Local News

  • News for retirees 5-5-12

    May 6-12

    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


  • Local students receive award in speech contest

    The Los Alamos Public Schools District Speech Contest was held recently at Piñon Elementary. 

    Winners from the five elementary school speech contests competed in two divisions. The following students won the district contest:

    Serious Division:

  • Opera seeks youth for auditions

    The deadline for applications to audition for the 2012-13 Young Voices program at The Santa Fe Opera has been extended.  

    Applications will now be accepted until May 11.  High school students in grades 9-12 wishing to be heard need only call Program Director, Kirt Pavitt, at 505-946-2402 or email  kpavitt@santafeopera.org.

  • NJROTC Precision Rifle team takes state
  • Cosuelo earns creative award

    Paula Cosuelo, director of the New Mexico Center for Language Access was the recipient of a 2012 Creative Award for U.S. Copyright from the University of New Mexico, for the innovative Language Access Specialist Certificate Program.

    The award was presented to at the 2012 Annual Creative Awards Reception hosted by STC.UNM April 25. The mission of STC is to support UNM and its partners as the source of innovation management and commercial development.

  • Electric pole replacements to cause interruptions in WR

    Electric upgrades associated with REDINet, the Regional Economic Development Initiative’s Broadband “Middle Mile” network may cause brief power interruptions as 13 power poles are replaced in White Rock during May.
    The Los Alamos Dept. of Public Utilities (DPU) will oversee the pole replacement project in early May, along a pole corridor extending from Sherwood Drive to Overlook Park, and from SR4 to Piñon Elementary School.
    The work will be conducted by electrical contractor SECO, Inc.

  • CIP meetings scheduled for next week

    The County Council will have two special Capital Improvement Project meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday. Both meetings begin at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers.
    At the Tuesday meeting, no action will be taken. The focus will be limited to these six Phase 2 projects:
    • Ashley Pond Park Improvements
    • Golf Course Improvements
    • Ice Rink Cover and Improvements
    • Nature Center
    • Teen Center
    • White Rock Civic Center

  • Homestead Proclamation

    Councilor David Izraelavitz presents Joe Gutierrez with a proclamation naming May 13-20 Homestead Commemoration Week.

  • Date Change

    The following calendar item appeared in the Thursday edition of “Diversions,” but has been moved to May 19.
    Meet Belinda Vasquez Garcia, Albuquerque author of an historical fiction series, the first novel of which takes place in Madrid during the Roaring 20s and Great Depression. Vasquez Garcia will sign copies of “The Witch Narratives: Reincarnation,” from 2-5 p.m. May 12 at Heart of the Lotus Gift Bazaar in Santa Fe Place Mall. There will also be a reading.


  • LA students place in Congressional Art Competition

     Three students from Los Alamos High School placed in the top 10 of the Congressional Art Competition Saturday.
    Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District announced that Katarina Pittis of the New Mexico School for the Arts is this year’s winner and that Christine Chung, Peter Priedhorsky and Kara Griffin of Los Alamos placed in the top 10.