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Today's News

  • Failing seniors get a second chance

    Typically, seniors who are lacking the sufficient number of credits to graduate have to make them up during the summer, but a pilot program being implemented by Los Alamos High School could change that.
    During Tuesday night’s school board meeting, Superintendent Gene Schmidt said the school district is trying to identify the population of students most at risk for not graduating on time. He said there are upward of 10 seniors who could benefit from the program that is being offered through IDEAL-NM, a state-approved online program.

  • Small quake registered near LA

    So did you feel it?
    Chances are, you didn’t.
    According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 2.9 earthquake was recorded, 40 miles north, northwest of Los Alamos at 9:47 a.m. Tuesday.
    The exact location was 36.399 degrees north and 106.682 degrees west, which was 30 miles north, northeast of Cuba, 40 miles south, southeast of Dulce and 65 miles northwest of Santa Fe.
    According to Peter Roberts, the operator of the Los Alamos Laboratory seismic network, the quake was smaller and registered closer to 2.3.

  • Update 12-15-10

    School board candidate workshop

    A school board candidate workshop will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at 2075 Trinity Drive, Suite V, for those interested in running for the Los Alamos Public Schools board. The workshop will provide candidates with an overview of the board policy on roles and communications. For more information contact Superintendent Gene Schmidt at 663-2230.

    Deadline extended

  • Research library teams shares digital award

    A team of researchers responsible for enabling “time travel” for the world wide web has received the 2010 Digital Preservation Award from the Institute for Conservation and Digital Preservation (DPC) at a ceremony held at the Royal Institute in London.

  • The best of the Southwest comes to Mesa Public Library

    Find the newest, coziest nook to read, research, or just daydream at Mesa Public Library.
    The Southwest Room in the east wing, housing books, magazines and reference materials related to the region, was officially dedicated at 1 p.m. today.
    The room, comprised of bookshelf walls and catalog computer, is decorated with Southwestern-style furniture and art.
    The shelving, relocation of the collection and furnishings were funded with the support of the Friends of Mesa Public Library. Community donors provided decorations.

  • LA natives put on show

    American Southwest Theater Company at NMSE Theater Arts presented Tom Smith’s adaptation of the Charles Dickens holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol,” at the Hershel Zohn Theatre on the NMSU campus.
    “A Christmas Carol” follows the life of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey to redemption through the guidance of four ghosts. This production features original songs and choreography in addition to a large cast of NMSU students and community members.

  • Community announcements 12-15-10

    Key Club seeks donations
    The Los Alamos High School Key Club is collecting $1 donations to mail shoes to foreign countries, which will help children receive an education and cut down on disease. High school student Anna Carroll is working to change the world with the help of the schools, community and the Kiwanis club. To donate $1, visit any school site, Curves, LA Fitness, Otowi Station or Smith’s Food and Drug Center, or contact Carroll at 505-412-0228 or annacarroll12@gmail.com.

    Food donations sought

  • Be There 12-15-10

    Today
    Dance Arts Los Alamos’ production of “Nuts, Crackers and Sweets” is a modern twist on the traditional “Nutcracker” and features many genres of dance including modern, tap, jazz as well as ballet. It will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Duane Smith Auditorium. A lively hip hop battle scene staged by faculty member Manny Romero will be a highlight of the show. Tickets are $5 at the door.

  • Whatever the shortfall, service cuts are looming

    A crowd appeared for the Dec. 2 Legislative Finance Committee meeting. The topic was a new consensus General Fund Revenue Projection. All 16 LFC members were there.
    Eight other legislators had a chair at the front of Room 307 in the Capitol in Santa Fe. House Speaker Ben Lujan sat in a dark corner, almost hidden. Room 307 wasn’t full, as in wall-to-wall full. The audience, scattered around the room, included lobbyists, state staff, and business types.

  • Santa Claus & Mr. Scrooge

    Isn’t it wonderful to have a brief season of good will that even extends into the political world this year? With a new administration headed into Santa Fe, a period of high hopes reigns at least for a few weeks.
    Our major state newspaper feels hearts are so light that it can feature a front page article on our governor-elect’s pajamas. The inference is that readers have little reason to consider anything more important than Susana Martinez’s “sleepy pants” at this time of year.