Today's News

  • Today in History for May 20th
  • Working beyond classroom

    John Pawlak said a mouthful a couple weeks ago, but he usually does.  I want to add to his teacher appreciation column.
     Recently, and it was during teacher appreciation week, a student asked me if one needed a college degree to be a teacher.  A while back a student asked me if math teachers get paid more than P.E. teachers- because math is harder than P.E.  
    My son has graciously pointed out to me that teaching is at the bottom of the professional totem pole and Foreign Language teachers, that would be me, are at the bottom of the bottom.  I ignore him a lot.

  • Our View: Council should rethink ice rink investment

    The Los Alamos County Council should be applauded for its decisive action Wednesday in the approval of eight capital improvement projects. With one notable exception, the council has committed your tax dollars to work on undertakings that should indeed yield some quality of life improvements.

    The one project that should have been excluded is the ice rink. Expending $1.5 million to rehab that facility is a pig in a poke. The rink is in an atrocious location, too far removed from town. At best, it should become a place for training and practice.

  • NNMCAB celebrates new Pojoaque home

    The Northern New Mexico Citizen’s Advisory Board (NNMCAB) played host this week to about 50 people who turned out to celebrate the opening of the NNMCAB’s new office in Pojoaque.

    The office building is located at 94 Cities of Gold Road, next to the Pojoaque Visitors Center, and it serves as administrative office, meeting place and reading room for regulatory documents associated with environmental work at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

  • Update 05-20-12

    Council meeting

    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers at the Community Building.

    Council forum

    Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor have invited all County Council candidates to participate in a forum set for 6 p.m. Thursday. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    Eclipse viewing

    The eclipse will be visible from White Rock just before sunset Sunday and PEEC will have telescopes with a solar filter to watch. Meet at the soccer fields at Overlook Park at 6:30 to begin viewing. 100 pairs of solar viewing glasses are available for free. They can can be purchased in advance at Otowi Station.

    Spring concert

  • Breaking ground at Consortium

    LANL Director Charlie McMillan and U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined in the New Mexico Consortium Biological Laboratory groundbreaking ceremony on Friday.

  • Luján calls for study to broaden lab’s mission

    Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District offered an amendment Friday to the National Defense Authorization Act, which in response to recent reports, calls for a study about broadening the mission of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) national laboratories. The amendment passed with unanimous support.

  • Two from LANL selected for DOE Early Career Awards

    Amy Clarke of Los Alamos National Lab’s Metallurgy group and Ivan Vitev of the lab’s Nuclear and Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology group are among the recipients of the DOE Office of Science 2012 Early Career Awards.
    The DOE Office of Science recently announced the researchers who have been selected for a financial award under the fiscal year 2012 Early Career Research Program. The funding opportunity for researchers in universities and DOE national laboratories supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the disciplines supported by the Office of Science.
    Research achievements

  • Cone Zone 05-20-12

    Public Works Projects

    For more information about the projects listed below, please email lacpw@lacnm.us, call
    662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at losalamosnm.us.

    Eastern Area 2
    Concrete, Paving and Utility Project — Phase 1
    Expect shoulder work on Canyon Road between Manhattan Loop east and Nugget.
    Contractor will be potholing to verify utility locations in advance of actual construction, which will begin the week of May 28.
    If the potholing blocks the sidewalks, a pedestrian pathway will be provided. No traffic delays are anticipated.
    N.M. 4 Improvements Project

  • Animal Shelter 05-20-12

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love.
    Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are microchipped.

    Daisy — Three year old female Rottie-mix. A nice dog, but very strong. Would benefit from leadership and calm and consistent training. Former owner says she’s good with kids.
    Ollie —Gentle, older red Chow-mix. Calm, would be good in a quiet home. She is protective of her food, so we suggest a home with children older than 12.