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Today's News

  • Russian youth visit Los Alamos

    At long last, 10 Russian High School students from Sarov, Russia, Los Alamos’ sister city, are in town. This much anticipated, two-week visit was originally scheduled for late June, early July, but had to be postponed at the last minute because of the Las Conchas Fire. But now they’re here.
    The students, accompanied by two chaperones, are learning about life in the city and are touring other parts of Northern New Mexico, including Santa Fe, Taos and Bandelier National Monument. All the visitors are staying with local host families, some of which include Los Alamos youth who visited Sarov last summer.

  • LAHS NJROTC raises money for Red Cross

    Thank you Los Alamos!
    Members of the Los Alamos NJROTC stand with a final figure of donations collected at their benefit car wash in July. The total proceeds of $885.20 from this activity were forwarded to the New Mexico chapter of the American Red Cross. Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Shumaker, the group’s commander, said the unit is grateful for the generosity of the community in this effort.

  • Los Alamos composer honors firefighters

    During the last week in June, when the Las Conchas Fire threatened Los Alamos, T. Edward Vives, director of the Los Alamos Community Winds, was inspired to compose, “New Mexico Firefighters March ­— Whatever it Takes.”
    The music is dedicated to Chief Doug Tucker and the Los Alamos Fire Department. The premier performance of the piece by the LACW will be at an appreciation event for firefighters involved in the Las Conchas fire. The event will be from 4-6 p.m. Aug. 25 at Ashley Pond.

  • Southwestern jewelry focus of talk

    When Shelby Tisdale became director of the Millicent Rogers Museum in 2002, she learned that it had a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, Inc., for an exhibition and book on its jewelry collection. Two directors had come and gone since the grant was awarded, so Tisdale decided it was time to tackle the project.
    It was a monumental undertaking. Millicent Rogers collected 1,281 pieces of jewelry — nearly 30 percent of her entire collection. In her book “Fine Indian Jewelry of the Southwest: The Millicent Rogers Museum Collection,” Tisdale writes, “Almost as if she was collecting for a museum, Millicent Rogers selected examples of Native American and Hispano arts and crafts of exceptional significance, quality and diversity.”

  • Some colorful governors

    Who were New Mexico’s most off-beat governors?  My choices are Dave Cargo, Gary Johnson and Clyde Tingley.
    It isn’t difficult for most New Mexicans to remember Gary Johnson. He was governor back just the other side of Bill Richardson.  It often seemed as though Johnson was more interested in his athletic feats than in being governor.
    But Johnson did attend to business, keeping New Mexico’s budget under firm control while pushing his libertarian views of restraining government from interfering in people’s business or private lives.

  • Construction Zone 08-21-11

    Public Works Projects:
    For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us or call  662-8150.
    Diamond Drive Phase 4 2011
    Application of Open Graded Friction Course (OGFC) will begin next week. This is the last major construction item on the project.

  • Seen at the Scene 08-21-11

    Some images of the Valles Caldera on a recent trip after the fire.

  • Update 08-21-11

    CRC meeting

    The Charter Review Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Community Building training room. They will be discussing the clerk/assessor position.

    Meeting

    The Board of Adjustment meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers.

    Thank you event

     The county council, LANL and NNSA are hosting an event to thank all of those who helped the community through the fire from 4-6 p.m.Thursday at Ashley Pond.

    Book talk

    Shelby Tisdale, Director of Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, will give a talk on her book Fine Indian Jewelry of the Southwest at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Mesa Public Library Rotunda.

    County council

  • Storm causes flood on Peralta Canyon

    A thunderstorm dumping close to an inch and a half of rain within an hour sent a 15-foot wall of water cascading down Peralta Canyon Wednesday, according to members of the Department of Energy Oversight Bureau.
    Tom Skibitski of the DOE Oversight Bureau said the worst of the flash flood occurred nearing Rivera Ranch, located near the top of Cochiti Pueblo and near the Dixon Apple Orchard. Members of the bureau estimated the water flow to be more than 5,000 (cubic feet per second). They said it was upstream from the Tent Rocks Area. The canyon also starts at the southern rim of the Valles Caldera and flows to the Rio Grande.

  • NCRTD sees increased ridership

    The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) announced Thursday a 44 percent increase in ridership in Fiscal Year 2011, which encompasses the period from July 2010 to June 2011 compared to the same period in FY 2010.

    The NCRTD has experienced a spike in ridership while ridership throughout the nation as a whole somewhat leveled in 2010, although large ridership gains were made nationwide over the last 10-year period.