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  • News Alert: Schools facing $1.8 million shortfall - superintendent recommending list of cuts

    The Los Alamos Board of Education met in open session Friday to discuss critical issues involving the district’s $1.8 million 2010-2011 school year operating budget shortfall - leading to a potentially long list of cuts.

    “Two factors drive this reduction in revenues,” LAPS Business Manager John Wolfe said. “First, the state is receiving less revenue than anticipated and despite working during the recent legislative session to raise taxes and implement other measures, revenues will fall short. That’s affecting us by $800,000.”

  • 04-20-10 Update

    Police beat

      Property thefts at Los Alamos National Laboratory and an Alcalde boy arrested on an outstanding warrant and suspected of driving a stolen vehicle top this week’s Police Beat. Read the full report on Page 2.

    LAGS meeting

      The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will begin at

    7:30 p.m. today at the Christian Church, 92 East Road. Kay Birdsell of Los Alamos National Laboratory will present a talk titled, “Chromium Contamination in the Regional Aquifer beneath Los Alamos National Laboratory.”

  • Utilities Board to hold open house Wednesday

    The Board of Public Utilities will hold an open house Wednesday to welcome citizens to its new meeting room located at 170 Central Park Square.  

    Beginning at 5 p.m., visitors will have an opportunity to meet board members, tour the new Department of Public Utilities’ administrative offices, and enjoy light refreshments prior to the board’s regular  5:30 p.m. monthly meeting. 

    Visitors are also encouraged to stay for the board meeting.

    Agenda items for Wednesday’s meeting include:

  • New blog covers “all things nuclear”

    Earlier this month the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) launched a new blog, AllThingsNuclear.org, featuring insight and commentary on a range of related issues, including nuclear weapons, fissile materials, arms control, missile defense, space weapons, reprocessing, China and security, and nuclear power, all in the context of science, security and policy.

    UCS Global Security Program (GSP) staff will comment on these issues as they develop.

    The “All Things Nuclear” blogger lineup includes:

  • Name change on the table

    The Los Alamos County Council is considering renaming the “Airport Basin Site.” This site is the new home of county and schools’ facilities and is located in the bowl-shaped basin north of De Colores Restaurant on N.M. 502. Council would like to gather feedback from the citizens about a new name for the site. Here is a description of the buildings:

    • Building H is the Painting and Striping building for the County’s Traffic Division.

    • Building C houses the county’s Traffic, Transit, Pavement and Facilities staff.

  • Driver won’t be charged

    Police will not charge the driver of the mini van that crashed into Quemazon Montessori School last month.

    “She told us her brakes failed and she was unable to avoid hitting the school,” Los Alamos Police Capt. Randy Foster said. “The vehicle was so heavily damaged that we can’t determine one way or the other what happened.”

    Dorota Listwan, 42, of Los Alamos apparently lost control of her 1996 Dodge Caravan at about 3:30 p.m. March 25 and plowed into the front of the school building before bursting into flames.

  • LAPS grapples with shortfall

    The Los Alamos Board of Education met in open session Friday to discuss critical issues involving the district’s $1.8 million 2010-2011 school year operating budget shortfall.

    “Two factors drive this reduction in revenues,” LAPS Business Manager John Wolfe said. “First, the state is receiving less revenue than anticipated and despite working during the recent legislative session to raise taxes and implement other measures, revenues will fall short. That’s affecting us by $800,000.”

  • 04-08-10 Update

    Talking about emissions

      The Los Alamos Sustainable Energy Network will feature Dr. Robert Gibson who will speak on “Historical and Baseline Energy Use & CO2 Emissions in Los Alamos County.”  A social period will be held from 6:30-7 p.m. today and the talk will be held from 7-8 p.m. at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

    “Touched by Fire”

  • Celebrate the planet this week

    Thursday, millions around the world will celebrate Earth Day. This year marks the event’s 40th anniversary.

    The idea behind the day – honoring the planet and all living things that inhabit it – began during the early 1960s, as Earth Day bloomed into a grassroots cause that eventually culminated in the first official U.S. observance celebrated in 1970.

  • Pic of the day: Sunday morning thunderstorm delivers some small hail to the area

    A late morning thunderstorm rumbled through the Los Alamos area Sunday and littered lawns with some pea-sized hail as it passed over. The storm did not pack enough punch to cause any damage, but the hail did litter lawns for a time in parts of the county.