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Today's News

  • Fiber cutover, Feb. 15-18

    Beginning Feb. 15, the county’s Information Management staff will work with crews on the REDI Net fiber network to jointly conduct a fiber cutover from existing county fiber located at Ashley Pond Park east along Central Avenue to the new Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
    The fiber move is the first step in the process as county staff begins to prepare for the move of servers and then county computers into the new Municipal Building at the beginning of May. The cutover will not impact those county facilities frequently used by the public, such as the 311 Customer Care Center or the library.
    County services located south of the park on Trinity Drive or in Central Park Square are not impacted. Other county facilities east of Ashley Pond Park, including staff in the TRK building, the fire stations, or at Pajarito Cliffs Site, will be impacted only after 3 p.m. Friday, which will bring down their phone and Internet service. Because the schools’ administration building shares the county’s fiber network, their facility located just south of Trinity Drive will be without phones or Internet on Friday after 3 p.m. Schools are not in session Feb. 15.

  • Science Fair Results

    Physical Science
    Elementary Division

    Shawnee English, Aspen Elementary, Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos $10, Los Alamos Schools Credit Union $10

    Mrs. Gallegos and Mrs. Martens, Aspen Elementary, Los Alamos Heart Council $25, CB Fox $10 gift card, Mountain PTA $10
    Ellie Hurst, Aspen Elementary, Los Alamos Garden Club $15

    Joshua Levine, Aspen Elementary, Chamisa PTO $5

    Mrs. Martens class, Aspen Elementary, American Association of University Women $15, CB Fox and $10 gift card, Mountain PTA $10

    Mrs. Martens and Mrs. Lathrop-Diesberg, Aspen Elementary, CB Fox $10 gift card, Mountain PTA $10

    Steven Strevell, Aspen Elementary, Los Alamos Schools Credit Union $10

    Dana Urbatsch, Aspen Elementary, Los Alamos Garden Club $10, Los Alamos Master Gardeners $15, Chamisa PTO $5

  • Animal Shelter 02-10-13

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home. Others are currently off-campus in loving foster homes.
    Be sure to visit the Friends of the Shelter website, lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. Also check out the Petfinder page for pictures and to learn more about all of the adoptable pets, petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.
    This would be a wonderful time to consider giving a home to one of the animals in the shelter.
    All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro chipped.

  • News for Retirees 02-10-13

    Feb. 10-16, 2013
    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., 10 a.m. Tax preparation
    8:45 a.m. Cardio
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Chicken tenders
    7 p.m. Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m. Variety training
    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Beef stew
    1:30 p.m. MyCD workshop
    7 p.m. Bridge
    7:30 p.m. Table tennis

  • Births 02-10-13

    Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

    • Jan. 17: A girl, Camdyn Kayce Wilcox, born to Dinah and Nicholas Wilcox
    • Jan. 23: A girl, Yarely Fierro Martinez, born to Cynthia Martinez and Jesus Fierro Villarreal
    • Jan. 22: A boy, Taseun Vigil, born to Linda Vigil

  • People In the News 02-10-13

    Adam Nekimken, a resident of Los Alamos, has earned placement on the Gonzaga University president’s list for fall semester 2012. Students must earn a 3.7 to 4.0 grade-point average to be listed.
    Gonzaga University is a humanistic, private Catholic University providing a Jesuit education to more than 7,500 students.

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    First National Bank of Santa Fe announces the promotion of Becky Farnham, senior mortgage loan originator, to vice president. Farnham has been a mortgage loan originator at First National Bank of Santa Fe for 11 years.
    She has lived and worked in Northern New Mexico for more than 37 years and has more than 24 years of financial and mortgage lending experience. She has designed, built and remodeled several homes over the past 18 years. Farnham is known for her customer service and responsiveness and works from application to closing.

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  • Learn about backyard birds

    Learn how to identify birds that come to feeders in winter, at 7 p.m. Feb. 12, as David Yeamans gives his talk on backyard bird identification in the Los Alamos area.
    What is that bird? Can anyone help me figure out what bird I’m seeing? Yeamans will try to help. During the program, he will share photos, videos and sounds to aid in everyday bird watching. There will be a concentration on about 20 common birds, ranging from easily recognizable to complicated.
    After the talk, the floor will be open for sharing problematic bird identifications, bird feeding ideas and techniques and general birding information.
    Yeamans has watched birds most of his life, starting in Los Alamos many years ago.
    For the past five years, he has been a self-described “semi-pro” birder.
    Visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org for more information. 

  • Lads help spread some love

    Love is in the air and if you’re one of those people who never knows what to get their loved one for Valentine’s Day, the Lads of Enchantment can help you express your love and devotion.
    The group will travel throughout the community on Thursday, singing love songs.
    “We sing three Valentines songs and we present a rose to your loved one,” Joe D’Anna said. “We will come to your home or place of work, so long as we are not violating any owner or management policies.”
    The cost is $35 and although it is seen as a fundraiser, the gents said they do it to bring joy to the recipients and hopefully raise a little awareness for future programs.
    If they happen to raise a few extra dollars, they spread the wealth with those funds, too.
    “In the past, we have sponsored the attendance of high school students to music camps in the Los Alamos area, but in recent years we sponsored the attendance of Los Alamos high school students to New Mexico Youth Harmony Camp,” D’Anna said.
    The Duke City Sound of the Barbershop Harmony Society has hosted the New Mexico Youth Harmony Camp for the last 12 years.

  • Haynes is January Student of the Month

    Caitlin (“Katie”) Haynes, a senior at Los Alamos High School, was honored as Rotary Student of the Month for January. Haynes is the daughter of Karen and Don Haynes and older sister of Trip Haynes.
    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects one student each month of the school year to honor as a Student of the Month.
    In addition to high school seniors, high school juniors are now eligible for the recognition. Students are nominated by their teachers and chosen on the basis of their academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and in particular, their service to the community.
    Haynes is an active member of the LAHS Hilltalker Speech and Debate Team, an award-winning club and has served as a team captain for three years. Active on the national debate circuit, she has won awards at what are considered some of the most competitive tournaments in the country.
    She has also received the National Forensic League’s highest honor — the title of Academic All-American, an award based on service. She is a National Merit semi-finalist and a member of the National Honor Society, where she currently serves as treasurer.

  • Word on the Street 02-10-13

    Teen Pulse staff member Ben Hanlon asked students, “Are you pro-life or pro-choice and why?”