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Today's News

  • Opera singer to host concert

    At 7:30 p.m. tonight at Fuller Lodge Melissa Riedel will perform a concert.

    Riedel is a former student of Karolyn Coulter and recently graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance.

    During the concert Friday, Riedel will perform a work titled, “Galgenlieder” by contemporary composer Jan Koetsier, and will be joined by Sean Kennedy, a tuba player. She will also sing works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Cole Porter and Jerome Kern. She will be joined by Keiko Shimono, pianist.

  • Call-in show to address barking dogs

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  • Sidewalks go both ways

    Dear Editor,

    Thomas Roach, pavement division director for the county, had a great article in Sunday’s paper reminding homeowners of their responsibility to keep the sidewalks clear for pedestrian traffic. In the same spirit, I’d like to invite the county to discharge its responsibility to keep the sidewalks repaired.

  • Be kind to snakes

    Dear Editor,

    A few days ago, a lady called me to ask how to get a bullsnake out of some bird netting. When she called back to let me know that the snake was freed, she also told me that if she hadn’t gotten the snake out when she did, it would have strangled to death in the netting. It is a slow and tortuous death. The plastic fibers dig into the snake’s flesh and slowly strangle it. Once a snake is in this netting, it cannot get out.

    The more it struggles, the more it entangles itself and death is the ultimate result.

  • The state under ticket

    By JAY MILLER

    Syndicated Columnist

    SANTA FE -- Except for the land commissioner contest, all of New Mexico's down-ballot statewide races have incumbents seeking office again.

    Secretary of State Mary Herrera, Attorney General Gary King, Treasurer James Lewis, and auditor Hector Balderas all are in their first term of office and eligible to seek a second four-year term.

  • Council discusses Rendija Master Plan

    Los Alamos residents looking for recreational space may one day find it in Rendija Canyon.

    During Tuesday night’s county council meeting, Community Development Director Rick Bohn gave councilors a presentation regarding the Rendija Canyon Master Plan.

    A portion of the canyon containing approximately 884 acres, excluding an area currently known as the Sportsmen’s Club and the Poor Man’s Shooting Range, is scheduled to be transferred from the Department of Energy to the county, possibly in September but no later than 2012.

  • Council to meet in special session

    County council will meet in a special session Friday morning at 8 a.m. in council chambers.

    There are two items slated for the special session agenda. The first item is a public hearing regarding Los Alamos County Resolution No. 09-08, a Resolution of Support for use of funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for the Diamond Drive Phase 3 Project and the certification of pre-construction phase.

  • Lab questioned on plutonium safety

    Los Alamos National Laboratory is adopting extra safety measures for added assurance against an almost inconceivable accident related to a highly radioactive isotope stored in the Plutonium Facility.

     

    The problem has been addressed, according to the National Nuclear Security Administration. A letter by NNSA Administrator Thomas D’Agostino stated that several precautionary steps are underway and that his organization and LANL intend to accomplish one or another possible upgrade by June 2010.

     

  • Health and fitness: Ask good questions when picking a personal trainer

    Many who are just getting started or thinking about starting a workout program consider getting advice from a personal trainer.

    Doing so ensures that you will get the most out of your exercise program and, even more importantly, allows you to address your health and fitness issues in a safe and effective environment.

    The American Council on Exercise — which has been certifying personal trainers since 1985 and has over 40,000 certified professionals in 107 countries — has seven criteria you should consider before selecting a personal trainer.

  • Swimming: Aquatomics Suntan results

    Here are the Los Alamos Aquatomics results from the Las Cruces Aquatic Team’s Suntan Classic held May 1-3 in Las Cruces.

    Results are listed as follows: name, age division, event, place, time.

    Jennifer Barich-Mooday, female 13 and over

    1500 freestyle, 2, 20:20.31; 50 freestyle, 3, 29.98; 100 backstroke, 8, 1:19.90; 200 individual medley, 8, 2:47.49; 100 butterfly, 7, 1:16.91; 400 freestyle, 5, 5:09.05; 100 freestyle, 3, 1:04.99; 200 backstroke, 10, 2:53.07; 100 breaststroke, 17, 1:35.31.

    Christopher Calhoun, male 13 and over