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Today's News

  • News Alert: Schools facing $1.8 million shortfall - superintendent recommending list of cuts

    The Los Alamos Board of Education met in open session Friday to discuss critical issues involving the district’s $1.8 million 2010-2011 school year operating budget shortfall - leading to a potentially long list of cuts.

    “Two factors drive this reduction in revenues,” LAPS Business Manager John Wolfe said. “First, the state is receiving less revenue than anticipated and despite working during the recent legislative session to raise taxes and implement other measures, revenues will fall short. That’s affecting us by $800,000.”

  • UPDATE: Boys golf wins, girls golf takes third at home invite

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  • 04-20-10 Update

    Police beat

      Property thefts at Los Alamos National Laboratory and an Alcalde boy arrested on an outstanding warrant and suspected of driving a stolen vehicle top this week’s Police Beat. Read the full report on Page 2.

    LAGS meeting

      The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will begin at

    7:30 p.m. today at the Christian Church, 92 East Road. Kay Birdsell of Los Alamos National Laboratory will present a talk titled, “Chromium Contamination in the Regional Aquifer beneath Los Alamos National Laboratory.”

  • Utilities Board to hold open house Wednesday

    The Board of Public Utilities will hold an open house Wednesday to welcome citizens to its new meeting room located at 170 Central Park Square.  

    Beginning at 5 p.m., visitors will have an opportunity to meet board members, tour the new Department of Public Utilities’ administrative offices, and enjoy light refreshments prior to the board’s regular  5:30 p.m. monthly meeting. 

    Visitors are also encouraged to stay for the board meeting.

    Agenda items for Wednesday’s meeting include:

  • New blog covers “all things nuclear”

    Earlier this month the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) launched a new blog, AllThingsNuclear.org, featuring insight and commentary on a range of related issues, including nuclear weapons, fissile materials, arms control, missile defense, space weapons, reprocessing, China and security, and nuclear power, all in the context of science, security and policy.

    UCS Global Security Program (GSP) staff will comment on these issues as they develop.

    The “All Things Nuclear” blogger lineup includes:

  • Name change on the table

    The Los Alamos County Council is considering renaming the “Airport Basin Site.” This site is the new home of county and schools’ facilities and is located in the bowl-shaped basin north of De Colores Restaurant on N.M. 502. Council would like to gather feedback from the citizens about a new name for the site. Here is a description of the buildings:

    • Building H is the Painting and Striping building for the County’s Traffic Division.

    • Building C houses the county’s Traffic, Transit, Pavement and Facilities staff.

  • Driver won’t be charged

    Police will not charge the driver of the mini van that crashed into Quemazon Montessori School last month.

    “She told us her brakes failed and she was unable to avoid hitting the school,” Los Alamos Police Capt. Randy Foster said. “The vehicle was so heavily damaged that we can’t determine one way or the other what happened.”

    Dorota Listwan, 42, of Los Alamos apparently lost control of her 1996 Dodge Caravan at about 3:30 p.m. March 25 and plowed into the front of the school building before bursting into flames.

  • LAPS grapples with shortfall

    The Los Alamos Board of Education met in open session Friday to discuss critical issues involving the district’s $1.8 million 2010-2011 school year operating budget shortfall.

    “Two factors drive this reduction in revenues,” LAPS Business Manager John Wolfe said. “First, the state is receiving less revenue than anticipated and despite working during the recent legislative session to raise taxes and implement other measures, revenues will fall short. That’s affecting us by $800,000.”

  • Book Battles

    Alina Bulthuis, Christopher Koh, Cody Maggiore, Jennifer Paige, Sara Tao and Darcy Turin, the winning elementary school team in the Battle of Books competition, celebrate their victory with Anne Dulany from Mesa Public Library.  Almost 30 children participated in the Los Alamos County Library’s annual Battle of the Books competition April 16.  Battle of the Books is a statewide program in which children are invited to read books from a designated list selected by librarians across the state and then test their knowledge of the material.

  • Bryn Smith named Student of the Month

    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos recently honored Bryn Morgan Smith as Student of the Month for April. The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects one outstanding student from the current Los Alamos High School graduating class to honor each month of the school year. Students are selected on the basis of their academics, extracurricular activities and service to the community.

    Smith is the daughter of Brian and Sherisse Smith and sister of Clark.