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Today's News

  • Have lunch with a leader

    The League of Women Voter’s Lunch with a Leader will be at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 8 at Central Avenue Grill. The guest speaker will be Los Alamos County Environmental Services Specialist Tom Nagawiecki.
    Nagawiecki coordinates public education and outreach for Environmental Services’ comprehensive waste and recycling programs that are provided to residents and the business community.
    His other duties include leading the county’s sustainability initiative, which is focused on reducing the environmental impact of  county operations in addition to educating the community about their role in the effort.

  • Community helps Park reach goal

    Combine six cups of clay, six cups of compost and a cup of wild land seeds and the result is the community at its finest.
    It is nice when a plan comes together, and last weekend a lot of planning paid off for the community and one youth in particular.
    Los Alamos High School senior Jin Park rallied the community, along with funds and supplies to pull off a day of playing in the mud that will rival any other, for what the community hopes is a once-in-a-lifetime event.
    On Aug. 20, almost 600 citizens came together to assist Park and Los Alamos County employee Craig Martin, in a seed ball project that will aid re-forestation efforts for the surrounding community affected by the Las Conchas Fire.

  • Construction Zone 08-28-11

    For more information about the projects listed below, please email lacpw@lacnm.us or call 662-8150.

    Diamond Drive Phase 4
    Application of Open Graded Friction Course (OGFC) continues on Diamond Monday and Tuesday followed by the first coat of roadway markings. Expect lane closures, delays, and detours at side street intersections.
    Work will begin after 8:30 a.m. and will occur on the opposite side of the road from the peak flow. When OGFC is applied past an intersection there will be a 20 to 25 minute delay for that side street intersection.
    Again, flaggers and police officers will be on-hand to redirect traffic. After the OGFC has cured, roadway striping and markings will be placed with lane closures.

  • Family of missing man tries to move on

    The family of Michael Cannon is suspending their search for him, which began June 25 when he did not return from an afternoon hike.
    Capt. Randy Foster said that while the police search is no longer active, they will follow up on any new leads.
    “We coordinated with state police on the search efforts to locate Mr. Cannon including the use of dogs and cadaver dogs where he was last seen and in areas in which the dogs hit on,” Foster said. “We also looked at financial activities and other areas of investigation to discount those possibilities. The search is now closed unless we receive new information.”

  • Homestead Marker project gets go ahead

    Before the United States government claimed land for the Manhattan Project, even before the Los Alamos Ranch School, Los Alamos Mesa was home to a community of homesteaders. The Los Alamos Historic Homestead Tour, which commemorates those early settlers, earned council approval Tuesday.
    The idea for the tour was sparked by White Rock resident Belle Grant Hill, who approached Gerald Strickfaden, chair of the Fuller Lodge Historic Districts Advisory Board (FLHDAB), for advice on placing a marker at the site of her family’s homestead. Grant Hill is the daughter of homesteader Ottie Oman (Dot) Grant.

  • SBA results show schools’ progress

    Results recently released showing Average Yearly Progress would suggest that the Los Alamos Public School District has a few things to work on, since only one school — Chamisa Elementary — met AYP this year.
    However, the results of the LAPS Standard Based Assessment show something a little different and after a message sent by the Public Education Department Thursday night, school administrators aren’t exactly sure where the district stands.

  • Tucker throws out first pitch
  • LA looks strong vs. La Cueva

    In a preseason race Saturday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team exceeded expectations.
    Los Alamos and Albuquerque’s La Cueva ran a scrimmage Saturday in Albuquerque, with the Hilltopper boys’ top five nipping the Bears’ top five in unofficial scoring.
    Meanwhile, the powerful Hilltopper girls team swept the top five places against La Cueva to roll to a victory in the preseason contest.
    The Hilltopper cross country program will open in earnest Saturday at the University of New Mexico Invitational.
    In the scrimmage, the Hilltopper boys finished with an unofficial total of 27 points, while the Bears, the defending Class 5A champions, had a total of 29 points.

  • Pojoaque’s rallies sink Los Alamos in opener

    As Garry Maskaly said heading into Saturday’s opening match for the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team, getting over the mental stumbling block that is the Pojoaque Elks would be its big challenge.
    Unfortunately, Los Alamos wasn’t able to clear it.
    Los Alamos put together several good attacks throughout, but couldn’t string enough together to keep pace with Pojoaque’s big rallies.
    Pojoaque, the top-ranked team in Class 3A heading into the regular season, showed it was worthy of that ranking with an impressive 25-20, 25-13, 25-27, 25-14 victory in Griffith Gymnasium Saturday afternoon.

  • Sports Schedule Aug. 29-Sept. 3

    Monday
    Football: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Academy, C team, 4 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Volleyball: LAMS at Santa Fe Indian School, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Wednesday
    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Moreno Valley, C team, 3 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Moreno Valley, C team, 5 p.m.

    Thursday
    Football: LAMS at Taos, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Rio Rancho, varsity, JV 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: Albuquerque Academy at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varsity 6:30 p.m.; Pecos at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Friday