Today's News

  • Anniversary: Mary Lou and Don Keigher

    Don and Mary Lou Keigher are celebrating their 66th wedding anniversary on March 2 at their home in Aspen Ridge Lodge, where they recently moved. In 2012, they are also celebrated their 40th year living in Los Alamos.
    Don and Mary Lou were married March 2, 1946, in LaJolla, Calif., where Don served in the Navy.  In 1953, their young family moved to Richland,Wash., where Don was a fire protection engineer with the Atomic Energy Commission until 1969.  After three years in Washington, D.C., they moved west again to White Rock.

  • Tourney Time

    The Los Alamos High School basketball teams will be on the road for the first round of the state tournament. The Los Alamos girls will travel to Grants tonight and the Hilltopper boys will take on Goddard.

  • Update 03-02-12

    Co-op milestone

    The Los Alamos Co-op Market celebrates its first year Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. with children’s activities, product samples, music, raffle and more.

    Council meeting

    County Council has a special session on Los Alamos Main Street. 6 p.m. March 6, White Rock Fire Station #3.

    CIP meeting

    CIP Committee reviews Phase 2 Applications for Golf Course Improvements, 5:15 p.m. March 6, Council Chambers.

    Dinner theater
    “The Love Boat Friend Ship,” a dinner theatre fundraiser for Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at TOTH. Advance purchase tickets are $50 for adults, $25 for teens. For more information, call 662-5107.

  • NCRTD ponders ripple effect

    The North Central Regional Transit District may need to update its long-range financial plan after Los Alamos County allocated funding for the organization far less than anticipated.

    The county allocated the district $5.5 million over five years when it was a start-up as part of the “Progress through Partnering” initiative.

    But that cash flow is at its end and the district sought additional funding over another five-year period, according to a Dec. 11 letter from District Executive Director Tony Mortillaro to County Council Chairwoman Sharon Stover.

  • Logrolling question gets tripped up again

    By a 4-3 vote, the Los Alamos county council rejected a petition to revisit its policy on logrolling.

    A petition, submitted by Patricia Max on behalf of the Los Alamos Governmental Review Initiative (LAGRI), requested that council “schedule for discussion and possible action an item on logrolling in elections to amend the Incorporated County of Los Alamos Charter.”

  • Lab workers mull buyout details

    Severance packages of up to 39 weeks of pay will be offered as details emerged from director Charlie McMillan’s meeting Thursday with lab employees concerning the volunteer separation program.

    McMillan discussed specifics of the program during an all-hands meeting.

    The NNSA announced late Wednesday that it approved a plan that would cut 400 to 800 jobs from the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Eligible employees from the regular workforce of about 7,600 may begin applying for voluntary separation on March 5. According to a person who attended the meeting, employees can declare whether they are taking the package March 5-14.

  • Church Listings 03-02-12

    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.

  • An inside glimpse at Mormon theology

    “Look! It’s those Mormon Elders again!” That’s probably the most commonly spoken phrase as residents see them coming down the street toward their front door. Or maybe they’ve been seen pedaling through town on their bicycles, in their dark suits and black name tags.
    “Mormons” is a nickname given to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mormons have a firm belief in Jesus Christ as the savior of the world.
    They believe the Bible to be the word of God, recorded by his prophets. Because they also believe in the Book of Mormon, which is named after an ancient American prophet-leader and is another testament of Jesus Christ, they are sometimes called Mormons.

  • The beauty of irrationality

    There once was a number called pi.  So special like e and like phi.  The circumference to D is the ratio for me.  And it’s not a multiple of i.”
    You really have to love mathematics to admire the symmetry of math poems.  This particular one is known as a pi-poem, or a piem.  Some people use the word piem to refer to a haiku-like poem of 3 lines with 3 syllables, 1 syllable, and 4 syllables.  Or if you wish, you can simply write a standard haiku about pi and call it a piku.

  • Los Alamos needs a rec center

    After the fire this summer, I thought it would be obvious that spending $5 million for ice rink improvements in a canyon that burns every 11 years would be a bad idea.  However, the project continues to creep forward along with grandiose plans to build a teen center, civic center and improve the golf course (another $35 million combined).  There are many flaws in the current CIP process and my main concern is the failure to address long-term community needs.  I serve on the Parks and Rec board so I will specifically mention recreation needs and also clarify that these opinions are my own.