Today's News

  • Church Listings 10-28-11

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come Join the Family!
    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian

  • Bible Answers: Explaining the difference between arks

    “Why do we call Noah’s big boat an ‘ark’ because there is also the ‘ark’ of the covenant?” — Hunter

    Your question opens the lid on an interesting discussion concerning boxes, boats and baskets.
    To get to the bottom of it, you have to consider the meaning of various words in at least four different languages — Hebrew, Greek, Latin and English.
    In the Hebrew Bible, there are three different words to explore. The one most commonly used for “ship” (such as the vessel Jonah sailed in) appears often.
    A second, more specific term, used only twice, refers to Noah’s boat and to the basket used to float Moses on the Nile River.

  • Bandelier to open to private vehicles, more trails

    “In another step toward recovery after the Las Conchas Fire and monsoon floods, Bandelier is opening more trails and allowing visitors to drive into Frijoles Canyon on Oct. 31,” announced Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott.  “The last day of the well-received shuttle service from White Rock will be Sunday, Oct. 30,” he added.
    On Oct. 31, Frijoles Canyon will return to its usual dawn-to-dusk open hours, and the temporary Visitor Center and Park Store, as well as the Bandelier Trading Post and Cafe will shift to the normal winter schedule of 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Pancake Breakfast set for Saturday

    The autumn Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast is set for 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
    Kiwanis always tries to schedule its pancake breakfasts to coincide with major community events, and this fall, the breakfast will be held on the same day as the Health Fair. Kiwanis hopes that many families in town will start the day with a Kiwanis breakfast and then go on to enjoy the fair and other activities in the community.
    The breakfast features fresh pancakes (with regular or sugar-free syrup), sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, regular and chocolate milk and orange juice. Seconds will be available until the food runs out.

  • Livermore gets new director

    Penrose “Parney” C. Albright has been named the director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Norman J. Pattiz, chairman of Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), which manages the lab for the U.S. Department of Energy, made the announcement Oct. 27.
    The appointment takes effect Dec. 1. Albright also will serve as president of LLNS.
    Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan knows Albright and is looking forward to working with him.
    “He got to Livermore after I left,” McMillan said Thursday night before the R&D Awards ceremony at the Best Western Hilltop Hotel. “We’ve interacted on global security issues and he will be great to work with.”

  • LA Legion riders to hold benefit

    The Los Alamos American Legion Riders are conducting a fundraiser on Saturday to support the New Mexico Veterans Integration Center, Albuquerque location, and Los Alamos school libraries that were flooded earlier this year.
    The events include a motorcycle “fun run,” shrimp boil, and Halloween Party and costume contest with live music by The Renegade Mountain Band. All events are at the American Legion Post, 1325 Trinity Dr.
    Los Alamos Public Schools libraries were flooded earlier this year and many books were destroyed. The American Legion Riders are collecting books, funds, and trying to identify volunteers to help the librarians get books covered, catalogued and on the shelf for kids to enjoy.f

  • Update 10-28-11

    Council meeting

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m., Nov. 8 at the council chambers.

    CRC meeting

    The Charter Review Committee will meet 5:30 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers to discuss partisan vs. nonpartisan elections.

    Pancake breakfast

    The Kiwanis Fall Pancake Breakfast will be held 7-11 a.m. Saturday at Betty Ehart Senior Center.

    Drug dropoff

    Los Alamos police are hosting a prescription drug depository booth from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, in the Los Alamos Medical Center east parking lot.

    Broadband meeting

    A community broadband public meeting will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Mesa Public Library.

  • Health Fair scheduled for Saturday

    The Los Alamos Heart Council Health Fair is conducted today from 8 a.m. to noon at the Los Alamos High School Griffith Gym. Today’s event will mark its 25th year.

    The first Health Fair sponsored and organized by the Heart Council (a United Way Community Partner) was held at Fuller Lodge/Community Building in 1986 with approximately 25 booths.

    In 1993, it moved to Griffith Gym and has grown to nearly 70 exhibitor booths.  Its intent is to provide education and information to the general public about health resources and services available in the community and surrounding areas, and to provide an opportunity for low cost or free health screening and self-assessment.

  • County wants to be prepared

    “Be prepared” is more than just a Boy Scout motto, it’s become a common practice for schools around the country, following the Columbine — and more recently— the Virginia Tech shootings. Los Alamos County also is preparing for mass emergency situations with Operation Hilltopper.

    Los Alamos County Emergency Management Coordinator Philmont Taylor gave a presentation during Thursday night’s Los Alamos Board of Education meeting at Aspen Elementary, regarding the county’s emergency plan.

  • LANL Honors R&D 100 Winners

    During a recognition ceremony at the Hilltop House Hotel Thursday evening, Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charles McMillan spoke of the projects and people who earned three R&D 100 Awards this year.

    “Once again the R&D 100 Awards show that Los Alamos National Laboratory’s multidisciplinary scientific approach provides real-world innovation with the potential to drive job creation in the private sector while delivering benefits to the American public,” McMillan said.