Today's News

  • Legislators want federal help at Area G

    House Memorial 33, which requests full federal funding for cleanup of Area G in Los Alamos, passed unanimously in the state House Representatives and Senate Thursday.

    The memorial was introduced by Jim Hall (R-Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval Counties).

  • Citizens prefer 'natural' plan for Ashley Pond

    The 30 or so residents attending the public meeting on the Ashley Pond renovation project were divided between a “naturalistic” master plan and a “mixed” design combining natural and more formal elements.

    They were all in agreement on one thing: a very ‘’formal” option received not a single vote.

    The overriding goal of the renovation is to revitalize Ashley Pond, which is dying from a depletion of oxygen in the water called eutrophication. To rejuvenate the pond, a number of factors must be addressed, including reducing runoff carrying dissolved nutrients from fertilizer and pollutants from parking areas and finding ways to increase water circulation.

  • Dueling with unloaded guns

    A creative headline writer described the employment packages offered by Democrats and Republicans as “Dueling Job-Growth Plans.”
    To have a duel, the guns must be loaded. That’s one little detail Senate Dems forgot.
    In a news conference, they trotted out SB 9, yet another stab in Sen. Peter Wirth’s long campaign for combined tax reporting, which employers say would cost jobs; SB 74, from Sen. Steve Fischmann, who has an untarnished track record for being clueless on economic issues; and Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez, whose SB 140 is unworkable.

  • Talking the Rail Runner

    Sen. George Muñoz, D-Gallup, poses a good question about the New Mexico Rail Runner Express with his Senate Bill 247.
    But like nearly all Democrats and a good many Republicans, he missed the point. He only asks who should pay for the Rail Runner’s losses, all New Mexicans or just some, not whether it should continue.
    The bill provides “a dedicated funding source for the operation and maintenance costs of heavy rail mass transit systems that fairly imposes these costs on the locales and persons that are primarily served.”
    Government has things to do. But what things? At what level of government? Is there benefit to people supposedly served by the government activity?

  • Church Listings 02-10-12

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome. Come Join the Family.

  • Stockpile Stewardship: Los Alamos

    "Heritage of Science" is a short video that highlights the Stockpile Stewardship program at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Stockpile Stewardship was conceived in the early 1990s as a national science-based program that could assure the safety, security, and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear deterrent without the need for full-scale underground nuclear testing.

  • Bullying series continues

    Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church will host the second service in a series on bullying. The event will begin with a free dinner at 5:15 p.m. Sunday. The topic is, “Sometimes to handle a bully, we need our strongest ally, who is Jesus.”
    The third service will be Feb. 26, when the topic will cover how to get help for yourself and the person who is doing the bullying.

  • Celebrate Valentine's Day at WRPC

    Neighbors and friends of White Rock Presbyterian Church are invited to join with members to celebrate Valentine’s Day and enjoy a chalupa supper, during which the new interim  pastor, Rev. Dr. Harry Cole, will be introduced.
    Cole  began his interim ministry with WRPC on Nov. 27 after serving as an interim pastor in about 10 other congregations around the nation.  Most recently, Cole was interim pastor at  Westminster Church of Roswell.
    St. Valentine’s Day is a traditional occasion honoring sweethearts, married couples and all who celebrate the love of Christian fellowship.
    Marriage is a sacrament of the church and  love is a passion of the heart, the symbol of St. Valentine’s Day.  

  • Ask Fr. John: To pray without ceasing is an ongoing process

    What does Paul mean when he says “pray without ceasing?” and how do you do it in this world? — E.B.

    Paul means we are called to pray ceaselessly. This may seem unreasonable to some but it is nevertheless what we are called to do. Christ calls us to love God with all our soul, all our heart, all our mind and all our strength.
    This implies relationship and personal communication. Prayer is simply ongoing relationship with God, communion with him.
    If we love God with all our being, we will necessarily strive to pray without ceasing. In other words, to relate to him ceaselessly.
    Note the word “striving.” We do not end up there all at once.

  • Fishing Report 02-10-12



    Charette Lakes: The lake has closed for the season and will reopen March 1.

    Clayton Lake: Closed until noon March 1.

    Conchas Lake: No report.

    Costilla Creek: No report.

    Coyote Creek: Closed for the winter.

    Eagle Nest Lake:15 inches of ice. Fishing has been good for perch and a few northern pike. Trout and salmon fishing has been sporatic. Try jigging Kastmasters tipped with worms or Power Bait. 

    Lake Alice and Lake Maloya: Ice fishing has been fair for trout at Lake Maloya. Try Power Bait, dough bait and salmon eggs. Fishing is poor at Lake Alice due to thin ice and the lake has not been stocked.

    Maxwell Lakes: Closed until noon March 1.