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Today's News

  • Look in the right place

    My friend and I are discussing the legacy of Gov. Bill Richardson.
    Aside from all the controversies, what did he really do for New Mexico?
    “He finally got education reformed,” my friend says. “Replaced the old state school board with a cabinet secretary so there would be accountability.  Freed up money from the permanent fund so there would be money to improve pay for teachers. Got full-day kindergarten and pre-K. These ideas had been around for years and there was a huge coalition in support. Richardson got it done.”

  • Council green lights developer

    The long-awaited Trinity Site retail development became one step closer to fruition Tuesday night as the Los Alamos County Council gave the green light for county officials to begin negotiations with North American Development Group.

  • Refuse reduction, recycling make eco-sense daily

    Los Alamos County is promoting Monday’s America Recycles Day in an effort to entice more residents to embrace recycling as a lifestyle.
    “I will give a presentation to 3rd grade students at Mountain Elementary School on Monday and will also set up displays at the Mesa Public Library and at the Reel Deal Theater with handouts showing residents how to recycle,” Environmental Services Specialist Tom Nagawiecki said.
    While Monday is America Recycles Day, the entire month of November is Recycling Awareness Month in New Mexico, he said.

  • LAPS board ponders LAMS construction finance options

    The students at Los Alamos High School will soon have a revamped campus and if all goes well financially, the students at the middle school can look forward to new digs, as well.
    During Tuesday night’s school board meeting at Pajarito Cliffs, Superintendent Gene Schmidt said the middle school education staff has been busy thinking about what the middle school could look like. Though these are only concepts at this point, Schmidt is confident that administration will soon agree on one of the options.

  • Update 11-10-10

    Free breakfast for veterans

    Enjoy a breakfast Thursday before the Veterans Day ceremony at the American Legion, from 7:30-
    10:30 a.m. The event, hosted by the Elks Lodge, will include omelets made to order, or crème brulee French toast, both served with homemade breakfast sausage, coffee and juice. Donations are requested, but the event is free to veterans.

    Cake fundraiser

  • 2011 Animal Shelter alumni calendars on sale now

    Are you looking for a wonderful present for yourself or to use as a gift or a stocking stuffer? The Friends of the Shelter 2011 weekly day timer calendar features photos and heartwarming stories of locally adopted or rescued cats and dogs. The cover pinup is a white cat with Tabby swirls and startling green eyes, named Emerald,  who is FIV-positive and lives with a family in Los Alamos.  

  • Be There 11-10-10

    Today
    “Running High, Running Low: Trail Running in Copper Canyon and the Jemez,” an illustrated talk by David Coblentz will be at 7 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.  Coblentz will describe his running of a 50-mile ultramarathon with the native Tarahumara Indian runners of Mexico and note the geologic similarities and differences between the geology of the Sierra Madres and the Jemez. The talk is free and open to the public.
    Thursday

  • Football: Auburn coach says Newton allegations 'pure garbage'

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers found themselves defending quarterback Cam Newton for the second time in five days, this time adamantly sticking up for the Heisman hopeful in the wake of allegations of academic cheating when he was at Florida.

  • Police: Mail bomb could have exploded over US

    LONDON (AP) — A mail bomb intercepted last month at an English airport could have exploded over the East Coast of the United States, British police said Wednesday.

    Forensic evidence showed the device, originally sent from Yemen by way of Cologne, Germany, was timed to be detonated about six to seven hours after the cargo aircraft carrying it left the U.K. for the U.S. The package was removed by police in Britain during transit.

  • Deficit panel leaders' plan curbs Social Security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of President Barack Obama's bipartisan deficit commission on Wednesday proposed reducing the annual cost-of-living increases in Social Security, part of a bold plan to control $1 trillion-plus budget deficits.

    The proposal also would set a tough target for curbing the growth of Medicare and recommends looking at eliminating popular tax breaks, such as mortgage interest deduction.