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Today's News

  • U.S. District Court to hear CMRR case

    Two weeks from today, Greg Mello of the Los Alamos Study Group and his lawyers will be in a U.S. District Court room in Albuquerque.

    At 9 a.m. on April 27, Judge Judith Herrera will be hearing arguments from the Los Alamos Study Group and the Department of Energy.

    According to court documents, the complaint seeks a declaratory judgment and mandatory injunction requiring DOE to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), by preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) regarding the proposed Nuclear Facility at Los Alamos and its many subprojects.

  • Los Alamos group talks tax reform

    Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela indicated during a meeting Tuesday that he wants to work with the New Mexico legislature to obtain tax reform for the business sector. He met in his Santa Fe office with a business advocacy contingent from Los Alamos to learn more about the community.
    “It’s important that state government have a good solid impression of our community … my highest hope is that the secretary, as he travels around the state, will keep us in mind in terms of how we can help and also participate with other economic development activities that are out there.”

  • LAPS ponders budget decisions

    For the past several months, the Los Alamos Public Schools have been talking about making cuts to their budget. Now it’s time to take action.

    Faced with cutting approximately $1 million from the budget, the Long Range Financial Planning Committee and school administrators are mulling over the surveys that were recently sent to the community, in which values were placed on school programs.

    LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt said the surveys will be used to guide the budget-cutting decisions. On April 21, a budget meeting will be held during which the committee’s discussions will be unveiled to the public.

  • Wallace honored at Roundhouse

  • Council eyes muni designs

    Los Alamos County Council weighed in on the updated design plan options for the new municipal building during a meeting Tuesday night. While no clear consensus has emerged in terms of a most favored option, some councilors continue to question the size and scope of the project overall.
    The municipal building will be located in the former Los Alamos Apartments site along Central Avenue. The property covers 3.7 acres and the actual municipal building will be 64,450 square feet. Of that, 6,500 square feet will go to the county records facility, 7,500 will go to the historic archives and 1,280 will be designated for future information technology expansion space.
    The total cost for the project is $25,800,873.

  • Make English official

    Hal Rhodes from NM News Services Editorial piece in the April 61 Los Alamos Monitor “English Only Please” was a disappointing example of the misunderstanding many have of the official English movement.
    More than 90 percent (177) of the world’s nations have enacted an official language. English is the most common official language on Earth.
    The universal language of science, commerce and industry is English.  Air traffic control the world over is conducted in English.  
    In order to facilitate unambiguous communication in engineering, protocols are adopted.  Adopting English as our official language helps make our government more efficient and is effectively simply a protocol.

  • March continues dry, warm weather

    Two storms left scant precipitation in March, continuing the very dry trend in Los Alamos in 2011.
    Temperatures, on the other hand, did an about face from the super-cold days of February, and March was considerably warmer than normal, and windier, too.
    Four cold fronts crossed New Mexico during March. Three of the four were “back door” cold fronts, coming from the northeast.
    The second such event, on March 7, brought with it enough moisture and cold that almost an inch of snowfall was measured in Los Alamos, which has accumulated almost 19 inches of snowfall this winter. This amount of snowfall may sound like a respectable total, but consider that the normal amount would be 54 inches by now.

  • State Notes 04-13-11

    Aggies’ Troy Gillenwater declares for NBA draft

  • Sports update 04-13-11

    Softball registration to be held at Bun Ryan Field

    Los Alamos Little League softball will have an open registration session for the 2011 season today.
    The registration session will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Bun Ryan Softball Field on North Mesa. Girls ages 6-14 are eligible to play LALL softball.
    For more information, call 690-4228.

    Tennis match for today canceled

    The scheduled boys and girls tennis matches between the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and the Las Vegas Robertson Cardinals has been canceled.
    The teams were scheduled to meet today in Los Alamos.

    LAHS baseball waffle breakfast is Saturday

  • Track and field: Over the Top

    Cameron Staples, an eighth grader for the Los Alamos Middle School Hawks, clears the final hurdle in the 100 hurdles during a meet Tuesday at Sullivan Field.