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Traffic Alert: Giant Rotor Leaving LANL Now

on October 18, 2019 - 8:55am

A 460,000-pound rotor from Los Alamos National Laboratory is being transported out of town right now and is seen here exiting Pajarito Road and moving through the intersection at Grand Canyon Drive onto N.M. 4 in White Rock. Motorists are urged to slow down in this area. For complete route details click here. Courtesy/LAPD

Nominations Sought For New Living Treasures

on October 18, 2019 - 8:42am


Do you know someone you think should be a Living Treasure of Los Alamos?

Nominations will be accepted through Nov. 22 and a nine-member board will chose three new Treasures who will be honored at a ceremony in April 2020.

Nominees must be current residents of Los Alamos County. Selection of the new Treasures will be based on letters of nomination from the public; letters should include the following information:

  • When did the nominee come to Los Alamos?
  • In which areas did the nominee make volunteer contributions to life in Los Alamos?
  • How many years has the nominee been

Los Alamos High School Alumni Challenges Have Raised More Than $16,000 To Date

on October 18, 2019 - 8:21am

Class of 1989 at their reunion in August. Courtesy/LAPSF


Class of 1969 at their reunion in September. Courtesy/LAPSF

Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation News:

Members of the Los Alamos High School (LAHS) class of 1989 have started a new tradition, and they have issued a cordial fundraising challenge to other graduating classes.

During the 1989 reunion in August, besides the usual social events, the class undertook a fundraiser in which they raised more than $10,000 for the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation.

Los Alamos Let’s ‘Smash’ The World Record For Most People Carving Pumpkins At One Time Oct. 26!

on October 18, 2019 - 7:59am
OCALA, Fla. As Americans across the country gear up for Halloween, a town in New Mexico is taking the holiday to a whole new level: at 3 p.m., Oct. 26, 2019, approximately 1,300 residents throughout the state will gather in Los Alamos to attempt to smash the Guinness World Book of Records for most people carving pumpkins simultaneously.
The event, organized by the Los Alamos Arts Council, a local nonprofit organization, aims to celebrate the state’s diverse community and encourage a sense of togetherness by holding what could be the world’s biggest pumpkin

Rotary: Espanola Y Teen Center Director Sandoval

on October 18, 2019 - 7:40am

Ben Sandoval, director of the YMCA Teen Center in Espanola, recently spoke at the Rotary Club of Los Alamos about Team Intergalactic, the students from the YMCA who traveled to China in July to compete in the Entrepreneurial Challenge Category of the RoboRAVE International robotics competition. The project had to show an application for improving conditions in the world. Sandoval and three students of the eight-person team were able to travel to Guangdong with their project, a robotic, programmable solar-and-wind-powered irrigation system on a track, which had already won at regional levels.

Lauritzen: Life After 50 ... Local Senior Center Programs

on October 18, 2019 - 7:32am
Executive Director
This week, I am very excited to yet again talk about the many programs of the local senior centers, open to the public.
Tuesday Oct. 22, out student intern, Fernando Trujillo, will make a presentation on his work with criminal justice reform. His presentation is 11-11:30 a.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. His talk will focus on the importance of relationships and giving people second chances.

Chamber: Grand Re-Opening Of LA Tan & More Oct. 24

on October 18, 2019 - 7:18am
The Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the Grand Re-Opening of LA Tan & More 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 with the actual ribbon cutting at 5 p.m. at 975 Central Ave.
Everyone is welcome to relax and rejuvenate with LA Tan & More as they celebrate their grand re-opening. See the newly remodeled facility and new services. Sample the soaps, scrubs and lotions developed in-house.
Refreshments will be served and there will be door prizes.
Ribbon cuttings are a benefit of being a Los Alamos Chamber Member.