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Today's News

  • NMCF to host public meeting

    The New Mexico Community Foundation will hold a Las Conchas Fire Public Meeting at 5:30 tonight at the Pojoaque Valley School Administration building, located at 1574 NM State Road 502.
    The event is hosted by the Forum for Environmental Education & Dialogue and here is the list of topics that will be discussed.
    • Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Emergency Preparation and Operations during the Las Conchas Fire - presented by Manny L’Esperance from LANL
    • Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Air Monitoring Data - presented by Mike McNaughton from LANL
    • New Mexico Environment Department’s Air Monitoring Data - presented by Bill Bartels from the New Mexico Environment Department DOE Oversight Bureau

  • LASO rehearsals begin Aug. 22

    The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra announces the rehearsal schedule for the Fall Concert at 7 p.m., Oct. 21 at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.
    All rehearsals will be from 7-9:30 p.m. Mondays in the High School band room located in the music wing of Los Alamos High School.
    Interested musicians should contact their section leaders for confirmation. The leaders are as follows:
    Violin and viola, Brian Newnam, 662-9679, soundpost@q.com; cello and double bass, James Knudson, 672-9837; winds, Jane Gerheart, 672-9840, gerheart@earthlink.net; brass, Phil Jones, 662-9670, pwjones@lanl.gov; and percussion, Stuart Bloom, 672-0889, sbbloom69@yahoo.com.

  • Exchange program seeks participants

    The Los Alamos Rotary club seeks area professionals or business people for a goodwill exchange to South Africa.
    Rotarians of Rotary District 5520, which includes New Mexico and West Texas, are seeking four outstanding professionals to visit the Capetown area in South Africa between April 10  and  May 7, 2012 as part of the Group Study Exchange program of The Rotary Foundation.
    Through the program, teams of professionals exchange visits between paired areas in different countries. During the visit, team members share personal knowledge of their own country and experience the customs, vocations and lifestyles of another.

  • Be There 08-18-11

    Today
    Tsankawi Evening Walk, 6:30 p.m. Reservations required, call 672-3861 ext. 517. No charge.

    The Democratic Party of Los Alamos will have its monthly meeting from 7-8 p.m. at Mesa Library. They will discuss future speakers and events at that time.

    Friday
    The Coffeehouse at Fuller Lodge will be at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of desserts and Chamber music by Paul Hindemith, Edvard Grieg and Johannes Brahms performed by Erica Otero, French horn; Anthony Maroudas, piano; and Kay Newnam, violin. Tickets are available at CB Fox Department Store.

    Saturday

  • Wonderland visits Los Alamos

    At 7 p.m. Friday, the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series show will be at Del Norte Credit Union with Texas musician, Carolyn Wonderland.
    The show will be Los Alamos Credit Unions’ Night— a night with Del Norte Credit Union, Zia Credit Union and the Los Alamos Schools Credit Union.
    Wonderland is best known as a  blues-rocker, but she’s a lot more than that, according to concert promoter Russ Gordon.
    “She’s often compared to Janis Joplin, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt and Susan Tedeschi,” Gordon said. “She’s a tremendous singer and guitar player that also plays slide guitar, mandolin, trumpet and piano.

  • Update 08-18-11

    FEED meeting

     Forum for Environmental Education and Dialogue (FEED) will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at Pojoaque Valley School Administration Building.

    Board of Adjustment

    The Board of Adjustment meets at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 22 in Council Chambers.

    Thank you event

     The county council, LANL and NNSA are hosting an event to thank all of those who helped the community through the fire from 4-6 p.m. Aug. 25 at Ashley Pond.

    Pool maintenance

    The Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center will be closed for public swimming beginning at 7 p.m. Friday for annual pool maintenance, and will re‑open on Sept. 6 at 6 a.m. 

    County council

  • Lab provides update on permit request

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory wants to remove the interim tag from two sites where it houses open detonation units. And in its permit modification request to the New Mexico Environment Department, the lab also wants to close two of its sites.

    At Fuller Lodge Tuesday night, lab experts conducted a public meeting, which is a requirement of the permit modification request.

    The public can submit comments to NMED until Sept. 19. After that, NMED will review the permit application and respond to public comments before issuing a final decision.

  • Ready for a New Year

    Classes for Los Alamos Public Schools began Monday.

  • Bicycle lanes warrant caution

    Much of Central Avenue, Diamond Drive and north and south San Ildefonso Road have bike lanes. With the completion of Diamond Drive’s Phase IV, the entire length of this arterial will include bike lanes.

    “Most of our ‘spinal’ arterial connecting our homes to our schools, workplaces and other public places on Diamond Drive from 39th Street to south of North Road have opened with great bike lanes as well as bus pull offs and better sidewalks – so it’s timely to remind people of some general laws and guidelines that apply to bike lane use,” said Khal Spencer, a League of American Cyclists instructor.

    First, before wheeling onto the road, Spencer says to make sure bikes are safe to ride.

  • LTAB tackles tourism downturn

    Addressing a drop in visitation since the Las Conchas fire was top priority for the Los Alamos County Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board (LTAB) Tuesday.

    The good news is that tourism has not fallen as much as initially feared. “There are fewer people than typical, but the numbers are still fairly strong,” said Kevin Holsapple, executive director of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation (LACDC), “Business is actually up in the restaurants, from what I’m hearing.”