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Today's News

  • Golf: NNMSMGA’s results from Las Campanas

    Los Alamos golfer Spike Jones turned in one of the low rounds of Tuesday’s Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association’s first flight.

    Jones finished the day with an 87, placing him tied in the gross category with Darryl Fry of Santa Fe at Tuesday’s tournament, held at Las Campanas in Santa Fe.

    NNMSMGA is a golf organization for men aged 50 and over in northern New Mexico — Albuquerque and points north — and southern Colorado.

  • Establish new standards for storing nuclear waste

    WASHINGTON, DC — Alongside rivers and lakes, on ocean shores and tidal bays, nearly 63,000 metric tons of high-level radioactive waste — which remains dangerous for longer than recorded history — sits in “temporary” storage. In some cases, it’s been there for decades. And it’s almost certain to remain for decades longer, scattered around 33 states.

  • Outdoor education: Why it matters

    In this time of financial downturn, our educational system threatens to become stripped of anything but the very basics — reading, writing and arithmetic. The perception is that everything must be taught right at the desk.   But I’d like to challenge that idea.  

  • 05-20-10 Update

    Storage space needed

      The LA Cares Food Bank has an immediate need for a storage area for canned food that has been donated for distribution to needy families. Storage area should be 400–600 square feet, heated and easily accessible to vehicle loading/unloading. The space is needed by May 30. Anyone with suitable space, contact Jeanne Butler at 662-6670 or 412-3631.

    Free workshops

  • LATA wins contract awards

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded a small-business contract to LATA Environmental Services of Kentucky, LLC April 22, worth approximately $285 million to continue the environmental remediation project at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Paducah, Kentucky. Following a 90-day transition period, LATA will assume responsibility for the remediation contract on or about July 21.  

  • For whom much is given

    Longtime resident Bernadette Lauritzen is one of those inspirational people motivated essentially by a desire to make things better for the rest of us.

    Many local organizations and countless individuals have been touched by her kindness, which Laurtizen explains is inspired by the bible verse in Luke 12:48, “For of those to whom much is given, much is required.”

    “I think my family has been pretty fortunate and so I think we should give back,” she said.

  • Giving street cred to art

    Art is not limited to impressionism or baroque styles. There’s a whole other style of art that thrives in urban areas. It decorates city buildings, adorns people’s arms and ankles and pops up on TV. Perhaps street art is easy to dismiss because it strays from the mainstream but it does have real credibility. Just look at artist Jesse Hernandez’s work. According to Hernandez’s Web site, the artist is influenced by a combination of styles.  His work draws from traditional indigenous styles and themes with an urban sensibility.

  • Yes you can!

    After years of hard work and dedication, it was finally time to celebrate. The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos faculty along with parents, children and siblings filled up the parish hall at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Friday evening to mark a special occasion – graduation day. About 60 UNM-LA students adorned red robes and walked down the middle of the hall to receive their bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, certificates or General Education Development diplomas.

  • Council approves compensation plan

    Los Alamos County employees who have reached the end of their pay grade for their job title will get a lump sum payment as compensation, at least for another year.

    During Tuesday night’s county council meeting, councilors voted 5-2 in favor of the lump sum payment. Councilors Michael Wheeler and Vincent Chiravalle voted against it.

    Assistant County Administrator Diana Stepan reminded council that the agenda item was a follow-up to a council request made at a prior meeting.

  • Possessing a story like no other

    Some stories are just plain better than others. Perhaps what gives certain tales the edge is a quality or characteristic that makes them different from the pack.

    These narratives have never been previously uttered; they do not feature some rehashed, recycled story format. So your attention sits up a little higher as the yarn unfolds.

    I heard such stories during the UNM-LA graduation Friday night.