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  • Finalists for LAHS principal talk education

    Finalists Sandy Warnock and Claudia Krause-Johnson faced a crowd of some 30 people gathered in the Speech Theater Thursday evening to assess which would best lead Los Alamos High School.

    Los Alamos Public Schools teachers and administrators comprised roughly 50 percent of the audience. Parents, school board members and community leaders  made up the rest.

    Each finalist answered a set of questions related to education, leadership style and why they're seeking the job.

    Read more details in today's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • News Alert: Fire burns 50 acres at Ohkay Owingeh Reservation

  • 04-09-10 Update

    Get your waffle fix

      The Los Alamos High School baseball team is having a waffle breakfast from 7:30-10 a.m. Saturday at the Masonic Lodge, located at 15th Street and Canyon Road, to help raise funds for uniforms, equipment and travel. The full breakfast of homemade waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, coffee, tea and juice will cost $6 per person.

    P.E.O. meeting

  • Electric outage planned for Saturday

    A planned power outage will affect residential utilities customers south of Trinity Drive in the Oppenheimer/Loma Vista neighborhood from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, according to officials at the Los Alamos Dept. of Public Utilities.

    Five commercial customers in the area will be affected by the planned power outage from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday and have been notified individually.

  • GOP fields bevy of challengers in bid to gain control of NM House

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Republicans have fielded more challengers against Democratic incumbents in state House races than they have in a decade.

    Democratic incumbents face GOP candidates in 25 legislative races this year.

    Democrats have maintained a majority in the House for nearly 60 years.

    This year is a critical election for both parties because of redistricting.

  • State could face more budget woes

    SANTA FE — There are troublesome clouds looming on New Mexico’s financial horizon and if the problems continue to grow it could mean another round of budget cuts.

    Revenue collections for the current budget year are running $76 million below what had been anticipated, according to the Legislative Finance Committee.

    That spells potential trouble for public schools, colleges, courts and state agencies, although it could be July or August before it’s clear whether weak revenues force more budget reductions.

  • CRC doubles up

    The Charter Review Committee (CRC) will hold two meetings next week. The first meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday in council chambers, in order to review the recommendations of its first Issues Analysis Subcommittee working on “Poor Communications, Transparency and Engagement” solutions. The subcommittee will present its list of possible solutions to the full CRC for discussion and feedback.

  • Verdict on new principal draws closer

    Finalists for principal of Los Alamos High School faced a crowd of some 30 people gathered in the Speech Theater Thursday evening to assess which would best lead the school.

    Local teachers and administrators comprised roughly 50 percent of the audience attending the “meet the finalists forum.”

    Parents, school board members and community leaders  made up the remainder of the group listening to Sandy Warnock and Claudia Krause-Johnson speak.

  • Council keeps retail hope alive

    County councilors unanimously approved a motion at Tuesday’s council meeting that will keep the Trinity Development Project’s wheels in motion.

    The motion authorizes staff to proceed with the process for solicitation of a developer for the redevelopment of the Trinity Site via direct engagement and a Request for Proposals.

  • Obama inks nuke pact with Russia

    PRAGUE (AP) — Casting aside years of rancor, President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday signed the biggest nuclear arms pact in a generation, lacing the moment with new warnings of sanctions for an intransigent Iran.

    The treaty, sealed after months of halting negotiation, is significant not just for what it does but for what it symbolizes: a fresh start for the United States and Russia, and evidence to a watching world that nuclear disarmament is more than a goal.