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Today's News

  • Vance is dual winner Tuesday

    Linda Vance was the fastest runner and had the best prediction at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race.
    The Pace Race was Tuesday along the dirt road in lower Pueblo Canyon.
    Vance, running on the 1-mile course, finished in 7 minutes, 36 seconds, and was just 42 seconds off her predicted finish time.
    Jennifer Leon, who had the second-best prediction of the race, was also the top finisher on the 3-mile course. Leon clocked a 28:22.
    Jim Clifford, with an 87-second error and Bob Reedy with a 99-second error were also among the top predictors.
    The next Pace Race will be Tuesday at 6 p.m. The race will start near the Mountain Meadows Playlot near Chamisa School and run on Cañada del Buey trail.

  • Ealey wins shot put and 100 meters

    Los Alamos girls track and field multi-discipline star Chase Ealey appears once more to be the one to beat in her two best events.
    Ealey, a senior for the Hilltoppers, won the 100 meters and the shot put at the Marilyn Sepulveda Meet of Champions Monday. Ealey, the three-time reigning sprint champ and the 2011 state Class 4A shot put champ, picked up wins in both events Monday in what is a mid-season All-Star track meet.
    Ealey had been out during the preseason with a hamstring pull, but has since healed and appears now to be back in championship form.
    On the boys side, Jacob Brown took third in the triple jump and Sean Reardon was fourth in the 1,600 meters.

    Girls

    100 meters

  • VIDEO: World Denounces Failed North Korean Launch
  • VIDEO: Chief Nearing Retirement Killed in NH Drug Bust

    Authorities say a man opened fire on police during a drug bust in Greenland, New Hampshire, killing the police chief and injuring four other officers.

  • Western states prepare for dangerous fire season

    DENVER (AP) — The West's 2012 wildfire season exploded in earnest last month with a wind-whipped blaze that killed three people in rugged alpine canyon country near Denver. It took a 700-strong federal firefighting team a week of labor, day and night, to tame the blaze — and other states throughout the West took notice.

    Fire experts say this year's drought, low snowpack and record-high temperatures in much of the West portend a dangerous installment of what has become a year-round wildfire threat.

  • Habitat applications not being accepted

    Habitat for Humanity’s Building Kindness program is not currently accepting applications.
    Upon completion of the current home repair projects, applications will again be open.
    Consider volunteering to complete the many home repairs they have lined up.
    Contact the Building Kindness Administrator for more information at 505-901-7689.

  • AAUW to meet Tuesday

    The Los Alamos Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet to hear about Los Alamos Public Schools policy and curriculum concerning harassment in schools at 7:30 p.m. April 17 at First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr.
    This topic seems timely with all of the publicity being given to bullying.  LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt will speak about the current school district policy on bullying and sexual harassment.
    Schmidt has a doctorate in educational administration from Washington State University and more than 30 years experience in the field of education, including 12 years in the classroom.  

  • Be There 04-12-12

    Today
    Celebrate National Poetry Month with a poetry gathering at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

    The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. at the home of Janet Hall, 129 S. Monte Rey Dr. Harry Burgess, the new county administrator is the guest speaker. It will be an opportunity to meet him and extend a welcome. Members are reminded to bring non-perishable food items and toiletries for charity donations. For more information, call Donna MacDonald at 662-4001 or Ann Wadestrom at 622-7578

  • Schilling awarded scholarship

    The Comcast Foundation announced the 2012 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program awards, including Los Alamos High School student Benjamin Schilling.
    “Each year, we are excited to provide scholarships for these talented students,” said Charisse R. Lillie, president of the Comcast Foundation and vice president, Community Investment of Comcast Corporation.
    “Comcast seeks students who demonstrate leadership abilities in school activities and who reflect a strong commitment to community service.  These students are our future leaders and we hope these scholarships will help to power their dreams for success.”

  • Update 04-12-12

    Wildfire awareness

    Residents are urged to attend an informational event called “Wildfire 2012” from 1-5 p.m. Saturday in the council chambers and adjacent Training Room (inside the Community Building.

    DPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the DPU Conference Room, located at 170 Central Park Square.

    Budget hearings

    The Los Alamos County Council will hold budget meetings 6-10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday in council chambers.

    LAGA meeting