Today's News

  • Girl scout cookies from LA, WR

    New Mexico native, Capt. Jeremiah Kirschman (right) poses with a shipment of Girl Scout cookies he and his felllow soldiers in Afghanistan received from Los Alamos.  Los Alamos & White Rock girl scouts were able to send more than 250 cases to men and women in the U.S. armed forces.

  • Barranca Elementary to offer reduced-cost lunches

    In October, Mountain Elementary got the green light to proceed with a free and reduced-cost lunch program. On Tuesday, Barranca Elementary also got the nod to move forward with a program of its own.

    Barranca Principal Pam Miller gave a presentation to the Los Alamos Board of Education, outlining the need for such a program at her school. According to the presentation, “50 Barranca students were in need of warm coats, boots and gloves to get them through the winter this year.

    Several parents have contacted the Parent Teacher Organization saying they need more help to feed their children. The Barranca PTO cannot afford to purchase any more lunches. Barranca currently has 35 students receiving scholarship lunches.

  • N.M. 502 options take shape

    Four options under consideration for the NM 502 roadway project between Airport Road and the DP Road intersection became clearer following an in-depth review of the issue Thursday.
    Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) members presented a variety of pros and cons for each option during a special Transportation Board meeting at the Pajarito Cliffs Site.
    Los Alamos County Engineering Manager Kyle Zimmerman explained the advantages and challenges of the various options and conducted a slide show presentation with renderings of each design.   
    A synopsis of the options includes:

  • Touring the new LAHS

    LAHS principal Sandy Warnock conducts a tour for members of the Board of Education and representatives from various elected officials. From left to right: Board members Kevin Honnell and Dawn Venhaus, assistant superintendent Paula Deen, Matt Montano from the Public Education Department, Matthew Ruyball from Congressman Ben Ray Lujan’s office, board member Judy Bjarke-McKenzie, Michele Jacquez-Ortiz from Senator Tom Udall’s office and board member David Foster.

  • Council looks at CRC proposals

    Proposed revisions to several sections of the Los Alamos County Charter’s Structure of Government provisions have sparked some of the greatest controversy. Thursday night’s council session with the Charter Review Committee (CRC) to discuss those proposed changes was no different.

    Some revisions engendered little discussion, such as the decision not to recommend electing a mayor. Subcommittee Chair Kyle Wheeler explained the CRC’s reasoning.

  • Church Listings 01-13-12

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome. Come Join the Family.

  • Ask Fr. John: Different interpretations can be confusing

    What’s with the icons? — G. P.

    In the Orthodox Church icons are not only suggested, they are required. “Icon” is Greek for “image.” We call icons “windows into heaven,” in that they lead the mind and heart to the contemplation of heavenly things.
    We believe that since the second person of the Trinity, Jesus Christ became incarnate, we must proclaim Him and that fact to the world in word, image and deed.
    One goal of the life in Christ is maintaining a moment-to-moment relationship with him.
    Iconography assists in this effort. Much of our theology originates in Hebrew theology and it is no different with icons.

  • Wisdom of mud turtles

    Do any of you remember Pogo? Pogo was a philosophical possum and a wonderful comic strip.  
    I have to admit that as a child, I never did understand the political and social humor dished out every week.  
    Actually, I’m not sure I’d understand them today.
    But one quip of humor did catch my fancy back then.
    It was a strip addressing an irrational fear that grips the minds of the irrational once a month. Pogo’s superstitious friend Churchey (the mud turtle) warned his friends, “Oh no! Friday the 13th falls on a Wednesday this month!”  
    It would seem that Friday the 13th was an unlucky day, no matter what day of the week it fell on.

  • VIDEO: U.S. Worried About Terror Attack in Thailand

    The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok sends an 'emergency message' to American citizens warning of a possible terrorist attack. It urges Americans to 'keep a low profile' in public, and to exercise caution in areas where Western tourists gather.

  • Something has to give in contest between Saints, 49ers Saturday

    As NFL matchups go, this one is a classic: unstoppable offense against impenetrable defense.
    The second round of the playoffs begins Saturday in San Francisco, where one of the league’s top defenses — the 49ers yielded 229 points and ranked fourth overall in yards allowed, first against the run — takes on Drew Brees and the Saints’ record-setting attack.
    If defense wins championships, as has been the theory in pro football for decades, the edge clearly belongs to the 49ers. Then again, the NFL hasn’t seen an offense as prolific as the Saints.