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Today's News

  • NCRTD drivers may unionize

    Full-time North Central Regional Transit District drivers — a group of approximately 26 people — will have the opportunity to vote on whether to unionize next month.

    District Executive Director Tony Mortillaro said the May 5 election will be in three locations throughout the service area, including Taos, Española and Santa Fe.

    “It will be required that at least 40 percent vote,” he said during Friday’s NCRTD board meeting at Buffalo Thunder Casino and Resort. “If they don’t reach that 40-percent threshold, the collective bargaining agreement will not be formed.”

  • ‘Dixie Girl’ coming to town

    Denise Lane’s latest restaurant concept is something she has been thinking about for the past two years or so and it has an autobiographical twist to it.

    “I was raised in Louisiana and the south,” Lane said. “I had a French grandmother, who had a real French influence when it came to food. And I also had a grandmother who grew up on a riverboat and she really knew how to have fun and had quite the New Orleans Cajun influence.”

    Lane envisions “Dixie Girl,” which is scheduled to open for lunch in late May in the space formerly occupied by the Central Avenue Grill, to have that kind of influence.

  • Budget hearings begin Monday evening

    This year,  the Los Alamos County Council will hold its yearly budget meetings from 6-10 p.m. Monday-Wednesday.

    Public comment will be heard during the first and last half-hour of each meeting, with budget hearings proceeding once all public comment has been registered.

    Public interest in budget hearings usually centers on Capital Improvement Projects. Funding for specific capital projects will not be addressed during this round of budget hearings. Council will instead discuss the total funding level for capital projects during Wednesday’s session. A special meeting to discuss funding for individual projects is scheduled for 6 p.m. May 15.

    The proposed budgets are $196.6 million in FY2013 and $195.7 in FY2014.

  • Sports Schedule April 16-21

    Monday
    Golf: Los Alamos Spring Invitational, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Tuesday
    Tennis: Las Vegas Robertson at Los Alamos, boys and girls varsity, 3 p.m.

    Baseball: Española Valley at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Española Valley at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Wednesday
    Boys tennis: St. Michael’s at Los Alamos, varsity, 3 p.m.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Española Valley, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Española Valley, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Thursday
    Track and field: Los Alamos Invite, boys and girls JV, 3 p.m.

    Friday

  • ´Toppers flex their muscles at meet

    ALBUQUERQUE – Throughout the last several seasons, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team has known it has had a very good team top-to-bottom.
    The Hilltoppers got a chance to show that off Friday afternoon.
    Los Alamos took part in the Albuquerque Public Schools Relays Friday at Milne Stadium. Los Alamos took home top honors in the meet, which consisted entirely of relay events, with a total of 86 points, 20 points better than the St. Pius X Sartans, seen as one of the biggest threats to unseat Los Alamos from its three-year reign as 4A team champion.

  • Word on the Street 04-15-12

    Teen Pulse staff member and high school senior Ada Ciuca asked students, “What should the 2013 prom theme be?”

  • Ask Alex: What are the best pets?

    What is the best animal to have as a pet?

    This is a valid question. Asking any person on the street will only result in biased opinions and stories about the time they got rabies from the kind of pet they hate. I, on the other hand, will supply you with truth, justice and the rabies vaccine.
    Pets are a great addition to any home that needs just a little more life. No curtain color or carpet  pattern will bring as much life to your house as a pet will. They are living, breathing creatures.

  • ‘The Hunger Games’ pulls the audience in

    Reporter’s note: This review’s intended audience is the people who aren’t familiar with the story, so there will be a lot of “no duh” moments for series veterans

    What I liked: Each district and city sets its own mood; feels like you’re in Panem with the characters; tension skyrockets when the characters step into the arena for the first time.

    What I didn’t like: Any problems are too small be significant.

  • An inside look at Team 4153

    On Pi Day, a team of 12 high school students, their mentors and a handful of parent chaperones boarded a charter bus.
    Over the next three days, they would finally get to test their skills against other teams, to the cheers of an audience of hundreds.
    They are no ordinary team. They are the FIRST Robotics Competition team 4153, aka Project Y.
    FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded by Dean Kamen, president of DEKA Corporation, in 1989.
    In his words, the mission of FIRST is “to transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.”

  • Animal Shelter 04-15-12

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Others are currently off-site in foster homes. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating.
    Save the date. At 9 a.m. April 28 the Dog Jog to benefit Friends of the Shelter will kick off. For more information or an entry form, visit lafos.org/dogjog.

    DOGS
    Rocky — Three-year-old neutered Pug/Boston Terrier-mix. Brindle color and crate-trained.
    Shadow — This energetic, young, spayed female Pit-cross has responded remarkably well to training. Call 505-433-8617 for more information.