Today's News

  • Board OKs upgrades to LAPS HQ

    The Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education has approved moving ahead with a $400,000 round of improvements to the district’s administrative headquarters.

    Jim Graf of Van H. Gilbert Architect PC shared renderings with improvements of the administrative office at 2075 Trinity Dr.

    Plans include handicapped-accessible spaces and modifications to the parking lot grade.

    In addition, the building will be made more user-friendly, with a clearly marked entrance and a break room for employees. The project will carry an estimated cost of $400,000.

    Following a timeline discussion, board members decided that the project should be tackled quickly. It will come back for a formal vote at a future meeting.

  • Engagement: Rodriguez-Jones

    Mr. and Mrs. Terry and Diana Burge of Arroyo Seco announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannan Nicole Rodriguez to Michael Adam Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward and Joyce Brenner-Jones of Willow Springs, N.C.
    The future bride graduated from the Los Alamos High School class of 1999. She was nurtured in life  by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Salvador and Bertha Rodriguez of White Rock and Mr. and Mrs. Joe and Maureen Roybal of Rio Rancho; La Vista Church of the Nazarene, White Rock; and Truth Ministries Calvary Chapel, Arroyo Seco/ Espanola.
    The future groom was a graduate of the class of 1998 from William Tennent High School in Warminster, Pa. The two met and became friends at Calvary Chapel of Cary, N.C.

  • Update 02-26-12

    WR Civic Center

     A public meeting will be held to discuss the White Rock Civic Center at 6 p.m. Monday at the White Rock Town Hall.

    Little League

        White Rock Little League will hold registration at Time Out Pizza from 6-8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Interested participants can find registration information and paperwork online at eteamz.com/WRLL2.

    Film series

    The March Foreign Film Series kicks off at 6:30 p.m. March 1 at Mesa Public Library. The free event features an Oscar nominated film by acclaimed director Deepa Mehta, rated PG 13, examines the plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in the holy city of Varanasi.

    Leap Into Opera

  • Pushing renewable energy alternatives

    The state’s use of renewable energy is growing - that was the message from state Public Regulation Commissioner Doug Howe to a group of Los Alamos residents last week.
    New Mexico is one of 30 states that have a Renewable Portfolio Standard – or requirements setting standard of how much electricity should come from renewable energy, the commissioner said. New Mexico defines Renewable energy as that which is generated from solar, biomass, wind, fuel cell and hydropower.
    The state’s current portfolio requires 20 percent of electricity to be generated from wind; 20 percent from solar; 10 percent from biomass; and 1.5 percent of a combination of sources by 2015.

  • Political parties select delegates

    The Democrats and the Republicans went toe to toe Thursday night as both groups met for their pre-primary county conventions at the same time at two different locations.

    The Democrats met at the Best Western Hilltop Hotel while the Republicans met at the VFW on Deacon Street.

    The Democrats elected 20 delegates and are sending 25, including five alternates, to the state convention March 10 in Albuquerque.

    “It was a little chaotic but we are all done,” said Mike Wheeler, the county head of the Democratic Party. “We had a good turnout of local Democrats. Many of the candidates were off at other conventions scheduled for that night but there were representatives for all the candidates.”

  • Finding the ‘Beauty in the Beast’

    Community members gathered at the Fuller Lodge Art Center Friday evening for the opening of “Beauty in the Best.” Residents got a chance to talk to the artists and view their work. The exhibit will be on display through March 31.

  • Senator questions DOE commitment

    The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities met with Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) and other representatives of the New Mexico Congressional delegation Friday in Santa Fe to discuss budget cuts at the lab.

    After the meeting, Bingaman released a letter that he sent to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, requesting a meeting to discuss the deferment of the CMRR project and the news that LANL was instituting a workforce reduction program that would eliminate 400 to 800 jobs.

  • Nature Center at $4.7M could be a ‘jewel’

    Dedicated proponents of a new nature center waited patiently for the Capital Improvements Projects (CIP) committee to review the Teen Center proposal before they could make their pitch.

    Project manager Steve Huebner presented three designs. Option 1 received “overwhelming” support from the public, as well as CIP members, who voted unanimously to recommend it.

    Option 1 is a “Fibonacci,” or spiral design, which would be located at the old skate park on Canyon Road. The structure would be 6,000-square-feet, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certified (for net zero energy use) and cost $4.7 million.

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    Danica Patrick's first Duel ends with a huge crash on the backstraight. Thanks to all the safety innovations in the sport she was ok.