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Today's News

  • Candidates’ methods differ

    SANTA FE — What sort of governor should New Mexicans try next? If you are a Republican, you have a very wide range of choices available on your June ballot.

    When it comes to how each of the five GOP candidates would run state government, the differences couldn’t be more extreme.

    Former GOP state chairman Allen Weh seems to be the front-runner. He has now sunk $1 million of his own money into the campaign; most of it for a very large TV buy.

  • Change of venue for Tuesday’s meeting

    Instead of the usual White Rock venue, Tuesday’s county council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Training Room of Fire Station No. 3.

    The agenda has two consent items slated for approval. The first is the approval of a services agreement with Delta Airport Consultants, Inc. for professional engineering, planning and project management consulting services for the Los Alamos Airport.

    The second item is the approval of coordination services for the FY 2010 Sister Cities Exchange.

  • News Alert: The Elk Fire is burning approximately eight miles north of Los Alamos at 10,000 feet

    ESPANOLA — A wildfire started on the Santa Clara Indian Reservation Sunday continues burning on the southeast side of Chicoma Mountain above Santa Clara Canyon on the Espanola Ranger District in the Santa Fe National Forest.

    The Elk Fire  is burning approximately eight miles north of Los Alamos and 19 miles west of Espanola and the smoke may be visible from both towns.

    The fire had  burned an estimated 60 acres late this morning including grass with adjacent grass and timber.

  • Los Alamos participates in day of prayer

    Many participants from Los Alamos and Española gathered to observe the 59th Annual National Day of Prayer May 6 at the First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos.  

    Locally sponsored by several churches, the purpose of this observance was to provide prayerful support to communities and the nation. The hour-long program featured specific prayers for family, church, education, business/economy, government, the military, youth and the media.

  • Update: Softball knocked out by St. Pius X

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team failed to make it out of the first round of the Class AAAA softball tournament Friday, falling to the St. Pius X Sartans.

    The Sartans scored all of their runs in the final three innings of the ballgame to win 4-1 and advance to the semifianls.

    Los Alamos scored its lone run in the fourth inning, which broke a scoreless tie at the time.

    The Hilltoppers end their 2010 season with a record of 18-9.

  • New Mexico ranked 5th for math standards

    Santa Fe – In an early journal article release, Education Next (Vol.10, No. 4) New Mexico ranked fifth nationally for the strength of math proficiency standards in a state-to-state comparison of where states have set the bar for student proficiency.

    “State standards rising in reading but not in math,” investigates Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s claims that No Child Left Behind incentivized states to set performance standards low to improve test scores and to avoid sanctions associated with low-performing schools.

  • Halt Rail Runner in its pricey tracks

    While it appears to be popular in this political season to take pot shots at the Rail Runner, Mark Mathis in his recent op-ed missed the boat. Mathis claims that the original cost for the Rail Runner project was $122 million with the final cost at “nearly four times this amount.”

  • Gaining visibility at the national level

    SANTA FE — Former Gov. Gary Johnson is confounding national political leaders and pundits just as he did in New Mexico for a decade.

    Since leaving office in 2002, Johnson evidently has had enough adventures climbing mountains, skiing and hang gliding to want to try another political adventure. This time, he’s behaving very much like a presidential candidate.

  • LACW and LAHS singers to join forces

    An upcoming concert features collaboration not only between two musical entities but also multiple generations.

    The Los Alamos Community Winds and the Los Alamos High School choirs are joining forces to perform Carol Orff’s “Carmina Burana” at 7 p.m. May 22 at Duane Smith Auditorium.

    Not only are high school students taking part in this community concert, three teenagers are stepping into the spotlight as solo singers.

  • The pot thief strikes again

    J. Michael Orenduff, author of the popular “Pot Thief” mysteries, returns to Los Alamos from 4-6 p.m. May 21 to sign “The Pot Thief Who Studied Ptolemy” and partake in a Dutch-treat dinner at the Hill Diner afterwards.