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  • Wolfe helps school district navigate choppy financial waters

    Fourth in a series
    Belt-tightening has become a routine exercise for many entities both public and private in recent years, but it was particularly poignant with this year’s Los Alamos Public Schools budget.

    Districts across the state were anticipating cuts because of a halt in federal stimulus dollars and lower state funding. But following the legislative session at the beginning of the year, Gov. Susana Martinez said districts could expect to make a 1.5 percent reduction in their budgets, but later, Education Secretary Hanna Skandera announced that the unit value used in school funding was down by 3.4 percent, or $126.20 per student, rather than the 1.5 percent Martinez cited earlier on.

  • Frosty won't last for long ...
  • At LANL, mobile security gets picky

    By Henry Kenyon, GovernmentComputerNews.com

    Large government agencies with many internal organizations face a conundrum when they plan to deploy new mobile systems or upgrade existing ones. The steps the Los Alamos National Laboratory took to deploy wireless in its complex and highly security conscious environs show how a big organization picks and chooses systems and services to meet the requirements of different user groups.

    Research at Los Alamos covers a range of areas, from basic science to highly sensitive nuclear weapons work. Because of its broad range of research and a large population at varying security levels, the lab wanted to develop a more flexible and secure wireless capability, according to Anil Karmel, a solutions architect at Los Alamos.

  • Top local crime stories of 2011

    Unlike many communities across the state, Los Alamos escaped the year without a single murder, police shooting or bank robbery. The community did, however, experience its share of high-profile crimes.

    Bathtub Row standoff ends without incident
    In January, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Richard Morse, armed and making threats against local police, barricaded himself inside his Bathtub Row home.

    A grueling 19-hour standoff ensued after officers attempted to arrest the 75-year-old on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court. Officers staked out the residence and apprehended Morse when he walked outside to deposit trash in a receptacle in his front yard Jan. 13.

  • Abortion, immigration changes among new 2012 laws

    Girls seeking abortions in New Hampshire must first tell their parents or a judge, employers in Alabama must verify new workers' U.S. residency, and California students will be the first in the country to receive mandatory lessons about the contributions of gays and lesbians under the set of state laws set to take effect at the start of 2012.

    Many laws reflect the nation's concerns over immigration, the cost of government and the best way to protect and benefit young people, including regulations on sports concussions.

  • Thank you letters

    Thanks from
    the shelter

     

    A big thanks to all at the Los Alamos Monitor for running the big spread on our shelter animals. The response to that has been very gratifying, to say the least. Thanks for helping spread the word.

  • Sign up for dog obedience classes

    Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club will begin Tuesday. 

    Classes this session include  puppy kindergarten, basic manners, competitive obedience, beginning agility and introduction to fun nose work and conformation. Classes will begin the week of Jan 24. 

  • Y to offer training class for cyclists

    The Family Y will offer an endurance training class for cyclists from Jan. 22-April 15. 

    Each class will have a two-hour riding component and a half-hour of core conditioning. In addition, the following topics will be discussed: proper bike fit; clothing and equipment; nutrition and hydration; aches and pains —preventing them and what to do if you have them; weekly training recommendations and how to design your own training plan.

  • Be There 12-29-11

    Saturday

    Los Alamos Little Theatre presents “A Thousand Clowns,” by Herb Gardner. Cowgirl BBQ will cater a Texas-style dinner. There will be a New Year’s Eve countdown and celebration, with music and dancing following the show. Patrick Kelly will act as emcee and DJ. Tickets are $45 per person and are available at CB Fox Department Store. Doors open at 7 p.m.

  • On the Docket 12-28-11

    Dec. 9

     

    Ostalio Archuleta, 37, of Abiquiu pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to failure to pay, failure to appear, contempt of court/probation violation and failure to appear on order to show cause. Judge Alan Kirk sentenced Archuleta to serve five days in jail and to pay $430 in fines and fees including a $100 bench warrant fee.