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Today's News

  • Buy a poppy, help vets

    The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 90 Los Alamos will offer red crepe poppies on Wednesday.
    This reminder of the sacrifice of countless thousands called to war is an annual event undertaken by the members of Unit 90 in Los Alamos. Volunteers from the unit will take part in this nationwide program in memory of the citizen soldiers who gave their lives in the cause of freedom.
    Funds collected on Poppy Day are used to assist veterans and their families. It is a self-help program, for the Auxiliary’s familiar red paper poppy is handmade in Poppy Shops run by Auxiliary volunteers.

  • Thank you 05-22-11

    Thanks for
    the support

    As the Los Alamos County Science Fair season draws to a close I would like to thank all of the organizations and individuals who helped to create another premiere science fair this year.
    With the help of the Los Alamos community we sent 64 students to the Regional Fair in Las Vegas, 32 to the State Fair in Socorro and three Los Alamos High School students to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles.  

  • Allen named LAPS Teacher of the Year

    Sharon Allen, a Barranca first grade teacher, was named the Los Alamos Teacher of the Year.  She was one of seven teachers in the district nominated for the award. The announcement of her selection was made at a ceremony at Fuller Lodge May 5.  
    Along with a plaque, Allen received an honorarium from the LAPS Foundation.
    Allen has served in the district since 1997 as both a kindergarten and a first grade teacher. During her years of service to the district, Allen is credited for introducing hundreds of Barranca students to the world of reading and mathematics.

  • NNSA names new manager

    The National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos Site Office (LASO) named Timothy O’Leary its new Assistant Manager for Business Administration Friday.

    “We are very fortunate to have someone of Tim’s caliber on the LASO staff,” said LASO Manager Kevin Smith.

    “Tim has already had a remarkable and successful career and I fully expect him to have an immediate and positive influence on our Site Office business operations and to open new doors for the Los Alamos National Laboratory.”

    Most of O’Leary’s career has been with the U.S. Coast Guard, and included command of two Coast Guard Cutters.

  • Construction Zone 05-22-11

    Public Works Projects
    For more information about the projects listed below, please email lacpw@lacnm.us or call 662-8150.

    Diamond Drive Phase Four
    The traffic has been switched to the west side of Diamond Drive. Expect the following:

    Northbound from the Bridge – No left turns onto West or Trinity; use Sandia. No left onto Canyon Road, use University.  The right turn slip lane onto eastbound Trinity is closed; motorists in the right lane must turn right onto eastbound Trinity at the signalized intersection. The left lane continues through the work zone.

  • Sullivan sod sale frenzy

    Los Alamos residents turned out in droves to buy a piece of Sullivan Field Friday during the sod sale. Sullivan Field is being renovated and an artificial surface will be installed to replace the grass field. Renovation is scheduled to start Thursday. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Los Alamos Public School Athletic Department. Sod was sold for $.30 per square foot.

  • Update 05-24-11

    Authors Speak
    The Authors Speak Series featuring Demetria Martinez, scheduled for Thursday at the Mesa Library, has been canceled.

    CMRR meeting
    The Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement project public meeting for Los Alamos will be 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Express.

    DPU meeting
    The Board of Public Utilities will meet 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the DPU Conference Room at 170 Central Park Square.

    Council meeting
    The county council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers at the Community Buidling.

  • CMRR meetings set to begin Monday

    Starting Monday, the general public will get the chance to speak their mind about the Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement project.

    The National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos Site Office has extended the public comment period and added a fourth public meeting for the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the CMRR project – Nuclear Facility (CMRR-NF).

    The comment period was extended by 15 days, making it a 60-day comment period. The formal comment period opened April 29. A public meeting in Albuquerque has been added, in addition to those alreadyplanned in Los Alamos, Espanola and Santa Fe.

  • Ballet battle: Schools lock horns over ‘Nutcracker’

    The Los Alamos Public Schools has found itself in the middle of some tricky situations before, but probably never like the position it found itself in Thursday night.

    Board members, along with the attorney representing the district, John F. Kennedy of the Cuddy and McCarthy law firm based in Santa Fe, were caught in the middle of a lease dispute between two local dance schools, Dance Arts Los Alamos and New Mexico Dance Theater.

    Each side appeared at the school board meeting with legal representation. Local attorney Lynn Finnegan represented DALA, while Roxie De Santiago of the Jones Firm, based in Santa Fe, represented NMDT.

  • Petitions to take center stage

    Chances are it could be standing room only at Tuesday’s County Council meeting at the Community Building.
    Near the end of the agenda, there is a topic that has polarized the Los Alamos community.

    It’s all about the NM 502 Corridor Study, Trinity Drive and the controversy concerning roundabouts.

    There have been three petitions circulating in the community. There are two that want no change to Trinity and the other is in support of the county council in its vote to further study Plan A and its variants, all of which call for roundabouts.