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Today's News

  • Former residents displeased with Guaje Pines

    When losing a relative or close friend, those left behind typically want to ensure that their loved one's gravesite is going to be taken care of as long as possible.

    Some people choose perpetual care cemeteries, while others choose family plots or cemeteries where they do weeding and upkeep of that special persons grave, themselves.

    In 1961 Los Alamos residents were fortunate enough to get a perpetual care cemetery, Guaje Pines, located on Range Road. Because Guaje Pines is a perpetual care cemetery, the county handles grounds keeping and grave maintenance.

  • DOLIN

    It is with great sadness the Dolin family announces the passing of Elaine Barbara (Surdej) Dolin of Rapid City, SD. She passed from this life September 14, 2008, at the age of 70 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am Friday, September 19, 2008, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Rapid City, SD with Fr. Bill Zandri. Visitation will be held at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City on Thursday, September 18, 2008 from 5pm-7pm with a rosary service at 6:30 pm.

  • Legislators check on cleanup

    George Rael was just beginning his prepared presentation to a legislative committee when one of the senators interrupted him to make sure he would include a report about “the relationship” with the state regulators.Rael manages environmental operations at Los Alamos National Laboratory for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s local site office.

    He was about to explain that he had 16 people working on the cleanup program at the lab and was planning to hire another 10 people in the next year.

  • Diamond Drive Phase 2 nears completion

    Some Los Alamos residents might feel that the Diamond Drive project is one that seems to be dragging on forever, and like all construction sites, there have been delays, detours and frustration from drivers trying to navigate through the construction zone.

    With autumn quickly approaching and an Oct. 30 deadline looming for completion of Phase 2, it may appear that the work will go on well into the winter months, which would mean even bigger headaches for residents who drive that stretch of road.

  • Take a trip through the jungle into the heart of reading

    Last year, the elementary schools took a literary road trip; this year their reading excursion will lead school staff and students into the jungle.

    Aspen Elementary School will begin its safari trek today with the Scholastic Book Fair running from 3:15-4 p.m.

    The fair will continue from 8-8:30 a.m. and then again from 3:15-4 p.m. daily through Sept. 24.

    Another opportunity to participate in the fair will be from 11:30-1:30 p.m. Sept. 23 during the Aspen’s Parent Teacher Organization’s (PTO) Family Picnic Event.

  • Contra dance Saturday

    The opportunity to learn a few new dance steps has arrived. The Roaring Jelly band will be hosting a contra dance Saturday at the Unitarian Church.

    An instructional session will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a dance at 7 p.m.

    Mark Petersen, who plays the accordion in the band, encourages the community to participate.

    “I think for the dancer, the appeal is you can learn the moves in the first half-hour,” he said.

  • Pen&Ink Possibilities:Giving their support

    At first, there were not enough people in the theater to even qualify as a handful. A couple had the front section to themselves, while the upper half was completely vacant. The scarce attendance did not seem like a good sign, and the reason appeared mysterious because other Los Alamos Little Theater’s (LALT) productions usually attract a full house.

  • If walls could talk....

    Local writers spotlight a piece of history that is right in our downtown area. Craig Martin and Heather McClenahan address the artifacts from another era in their book, “Of Logs and Stone: The Buildings of the Los Alamos Ranch School and Bathtub Row.”

    The Los Alamos Historical Museum will host a book-signing event for the authors from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday.

    The book features the history of and stories about the oldest buildings in Los Alamos—Fuller Lodge and the smaller structures in the downtown National Landmark District.

  • Keeping it short and sweet

    If anyone needs a lesson about how to write anything from an essay to a script “short and sweet,” they should turn to Los Alamos Little Theater (LALT) for some guidance. After viewing the community theater’s latest production, “8x10 Again,” it is clear they are the masters at making the most out of a short amount of time.

    Eight plays are featured in the short play festival but the catch is all of them are only 10-minutes long.

  • Girls soccer: LA gets shut out at Academy, 2-0

    If Los Alamos’ girls soccer team wants to make a run in the state Class AAAA playoffs, head coach Jiri Kubicek said it will need to make more plays than it did Tuesday.

    Los Alamos had plenty of chances to take a lead in the first half, then another two chances to get back into the game late in the second half. But for all those chance, the Hilltoppers came up empty.

    Albuquerque Academy picked up a big win at home over the Hilltoppers Tuesday, winning an important nondistrict Class AAAA game 2-0. Academy’s Chargers picked up goals in each half to earn the victory.