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Today's News

  • County council actions

    Here are other actions taken by Los Alamos County Council Tuesday:

    • County Council proclaimed Oct. 3-9 “Fire Prevention Week” during the regular council meeting Tuesday night.
    • Councilors approved updating the travel policy, with Councilor Vincent Chiravalle opposed.
    Changes to the out-dated policy include:
    • increasing reimbursement
    • clarifying how mileage reimbursements is calculated
    • reorganizing the policy’s structure

  • SF Nat’l. Forest fire update

    Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest treated three areas with prescribed fire Tuesday: Santa Fe Watershed prescribed burn, Thompson Ridge prescribed burn and the La Cueva Prescribed.  
    Fire managers have stopped ignitions on all three prescribed burn areas for the day.  

  • Be There 09-29-10

    Thursday
    LA Family Council is starting a new weekly Dream Group beginning at 10 a.m. for a six-week therapy group that will voyage into the interior landscape of dreams. Learn to interpret meaning and utilize guidance from your dreams through creative exercises and supportive dialogue with others. Contact Valarie Juerling, MA, LMFT, at 662-3264 to register or with questions.

  • Volunteers needed for LFP Fall Resale

    The Little Forest Playschool annual Fall Resale will be from 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 23 at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.
    “The new location will be a real convenience,” said chair Vivian Westfall. “This is a big event and we’ll have room to expand and spread out.”
    Westfall said the Spring Resale had 120 volunteers and she expects that many for the Fall Resale.
    “It takes volunteers to make this event happen and the community wants it to happen,” she said.

  • Pet blessing offered

    In the tradition of St. Francis de Assisi, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road, will celebrate a traditional animal blessing service at 1 p.m. Sunday in the outdoor chapel. All domestic pets are encouraged to bring their human families, who will be there in order to control leashes, crates and animal personalities, as each animal is personally blessed during this service. The outdoor chapel is located at the north end of the parking lot. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be relocated indoors.

  • Sports Update 09-29-10

    Jr. ’Topper basketball program starts Saturday

  • C team football

    Los Alamos’ Skyler Venis corrals a fumble during the Hilltopper C team’s game Monday against Hope Christian. Hope won Monday’s contest 22-6 at Sullivan Field.

  • Navigating the financial minefields in your marriage

    As with all challenges in a marriage, often what starts as a small issue can fester and grow into a large problem, given enough time.
    It’s not surprising that after being together a few years, some couples realize that the financial quirks they initially found amusing or simply ignored in their spouse now dominate their marital disagreements.
    In fact, money issues tend to top the reasons for divorce.

  • Whatever happened to radio?

    When was the last time you tried to get a weather report in a storm while driving?
    The medium that used to be universal and accessible to everybody doesn’t work any more.
    That is, the radio in your car: the moving vehicle where your safety is most directly affected by weather.
    Nowadays, most radio is a local medium only during weekday morning and evening commuter hours. The rest of the day it’s nationally syndicated. You could be driving straight toward a blizzard, and nobody would interrupt the programming to warn you.

  • UNM students, staff create bird list project

    ALBUQUERQUE – Phred Benham’s ears easily picked out the “cheep” of a ladder-backed woodpecker from the din of a late afternoon on the University of New Mexico campus.
    The 25-year-old University of New Mexico graduate student set off across a little campus road toward University House, where many of the university’s presidents have lived over the years.
    Raising his binoculars, Benham spotted the woodpecker as she tap-tap-tapped her way around the trunk of a crab apple in the front yard of the house.