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  • Economic vitality looms brighter

    A plan to set the town on a course toward affordable housing, retail expansion, beautification, laboratory collaboration and more was approved by Los Alamos County Council Monday evening.

    Following some two hours of discussion and public comment, councilors approved 7-0 an Economic Vitality Strategic Plan Monday evening.

  • This week's Police Beat

    Get the low down in this week's Police Beat here.

  • Pic of the day: Easter Sunrise Services at Ashley Pond

    Roughly 50-60 people braved blustery winds and shivering temperatures to take part in the Easter Sunrise Service Sunday morning at Ashley Pond.

    The services included musical accompaniment of Quemazon Brass, along with the occasional honking of nearby geese who reside at the pond.

    High winds are expected to kick up again later in the day Monday. The National Weather service has issued a Wind Advisory for the area from noon to 9 p.m. See related story here.

  • Finalists for LAHS principal meeting public Thursday

    The community is invited to submit questions and provide input on the final selection of a new principal for Los Alamos High School.

    Principal Claudia Krause-Johnson of Carlsbad’s Alta Vista Middle School and Interim LAHS Principal Sandy Warnock and are the finalists who rose to the top of a pool of eight applicants.

    A “meet the high school principal candidates” forum is set for 6 p.m. Thursday in the LAHS Speech Theater.

    Parents, staff and community members are invited to submit questions by noon Tuesday.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Magnitude-7.2 quake strikes Baja California

  • Three people die in crash near Chimayo pilgrimage route

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe County Sheriff Greg Solano says deputies are investigating a crash that killed three people near a route used by thousands who walk on the annual Good Friday pilgrimage to the Santuario de Chimayo.

    Solano says the crash happened around noon Friday on U.S 84/285 about a mile north of where pilgrims turn off the busy highway to make the journey to the Roman Catholic chapel.

    No walkers were involved in the crash.

  • Holy Week tradition

    El Santuario de Chimayo is the holy shrine in Chimayo that is the destination of thousands of pilgrims and tourists annually, particularly during the Holy Week culminating in Easter Sunday.

    Los Alamos residents and owners of Daniel’s Cafe on Trinity Drive, Dan Sena and his wife Margie have made the pilgrimage on Good Friday for 20 years.

    “Every year there’s someone to pray for and reasons to give thanks – it’s a special place,” Sena said.

  • Going green program to kick off on Earth Day

    Greening up Los Alamos is a focus the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is concentrating on as Earth Day approaches.

    The chamber, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division (LACESD) have teamed up to establish “Going Green.”

    LACESD’s Tom Nagawiecki, Becky Shankland and additional PEEC members and the chamber’s Kevin Holsapple developed the criteria for the Going Green program and are evaluating applications from businesses and organizations.

  • Update

    Chapter BC, P.E.O. meeting

      Chapter BC, P.E.O. will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the home of Joanne Baty, 530 Paul Place in White Rock. Baty will serve as the co-hostess. The program will be Introduction of the Yearbook by Joan Salzman. Call Salzman at 672-9551 with questions or regrets.

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    Brown Bag Series

      Los Alamos Arts Council’s Brown Bag Performance Series presents a winds and strings performance featuring the works of Bruch and Mozart at 12:30 p.m.  Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.

  • Latest stats reveal more New Mexicans out of work