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Today's News

  • Update 08-08-12

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5:30 p.m, Aug. 15 at 170 Central Park Square.

    Movie in the Park

    The final 2012 Movie in the Park is set for today. The movie, “Firehouse Dog” (rated G) will be at Ashley Pond starting at dusk. Movies in the Park are sponsored by Los Alamos County’s recreation department.

    Flashers to be tested

    The Public Works Traffic Division staff will test the school flashers throughout the community Monday and Tuesday in preparation for the beginning of school on Wednesday. Questions and concerns should be directed to the Public Works Department at 662-8150 or lacpw@lacnm.us.

    Regional coalition

  • Posse Lodge nears milestone

    Friday is a big day for the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Shack (now called the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge). That is the day the New Mexico Cultural Properties Review Committee decides whether to place the building on the State Historic Register.

    Posse Lodge President Carey Grzadinski is behind the effort to place the lodge on the historic registry and supplied much of the historical information about the building. Kelly Myers began preliminary investigations into the requirements for registry.

  • Rodgers new vice chair

    In a unanimous decision, the Los Alamos county council voted Geoff Rodgers in as vice chair Tuesday evening. The position was vacated when Ron Selvage resigned last week.

    A procedure for filling Selvage’s council seat also received unanimous support. Staff was directed to solicit letters of intent from those interested in the position, with a deadline of 5 p.m. Aug. 28. Council will appoint one of the candidates in a special session Sept. 6.

    Rodgers recused himself from council’s first business item on the agenda: a recommendation regarding a public access and use plan for the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Rodgers’ wife is employed at the preserve.

  • Be There 08-08-12

    Today
    Family Game Night at Mesa Public Library. Join the geeks and gamers from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda for game boards galore. All ages welcome, please bring a parent or another adult if you’re 12 or younger.

    Thursday
    Annual Butterfly Count for Los Alamos. New Mexico butterfly guru Steve Cary will identify butterflies and discuss their habits and life histories. No experience necessary. Three habitats will be counted: mesa top, streamside and high altitude. Meet at Burnt Mesa Trailhead on N.M. 4 at 9 a.m. Bring close-focusing binoculars, water and sturdy shoes. Some nets provided. For information, call 662-2662.

  • Smith to lead Cheetahs for third year

    Chamisa Elementary turns 45 this year, with Principal Debbie Smith in her third year, as the top cheetah.
    Even though the start of school is next week, Smith is eager to begin by welcoming more than 50 new families to the fold.
    What has the greatest appeal for Smith?
    “Building on our relationship with neighboring San Ildefonso Pueblo and Northern New Mexico communities, celebrating student success and providing challenging individual opportunities,” Smith said.
    Smith has spent a good portion of the summer preparing their yearlong calendar to be set before school starts, collaborating with parents, the community and working with the new PTO board.

  • Gonzales ready for a new year

    The bright and smiling face of Principal Jill Gonzales is ready to greet Piñon Panthers as they enter the hallways for her third year.
    “I remain humbled and honored to serve the wonderful students, staff and parents who comprise our Panther family,” Gonzales said. “Truly, it is a blessing to work in such a highly-engaged, dynamic and supportive community.”
    Gonzales is excited and encouraged by the many opportunities the new school year brings, such as fresh starts, new experiences, higher learning and increased growth for students and staff alike.

  • Just say no to Medicaid expansion

    It’s free money! That’s the line used by actor Jimmy Fallon in a series of credit card commercials. It is also the line increasingly being used by advocates of Medicaid expansion here in New Mexico and across the nation.
    After all, who but a bunch of anti-social, uncaring, right wing conservatives could possibly turn down “free” money?

  • Let's get specific on future

    In a recent Guest View Point for the Los Alamos Monitor, my friend and fellow past councilor, Robert Gibson, made an effective case for why we should direct future diversified economic development in Los Alamos toward activities and businesses that maintain our exciting, unique and world-class community. He is exactly right on the WHY, but the ongoing challenge we have is - HOW are we going to do it? I would propose that Los Alamos County use two guiding principles for a specific path forward: 1) Build on our strengths; and 2) Create the businesses and jobs first, then let the urban village follow. Let’s consider one specific way that this concept can be readily implemented in our town.

  • NASA Mission Gives Peek of Rover's Mars Journey
  • Topes Notes 08-08-12

    Isotopes, Padres postponed until today