Today's News

  • Update 04-17-11

    ESB meeting
    The Environmental Sustainability Board will host a meeting at 7 a.m. Thursday at the Eco Station Administration Building.

    DPU meeting
    The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the DPU conference room. 

    Lavender demo
    Lavender oil balm and bar demonstration and goat farm tour, from 1-3 p.m. today.  Register through Pajarito Environmental Education Center at www.PajaritoEEC.org.

    Bandelier talk
    A talk by Jason Lott, Superintendent of Bandelier National Monument, at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Bandelier Natonal Monument.

    Rotary meeting
    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meets at 11:45 a.m.  Tuesday at Central Avenue Grill.

  • Crews work to nail LAHS completion date

    Summer break is right around the corner and students at Los Alamos High School not only get a respite from their classes, but also the construction they have dealt with all year.

    While the students will get some time off, the construction workers will not. Construction work will continue at the school through the summer months in an effort to nail the completion date in October. Final move-in will be accomplished after checklist items are completed and staff, along with students should be moved in by January 2012.

    Although the project was at one point behind schedule by a week, it’s back on track and continues to stay on schedule.

  • LA Public Schools respond to state audit request

    The Los Alamos Public Schools district released more information Friday afternoon in regard to a state audit.
    Los Alamos was one of 34 school districts to receive an audit letter from the state.

    In the letter addressed to Superintendent Gene Schmidt from PED Secretary Hanna Skandera, the state education department is questioning data that “showed significant and unusual increases in the areas of special education — both in the number of students identified and the services provided — and in expenses for teacher training and experience.

    “These increases — inconsistent with recent trends — suggest abnormalities or potential errors in the data provided by school districts.”

  • NCRTD narrows funding options

    The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) finance subcommittee will recommend to the board that it consider two funding options at its meeting on May 6.

    The subcommittee met at Buffalo Thunder Resort on Friday and decided it would consider another funding option put together by consultant Tony Mortillaro and another that was presented by Los Alamos representative Mike Wismer.

  • Co-op celebrates opening--video extra

    After five years of work, the Los Alamos Co-op Market was able to officially open its doors to the community during a grand opening celebration Saturday morning.

    VaLynn Purvis of Party 2 Go set up a Jolly Jumper outside the store and vendors sold everything from cinnamon bread to scented lotions.

    Despite all the festivities, the employees of the market seemed to just take pleasure in the fact that the store has now officially opened.

    “It’s been satisfying. We’ve been waiting for this for five years … it’s been a long wait,” Tim Morrison, front-end manager, said.

    “It’s been a lot of work but it’s definitely worthwhile,” he added.

  • Word on the Street 04-17-11

    Teen Pulse staff member Tom Hanlon recently asked LAMS 8th grade student Lorinda Lucero a few questions about Los Alamos.

  • Poetry Corner 04-17-11

    Ode to my thinking apparatus

    It’s up there … somewhere.
    I know it is,
    At least … I think so.
    Ever so often I wonder,
    And tap its encasing.

    It provides actions,
    Like smiles,
    And frowns, sometimes.
    It will always talk for me,
    But never out loud.

    It is pink and squishy,
    Like a piece of,
    Chewed up bubble gum.
    And I treasure it always,
    An important existence.

    It taps ten impatient fingers,
    And wiggles ten,
    Free little painted toes.
    It rolls two teasingly sarcastic eyes,
    And gushes gurgling giggles.

    And at the moment it,
    Is thinking about

  • It’s not the destination, but the climb

    Nearly hanging upside down 30 feet above the ground, a young teen climber is losing his grip on the tricky handhold he is clinging to. He makes a wild grab for the next hold and misses, only to fall about six inches and be caught by the rope of his belayer.
    Most of the members of the Teen Climbing Club experience similar scenarios when they climb at the YMCA. The club meets from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday.
    Climbing Wall Supervisor Sandra West brought back the club in September of 2010, after the old one was canceled in 2009.
    “The TCC is a good space for teens to climb, hang out with friends or just boulder casually,” West said.

  • LAHS Debate Team celebrates successes

    The Los Alamos Speech and Debate Team have a lot to be proud of. Not only are they one of the most successful groups at Los Alamos High School, but they recently qualified and had a fair number of alternate positions in the National Speech and Debate tournament.
    The current sponsors of the group, Margo Batha and Noel Trujillo, beam like proud parents.

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 04-17-11

    This week at the Youth Activity Center:
     Monday — Tie dye eggs
    Tuesday — Make your baskets
    Wednesday — Movies and munchies in WR, kick ball in LA, egg hunt at both centers.
    Thursday — Basketball
    Friday — Games of tag
    Membership is free and open to third through eighth graders.
    For more information, call 662-9412 or 672-1565.
    The Youth Activity Center is a progam of the Los Alamos Family council.