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Today's News

  • A not-so safe haven

    Parks Division Manager Dick McIntyre and his staff are working on improvements for the fountain at Ashley Pond.

    The fountain provides a safe haven for area ducks and geese that rely upon the fountain to maintain a circle of water in the middle of the pond where they can safely escape predators such as coyotes. Below normal temperatures across New Mexico led to ice freezing at the fountain, putting the ducks in danger and with a need for a new shelter on a temporary basis.

  • County council lags on environment

    While the residents of the county have consistently shown support for environmental sustainability and conservation, the county council seems determined to ignore these opinions.

  • Duck Buddies to the rescue

    You may be wondering what happened to the ducks and geese at Ashley Pond.

  • News Alert: Atomic City Transit launches new route

    Atomic City Transit adds an additional route Monday.

    The new Eastern Area / Main Hill Route (Route 2) will service Downtown, Eastern Area, East Gate Area and White Rock.

    The route travels from the Transit Center through Downtown on Trinity Drive and heads east on NM502, making stops throughout Downtown, along East Drive, near the new Airport Basin Site and near East Gate Park.

  • Standing out from the crowd

    Los Alamos High School students Dov Shlachter, Shaina Riciputi, Jamie Resnick, Kendra Smale, Kathy Lin and Emma Carroll stand out from the crowd. Not just on the local scene but also on a national level.

    This group of seniors are finalists for the National Merit Scholarship Program. This distinction allows them the chance to compete for a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship, to be awarded a corporate-sponsored scholarship or to earn a college-sponsored scholarship.

  • LA boys face tough challenge in quarterfinals

    For the past two seasons, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team stuck to routine heading into the quarterfinals of the Class AAAA playoffs.

    Two losses later, the Hilltoppers this season are trying basically to throw themselves a curveball.

    Los Alamos heads to the quarterfinal round of the 2009-10 state championship tournament Wednesday. The sixth-seeded Hilltoppers will go up against the third-seeded Albuquerque Academy Chargers.

  • WINTER WEATHER UPDATE: Storm Warning remains in effect through early Thursday

    The National Weather Service issued the following advisory Wednesday morning:

    A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST THURSDAY...

    A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST THURSDAY.

  • PEEC plans to celebrate the planet

    Although spring officially begins in March, it is April when people begin to think of birds migrating, flowers blooming and a time to be outdoors.

    As the skies lighten, Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s volunteers turn their attention to recognizing Earth Day.

  • 03-10-10 Update

    Farmer’s Market

      The Los Alamos Farmer’s Market will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Thursday in Fuller Lodge. The MainStreet and Juvenile Justice Advisory Board event will have a variety of items available including; eggs, jams, buffalo meat, pasta, cheeses, oyster mushrooms, organic fruits and more.

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    Spring fashion show

      Uli’s Cottaintails will present a spring fashion show at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mari Mac Center Mall, located at 800 Trinity Drive. RSVP to 662-4558.

  • Governor signs bill for conservation easements

    SANTA FE — A new law will allow the state to acquire conservation easements from farmers, ranchers and other landowners to ensure that the property is not developed.

    Gov. Bill Richardson on Monday signed legislation into law that supporters say can help protect land in New Mexico, improve wildlife habitat and provide for open space for communities or recreation.