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Today's News

  • Council to meet in White Rock

    The county council will meet at 7 p.m. in White Rock on Tuesday for its monthly work session. The meeting will be held at the Town Hall.

    A proclamation declaring July 18 as “The Next Big Idea” Day in Los Alamos County was removed from the council agenda last week but is back on the agenda for Tuesday.

    The consent agenda is light this week, with only three items listed. All three items, however, involve the Los Alamos Airport.

  • School Board meets Tuesday

    The Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education.meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the district boardroom at 751 Trinty Dr.

     

  • Trinity project

    As expected - and predicted - the Boyer Company has finally confirmed what everyone knew, the world and the economy has changed.

    This new – and unfortunate – dynamic has doomed the Trinity project and we are now in a very bad place.

    This is made worse by the fact that those in county government have refused to be honest with us and have not told us of one thing they have done to prepare themselves for this occurrence.

    That is not leadership.

  • New Mexico eyes high-speed rail expansion

    It seems like New Mexico, Colorado and Texas are feeling big these days. And while we understand that Colorado and Texas are doing OK, we are really wondering how little old us is sharing in that wealth.

    See, the three states are applying for federal funds to study the viability of a high-speed rail system in the hopes of putting new life into passenger railroads in the Intermountain West.

    While that may be a good idea, how do we benefit from what is going to be a huge price tag. We are struggling to pay for the glorious RailRunner now.

  • Giving the laboratory a future

    After World War II, Los Alamos National Laboratory’s future seemed up in the air.

    “After World War II, no one knew what to do with Los Alamos,” LANL Historian Alan Carr said. “Some thought it would go away all together.”

    So it seems Norris Bradbury (1909-1997), the director of the laboratory from 1945-1970, inherited a tough situation.

    “Bradbury inherited a laboratory without a future,” Carr said.

    Luckily, the new director came up with a plan.

  • Ready ... set ... college

    Less than 50 days until classes start. Less than 50 days until I officially start college. Up until May 23, my life goal was to graduate high school and get into college, a college far away from Los Alamos and New Mexico. That’s happened.

    Now I’m going to college at Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y. Ever since sometime in elementary school, I’ve wanted to leave Los Alamos and see the world.

  • ‘The Elixir’ uncorks a delightful potion

    Santa Fe Opera’s “The Elixir of Love,” opened Saturday with a musical comedy that immediately put everything in perspective.

    Let it rain. Let it hail. Let the bottom fall out. Somewhere the clouds have parted and the sun is slanting across a field of flowers. There is a road to a better future. Love has won again.

  • PUTTING ASSETS INTO ACTION: Find a place in a religious community

    “Isn’t that special?” Saturday Night Live-The Church Lady

    This week, we take a look at Asset #19, religious community. According to the Search Institute, “Youth are more likely to grow up healthy when they spend one or more hours per week in activities in a religious institution.”

    Did you know that in one of a variety of phone books this community has, there are no less than 22 churches and religious organizations listed as resources in our community?

  • Golf: McCloskey honored for three decades at LAGC

    Old habits are hard to break. Especially 32-year-old habits.

    “When I’m out on the course and I see something that needs to be done, my first thought is to go do it,” Dennis McCloskey said. “Now, I have to tell myself to leave it alone. It’ll get taken care of.”

    McCloskey, the longtime course manager at Los Alamos Golf Course, officially retired after 32 years on the job. He was honored in a ceremony at the course last week during the Atomic City Invitational tournament.

  • Congress marks up energy funding proposals (correction)

    Congressional panels approved two preliminary appropriation proposals with subtle implications for Los Alamos National Laboratory’s budget prospects

     

    The full House Appropriation Committee, typically a step ahead of their Senate counterparts, approved their funding proposal Tuesday evening, while the Senate Energy and Water subcommittee was just beginning a similar process on the other side of the Capitol Wednesday morning.