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Today's News

  • News for Retirees 01-30-11

    Jan. 23-29, 2011
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    MONDAY    
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    9:30 a.m.    Spanish lesson
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken chili cheese soup
    1 p.m.        Bridge

  • Some assets come from within

    As we prepare to slide into February, can anyone tell me where January went?
    The asset for the month is social competencies and includes assets numbers 32 through 36.
    These assets are internal, and while you can have an effect on helping young people build these assets, a lot of it comes from within.
    I was impressed when the Los Alamos/Española basketball game last week included a performance by J.D. Weiss, playing the national anthem on the electric guitar. It was incredible.

  • New scholarship supports returning students

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, through the Los Alamos Employees Scholarship Fund (LAESF), is launching a scholarship for students who plan to return to formal education after taking a break. The first round of awards is scheduled for this spring.
    This new fund, called the Regional College/Returning Student Scholarship, will award scholarships to returning students pursuing a certificate or a two-year-degree at a regional college.

  • Ribbon cut on Hawks solar array

    A rousing tune kicked off the morning as community entities came together to celebrate Hawks Array last week.
    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawk Band, under the direction of Barry Beckett added pomp and circumstance to the praise of many dignitaries that gathered at Los Alamos Middle School.
    Visitors were greeted by LAMS Student Council members and treated to refreshments before the official school board meeting, as a quorum was present.

  • Thank you 01-30-11

    Sage Cottage Preschool is very appreciative of Los Alamos National Bank and Casa Mesita Thrift Shop for providing us funds to help support our low income families. We also would like to thank Northern New Mexico Health Grant Group for providing us a grant to pay for Health related education.

    Cheri Host
    Sage Cottage Preschool

  • Community announcements 01-31-11

    School supplies needed

    The Los Alamos High School National Honor Society is holding a “Supplies for Haiti” drive. The school supply drive will be from Feb. 1-28. There will be boxes at the high school, as well as in Mesa Public Library, the YMCA, Starbucks and Smiths.

    Serenade your valentine

  • State News at a Glance 01-30-11

    Goats used as landscapers in Las Cruces

    LAS CRUCES – Las Cruces has come up with what it thinks is a cheap and environmentally friendly way of clearing weeds and other vegetation – by using a herd of goats. The city has hired 60 four-legged workers to eat all of the tall and growing vegetation in and around a 6 ½ acre storm water drainage pond that is not easily accessible but needs tending.

  • Gov. wants death penalty reinstated 


    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s new governor, who’s a former prosecutor in Las Cruces, says some crimes deserve the ultimate punishment.
    Gov. Susana Martinez wants the death penalty back on the state’s books.
    Some religious groups are opposing her effort, but organizations representing prosecutors and law enforcement officers say the death penalty is necessary.
    When New Mexico repealed capital punishment in 2009, it replaced lethal injection with life in prison without the possibility of parole,.

  • A governor still on the campaign trail

    It borders on cruel and unusual punishment, the way we require newly elected governors to stand before the Legislature and hold forth on “The State of The State” barely two weeks after taking office.  
    Think about it: They get themselves elected on the first Tuesday in November, whereupon they have a couple of months to catch their breath after a grueling campaign, collect their wits and begin the process of assembling the rudiments of an administration before raising their right hand and taking the oath of office on Jan. 1.

  • Employers' concerns matter

    If opening day of the legislature is any indication, business – especially small business – sure has a lot of friends. But some of those friendships are fleeting.
    This was evident in an unlikely context. Former Gov. Gary Johnson spoke to a spirited Tea Party rally outside the Roundhouse.
    They cheered enthusiastically as Johnson talked about cutting government by 43 percent, balancing the federal budget and reducing taxes.
    But as he talked, the crowd cooled, and it wasn’t just the temperature.