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Today's News

  • Update 03-11-11

    Public meeting
    A public meeting regarding the phase one study for a design alternatives for Central and Oppenheimer intersection will be held 1-3 p.m. Tuesday at the Reel Deal Theater.

    CRC to meet
    The Charter Review Committee will meet Monday to explore the option of having a mayor/council form of government. The meeting is 5:30 p.m. in the Community Bldg. training room.

    Noise mitigation

  • NMED leverages resources on community outreach

    ESPAÑOLA — The decision to disband the Community Radiation Monitoring Group (CRMG) did not sit well with those who have been there from the start.
    The announcement came was delivered via an email that was received five days prior to what would be the final CRMG meeting on Wednesday in Española.

  • LANL geophysicist analyzes massive quakes

    While an 8.9 is currently the official measure of the enormous earthquake that hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan Friday, geophysicist Terry Wallace predicts it will be a magnitude 9 when it’s all over.

    Wallace knows about earthquakes and their ensuing tsunamis having spent 20 years as a professor of geosciences at the University of Arizona before coming to Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he currently serves as principal associate director of Science, Technology, and Engineering.

  • Session deemed sluggish

    It’s crunch time at the Roundhouse with nine days left in the 2011 legislative session to balance New Mexico’s budget, which has a shortfall of $250 million. Lawmakers have no choice since the state constitution demands that they pass a balanced budget.
    “We are all a little frustrated, we haven’t passed a lot of bills,” said Rep. Jeannette Wallace (R- Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval counties). “We still don’t have a budget; we normally have a budget by now so it’s a little unsettling.”

  • Sports update 03-11-11

    LALL Majors spring training starts Saturday at North Mesa
    Los Alamos Little League’s spring training, preparation for tryouts for its Majors division, will start Saturday.
    Spring training sessions are scheduled for Saturday and Monday. Saturday’s session will be from 10 a.m.-noon and Monday’s from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Majors field on North Mesa.
    Those interested in playing Majors baseball are encouraged to attend the spring training sessions in preparation for tryouts, which are scheduled for March 17 and 19.

  • Softball: LA cannot hang on to late lead vs. Storm

    The Los Alamos softball team was nipped at Sue Cleveland High School Thursday.
    Cleveland, a Class 5A school in Rio Rancho, pushed two runs across in the sixth inning, coming back from a 1-run deficit to win 5-4.
    Los Alamos (1-5) scored runs in both the fourth and fifth innings Thursday to claim a 4-3 lead, while the team’s ace, Monika Teter, held Cleveland’s Storm scoreless during the middle innings.
    However, the Storm (2-0) strung together a pair of hits, a walk and a sacrifice bunt off Teter for its sixth-inning runs to pick up the win.

  • Skiesta marks end of tough ski season

    Long before the ski season started, Pajarito Mountain got its first bit of bad news. That would be a harbinger of things to come in 2010-11.
    Saturday, Pajarito will celebrate Skiesta, the unofficial ending of the ski season. While in past years the mountain has been able to operate into late March, this season is one Pajarito may just as soon pretend never happened.

  • A roundabout approach to stupid

    The dim light in the morning made it difficult for me to see her at first, but as it turned out, it wasn’t the light that was dim.  
    She was walking down the side of the road, with the traffic.  She could have used the sidewalk, but I suppose she figured the baby carriage she was pushing would help cushion the blow in the event a car happened to hit her.

  • JTIP helps businesses expand

    Outsourced labor, layoffs, and consolidation of jobs may have defined the past few years, but as the economy begins to throw off the weight of recession, businesses are turning their attention to adding workers to handle expanding workloads. Investing in staff is a commitment, especially when lack of training can delay employee productivity. The New Mexico Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) helps businesses defray the cost of hiring and training new employees.

  • Just A Wag 03-11-11

    Aspen Apartments on sale after foreclosure   
    The bank foreclosed on the Aspen Apartments on Gold Street in December.
    The five building, 36-unit complex is listed for sale at $1,275,000.

    Savvy senior citizen foils nefarious plot
     A local senior citizen received a plausible-sounding call claiming to be from Publishers Clearing House.  
    The caller said a several-thousand-dollar check would be delivered the next day.