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Today's News

  • MLB takes over control of Dodgers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is taking the extraordinary step of assuming control of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a team increasingly paralyzed by the bitter divorce of owners Frank and Jamie McCourt.

    Once among baseball's glamour franchises, the Dodgers have been consumed by infighting since Jamie McCourt filed for divorce after 30 years of marriage in October 2009, one week after her husband fired her as the team's chief executive. Frank McCourt accused Jamie of having an affair with her bodyguard-driver and performing poorly at work.

    Selig told Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt that he will appoint a representative to oversee all aspects of the business and the day-to-day operations of the club.

  • Basketball Legacy Project a success

    Thank you letter

    We want to let people know that we’ve been successful in our fundraising efforts (for the Basketball Legacy Project at Barranca Elementary), thanks to the support of Barranca staff, parents, students and the community of Los Alamos.
    This project means a lot to my class and we are so very grateful for all of the encouragement, offers to help with labor, donations, and monetary support.
    We are blown away by the generosity of our supporters and could not have achieved our goal without their help! 
    Here are our monetary supporters:
    Contributors of over $1,000
    • Barranca Mesa PTO
    • Barranca Mesa School
    • LAPS Foundation
    Contributors under $1,000

  • Community announcements 04-20-11

    March on Hunger
    Aspen, Chamisa and Mountain Elementaries, along with Los Alamos Middle School, are collecting non-perishable items for people and collars and leashes for pets as a community project and a student service project combine their efforts. For more information, call 661-4846. The Los Alamos Monitor, KRSN, AM 1490 and the Betty Ehart Senior Center continue the March on Hunger through the end of the month.
    Photos being sought

  • Register for Girl Scout Twilight Camp

    Registration is being accepted for Girl Scouts’ Twilight Camp 2011, Back to the Basics. Camp will run from 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 7-9 and from 4:30-8 p.m. June 10 at Los Alamos Ski Hill.
    Registration forms may be obtained by contacting Julie Minton-Hughes at twilightcamp11@gmail.com.
    Forms and checks made out to “Twilight Camp,” should be mailed to Minton-Hughes at 436 Paige Loop, Los Alamos, NM 87544 by April 29.
    Registration fees are transferable but not refundable. Scholarships available.

  • Texas Aggies to muster in Los Alamos

    Former students of Texas A&M University will assemble in Los Alamos on Thursday for the annual Texas Aggie Muster to honor all Texas Aggies who have passed away within the last year.
    Various Muster activities, including dinner and ceremony, will begin at 6 p.m. at the Hilltop House Hotel La Vista Room. All former and current students, their families and friends of Texas A&M University are invited to attend, Muster Chair Evelyn Mullen said.
    These Muster gatherings are held in many places ranging from battleships and foxholes during World War II to ballrooms and steakhouses today.

  • Be There 04-20-11

    Today
    Chamisa Elementary will host a Recycle Fashion Show at 6 p.m. as part of TV Turn Off Week. For more information, call 663-2470.
    Thursday
    Hosted by Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Energy Management Council, the Energy Town Hall and Exposition will be part of LANL’s Earth Day celebration. The town hall and expo will be from 8:30-11 a.m. at Fuller Lodge.

    Former students of Texas A&M University will assemble in Los Alamos on Thursday for the annual Texas Aggie Muster to honor all Texas Aggies who have passed away within the last year. For more information, contact Mullen at 662-7432, or evmullen86@aol.com.

  • Credit Union facelift

    There’s big news at Del Norte Credit Union. Officials announced a $1 million renovation of the Del Norte Credit Union facility at 1000 Trinity Dr. From left, Del Norte Credit Union Supervisory Committee Chair Roger Stutz, Board Treasurer Luis Alba, Los Alamos and White Rock Branch Manager Nickole Agilar Garcia and CEO Chuck Valenti broke ground in front of the building during an April 8 ceremony

  • Update 04-20-11

    Book signing
     Robert Kresge, author of “Murder for Greenhorns,” signs his debut mystery Western at 6 p.m. Thursday at Otowi Station Bookstore.

    DPU meeting
    The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the DPU conference room. 

    Dem Party meeting
    The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County will host its monthly meeting from 7-
    8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mesa Public Library meeting room 3.

    GOP meeting
    The Republican Party of Los Alamos County will meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Best Western Hilltop Hotel.
     
    ESB meeting

  • Bird’s eye view

    A bird flies by as work continues near the landfill on East Jemez Road Monday.

  • County helps soften LAPS budget crunch

    For the past several months, the Los Alamos Public Schools have tried to strike a balance between quality education and a shrinking budget.Public input in the form of surveys has been sought to help guide the district in making program cuts and on Thursday, the results from those surveys will be unveiled to the public.

    The district also has found that the amount they will have to trim from the budget is less than what it originally anticipated, thanks to a helping hand from Los Alamos County.

    Initially, the district was faced with cutting approximately $600,000 from its budget, however, school administrators asked county officials for help by reducing the amount of money they had been paying the county for certain services.