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Today's News

  • Government can be efficient at times

    SANTA FE — What a great example of governmental efficiency and transparency. With a mere telephone request, Gov. Susana Martinez’s chief political advisor was able to get a list of all nonunion teachers in the state along with their school email addresses.
    It required considerable work by at least two divisions of the Public Education Department. It was done so fast and efficiently that the PED information officer proudly attached an email message that went to his boss, the governor, her chief of staff and, of course, her chief political advisor.

  • Program offers free tech help

    In the 29 years since he bought Santa Fe-based Herbs, Etc. from its founder, herbalist Daniel Gagnon has worked hard to meet demand from the more than 2,000 U.S. retailers that carry the liquid herbal extracts and herbal medicines he manufactures.
    Because quality control was critical to establishing and maintaining the company’s reputation, Gagnon imposed rigorous anti-microbial standards for his potions.
    Traditionally, Gagnon eliminated unwanted microbes by processing his herbs with water and alcohol. But in 2000, he developed a way to remove the alcohol to produce an alcohol-free product using olive oil and soft gel encapsulation.

  • The Air Up There

    Skaters take part in the “Big Air” event at Saturday’s LA Skate Competition. The skate competition took place at Mesa Public Library. It was sponsored by Los Alamos County’s recreation division.

  • All-Star softball starts on Monday

    It’s that time of the summer where the All-Stars get a chance to shine.
    Little League All-Star softball tournaments are scheduled to start this week, with Little League All-Star baseball tournaments getting going late next week.
    Monday, the 9-10 and 10-11 district softball playoffs get going in Española. The district Junior playoffs begin Tuesday in Santa Fe and Wednesday the Majors tournament starts in Española.
    Baseball tournaments get underway starting July 6 with the Majors and Juniors tournaments both slated to be played in Los Alamos.

  • Sports Update 06-24-12

    Football camp starts July 9

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper youth football camp is scheduled for July 9-12.
    The camp is for players in grades 4-8. Players and coaching staff will be on-hand to teach football techniques.
    Registration is $55 and includes a T-shirt. Information and registration forms are available at www.topperfootball.com.

    Nogar meet resumes today

    The Nick Nogar Altitude Invitational swimming meet will continue today at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    The annual swim meet will resume competition this morning at 9 a.m. Teams from around the region, mostly comprised of youth swimmers, compete in the annual event.
    The aquatic center will resume its regular schedule Monday.

  • Wimbledon men’s draw a 3-way race

    WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — As Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer step back on the grass at Wimbledon, each has reason to believe he’ll be hoisting the trophy in two weeks.
    None of the other 125 men in the field can honestly say the same.
    It’s tough to imagine anyone outside that trio winning this year’s championship at the All England Club, where play begins Monday.
    “They’ve, you know, been pretty selfish about Grand Slam titles for a little bit,” said 2003 U.S. Open champion and three-time Wimbledon runner-up Andy Roddick.
    They sure have.
    It has been either Nadal or Djokovic has won each of the past nine major tournaments.

  • Schools asked to vote on referenda items

    Schools around the state have just the remainder of this week to make their thoughts known to the New Mexico Activities Association about several referenda items.
    The NMAA, which governs most interscholastic high school and middle school athletic programs around the state, is asking schools for its opinions on eight separate issues.
    Among the items that would have the most immediate impact to schools is one in which the NMAA would change its bylaws to add a heat illness prevention protocol.
    Teams would not be allowed to practice if the heat index for an area is above 104.

  • Letter urges Senate to kill CMRR

    The Los Alamos Study Group, Nuclear Watch New Mexico, and the Project on Government Oversight sent a letter to the ranking members of the Senate Armed Forces Committee and other organizations, urging them to cancel the Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement facility at Los Alamos.

    The letter was sent to ranking Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman and ranking member respectively of the Senate committee that granted funding for fiscal year 2013.  

  • Raw Video: Mugly Wins World's Ugliest Dog Title

    A Chinese crested's short snout, beady eyes and white whiskers earned it the title of World's Ugliest Dog at the annual contest in Northern California.

  • Update 06-24-12

    Parents wanted
    Los Alamos Public Schools is looking for parents to try out potential new versions of their websites. Parents new to the community and parents of current elementary, middle and high schoolers are needed.  Email Colin MacArthur at c.macarthur@laschools.net or call 629-0776 to schedule a time to help.

    P & Z

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdsay in council chambers.

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Building.

    WR meeting

    The White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the White Rock Town Hall.

    Restrictions