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Today's News

  • LALT tackles comedy and comes out victorious in ‘Sylvia’

    On the surface the play, “Sylvia,” looks like a light-hearted comedy about a wacky dog and the impact she has on her new owners. It is light, fluffy entertainment for a Friday or Saturday evening.

    However, this play also seems to offer something more. It shows a couple that learns some valuable life lessons through an unusual source – the family pet.

  • Looking for good homes

    It all started with just one little black cat but, eight years later more than 200 cats receive care annually through the New Mexico Chapter of the Felines and Friends.

    Bobbie Heller of the Felines and Friends explained how she found the cat during a snowstorm. It was living in an abandoned car in a parking lot. She took the cat in and started looking for a rescue organization but couldn’t find one. However, Heller said she was familiar with the Felines and Friends organization in California and decided to establish a chapter in New Mexico.

  • No need to replace bridge

    At Councilor Michael Wheeler’s request, Public Works Director Kyle Zimmerman researched several design concepts for the pedestrian bridges on Diamond Drive. He presented his findings to the council and asked for approval to submit a pedestrian replacement project with the next set of Phase 1 Capital Improvement Projects.

    Zimmerman’s examples included designs that complied with the American Disability Act requirements and ranged in price from $2.5-3 million, depending on whether they used a ramp or an elevator and the complexity of the design.  

  • Council ends project with Elemetric

    With a 6-0 vote Tuesday night, the county council passed Ordinance No. 552, which terminated the Economic Development Project for Elemetric Instruments, LLC.

    In 2003, Elemetric received a loan of $73,027.25 from Los Alamos County under the condition that they maintain a physical presence in the county to create local jobs.

    County Administrator Anthony Mortillaro and County Attorney Mary McInerny said the company is in violation of the terms of the Project Participation Agreement, because they moved to a subsidized community in Santa Fe.

  • Boy Scout Troop 229 parties down

    Cub Scout Pack 229 held its Blue and Gold Banquet Monday at the Barranca Elementary School gym. This particular banquet stood out from others because Boy Scouts of America is celebrating 100 years of scouting this year.  

    Honored guests included Paul Rhein, Northern New Mexico District director, Jay Elson,  Associate Order of the Arrow adviser, and Dane Spearing, Troop 22 scoutmaster.  

  • 03-18-10 Update

    A strange love triangle

      Los Alamos Little Theater presents the romantic comedy “Sylvia” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. This show contains adult language. Tickets cost $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors and are available at CB Fox and at the door. For more information, call 662-5493.

    St. Patty’s

     Day dance

  • Litter is art

    This morning, the wind blew a large plastic bag across the sidewalk. It fluttered like a butterfly in front of me and my dogs and then skittered away. Last summer I would have grabbed it, but 2010 has brought new insights.

  • Expect more delays on Diamond

    This is in response to a Monitor story “Diamond Drive, Take Four,” on March 4.

  • Do no harm is a general concept

    The fundamental rule of the medical profession given to students early in their career is to “do no harm.”

    This general concept can be applied to different areas and different issues. Today we apply it to the perceived problem of Earth’s climate.

  • UPDATE: Kirk named Gatorade's Player of Year

    Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball standout Alex Kirk was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in New Mexico for the 2009-10 season.

    The sports drink company made the announcement earlier today.

    Kirk, the leading scorer and rebounder in Class AAAA this season, becomes the third Hilltopper boys basketball player to receive such honor and the second Hilltopper athlete this academic year to be so named. Kyle Pittman was Gatorade's top cross country runner for 2009.

    Kirk helped take Los Alamos to the Class AAAA quarterfinals this past season.