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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Fun at the park

    Richard Dutch and his Shetland sheepdog, Zoe, 3, get a morning work out at the soccer park near 19th and Nectar recently.

  • Officials: NADG, county close on Trinity Site deal

    New details surfaced regarding negotiations on the Trinity Site Revitalization Project during Tuesday’s county council meeting.

    Acting Assistant County Administrator Steve Lynne and Acting County Administrator Randy Autio told council that an appraisal of the property has been completed.

    The council selected North American Development Group (NADG) in November to develop the site, which is located at Trinity Drive and Knecht Street.

    Lynne said that the county met three weeks ago with NADG and Smith’s Food and Drug Center, which is proposing a Smith’s Marketplace as the site’s anchor store.

    The meeting allowed the county to ensure that all parties are on the same page, he said.

  • Intern housing shortage continues to tax resources on Hill

    Hundreds of college students from across the country flood the local community each summer to intern at Los Alamos National Laboratory. LANL interns often encounter a lack of student housing and this year is no exception.

    Betsey Suarzo has been the housing coordinator of UNM-LA’s 64 efficiency apartments on 9th Street for eight years.

    “I’m getting a lot of e-mails and phone calls from lab students interested in renting apartments in UNM-LA housing and I’m telling them to send me their information and I’ll put them on the waiting list,” Suarzo said.

  • Hunt antlers at Valles

    Wanted: Youth groups willing to spend the day outdoors learning about elk and hunting for antler sheds.  
     The Valles Caldera National Preserve is offering this free, educational opportunity is for non-profit youth groups.  
    The   program includes education on elk habitat and behavior. It also offers  youth groups a chance to explore the preserve on foot while hunting for  antlers. The antlers gathered will be used to support this program and  the management of the preserve.  

  • Udall to attend DPU's ceremony

    Thursday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall will take part in the grand opening of the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ new low-flow hydroelectric turbine at the Abiquiu hydroelectric facility.
    The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m.  Following the ceremony, there will be tours of the facility from 11 a.m.-noon. Participating in the ceremony is just one stop on Udall’s tour through  eight New Mexico counties.  The newly-installed turbine, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), was created on site in Abiquiu and created 20 full-time jobs.

  • Topes Notes 04-20-11

    Tuesday’s game at Iowa rained out

    The Albuquerque Isotopes’ game Tuesday against the Iowa Cubs was postponed by rain.
    Instead, the two teams tried to squeeze two games in today. Results of the first game, which started at 11:05 a.m., weren’t available as of press time.
    Albuquerque, the Triple-A franchise of the Los Angeles Dodgers, was scheduled to start its four-game series at Iowa Tuesday. That series started following Albuquerque’s successful trip to Oklahoma City, where it took 2-of-3 contests in that series.
    Albuquerque lost opening game against Oklahoma City Friday, but won Saturday’s and Monday’s games with pitchers Roman Colon and Jon Link earning the victories.

  • State roundup 04-20-11

    Aggies softball blanks Lobos

    The New Mexico State University softball team shut out New Mexico 6-0 to extend its win streak to six consecutive games at Lobo Field Tuesday.
    NMSU (33-12) opened with a pair of runs early in the second inning and then added four more in the top of the sixth to clinch its third straight win over UNM in Albuquerque.
    Junior Tiare Jennings ripped a home run for the fifth straight game as the Aggies spread nine hits over seven innings. Meanwhile, Aggie right-hander Celisha Walker earned her fifth win of the season in the circle.
    The Aggies got a measure of revenge with Tuesday’s win. The Lobos (17-18) won a 3-2 decision in Las Cruces April 4.

  • Swimming: Lake signs to join Florida Southern

    Friends attending his signing ceremony joked Dylan Lake decided to move to Lakeland, Fla., just so he wouldn’t forget the name of his new town.
    But there’s no joking about Lake’s talent in the water.
    Lake, a Los Alamos High School senior, signed his National Letter of Intent to attend Florida Southern College during a ceremony at the school last week. Lake will join the FSC Mocs’ men’s swim team next year.
    The Mocs — short for Moccasins — finished eighth in the NCAA Division-II National Swimming Championships last month and Lake is thrilled to be joining the program.
    Moreover, he’s happy to be through with the process of figuring out where he might spend the next four years.