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Today's News

  • Local T-Board at a glance

    After reading some very imaginative interpretations of what the county’s transportation board is, isn’t or should be, I feel compelled as recently elected board chair to try and dispel any misinformation about what the board is and what it is intended to be.
    The Los Alamos Transportation Board is a volunteer organization.  Like each board and commission, the job of the TB is to work with staff, review issues in the interest of the particular board, take public comment and make recommendations to council.  
    These recommendations do not have to be a reflection of public sentiment — the boards have the independence to act in what the board feels is giving its best advice.

  • DPU customers may receive automated phone survey

    Beginning Monday, Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ customers may receive an automated phone survey on natural gas. 
    The calls will be launched from the Washington, D.C. area and will have a 202 area code.  Survey duration is approximately ten minutes long and assesses customers’ knowledge of gas safety issues.
    “Natural gas is safe, clean and efficient.  But like other forms of energy it is important to respect its potential dangers,” said Public Relations Manager Julie Williams-Hill.  “Our job is to communicate natural gas safety.  I hope that our customers will take the time to answer the survey questions so that we may determine how to improve our public awareness program.”

  • Construction Zone 04-24-11

    For more information about the projects listed below, please email lacpw@lacnm.us or call 662-8150.

    N.M. 502 Truck Traffic Airport runway
    extension project
    Expect heavy volumes of slow moving and turning truck traffic on westbound N.M. 502 through mid-May. As the trucks climb the hill, its speed slows to 20-25 mph and is further reduced when the trucks make the turn onto airport property. Do not tailgate, do not pass in the turn lanes, pay attention to the traffic ahead of you, and expect 5-10 minute delays.
    Diamond Drive Phase 4 2011
    Exceptions to the typical traffic control outlined below:

  • Update 04-24-11

    Eco Station closed
    The Los Alamos County Eco Station will be closed today for Easter.

    Easter egg hunt
    An Easter egg hunt will be held from 1-3 p.m. today at the Los Alamos Golf Course.

    Parks meeting
    Residents are invited to attend a public meeting at 9 a.m.
    Saturday at the playground located near the North Mesa tennis courts and Brewer Arena.

    Public meeting
    Public meeting No. 2 for Parcel A19A is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at the White Rock Town Hall.
     
    Charter Review
    The Charter Review Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. May 2 in the training room at the Community Building.

  • Motorcycle, car enthusiasts enjoy the ride

    Los Alamos is so scenically beautiful that it’s just a great place to take a drive, President Mike Luna of Atomic City Corvettes said during a recent interview.

    The road leading up to Los Alamos has everything one could wish for — mountains, valleys, meadows, high desert plains, cliffs, volcanoes, hills and sweeping curves. And its views continue to flourish once one enters the county line.

    “Weekends for me are devoted to getting out with a couple of others from the club and driving the area and enjoying the views,” Luna said.

    He was born in Los Alamos 61 years ago and moved with his wife Judi to White Rock two years ago.

  • Students descend on LANL for computing challenge

    More than 200 New Mexico students and their teachers will gather at Los Alamos National Laboratory Monday and Tuesday for judging and an awards ceremony in the 21st annual New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge.

    About 50 teams of students from elementary, middle and high schools are expected at the Expo, said David Kratzer of the laboratory’s High Performance Computer Systems group and the lab’s coordinator of the Supercomputing Challenge.

    While at Los Alamos, students will present their projects and take part in tours, talks and demonstrations with laboratory scientists and researchers. Student projects will be recognized during an awards ceremony from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ, 2323 Diamond Drive.

  • Sports update 04-24-11

    Baseball team hosting pasta dinner

    The Los Alamos High School baseball program will hold a pasta dinner Thursday at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.
    The dinner is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Dinner includes pasta, bread, salad, dessert and drink.
    Tickets for the pasta dinner are $6 in advance or $7 at the door.

    Isotopes holding candy hunt

    The Albuquerque Isotopes will have a pregame Easter candy hunt today.
    The candy hunt, presented by PEEPS, will be held at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque. It will start at 12:45 p.m.
    The hunt precedes the Isotopes’ home game against the New Orleans Zephyrs. Game time today is 1:35 p.m.

    Volunteers needed for track meets

  • Schedule for April 25-30

    Monday
    Boys golf: Los Alamos at Santa Fe Invite, 9 a.m.

    Girls golf: Los Alamos at Kirtland Central Invite, 9 a.m.

    Tuesday
    Girls golf: Los Alamos at Kirtland Central Invite, 9 a.m.

    Track and field: Los Alamos at Rio Rancaho Invite, boys and girls JV, 3 p.m.; LAMS Invite, girls, 3 p.m.; LAMS at Pojoaque Invite, boys, 3 p.m.

    Tennis: Los Alamos at St. Michael’s, boys and girls varsity, 4 p.m.

    Baseball: Capital at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Capital at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Wednesday
    Baseball: Los Alamos at Capital, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Capital, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Friday

  • Boys track and field: LA takes 7th at Harper meet

    Kyle Stephens had flirted with a state qualifying mark in the high jump earlier this season, but this weekend he not only made that mark but earned a huge win with it.
    Stephens not only cleared 6 feet for the first time this season but won the high jump competition at this weekend’s Richard A. Harper Memorial Invitational.
    Los Alamos’ boys track and field team finished seventh at the Harper Invitational, one of the toughest regular season meets in the state. It finished with 27 points, second among Class 4A teams at the meet behind host Albuquerque Academy’s 37 points.

  • Girls track and field: ´Toppers come out on top at Harper Invite this weekend

    If there was any lingering doubt about which team was the favorite heading into the Class 4A girls state meet in 2011, that doubt was removed this weekend.
    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls came out on top of a stacked field at this weekend’s Richard A. Harper Invitational. The Harper Invitational, one of the most competitive regular season meets in the state, was hosted by Albuquerque Academy.
    The Hilltoppers, again led by Laura Wendelberger and Chase Ealey, picked up 65.5 points, topping a pair of the top Class 5A schools in the state, Eldorado and La Cueva, along the way.
    The win immediately cements Los Alamos as the team to beat again at the 4A state meet, which is scheduled for May 13-14. Los Alamos is the two-time defending state champ.