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Today's News

  • Ourston assesses roundabout potential

    The second professional evaluation of options for restructuring the NM502/Trinity corridor was presented by Ourston Roundabout Engineering to the Technical Advisory Committee Tuesday.

    TAC’s current focus is on the section between Tewa Loop and Knecht Street, which already is slated to receive state funding for a redesign.

    David Quintana, technical support engineer for New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District 5, confirmed at the meeting that an allocation of $3.8 million has been rescheduled from 2013 to 2014.

    “That should give you plenty of time to get through this process and do another environmental assessment, if necessary,” Quintana said.

  • Getting ready for the holidays

    Dan Sena of Daniel’s Café hangs Christmas lights on his restaurant at 800 Trinity Dr., Wednesday morning.

  • Ex-teacher sentenced in sex case

    In a plea agreement in First Judicial District Court Nov. 17, former Los Alamos Middle School teacher Peter Bowman pleaded guilty/no contest to two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor (school personnel) – both 4th degree felonies.

    District Judge Stephen D. Pfeffer sentenced the 47-year-old father of three to three years of supervised probation and ordered him to register as a sex offender and to never be allowed to teach again.

    “Mr. Bowman used his conditional discharge to avoid jail time,” said arresting officer Det. Sgt. Oliver Morris. “But he will go to jail if he violates his probation.”

  • DECA group sparks fire prevention campaign

    After the Las Conchas Fire destroyed 156,293 acres last June, students from the Los Alamos High School DECA Chapter began spreading the word on what the community can do to keep forests and homes safe from fires.
    Vice President of Membership Sarah Patterson said, “Prevention is often on the minds of a community after a fire. That is why we have chosen ‘now’ to promote our campaign.”
    Vice President of Communications James Milligan said even though October was National Fire Month, the group noticed that the community does not have an ongoing fire prevention campaign.
    “We figured it was about time to start one,” he said.

  • Enjoy a Christmas concert of brass music

    The musicians of the Best Brass of Christmas return to Los Alamos this year to present a concert of Christmas favorites.
    Presented in cooperation with the Los Alamos Arts Council, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and Winterfest, this concert includes carols of the Christmas season, American spirituals and the music of Bach.  

  • Chavez to speak at Lunch with a Leader

    The League of Women voters invites the community to their Dec. 8 Lunch with a Leader at 11:45 a.m. at Central Avenue Grill.
    All lunches are $15 and include choice of entree, drink, tax and gratuity. The guest speaker is Christine Chavez, Los Alamos County’s Water and Energy Conservation coordinator.
    Chavez started working in Los Alamos in January 2011. After she earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental science and her master’s degree in biology from New Mexico State University, she worked with the City of Las Cruces as their Water Conservation coordinator and as a senior water resource specialist with the Office of the State
    Engineer.

  • Have breakfast with Santa on Saturday

    The annual Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos, will be from 7-11 a.m. Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The breakfast is free. In return, attendees are asked to donate either non-perishable food items or money. Food collected will be used by LA Cares to feed local families in need. Money donated will be used for the Kiwanis/CYFD Foster Children Christmas party. Any money left over from the Foster Children’s party will be used to make up food baskets, which will also be distributed to those in need. Come out and see Santa and enjoy a breakfast and a morning of cheer.
    Above, John Arrowsmith is busy cooking pancakes at last year’s Breakfast with Santa event.

  • Be There 12-01-11

    Today
    The NaNoWriMo TGIO party will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

    The December meeting of the Los  Alamos Master Gardeners will be a holiday potluck at 6 p.m. at the home of Denise George, 411 Cheryl, White Rock.

    Bring a song to sing for tryouts at 7 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Unitarian Church, 1328 Sage. A new musical, the world premier of “Petra and the Jay,” will be produced April 13 and 14, 2012. Cast includes 13 speaking and/or singing parts and a chorus. For more information, call or email Cary Neeper, 670-5483, caryneep@earthlink.net  or Joyce Nickols, 662-2810, jwnickols@gmail.com.

  • UNM drops Idaho St.

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico used a balanced scoring attack and a dominating rebounding performance Wednesday night to defeat Idaho State 65-41.
    A.J. Hardeman and Demetrius Walker scored nine points each for the Lobos (5-2) and Drew Gordon equaled a season-high with 13 rebounds and added eight points.
    Melvin Morgan scored 23 for Idaho State (1-5), but no other Bengal had more than five points.
    The Lobos outrebounded the Bengals 51-28, including a 22-9 on the offensive glass which led to a 26-8 advantage in second-chance points. That inside dominance also helped New Mexico outscore Idaho State 30-12 on points in the paint.
    Although the Lobos went just 12 for 24 from the free-throw line, the Bengals were just 2 for 4.

  • Sports Update 12-01-11

    Hilltoppers drop third straight

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team was thumped by the St. Michael’s Horsemen Wedneday night.
    Los Alamos fell behind 20-0 right from the get-go and fell to St. Michael’s 54-22 at Perez-Shelley Gymnasium in Albuquerque.
    The loss was the third straight for Los Alamos followng its season-opening win last week. Los Alamos will play again Tuesday when it hosts Belen.

    Cheer clinic is Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper cheerleading team will hold a clinic Saturday.
    The clinic is for any interested youth in grades 1-8. It will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Pueblo Complex gymnasium.
    For more information, email lacheer@cybermesa.com.