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Today's News

  • Council approves road facelift for White Rock

    The design and rehabilitation of N.M. 4 received approval during a special county council meeting last week.

    N.M. 4 is a highway that can take drivers to a lot of well-known destinations – Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Valles Caldera National Preserve.

    But as drivers head toward these locations, they zip through White Rock without a glance. The goal of the project is to make White Rock another known destination on the state highway.

  • Lab sets record for ‘getting waste off the hill’

    Los Alamos National Laboratory said it set a new LANL record Friday by completing its 132nd transuranic (TRU) waste shipment of fiscal year 2010.

    The waste is shipped to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad.

    The shipment eclipsed last year’s record of 131 shipments and there are five weeks remaining in fiscal year 2010, the lab said in a press release.

  • These days won’t last

    Don’t touch that dial!  Remember how TV announcers used to say that before a commercial break?  

    How many kids today would even know what a dial is?  Before you know it, pushing buttons will be a distant memory, too.

    Things have really changed since I was a kid (you know, back when they first invented electricity).  

    We didn’t have remotes for the TV set.  There were six or seven channels to choose from (we only had that many because we got all the NYC stations) and they were mostly black- and-white.  

  • Resident to council: Don’t bully firemen

    As one resident of this county whom the council allegedly represents, I hereby request that it cease and desist the bullying of our firefighters. As Councilor Vincent Chiravalle has said, we should pay them according to the fact-finder’s report and implement its recommendations.  

  • Campaigns should promise reduction of OPEC oil reliance

    While running for office, President Obama promised that if elected, he would get us off OPEC oil within 10 years.  

    Two years are gone and we still don’t have a plan.  In fact, there is some evidence that we’re going in the wrong direction.  In July 2010, we imported 388 million barrels of oil. That’s the single largest import month since President Obama was inaugurated.

  • Arizona Convicts, Accomplice Charged in NM Murders

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two escaped convicts from Arizona and a woman who accompanied them were charged with murder and carjacking Monday in the deaths of an Oklahoma couple who authorities said were targeted because of their camping trailer.

    Federal prosecutors in New Mexico filed murder and carjacking charges against John McCluskey, 45; Tracy Province, 42; and their alleged accomplice, Casslyn Welch, 44.

    They're accused in the deaths of Gary and Linda Haas of Tecumseh, Okla.

  • Girls soccer: Toppers open 2010 campaign Tuesday at home

    The fall 2010 season officially gets underway Tuesday with the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team having the honor.

    Los Alamos will be at home for its season opener, taking on a team it hasn’t seen for awhile, the Belen Eagles.

    Little was known about the Eagles in Hilltopper camp, but the focus of this game and much of Los Alamos’ early season schedule isn’t going to be about preparing for its opponents so much as getting itself ready.

  • Schedule for Aug. 23-28

    Tuesday

    Girls soccer: Belen at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Thursday

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Rio Rancho, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Moriarty, varsity 4:30 p.m.

    Friday

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Moreno Valley, C team, 3 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Moreno Valley, C team, 5 p.m.

    Football: Pojoaque at Los Alamos, varsity, 7 p.m.

    Saturday

    Cross country: Los Alamos at La Cueva scrimmage, 9 a.m.

  • Program teaches students how to organize

    U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján’s re-election campaign recently completed the successful pilot program of the Summer Luján Leadership Congressional Campaign Fellowship (LLCCF). Ten high school and college students from four counties graduated from the LLCCF.

    “We held an intensive three-day training session in Santa Fe to kick off the program," said Justin Bailey, the project coordinator.  

  • Shabby Chic

    Recycled fashion will be the focal point of House of Hope’s High Tea and Fashion Show at 2 p.m. Aug. 28 in Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.

    Attendees will be treated to a fashion show with clothing provided by TOTH’s “Shop on the Corner” Thrift Store; a silent auction; a TK Print or Kirchner Quilt raffle; sweet and savory treats and of course, tea. Tickets may be purchased for $20, or $10 for children younger than 12.