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Today's News

  • Campaign ‘02 echoes in campaign ‘10

    Thousands of New Mexicans have become eligible to vote since the election of 2002, which made a former congressman, U.N. ambassador and U.S. energy secretary governor of the state of New Mexico.

    Many of those potential new voters were just kids — 10, 11, 12 years old — eight years ago, and it’s safe to assume that few were aware of the personalities and political forces that took Bill Richardson to the state’s highest office.

    Nonetheless, it was one of the more interesting gubernatorial campaigns in recent state history.

  • Turning 30 at Mount St. Helens

    The time has surely flown by for me.

    Thirty years ago I was a very young woman, really just a kid, living downwind of Mount St. Helens on the beautiful Sunday on which she tore herself apart. This was in the days before the Internet and even before 24/7 cable news, so our first clue the mountain had erupted catastrophically was when we were enveloped in a dense and dark ash cloud.

  • News Alert: PRC appoints interim superintendent of insurance

    SANTA FE – The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) today appointed Craig Dunbar as interim superintendent of insurance.

    Dunbar, 59, replaces Thomas R. Rushton, who tendered his resignation May 13.

    Prior to today’s appointment, Dunbar served as executive assistant to Commission Chairman David W. King. In all, Dunbar boasts 35 years experience in the title insurance industry, much of it in management capacities.

  • Culbert seeks Division 2 bench

    Citing a desire to bring his long and varied experience as an attorney to the bench, Democrat Peter Culbert is running for District Court Judge in First Judicial District Division 2.

  • Be a part of a life-changing event Thursday at LAMS

    It only takes one act for kindness to spread.

    Rachel Scott was the first student shot in April 1999 at Columbine High School.

    One month before she passed away, she had written for a class an essay titled, “My Ethics, My Code of Life.” It wasn’t just an assignment it was something she had practiced in her life for years.

  • Boys basketball: King named new Hilltopper head coach

    Matt King isn’t wasting a lot of time starting in his new position.

    Los Alamos High School announced Tuesday night that King will take over as head coach of the Hilltopper boys basketball program. King will replace outgoing head coach Alan Kirk, who announced his resignation last month.

  • The Next Level: Schoonover earns Valavanis Award at Colby College

    Former Los Alamos track and field athlete Jordan Schoonover, earned a major award at her current school Colby College.

    Schoonover, who attends the Maine college, was this year’s recipient of the Patty Valavanis Award. The Valavanis Award is given to athletes who demonstrate the qualities of academic and athletic excellence, personal leadership and sportsmanship.

    This year, Schoonover was one of the captains of Colby’s women’s indoor and outdoor track and field teams. Schoonover also earned Phi Beta Kappa and Presidential Scholar honors.

  • 05-19-10 Update

    Airport Basin renamed

      During Tuesday night’s county council meeting, councilors voted to rename the Airport Basin Site. It will now be called Camino Entrada.

     ALA election

       The election of 2010-2011 officers for the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 90 will be held at 6 p.m. today at the American Legion Hall in Los Alamos.   If interested in running or nominating someone for an office please attend the meeting or call Unit 90 President Marie Todd at 672-3846.

    Pajarito Dance

  • Lieutenant governor primaries draw crowded field

    SANTA FE — There’s a wealth of public service and political experience among the five Democrats and three Republicans who want to become New Mexico’s lieutenant governor.

    In the GOP race, all three candidates have served in the Legislature: Brian Moore, Kent Cravens and John Sanchez.

    The Democratic lineup includes a former state party chairman, Brian Colon; a retired governmental agency administrator, Lawrence Rael; and three legislators — Jose Campos, Gerald Ortiz y Pino and Linda Lopez.

  • Public hearing set

    The Los Alamos County Council considered a request in a citizen petition on May 11 to rename North Mesa Soccer Field “Flint Field” in honor of Jim Flint, former County Administrator and boys varsity soccer team Head Coach. The request was filed under the County Code, Chapter 2 “Administration,” Article V “Special Recognitions,” Sections 2-421 and 2-422.