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  • Romney Clinches Nomination with Texas Win--Video Extra

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a win in the Texas primary, a triumph of endurance for a candidate who came up short four years ago and had to fight hard this year as voters flirted with a carousel of GOP rivals.

    According to the Associated Press count, Romney surpassed the 1,144 delegates needed to win the nomination by winning at least 88 delegates in the Texas primary.

  • Moving on up


  • Thank you letters 5-29-12

    Recently I had the privilege of organizing Piñon Elementary School’s Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon. In so doing, I learned how many people employed at Piñon and the Los Alamos Public School District work in concert to provide a good educational experience for the children. 

  • Keeping kids safe this summer

        Hooray summer!

    I hope today finds you all in your pajamas a little later than usual or sleeping in just a bit. After all, it is summer.

    This week, I’d like to address the issue of safety. That’s right, safety first!

  • Be There 5-29-12


    GeekOut Game night from 5:30-8:030 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games or play theirs. Bring a friend or meet new ones.



  • Police Beat 5-29-12

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.


    May 17

  • Glowing partnership for LA, Sandia

    Partnering with Los Alamos National Laboratory, an Albuquerque-based company is seeking to transform the way protein and peptide analysis is conducted around the world.

  • Henderson supports families, LANL

    Council candidate Kristin Henderson wants to give a voice to citizens who do not have the time to advocate for themselves. 

    “I’ve felt for a long time that there’s a large group of people in town who don’t really feel represented on the council, in particular families, but not exclusively families,” Henderson said. 

    Henderson is currently a real estate agent for Re/Max who has worked with tech startups and she is also a lawyer. 

    Her concern for the issues facing young families developed during four years as a “stay-at-home mom,” when she had to face certain realities such as a lack of retail outlets. 

  • Ex-official stands by safe sex message

    The state Health Department’s former Chief Medical Officer and Los Alamos resident Dr. Erin Bouquin said she received an email from the Department Secretary, Catherine Torres, approximately 30 minutes after a segment aired May 17 on KOAT television with her speaking about sexuality trends among teenagers. During the report, she stated that condoms are an effective preventer of sexually transmitted infections.

    “I was basically asked to resign,” Bouquin said.

  • Sherry Robinson: Get off your laurels

        Maybe the recession is loosening its grip. We’re starting to see some new economic development prizes around the state.