into the high grass. On Thursday, he would wince and shake his left arm, particularly his wrist, when playing out of the rough, but there was no obvious sign of discomfort Friday when he played his second shot at the long par-4 No. 12.

    There wasn't much else good about the shot, which landed in lesser rough about 100 yards from the hole. Woods then got the ball on the green, but he missed a downhill 5-foot putt and bogeyed the hole to go to 3 over.

    Woods birdied the short par-3 13th, but he put his tee shot near the edge of a steep bunker at the par-3 17th and dropped another shot.

  • Today in History June 14