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Today's News

  • Girls basketball: Toppers fall at home Saturday

    While the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team did a good job in slowing down one of District 2AAAA’s premier players, it wasn’t enough to pull off the upset Saturday night.
    Los Alamos kept Española Valley’s Justine Vigil from taking over Saturday’s ballgame the way she had the first time the two teams met, but the Española Valley’s Sundevils’ potent offense still proved to be too tough.

  • Wrestling: Toppers take fifth at 2AAAA meet

    SANTA FE — The chances were there Saturday for the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team.
    They may be there this weekend.
    The challenge for the Hilltoppers will be to capitalize on those chances.
    Los Alamos, taking part in the District 2AAAA championship tournament Saturday, had some openings and had a couple of chances to put bouts away. Unfortunately, the team didn’t take full advantage of what it set up for itself.

  • Egypt army commits to power transfer, Israel peace 


    CAIRO — The ruling military pledged Saturday to eventually hand power to an elected civilian government and reassured allies that Egypt will abide by its peace treaty with Israel after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, as it outlined the first cautious steps in a promised transition to greater democracy.

  • USDA to provide help in Española, Taos

    USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner joined members of the New Mexico Congressional Delegation Thursday and other state and federal agencies to convey that there is help available to those residents needing to replace or repair heating systems.
    During the forum, Brunner announced, “Our agency is committed to working with very low income families and individuals that need to replace old, outdated heating, water and electrical systems in their homes.”  

  • Sharpton appeals for education push

    SANTA FE — Civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton appealed to New Mexico lawmakers on Friday to boost public education and shield governmental workers from unfair budget cuts.
    In a speech to the Legislature to celebrate African-American Day, Sharpton said public employees shouldn’t be the main target of budget cuts because they didn’t cause the economic downturn that hurt state finances.

  • Update 02-13-11

    DPU Board meeting
    The Board of Pubic Utilities will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 in the DPU Conference Room.

    Library Board
    Los Alamos County Library Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mesa Public Library.

    Fuller Lodge Board
    The Fuller Lodge Board will meet at 5 p.m. Feb. 17 in the CDD Conference Room 1.

  • Trinity Site Revitalization Project at a glance

    • Concept: Pedestrian friendly shopping center development anchored by a 110,000 square foot Smith’s Marketplace and potentially a 12,000 square foot Staples Office Supplies store. The additional 20,000 square feet of gross leasable space could include restaurants, service users and lifestyle fashion tenants. A full service financial institution and a quick-serve restaurant also are proposed users for the two pad sites fronting Trinity Drive.    
    • Size: 15.26 +/- acre tract of vacant property

  • Trinity Site Revitalization Project gets real

    In a sign that says it means business, North American Development Group (NADG) cut a $250,000 deposit check to Los Alamos County. The move makes increasingly more hopeful the notion that the Trinity Site Revitalization Project will actually materialize after decades in the making.

  • County officials travel to D.C.

    A trio of county officials will be heading to Washington D.C. Monday armed with a set of funding priorities that could potentially benefit the entire area.

    Acting County Administrator Randy Autio, County Council Chair Sharon Stover and Councilor Fran Berting will make the journey and they hope it will bear fruit not just for Los Alamos County, but Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the surrounding region.

    Their weeklong visit includes meetings with Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Rep. Ben Lujan (D-NM).

  • End of an era at LANL

    Scott Gibbs is a busy man at the Los Alamos National Laboratory as the associate director for threat identification and response.

    But sometimes he catches himself as he looks out the window of his seventh-floor office of the National Security Sciences Building. He has a bird’s eye view of the demolition at the site of the old administration building and the memories often come flooding back.