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Today's News

  • Life can be very taxng

    It would be very entertaining to resurrect the Founding Fathers – the guys who fought to build a nation that would not suffer taxation without representation – and see the expressions on their faces when they see what that ideology has spawned.  Taxation “with” representation is our credo and we certainly do have representation.  Boy, do we have representation!  

     

    More so than most people realize.

     

  • Delinquent utility accounts to be written off

    Debt collection is no easy task, not even for the county of Los Alamos. The Department of Public Utilities has tried to collect roughly $30,000 in unpaid debt to no avail.

    After unsuccessfully attempting to collect the money owed to them, the DPU is now ready to move forward and write-off those accounts. During Tuesday night’s county council meeting, councilors approved the write-offs.

  • Boys soccer: LA likes its chances in AAAA

    To say that the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team is looking forward to the 2009 season would be something of an understatement.

    Following a big season in 2008, the Hilltoppers like their chances to make a push to a state title in 2009. They feel good about this season despite some key losses to graduation after last season.

    “I’m excited,” Los Alamos head coach Evan Gartz said. “I’ve known we’d improve. Every year we get better and better. This year is no exception.”

  • Conserve now, renewables for the long term

     The authors of the “Think twice ….” op-ed (Monitor, July 16, 2009) were correct in stating that at the current human consumption rate today’s scale of renewable energy production is devastatingly bleak.

    Sharon Begley (Newsweek, March 23) summarized the outlook in scientific and engineering terms: “We cannot get there from here.”

  • Concert series to conclude Friday

    The Band of Heathens are not afraid of taking a walk on the wild side, but no worries, they won’t meander far enough to get kicked out of town, Los Alamos Summer Concert Series organizer Russ Gordon said.

    This is a real plus for Los Alamos residents because “I think they have damn good music,” Gordon said. “They’re exciting, good energy and good music.”

    The band, which originated from Austin, Texas, will perform their music at 7 p.m. Friday at Ashley Pond.

  • Time to party

    The congregation at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church has put a lot of work into the new Kelly Hall.

    Money has been raised, walls were constructed and landscaping has been planted.

    With the upstairs of the new hall completed and just a few items left to do on the downstairs level, the time seems right to celebrate what the congregation accomplished. Yep, it’s time to party.

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIES:Putting the stopper on creative osmosis

    It rained this afternoon and the moisture made the night air cool and crisp, but it feels stifling in my apartment.

    My home’s airless atmosphere reflects my present mind. I keep looking at the blinking cursor on the computer screen and wonder what should be my next word. Writer’s block feels suffocating. I can’t think of anything to write, my only thought is how long my creative limitations are stretching out at the moment.

  • A live jazz concert in Los Alamos? Sweet!

    “It began over three years ago,” Jan McDonald said, speaking of “Sweet,” his first CD release.  “The project grew from a trumpet and rhythm section to friends and then more friends and then a string section and more friends.”

    McDonald and “friends,” all accomplished musicians, will perform jazz standards and original compositions from “Sweet” in a Los Alamos concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Fuller Lodge, accompanied by Dave Anderson, woodwinds and The Bert Dalton Trio.

  • Council approves study for leisure pool

    Since 1988, a warm water children’s pool has been the topic of discussion among county officials.

    At Tuesday night’s county council meeting, councilors voted 4-1 to move ahead with a study for the leisure pool capital improvement project.

    Councilor Vincent Chiravalle voted against the motion. Both Council Chair Michael Wheeler and Councilor Nona Bowman were absent.

  • Breaking communication barriers with your dog

    Are you and your pet not on the same wavelength? Does it seem your commands are falling on deaf ears? Suzy Godsey, a trainer who uses the tools from Access Consciousness, can help improve the communication between pets and their owners.

    Godsey will share her tools with Los Alamos pet owners in September.

    Her class, The Happy Dog with Suzy Godsey, will be held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 8-9 at the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club, located at 246 E. Road.