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Today's News

  • Today in History for May 21st
  • Robin Gibb of Bee Gees Dies at 62
  • Raw Video: Powerful Quake in Northern Italy

    One of the strongest earthquakes to shake northern Italy rattled the region around Bologna early Sunday, a magnitude-6.0 temblor that toppled some buildings and sent residents running into the streets, emergency services and news reports said.

  • Today in History for May 20th
  • Working beyond classroom

    John Pawlak said a mouthful a couple weeks ago, but he usually does.  I want to add to his teacher appreciation column.
     Recently, and it was during teacher appreciation week, a student asked me if one needed a college degree to be a teacher.  A while back a student asked me if math teachers get paid more than P.E. teachers- because math is harder than P.E.  
    My son has graciously pointed out to me that teaching is at the bottom of the professional totem pole and Foreign Language teachers, that would be me, are at the bottom of the bottom.  I ignore him a lot.

  • Our View: Council should rethink ice rink investment

    The Los Alamos County Council should be applauded for its decisive action Wednesday in the approval of eight capital improvement projects. With one notable exception, the council has committed your tax dollars to work on undertakings that should indeed yield some quality of life improvements.

    The one project that should have been excluded is the ice rink. Expending $1.5 million to rehab that facility is a pig in a poke. The rink is in an atrocious location, too far removed from town. At best, it should become a place for training and practice.

  • CMRR funding fight heads to Senate

    Ignoring a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House approved a $642 billion defense budget Friday that breaks a deficit-cutting deal with President Barack Obama and restricts his authority in an election-year challenge to the Democratic commander in chief.

    The House voted 299-120 for the fiscal 2013 spending blueprint that authorizes money for weapons, aircraft, ships and the war in Afghanistan — $8 billion more than Obama and congressional Republicans agreed to last summer in the clamor for fiscal austerity.

  • Primary election just weeks away

    This year’s primary election is less than a month away, and as candidates enter the final sprint to the finish line the League of Women Voters lined up primary hopefuls for the District 5 state Senate and District 3 Public Regulation Commission races so the Los Alamos public could ask questions.

    Each race only has a Democratic primary. There are no Republican candidates for either post.

    In the District 5 Senate Race, Rio Arriba County Commissioner Alfredo Montoya of Alcade is facing off against incumbent 12-year veteran lawmaker Richard Martinez of Espanola.

    Montoya said he was running to give District 5 constituents a new representation with a fresh perspective, while Martinez touted his extensive experience in the legislature.

  • Planting for the future

    Volunteers as young as four years old worked alongside tribal elders to plant 200 fruit trees at San Ildefonso Pueblo this week. The project is another step in the pueblo’s effort to revitalize its traditions, culture and the health of its people through farming.

    “Water and land have always been sacred to our people,” said Farm Mentor Tim Martinez. “It’s all about bringing back good advice from our elders and grandparents, both through our senior center and from those that have left us.”

  • NNMCAB celebrates new Pojoaque home

    The Northern New Mexico Citizen’s Advisory Board (NNMCAB) played host this week to about 50 people who turned out to celebrate the opening of the NNMCAB’s new office in Pojoaque.

    The office building is located at 94 Cities of Gold Road, next to the Pojoaque Visitors Center, and it serves as administrative office, meeting place and reading room for regulatory documents associated with environmental work at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).