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Today's News

  • Thousands of Haitians flee ruins of capital city

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitians are fleeing their quake-ravaged capital by the hundreds of thousands, aid officials said Friday, as their government promised to help nearly a half-million more move from squalid camps on curbsides and vacant lots into safer, cleaner tent cities.

  • NEWS ALERT: Council advised to reject charter reform amendments
  • UPDATE: Events nixed for this weekend

    All of this weekend's scheduled athletics for Los Alamos High School have been canceled, the school announced this morning.

    The Los Alamos swimming and diving teams were scheduled to travel to Farmington tonight. The Los Alamos girls basketball team was scheduled to host Albuquerque Academy tonight as well and the wrestling team was supposed to compete at the Valley Invitational.

    It was unknown whether any of the events will be rescheduled.

  • Revised economic plan for Los Alamos available

    Los Alamos County is beginning the next stage in developing an Economic Vitality Strategic Plan.

    Copies of the Draft Economic Vitality Strategic Plan (EVSP) are available for public access and review at the Mesa Public Library, the White Rock Library, the 3-1-1 Customer Care Center, the County Administrative Offices and the Chamber of Commerce. An electronic copy of the EVSP, as well as all information and updates pertaining to the EVSP, will be posted on the County Web site at www.losalamosnm.us/ecodev.

    The public is encouraged to review and comment on the plan.

  • Bowl painting party set for Saturday

    This year will mark the 17th Annual Empty Bowls Project.  Each year the Self Help, Inc. fundraiser has grown in popularity. The goal is to offer 800 hand painted bowls.  So far, 500 have been completed. Another objective is to have 200 painted during the community bowl painting party, which will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Painters of all ages are invited to participate.

    In addition to decorating bowls for the March 13 fundraiser, refreshments will be served. There is no charge to participate.

  • Building topic of special meeting

    Anyone with anything left to say about where Los Alamos County should build its new Municipal Building has one more opportunity Thursday.

    Earlier this month the County Council decided they would dedicate an entire special meeting at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers to that topic.

    A council-appointed citizens’ committee narrowed down 25 possible sites throughout Los Alamos and White Rock to two, which they recommended to council last fall.

  • County, petitioners at odds

    County officials and reformers will face off this weekend on the fate of two petitions facilitating citizen participation in the local government. One calls for an annual election related to county expenditures and the other proposes reforms to the petition and ballot process.

    Los Alamos County Council meets in special session Saturday morning at 10 a.m. to discuss the two amendments to the County Charter. They may then decide whether or not to put them to a vote.

  • 01-22-10 Update

    Correction

      The cover of Thursday’s Kaleidoscope stated that the Choral Society’s concert is to be held at 3 p.m. Saturday. Instead, the concert is scheduled to be held at 3 p.m. Sunday.

    Converstaion with the artists

  • GOP candidates jostle with the ethics issues

    SANTA FE — This column has often declared that the Grand Old Party is not dead in New Mexico or nationally. Although Republicans had some major defeats in 2006 and 2008, reports of their demise have been greatly exaggerated.

    Victories back East in off-year elections last November gave the national party reason for hope. And in New Mexico, a surprise October mayoral win in Albuquerque has given the state party a dose of adrenalin.

  • Now is the season of our incontinence

    Ring around the collar! Ring around the collar! Remember how that used to be the pinnacle of social embarrassment, a reason to hide in the shadows, the determining factor to your future and your happiness? Or what about the heartbreak of eczema, seborrhea, psoriasis? Scratch your head in public and everyone would know that you have dry itchy scalp. Dandruff flakes on your suit? Well, you can kiss that promotion goodbye!