.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Bun Ryan honored with John F. Kennedy Award

    Bernard (Bun) Ryan, was awarded the John F. Kennedy award recently by the Los Alamos Democratic Party.
    Ryan has lived the ideals that JFK professed.
    John Kennedy believed that, “If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.” He believed that the small numbers of Americans who have resources have representatives in Washington to protect their interests, but that it was the responsibility of the President of the United States to protect the others. JFK espoused a basic tenet of the Democratic Party: it is only through working together, private and public, neighbor and stranger that we will be truly prosperous. For these reasons we honored him.  May 29 would have been his 95th birthday.

  • Sarov delegation calls on council

    Councilors Frances Berting and Ron Selvage present gifts to the delegation from Sarov, Russia, Los Alamos’ Sister City.

  • Update 06-14-12

    CIP meeting

    The County’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold its monthly business meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, June 21 at 5:15 p.m. in council chambers.

    Concert

    The Police Experience will play a free concert during the Relay for Life at Ashley Pond Friday night. Music will start at 7 p.m.

    P & Z meeting

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers.

    Flag Day

    The Los Alamos Elks Lodge will be hosting a Flag Day Ceremony at 6 p.m. today at the Elks Lodge (on Trinity, next to Sonic). For more information, contact the Elks at 662-5611.

    Restrictions

  • Councilors debate duties of clerk, sheriff

    The most surprising thing about Tuesday night’s county council meeting was the lack of public comment on proposed charter amendments, including the hotly contested issue of the sheriff’s role. The only public comment came from Charter Review Committee (CRC) members clarifying specific issues.

    However, council’s debates on some CRC recommendations mirrored previous arguments among committee members and the public.

    That was most apparent in the divide over the sheriff’s office. Councilor Francis Berting made a motion that was seconded by councilor Mike Wismer, in a move that would transfer the sheriff’s duties to the Los Alamos Police Department and eliminate the position.

  • Tai Chi time

    A small group took advantage of the cool morning temperatures and gathered at Ashley Pond Thursday morning to practice Tai Chi.

  • LAPS board hammers out Schmidt's new contract

    Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Gene Schmidt’s new two-year contract begins July 1, but before it goes into effect, the Board of Education is hoping to hammer out one fine detail.

    The board initially awarded Schmidt the contract back in January.

    School Board member Melanie McKinley said the board recently returned from a school law conference in Albuquerque where she learned that new requirements regarding Title IX federal funding would be enforced this year.

    That includes a new requirement that figures-based data regarding the New Mexico Schools Athletics Equity Act be posted online Oct. 31 if the district fails to be in compliance with the law.

  • Training Days

    Competitors kick toward the finish line of the running leg at the 2011 Los Alamos Triathlon. The Los Alamos Triatomics multi-sport club will host the first Splash ‘n’ Dash of the year June 27. The Splash ‘n’ Dash is for participants wanting to prepare for the Los Alamos Triathlon in mid August. Registration for the Splash ‘n’ Dash is limited to 75 participants. Visit triatomics.org for more information.

  • Topes Notes 06-14-12

    Round Rock takes series finale over Albuquerque

  • Black will host PE courses for youth at Piñon School

    For those kids who need to get off the couch this summer, they can do so with Justin Black next week.
    This summer, Black, a physical education teacher, will be hosting summer school PE This course isn’t for those who need to improve their grade, but for those that might want to sharpen skills, learn something new or just spend more time in physical education.
    There will be plenty to do and to learn during the PE course.
    “Any student that has an interest in improving their skills in throwing, catching and kicking with different size balls, dodging tag, speed stacks, (Dance Dance Revolution), Xbox 360 with Kinect, tumbling, log rolls, and somersaults,” Black said.

  • Armstrong faces more doping charges

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong is facing more doping allegations just a few months after he thought he had finally put them to rest.

    Although federal investigators in February closed a two-year investigation without bringing criminal charges, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has filed new doping charges that could strip the seven-time Tour de France winner of his victories in cycling's premier race.

    Armstrong insists he is innocent.