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Today's News

  • Building a more sustainable town

  • Release of probe results delayed

    Last week’s release of a highly anticipated report concerning County Administrator Tony Mortillaro was put on hold because one or more county councilors raised last-minute questions during a closed executive session.
    “Because of the additional questions, we will need to add an addendum to the report,” County Attorney Randy Autio said. “However, even if the report with the addendum was complete, we can’t release it until council takes action on it. Until then, this is still considered an active personnel matter.”

  • Fifty years and counting

    Tammie Jones brought her two boys Jayson, 3, and Logan, 2, into David’s Old Fashioned Barber Shop, which has been in existence for 50 years.
    Owned by Dave Martinez for the past 15 years, the boys each sat in their own barber chair and the television was changed to the Cartoon Network.
    The boys were fixated as two barbers Dave Baca and Dave Martinez went to work.
    “I just get to watch all the kids grow up,” said the elder Martinez, who bought the business from Harold Lujan.

  • Los Alamos Public Schools look at STEM program

    SANTA FE — Innovate+Educate is the brainchild of Jamai Blivin of Santa Fe.
    And on Thursday night, Innovate+Educate along with Citizen Schools hosted a panel that discussed “Pay It Forward” for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education.
    The panel consisted of Eugene Schmidt, superitendent of Los Alamos Public Schools, Bobbie Gutierrez, superintendent of Santa Fe Public Schools, Eric Schwarz, CEO of Citizen Schools of Boston and Carlos Contreras, the U.S. Director of Education for Intel Corporation.

  • Los Alamos earns spot on National Geographic map

    Los Alamos has a lot to offer visitors — spectacular views, a unique history and small town charm. The challenge it faces is spreading the word about the community’s assets. Luckily, it is getting some assistance from National Geographic.

  • Update 12-12-10

    Committee meeting

    The White Rock Implementation Committee meets the second Monday of the month. The next meeting is at 6 p.m. Dec. 13 in the White Rock Town hall. Call 662-8120 for more information.

    ‘Go Back for Murder’

  • Old shoes could change a life

    Life doesn’t get much better than when adults help a student put a plan into action. The Los Alamos Kiwanis club has done just that.
    Los Alamos High School student Anna Carroll stepped up to the plate without her shoes last week, as she launched a community-wide shoe
    drive to help change the world.
    Carroll, along with fellow LAHS Key Club students, has partnered with Think Kindness and Soles4Souls, to conduct shoe drives throughout the school district and in the community.

  • Weddings: Hastings-Beebe

    Tyler K. Beebe and Kimberly I. Hastings, formerly of Los Alamos, were united in marriage on Sept. 12, 2010. The ceremony was presided over by Linda Mertz and the reception was celebrated at Sandia Resort in Albuquerque.
    Kimberly is the daughter of Gayla Hastings of Los Alamos and Tyler is the son of Kemp and Nancee Beebe of Los Alamos.

  • Animal Shelter 12-12-10

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  
    Every cat only $35 with an extended two-for-one sale.

  • Learning life’s lessons

    The months of December and January find us in the positive identity category of the assets framework.
    The category includes personal power, self esteem, sense of purpose and positive view of personal future.
    When I review the category, an old saying comes to mind, “pot calling kettle, pot calling kettle.”