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  • Skate Park design up for review

    The notion of a skate park for local youth has been bandied about for years, but this week the public will be able to see what the park might look like.The Parks Division will hold an open house to review the conceptual plans for an “Urban Plaza,” which is intended to provide not only challenging obstacles for skateboarders, but also spaces that could be used by the general public.The open house will be held from 5:30-8 p.m.

  • Bad breeding: Neutering a smart choice

    Everybody thinks puppies and kittens are cute, but the consequences of allowing your pet to breed can be dire.

  • Students stage walkout: LAHS students protest continued U.S. presence in Iraq

    In marking the five-year anniversary of the Iraq War, more than 100 Los Alamos High School students walked out of class Wednesday. Reminiscent of protests in the 1960s, the students assembled on the front lawn of the high school waving flowers and peace signs in a silent sit-in.“We want to make a strong and loud statement against the war, and show that we are willing to cause a disruption to bring attention to the fact that we are in a war that is a mistake,” said protest organizer Megan Stockton.

  • UC regents open discussion on laboratories

    Meeting in San Francisco Wednesday, the University of California Board of Regents heard disagreements about the university’s role in the nation’s nuclear weapons program.Criticism came this time not only from students, who are often vocal during regents’ meetings, but also from California Lt.-Gov.

  • Riana Dee Barrus

    BARRUS – Riana Dee Barrus, 26, of Taylorsville, Utah, died March 5, 2008, at the Huntsman Cancer Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, of adverse effects of chemotherapy for metastatic melanoma. Funeral services were held March 8, 2008, at the Fairview Chapel with Bishop Zane Hathaway conducting.

  • Pearce pleased with party favor

    Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M.

  • State's homeland security agency to prepare communities

    Director Tim Manning of the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management seeks to prepare New Mexico communities for possible disaster. Manning’s agency will conduct two specialized briefings on the flooding threats posed to various regions of the state. Threats include potentially high spring runoff and high fire danger.

  • Council adopts sustainability initiative

    There were a few gaps at the council’s table Tuesday, but it was standing-room only for interested people in White Rock Town Hall, as the council got its first glimpse at the proposal to create catalytic development in White Rock, heard the IT division’s plans for a county fiber network and adopted a new initiative that will pervade all county departments and boards with a program of sustainability.As budget hearings for the fiscal years 2009-2010 are approaching, Tuesday’s meeting provided a last opportunity for council to get some idea of the cost of impl

  • Stover files for council

    Well-known youth advocate Sharon Stover officially filed her candidacy for county council Tuesday afternoon.Stover is a familiar face not only in the community but  also in county government, having previously served as both county staff and on the council.She worked in an administrative capacity for Los Alamos County for nearly 15 years in the Parks and Recreation Department, and later as the county administrator’s assistant.County Councilor Ken Milder, a Democrat, is running for re-election. He served on the Utilities Board

  • Caribbean vacation winner announced

    More than $70,000 was spent at participating Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce member merchants from the beginning of the Locals Care shopper loyalty program through the recent “Can You Spell Caribbean?” contest deadline.  More than 315 shoppers were entered into the contest once for each $100 in purchases they made since Jan. 15. A random drawing of participants determined the winner of the grand prize, Babetta Marrone.  Babetta will receive a travel credit of up to $2,500 with Chamber member business Dugan’s Travel of White Rock.