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Today's News

  • Be There 04-20-11

    Today
    Chamisa Elementary will host a Recycle Fashion Show at 6 p.m. as part of TV Turn Off Week. For more information, call 663-2470.
    Thursday
    Hosted by Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Energy Management Council, the Energy Town Hall and Exposition will be part of LANL’s Earth Day celebration. The town hall and expo will be from 8:30-11 a.m. at Fuller Lodge.

    Former students of Texas A&M University will assemble in Los Alamos on Thursday for the annual Texas Aggie Muster to honor all Texas Aggies who have passed away within the last year. For more information, contact Mullen at 662-7432, or evmullen86@aol.com.

  • Credit Union facelift

    There’s big news at Del Norte Credit Union. Officials announced a $1 million renovation of the Del Norte Credit Union facility at 1000 Trinity Dr. From left, Del Norte Credit Union Supervisory Committee Chair Roger Stutz, Board Treasurer Luis Alba, Los Alamos and White Rock Branch Manager Nickole Agilar Garcia and CEO Chuck Valenti broke ground in front of the building during an April 8 ceremony

  • Update 04-20-11

    Book signing
     Robert Kresge, author of “Murder for Greenhorns,” signs his debut mystery Western at 6 p.m. Thursday at Otowi Station Bookstore.

    DPU meeting
    The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the DPU conference room. 

    Dem Party meeting
    The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County will host its monthly meeting from 7-
    8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mesa Public Library meeting room 3.

    GOP meeting
    The Republican Party of Los Alamos County will meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Best Western Hilltop Hotel.
     
    ESB meeting

  • Bird’s eye view

    A bird flies by as work continues near the landfill on East Jemez Road Monday.

  • County helps soften LAPS budget crunch

    For the past several months, the Los Alamos Public Schools have tried to strike a balance between quality education and a shrinking budget.Public input in the form of surveys has been sought to help guide the district in making program cuts and on Thursday, the results from those surveys will be unveiled to the public.

    The district also has found that the amount they will have to trim from the budget is less than what it originally anticipated, thanks to a helping hand from Los Alamos County.

    Initially, the district was faced with cutting approximately $600,000 from its budget, however, school administrators asked county officials for help by reducing the amount of money they had been paying the county for certain services.

  • Fun at the park

    Richard Dutch and his Shetland sheepdog, Zoe, 3, get a morning work out at the soccer park near 19th and Nectar recently.

  • Officials: NADG, county close on Trinity Site deal

    New details surfaced regarding negotiations on the Trinity Site Revitalization Project during Tuesday’s county council meeting.

    Acting Assistant County Administrator Steve Lynne and Acting County Administrator Randy Autio told council that an appraisal of the property has been completed.

    The council selected North American Development Group (NADG) in November to develop the site, which is located at Trinity Drive and Knecht Street.

    Lynne said that the county met three weeks ago with NADG and Smith’s Food and Drug Center, which is proposing a Smith’s Marketplace as the site’s anchor store.

    The meeting allowed the county to ensure that all parties are on the same page, he said.

  • Intern housing shortage continues to tax resources on Hill

    Hundreds of college students from across the country flood the local community each summer to intern at Los Alamos National Laboratory. LANL interns often encounter a lack of student housing and this year is no exception.

    Betsey Suarzo has been the housing coordinator of UNM-LA’s 64 efficiency apartments on 9th Street for eight years.

    “I’m getting a lot of e-mails and phone calls from lab students interested in renting apartments in UNM-LA housing and I’m telling them to send me their information and I’ll put them on the waiting list,” Suarzo said.

  • Hunt antlers at Valles

    Wanted: Youth groups willing to spend the day outdoors learning about elk and hunting for antler sheds.  
     The Valles Caldera National Preserve is offering this free, educational opportunity is for non-profit youth groups.  
    The   program includes education on elk habitat and behavior. It also offers  youth groups a chance to explore the preserve on foot while hunting for  antlers. The antlers gathered will be used to support this program and  the management of the preserve.  

  • Udall to attend DPU's ceremony

    Thursday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall will take part in the grand opening of the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ new low-flow hydroelectric turbine at the Abiquiu hydroelectric facility.
    The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m.  Following the ceremony, there will be tours of the facility from 11 a.m.-noon. Participating in the ceremony is just one stop on Udall’s tour through  eight New Mexico counties.  The newly-installed turbine, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), was created on site in Abiquiu and created 20 full-time jobs.