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Today's News

  • Skandera defends education qualifications

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Public Education Secretary-Designate Hanna Skandera is defending her experience in the education field after facing questions over whether she meets constitutional requirements for the job.

    The New Mexico Constitution states that the leader of the Public Education Department must be a "qualified, experienced educator."

  • Briefs: Raise your voice


    Raise your voice

    To raise “business friendliness” as an important issue for county government attention, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is holding a brown bag meeting from 1-2 p.m., March 14 in the Chamber Conference Room to give interested members an opportunity to discuss and provide input on this issue.
    County decision makers are invited to hear and take part in the discussion.
    The output of the meeting will be provided to the county as input into their strategic planning process.

  • Local business to be recognized at NM SBDC Day

    Of the 21 firms to be honored during the 13th Annual New Mexico Small Business Development Center Day, which will be held Friday, there will be a familiar name recognized.
    Paul Terp and Lee Bernstein of Strategic Management Solutions, LLC will be among the outstanding business clients recognized. Strategic Management Solutions is a client of the UNM-Los Alamos SBDC.
    Incoming NMSBDC State Director Michael A. Rivera chose the firms. He said, “This day honors the hard work and dedication of all small business in the state of New Mexico.”

  • Capitol celebrates YMCA Day

    In celebration of YMCA Day, a large group of YMCA supporters gathered Feb. 16 in the rotunda at the Roundhouse.
    The New Mexico State Alliance, the Family YMCA and Y of Central New Mexico use their combined impact to bring strength to the YMCA voice and call to action.
    Judy Barrett Miller, Y USA government relations/public policy director, also joined the event to support the state alliance.
    The Family YMCA Board President Matt Schmidt welcomed the crowd, which included youth from around the state.

  • Bill works to reduce repeat DWIs

    Santa Fe – Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton looks to reduce the number of DWI repeat offenders by instituting a first offender follow-up program.  
    The bill she is sponsoring, House Bill 183, unanimously passed the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee today.

  • Accessing federal funds

    The next-best thing to free money is available through two federal programs for small businesses involved in technology and innovation.
    The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program – the larger of the two – grants money to small and startup businesses to develop products, technology or services that solve pressing problems in agriculture, defense, education, energy, transportation, the environment, space exploration, health and other areas.

  • Pull plug on water bill, appoint state engineer

    Water hasn’t gotten much legislative attention this year. Maybe that’s why one bill with far reaching consequences has passed its first committee.
    HB 109 would allow water permit applicants who disagree with the state engineer’s initial decisions to appeal directly to district court. In other words, a dissatisfied applicant could bypass practice and precedent and see if the courts would hand down a more favorable decision.

  • 2011 Los Alamos County Science Fair results

    Adrian Abeyta and Erick Rodriguez, grade 9, Los Alamos High School; district first place and a Kiwanis award in the senior division for, “Paper Battery?” in the Energy and Transportation category.

     

    Joe Abeyta, grade 11, Los Alamos High School; district first place in the senior division, awards from Pajarito Environmental Education Center, Kiwanis Barranca PTO for “Indicators of Other Populations in Northern New Mexico,” in the Environmental Science category.

     

  • Protesters close in on Libyan capital

    TOBRUK, Libya— Militiamen loyal to Moammar Gadhafi clamped down in Tripoli, but cracks in his regime spread elsewhere across the nation, as the protest-fueled rebellion controlling much of eastern Libya claimed new gains closer to the capital. Two pilots let their warplane crash in the desert, parachuting to safety, rather than bomb an opposition-held city.

  • Update 02-23-11

    Brisket night
    The Los Alamos High School NJROTC is sponsoring a brisket night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Posse Shack. The price is $10 and the menu includes brisket, corn, potato salad, roll, cookies and a drink.

    Field user meeting
    Spring and Summer Field User Meeting has been scheduled from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 24 at the Aquatic Center Training Room. For more information, call Kim Trujillo at 662-8173.

    Leisure pool meeting