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Today's News

  • Laurent finds herself at home in Los Alamos

      Moving to a new town and settling in can be rough sometimes, but for Anne Laurent moving to Los Alamos from Michigan and settling in was a piece of cake.

     

    Laurent came to the Atomic City nearly two months ago when she was hired as the new capital projects and facilities director for the county. Since then, she’s been working on new ways to streamline the capital projects process and find ways to cut down on costs without compromising quality, she said.

     

  • College feels economic crunch

    UNM-Los Alamos is feeling the pinch affecting so many institutions and businesses these days. Department heads expressed the challenges they are facing during an Advisory Board meeting Monday evening in the Student Center.

     

    “The news going into 2010 is that we’ve been buffered…so we’re going to have to tighten our belts to the tune of $65,000,” Campus Resources Director Lisa Clough said, adding that $65,000 is less than 1 percent of the school’s budget and something that is doable.

     

  • LAVNS given national recognition

    Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service recently announced that it has been named to the 2008 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the most successful Medicare-certified home health care providers in the United States.

    This annual review identifies the top 25 percent of agencies, ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.

  • Bank partners with Habitat for Humanity

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    Los Alamos National Bank CEO Bill Enlo greets Loretta Pacheco during the groundbreaking for a new home for her family. The project built by employees of the bank and Habitat for Humanity should be ready for the Pacheco family next year.

    Bank partners with Habitat for Humanity

  • Cafe Sushi struggles through road construction

    As has been the case with other businesses near the construction zone along Diamond Drive, Cafe Sushi is feeling a marked decrease in lunchtime customers.

    Customer Karen Alaniz explained that a friend of hers went to the restaurant recently at noon to find that he was the first customer for the day. Owner Ana Fukui looked to be on the verge of tears, Alaniz said.

  • Bus shelters crop up around town

    With cold weather already upon us and the chance of snow showers looming ever closer, Transit Manager Mike Davis and Engineering Project Manager Betsy Lucido are coordinating efforts with construction crews to erect bus shelters around town for Atomic City Transit riders. So far, two shelters have been built, but more shelters will be installed as part of the Diamond Drive project.

  • LANL has new environmental leader

    Michael Graham has been named to lead environmental programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory, taking over from Susan Stiger who is moving on to a new assignment with Bechtel National.

  • Some thoughts on local vote

    It is time to take a moment and look at the recent county council election and ask if there is a statement in the vote. We think there is.

    First, however, we would like to take a moment to give our congratulations to both the voters and the candidates.

    We had such a great voter turnout and that is always a good thing to see in a democracy. Secondly, those voters had a choice of some very good people and that fact should not be overlooked.

  • LA, Moriarty to meet in playoffs

    For the second year in a row, the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team will host the Moriarty Pintos in the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs.

    That’s according to the New Mexico Activities Association playoff brackets that were released Sunday.

    The Hilltoppers (7-3) will meet the Pintos Friday night at Sullivan Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

    Los Alamos earned a seventh seed for the 2008 playoffs this season, only one spot ahead of its 2007 seeding despite going 4-0 and winning the championship in an improved District 2AAAA.

  • Volleyball: Toppers head into pool play round

    Before the Class AAAA state volleyball pools were announced, Hilltopper head coach Diana Stokes had a feeling she might end up in the same pool as the top-seeded Moriarty Pintos.

    Her feeling was spot-on.

    Los Alamos, the seventh overall seed in the AAAA playoffs, will take on the No. 1 seed, defending state champion and odds-on title favorite Moriarty in Pool A play Wednesday.

    Pool play will be held at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. The two-game, 15-point matches will start at 1 p.m.