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Today's News

  • LANL announces fund recipients

    Los Alamos National Laboratory has selected Ideum and OnQueue as its latest recipients of awards from the Los Alamos National Security, LLC Venture Acceleration Fund (VAF).
    “Our VAF program provides much-needed capital to these promising companies, reducing their risk without the strings typically attached to equity investments,” said David Pesiri, the Laboratory’s Technology Transfer Division leader. “Further, our team of experts is working closely with both companies to connect them with other resources—like mentors, customers, and contacts—to help make them sustainable and successful.”

  • Seen at the Scene: United Way Kickoff

    The United Way of Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties held its annual campaign kickoff event last week at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.

  • Update 09-30-11

    Council meeting

    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 in council chambers.

    Homecoming game

    At 7 p.m., the Hilltopper football team will host Albuquerque Academy at Sullivan Field.

    Homecoming coverage

    Look for full Homecoming coverage in Sunday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

    Hall update

    State Rep. Jim Hall of Los Alamos will speak at noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 4 on what he has learned since he was chosen to succeed the late Rep. Jeannette Wallace in the legislature. Kiwanis meets each Tuesday at the Masonic Temple on Sage.

    Historic meeting

    The Fuller Lodge Historic Districts Board will meet at

  • 'Toppers face tough test on Homecoming

    Unlike most other teams, the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team won’t be coming home to an easy victory.
    For the 2011 Homecoming game, the Hilltoppers will take on a very tough Albuquerque Academy Chargers’ squad. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

    Tonight’s game is also the finale of Los Alamos’ non-district season. It hosts Bernalillo next week in its first District 2-4A contest.

    While getting a victory for Homecoming is always nice, Los Alamos is far more concerned right now about preparing for the district season.

    It will, however, be going into the game with some momentum.

  • Redistricting dispute heads to high court

    SANTA FE — Legal maneuvering over redistricting continued Thursday as a group of Democrats asked the state’s highest court to intervene in a dispute over which court in New Mexico should handle the politically important task of drawing new boundaries for elected office districts.
    Democrats, including Rep. Brian Egolf of Santa Fe, requested that the state Supreme Court consolidate all redistricting cases in district court in Santa Fe and appoint one judge to handle them.
    Republicans have filed separate redistricting lawsuits in Albuquerque, the state’s largest city, and in Lovington, a community in GOP-dominated Lea County in southeastern New Mexico. The Democratic group brought cases in Santa Fe, where the party is heavily favored.

  • LA Golf Course Study underway

    In December 2010, the Los Alamos County Council authorized staff to move forward with a Capital Improvement Project (CIP) Phase I study for Golf Course improvements. A study team headed by Andy Staples, a golf course consultant specializing in sustainable golf courses, began taking public input last week.

    The goals of the study include:
    Looking at ways to improve the irrigation system; water storage and water quality issues.
    • Addressing turf quality
    • Upgrading the practice facilities
    • Eliminating safety hazards (areas of Diamond Drive and two homes are in range of several holes).

  • Longtime local frequents Farmers Market

    Los Alamos resident Joyce Eyster shopped the Farmers Market Thursday for fresh fruits and vegetables. She moved to town in 1948 and has lived in the same home with the same husband, Eugene Eyster, for 63 years.

  • Councilor makes costly motion

    Three senior-level county employees racked up hundreds of dollars in wages from a councilor’s request that resulted in holding the employees in place for the duration of a five and a half hour county council meeting.

    Earlier this month, the county’s acting director of the Community Development Department, the logistics manager and the acting Capital Projects and Facilities director attended the 7 p.m. council meeting on Sept. 6.

    The trio stood ready to answer councilor questions related to the demolition of the final Los Alamos Apartment building at 939 Iris St. – an item bundled in the consent agenda to be acted upon at the start of the meeting.

  • Fishing Report 09-30-11

    Northwest

     

    Animas River: The flow is 175 cfs. The river continues to fish fair to good for trout using various bead-headed nymphs, spinners and worms.

  • Just A Wag 09-30-11

    Facing one’s fifth decade with grace

    Rumor has it that a certain director of a local organization has come to the end of her 40s on Thursday — turning old enough to join her very own program.

    Send us your wags

    “Just a wag” features initial snippets of news heard around town. 
    The wags may grow to larger stories or simply remain snippets, either way this is meant to spark interest and provide food for thought.
    E-mail wags to lanews@lamonitor.com.