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Today's News

  • Modest tax relief measure gets nod from council

    Property taxes have been somewhat of a hot issue for Los Alamos County residents in recent years. Complaints about taxes that are too high have been heard at various county council meetings, but until recently, residents held little hope that things would change.

    Property owners will now get some breathing room thanks to a motion passed Tuesday at the county budget hearings, by county council.

    Council Chair Michael Wismer said that by approving the property tax cut, it will equate to a reduction of  $200 for a home valuation of $300,000.

  • Softball: LA holds on to top Cleveland

    Heading into the biggest set of games of the season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team kept its impressive winning streak intact.

    The Hilltoppers held on in a tight contest Thursday, topping the Class 5A Sue Cleveland Storm 1-0 at Overlook Park.

    Los Alamos scored in the bottom of the first, but got little going offensively for the rest of the contest. However, the team’s pitching and defense was solid throughout.

  • Running: Romero is best predictor this week

    Alexander Romero had the top prediction in this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.

    The pace race was held Tuesday in Lower Bayo Canyon and featured both a 1- and 3-mile course.

    Romero, running on the 3-mile course, finished just two seconds off his predicted time to take the top spot this week. The next closest predictors included Jeff Hill (13 seconds off) and Deidre Witherell (15 seconds off).

  • 04-23-10 Update

    Celebrate Earth Day

      Pajarito Environmental Education Center will host an Earth Day Festival from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

    Enjoy Wild Day

      Los Alamos Youth Leadership will host the Third annual LAYL Wild Day from 10 a,m.-2 p.m. Saturday. A $15 fee includes fun activities, lunch and a T-shirt. To learn more, send e-mail to LAYL@laymca.org. Los Alamos Parks and Recreation will also host its Hershey Track and Field event. To learn more call Parks and Recreation at 662-8173.

    “Let the River Run”

  • NMED secretary re-elected to board

    SANTA FE —  The Rocky Mountain Low Level Radioactive Waste Board re-elected New Mexico Environment Department Secretary Ron Curry as chairman of the board recently at a meeting in New Mexico.

    The board, which is an interstate government agency, administers a compact that provides for the disposal of low level radioactive waste produced within the member states of New Mexico, Nevada and Colorado.

  • Compromise reached

    “Cutting the budget is not easy; it is not fun but it is necessary work we have to do tonight,” Superintendent Gene Schmidt told a packed house in the Piñon Elementary School gymnasium Thursday night.

    “It’s hard work but it’s work we can do together,” he added.

    Over the course of five hours, school board members along with parents, staff and teachers, made a decision on how to slash the budget by $1.8 million during the Los Alamos Public School board meeting.

  • No projects scheduled for 2011

    Capital Improvement Projects  (CIP) were up for discussion during last night’s County Council budget hearing. Though the matter was tabled for discussion that will continue Monday, council did take action regarding the community broadband network.

    Capital improvement projects that were proposed last year were discussed at great length, however Chief Financial Officer Steven Lynne said that there are no new proposed projects in FY 2011, however there are some projects from FY 2010 that are in progress.

  • National leader pays Los Alamos a visit

    Excitement mounted as word spread through American Legion Post 90 on Trinity Drive that National Commander Clarence Hill was arriving any moment.

  • Basketball: Kirk, Ealey picked for All-State squads

    A pair of Los Alamos Hilltopper basketball stars were selected among the top players in the state of New Mexico.

    Alex Kirk and Taylor Ealey were among the All-Class AAAA selections for the 2009-10 season as chosen by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

  • A history lesson told through music

    Get ready for a history lesson in music. Guitarist Daniel Weston will take Los Alamos on an audio tour of the renaissance through the baroque period.

    This venture in history’s music will occur during the Guitar and Gateaux show, which will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fuller Lodge.

    While the program is varied, a few highlights include works by Spanish Impressionist composer Francisco Tarrega. Weston will also step out into contemporary times with a few of his own pieces.