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Today's News

  • Raw Video: Giants Celebrate Another Super Bowl

    Thousands of fans roared as New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning hoisted the team's Super Bowl trophy from a glittering blue-and-white float Tuesday during a victory parade through New York City.

  • GOP pre-primary convention

    The Los Alamos Republicans will hold their pre-primary convention Feb. 23 at the VFW, 1793 Deacon St. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and doors close promptly at 7 p.m.  
    A Central Committee meeting will be at 7 p.m.
     At 7:15 p.m., Ward Caucuses will be held to elect ward delegates to the County Pre-primary convention.
    At 7:30 p.m., the County Convention will convene to elect delegates to the RPNM Pre-primary Nominating Convention.  
    The purpose of the pre-primary convention is to elect delegates to the Republican Party of New Mexicco Pre-primary Nominating Convention to be held March 17 in Albuquerque.
     For information call Ron Dolin, 672-3581.

  • Dog Jog Logo entries being accepted

    The Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter 2012 Dog Jog is scheduled for April 28 and the search is on for a T-shirt logo.
    Children who love animals and would like a shot at local fame are encouraged to create and submit their T-shirt logo for the contest, adhering to the following guidelines:
    • All entries should be drawn in black ink on white paper. The lines should be thick enough to reproduce properly on a T-shirt.
    • All entries should be no larger than 8.5 x 11 inches in size.
    • The words “Dog Jog 2012” should prominently appear somewhere on the design.
    • The artist’s name, birth date, address, phone number and T-shirt size should be included lightly on the back of the design.

  • Teaching children social competencies

    Welcome to February and the asset category of “social competencies” and assets 32-36.
    This asset category includes planning and decision-making, interpersonal competence, cultural competence, resistance skills and peaceful conflict resolution.
    This is always an excellent way to show youth that we make mistakes, too.
    As the sixth grade elementary classes visit the Hawk’s nest and the eighth grade Hawks visit the high school, this is a grand time to talk about working ahead.
    Because I’ve had two students go through middle school I will share a few words of wisdom with you to pass along to your children.
    The most important thing you need to know is, always turn in your homework!

  • Loss of ideas weakens nation

     Innovation is the pride and lifeblood of our democracy.
     Innovation in technical systems is vital and thriving. Innovation is equally essential in political life, but is lost in the rubble of skeletal debate for voter loyalties.   
     Our nation sorely needs ways to develop ideas in the public forum.
    The forum today treats an idea as a political hoax from the disloyal. So they all get axed, lest any idea should spread. The prevalent contempt for ideas shuts out your own fondest idea as surely as it stops all others.
    Political innovation molders in the mission of talk wars.
    Nothing needs fresh ideas more than the problems that last far longer than reelection cycles. The regulatory process is large among them.

  • LANL conference set for Thursday

    Over the next five years, the Laboratory plans to award some $200 million in master task order agreements for general construction services, such as civil, architectural-structural, electrical, mechanical and piping.
    Learn specifics about the task order agreements at a free general construction services solicitation conference from 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Buffalo Thunder Resort in Pojoaque.
    Laboratory procurement, construction, and contract management staff will make presentations and be available to answer questions about the master task order agreements, and LANL’s safety, security, quality assurance, and Lab engineering standards requirements, explained Acting Associate Director for Project Management John Bretzke.

  • Update 02-07-12

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5:30 p.m.
    Feb. 15, at the DPU Conference Room, 170 Central Park Square.

    Dinner series

    The Los Alamos Cooperative Market will host the second of its seven-session Dinner and Discussion series titled,  “Menu for the Future,” from 6:30-7:30 p.m. today.

    Council meeting

    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. today in Council Chambers.

    Ashley Pond

    A public meeting regarding Ashley Pond will be at 6:30 p.m Thursday in the Community Building Council Chambers.

    Poetry gathering

  • WR Visitor Center starts to take shape

    Construction continues at the White Rock Visitor Center.

  • House panel OKs budget leaving room for tax rollbacks


    SANTA FE (AP) — A more than $5 billion state budget proposal is back on track in the House and the spending blueprint leaves nearly $42 million available for possible tax cuts advocated by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and legislators.
    The budget was unanimously approved Monday by the House Appropriations and Finance Committee and sent to the 70-member House for debate and a vote, which likely will happen later this week.
    The measure allocates about $5.6 billion for public education and government programs, including courts and prisons, in the budget year starting July 1. That provides for a spending increase of nearly 4 percent, or $215 million.

  • Muni Complex Construction on Track

    Construction on the Municipal Complex is on schedule and going well, according to Capital Projects and Facilities Director Anne Laurent. For residents in the surrounding neighborhoods, progress cannot come too soon.

    Last month, resident Helen Deaven approached council with concerns that vibrations from the soil compaction could be damaging area homes. Deaven had not consulted with county staff before approaching council. Council Chair Sharon Stover directed staff to work with Deaven to mitigate the problem.

    Since then, the design/building contractor, Jaynes Corporation, has changed the setting on its soil compression equipment from high to low and installed vibration monitors on surrounding streets to ensure that vibrations are kept below industry standards.