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Today's News

  • Learn about the ‘Warrior’s Way’ Wednesday

    Join Arno Ilgner and the Los Alamos Mountaineers Wednesday for a discussion of how to apply Ilgner’s “Warrior’s Way” mental training to rock climbing and other challenging situations.
    Ilgner distinguished himself as a pioneering rock climber in the 1970s and ‘80s, when the top climbs were bold and dangerous first ascents. These personal exploits are the foundation for Ilgner’ s unique physical and mental training program — The Warrior’s Way.

  • U.S. less prepared for quake

    Geology has surely been in the news lately, with the price of petroleum moving relentlessly upward, a threat to global economic recovery because oil is so central to industrial society the world around.
    But now matters are suddenly worse.

  • Snarling in politics

    Why are so many high profile politicos so ill-tempered these days? Is it in the job description: Politico, be unpleasant? Whatever the case, you encounter this snapping and sniping wherever you turn.
    In New Mexico, Gov. Susana Martinez routinely bristles at the slightest hint of criticism.
    In a recent op-ed piece, Martinez’s predecessor, Bill Richardson, suggested that the nation’s governors, Martinez included, might want to think twice before abandoning tax incentives for movie production in their states.

  • LANB secures grant for housing project

    Los Alamos National Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas have awarded the Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico a $315,000 Affordable Housing Program grant to assist with the construction of the second phase of Silver Gardens in Albuquerque.
    Silver Gardens II will contain 55 units, 14 of which will be set aside as permanent supportive housing for residents with special needs. The project will house an integrated tenant mix, including households ranging from very low-income to market rate.

  • Update 03-13-11

    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

  • Committee to consider leisure pool CIP

    A request to fund the design and construction of a leisure pool will be heard during the Capital Improvement Project (CIP) Oversight and Evaluation Committee meeting March 24.
    If ultimately approved by Los Alamos County Council, residents might be spotted in the near future zooming down a swirling slide or floating through a current channel at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    The cost for this potential addition to local recreation is undetermined.

  • Valles Caldera Preserve legislation introduced

    The push is being renewed to transfer management of the Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico to the National Park Service.
    U.S. Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall introduced legislation this week that directs the Park Service to take over management of the preserve in a way that protects the area’s natural and cultural resources.

  • Sipping soup for a good cause

    Residents came to the Betty Ehart Senior Center to take part in the 18th annual Empty Bowls Project. For a donation of $10 or more, attendees can choose a hand-painted bowl and enjoy a soup from one of the local restaurants. Proceeds benefit Self Help, a local non profit organization that provides emergency financial assistance and seed money grants to residents of Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Taos and Northern Santa Fe counties.

     

  • Wilson worries about spiraling national deficit

    Three hours after Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., announced he wouldn’t seek re-election, former U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., received what she describes as, “probably the best job ever offered in my lifetime” – a senior executive position running a large defense and intelligence operation.

    On Friday Feb. 19, Bingaman announced his retirement. On Sunday Feb. 20, Wilson gathered her husband Jay Hone, son Joshua Hone, 17, and daughter Caitlin Hone, 14, at their Albuquerque home to discuss her options.

  • Council dynamic yet to be defined

    With four new councilors taking seats on the dais at the first of the year, the Los Alamos County Council’s dynamic still is being defined.

    While the leadership and direction of the current council has yet to be chiseled in stone, some seasoned observers have weighed in on what they’ve seen so far.