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Today's News

  • A big piece of the past is gone

    Dear Editor,

    In 1949 a group of very courageous people, believing in the future and a future that they hoped would long outlive them, built a town in probably the worst possible location for any town. It took them 20 years to do it, but they left a legacy and a heritage to be cherished and added upon. Now, we celebrate 60 years of Los Alamos and I find it strange indeed that we do so not by adding to the legacy but by policies and devices that would destroy it and remake it to be something wholly different and unrecognizable from what was created.

  • Senate panel hears plans for cleanup complex

    Los Alamos National Laboratory will receive $212 million in recovery act funding and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, $172 million in the national campaign to create jobs quickly while accelerating reduction of contamination left over from the Cold War.

  • Some CIP applications put on hold

    County councilors’ discussion at their last budget hearing focused on Capital Improvement Projects. Tonight they will switch gears and focus on departments’ operating budgets.

    It has been said before that the county spends money freely where capital projects are concerned. In fact, the cost of some CIP projects, such as the Judicial/Police/Jail Complex, have gone up in price, a move that some residents disagree with.

  • Community thanks concert promoter Russ Gordon

    The man who fills downtown with music each summer was recognized at a special FAN Club in the Chamber of Commerce offices Wednesday evening.

    “What a gas, this is so fun,” said Russ Gordon of the large crowd who gathered to honor and thank him.

    This summer his Los Alamos Summer Concert Series is hosting 22 free concerts from May 15 through the end of August. Local, national and international acts are included in the series.

  • Celebrating spring

    Music, laced with poetry, creates a weaving fit for springtime. It seems appropriate then, that the Coro de Camara is spreading out a blanket of flowery poetry and music, during its upcoming concert, which will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the United Church. The group will present the concert again at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Scottish Rite Center in Santa Fe.

    For the concert, “April Flowers,” Coro de Camara member Laura Erikson said, “the program is choral music set to wonderful poetry of flowers and spring.

  • LACA offers a real jewel for its season finale

    The Los Alamos Concert Association’s Jewel of a Season wraps up May 3, with a performance by Julia Fischer. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Duane Smith Auditorium.

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIES:ee^Let’s hear it for the ladies who lunch

    Thursdays have traditionally been my favorite day. It started in elementary school because that was the day my second grade class went to the school library. Later, it became my favorite day because it signified the beginning of the end of the work week. I reasoned that Friday was just around the corner and I had successfully made it through another week.

    But Thursday means something else to me now. On this particular day, when I see 12:30 p.m. appear on my computer screen, I give a silent cheer. This is when I meet with my friends for our weekly lunch.

  • Travel back to the ’50s

    “I think I was born in the wrong era,” said Los Alamos High School student Chelsy Smith, who plays Gloria in the high school’s production of “Bye, Bye Birdie.” While returning to a time when poodle skirts were fashionable and the Ed Sullivan Show was the rage, Smith decided the ’50s suit her.

    Hopefully after traveling back to this nostalgic time period, the musical’s audience will also embrace the ’50s.

  • RUMINATIONS:The Number One Disease of Dogs and Cats

    The most common disease that will afflict almost every one of our pets is dental disease. Fortunately, it is one of the most preventable.

    The many forms of the disease lead to infections and/or inflammation in the mouth which cause pain and can lead to problems in other organ systems such as the liver and kidney.  

    Since kidney failure is one of the leading causes of death in cats, anything that will minimize the progression of kidney damage in our feline friends will add considerable time and quality to their lives.

  • Town Hall kicks off Earth Week

    Green is busting out this year in Los Alamos.

    A well-attended Energy Town Hall meeting at Fuller Lodge Tuesday morning, marked a departure in scale and emphasis from past years’ events.

    Los Alamos County Environmental Services Manager Regina Wheeler facilitated the four-hour program that included new work and initiatives at the laboratory and practical programs like water conservation in the county.