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Today's News

  • 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

  • Johnson and Romero are top finishers

    Jeff Johnson and Ted Romero were the top finishers at the next-to-last Splash ‘n’ Dash event of the summer.
    The Splash ‘n’ Dash is a bi-weekly event hosted by the Los Alamos Triatomics geared for those training for the Los Alamos Triathlon. The final Splash ‘n’ Dash of the summer is scheduled for 7 p.m. today.
    The events start at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    Johnson was the fastest finisher on the long course — a 400-yard swim followed by a 5K run — during the July 25 Splash ‘n’ Dash, finishing in a time of 26 minutes, 18 seconds. On the shorter course — which included a 200-yard swim followed by a 3K run — Romero finished in a time of 18 minutes, 31 seconds.

  • Morgan may be new face of U.S. soccer

    LONDON (AP) — First-time Olympian Alex Morgan already has her defining moment: A game-winning goal in overtime that put the U.S. women’s soccer team into the gold medal match.
    And it came on a header, the very skill that was supposed to be a weakness in her game.
    The lightning-fast striker brings beautiful goals to game at the formative age of 23. Long after Abby Wambach, Christie Rampone and the other vets have retired, it’s a reasonable bet that Morgan will be the face of the U.S. national team.
    “She’s still a genetic freak, in my opinion,” Wambach said. “She makes plays that you don’t expect anybody to make.”

  • Sports Update 08-08-12

    Hawk football meeting is Thursday

    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawk football program will hold an orientation session Thursday. The orientation will be from 5-7 p.m. at Brousseau Gymnasium.
    Any students entering seventh or eighth grade interested in playing football for LAMS is encouraged to attend. The orientation process will include turning in all necessary participation paperwork, issuing of equipment and information on the Hawks’ football program.
    Eighth grade players should show up by 5 p.m. and seventh grade players by 6 p.m.
    For more information, email Daren Jones at d.jones@laschools.net.

  • Bicyclist slightly injured in collision with vehicle on Diamond

    A bicyclist was treated for minor injuries by the Los Alamos Fire Department this morning after colliding with a car at the intersection of Diamond Drive and Sandia.

     LAPD deputy chief Kevin Purtymun said the bicyclist was heading southbound on Diamond and the car was making a left turn from northbound Diamond to Sandia. Purtymun said the driver of the car failed to yield to the bicyclist and the driver was cited. Purtymun added that the bicyclist refused transportation to the Los Alamos Medical Center.