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Today's News

  • Support bond election effort

    Dear Editor,

     What? You want me to vote to raise taxes to support schools when I do not have a child in school? What about the failing economy, the stock market, the mortgage crisis? What is wrong with the schools we have? Children have been attending schools here for years and they are fine. Should seniors have to pay higher taxes to support our schools?   

  • Applications being accepted for council vacancy

    Los Alamos NM – On Tuesday evening, the County Council approved a process whereby citizens interested in being appointed to the currently vacant council seat can submit a letter of interest to the Council. Under the County charter, any qualified person who is a registered voter and resident of the county, but who is not employed by the County, may serve on the Council. Applicants are asked to submit a one or two page letter indicating why they would be interested in serving on the Council. The letter must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

  • Senate committee wades into energy future

  • Guilty until show innocence

    It was with very mixed emotions that we watched the Bill Richardson saga unfold last weekend.

    There were some real positives to his leaving now and his decision to quit the process to join the Obama administration means he will stay here a bit longer.

    But what bothers us the most is his statement that while he is innocent, he is quitting anyway.

    That is not the way it should be.

    If you are innocent of something, that false accusation should not cause you to surrender. We remember the day when you were innocent until someone proved you were guilty.

  • Forum spotlights school candidates; bond

    A crowd braved the cold Thursday evening to hear school board candidates and those running for UNM-LA's advisory board present backgrounds and ideas for advancing local education.

    District 2 school board candidate Melanie McKinley is a chemical engineer and stay at home mom whose children are 6, 8, 10 and 12 years of age. "When I finish my first term, I will have two high schoolers, a middle schooler and one child in elementary school," she said.

  • Skiing: Pajarito officials are hoping the skiers, snowboarders keep coming

    If this weekend is any indication of what’s to come, the staff at Pajarito Mountain is in for a busy ski season.

    Pajarito, Los Alamos’ local ski area, was packed to near-capacity on several days during the holiday season.

    Pajarito opened for the season Dec. 20, just in time for Los Alamos National Laboratory’s and Los Alamos Public Schools’ winter break. During the peak weekend sessions, lift tickets were being sold in the neighborhood of 1,000 a day.

  • Council to hold work session on Tuesday night

      County Council will meet in White Rock on Tuesday for their monthly work session. Though the councilors will also hold two Capital Improvement Projects meetings this week, they will also have a fairly lengthy agenda to address, as well.

      The consent agenda will be light, with only two topics listed. The first is the Approval of a report to District Count on Los Alamos County jail conditions. The second is a restatement of the Los Alamos County, New Mexico pension plan and trusts as required by IRS Rules for Retirement Plans.

  • Pajarito Mountain to unveil a new feature

    The fourth time is the charm. After making at least three previous attempts to construct a terrain park at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, the ski area is ready to unveil its latest work, which called Madre Loca Terrain Park or Crazy Mother Terrain Park.

    The open house will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the ski hill. The terrain park is located at the top of Easy Mother ski run, right next to the Mother Lift.

    The event will include a terrain clinic by PSIA Alpine Demonstration Team and Twin Tip Nation demo team with beverages provided by Santa Fe Brewing.

  • ‘Chasing Oppie’ to be topic of lecture

    Many people know parts of Robert Oppenheimer’s story, particularly his time at Los Alamos playing a significant role in the Manhattan Project. There are other parts of Oppenheimer that people are not as conscious of, until now.

    Historian Jon Hunner will be discussing these lesser known aspects of Oppenheimer’s life during the upcoming Los Alamos Historical Society’s lecture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Lodge. The lecture is free.

  • Time to celebrate

    There is a lot to celebrate  this month. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 19, is an opportunity to recognize one man’s profound achievements while Inauguration Day, which is Jan. 20, represents a monumental success that is shared by President-elect Obama and an entire nation.

    What better way to celebrate these two events than with a community party?