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Today's News

  • Art designs for new building examined

    A design featuring water, wind and Earth, or some type of mosaic will likely be the artwork chosen for the east wall of the Judicial/Police/Jail Complex.

    A committee made up of stakeholders who have an interest in the building and members of the Art in Public Places Board as well as county staff, met in a two-hour meeting Tuesday.

    During the meeting they examined and discussed the proposals that artists submitted to the county and talked about what type of artwork they’d like to see on the wall.

  • LAHS band director gets ready for next stage in life

    What made Los Alamos High School band director Dr. Charles Faulkner choose a career in teaching music? “My trig (trigonometry) grade,” he said.

    Faulkner was a senior in high school and up until that point he planned to pursue a degree in electrical engineering.

    With his plans in limbo, Faulkner said one of his band instructors recommended going into the music field.

  • Correcting an impression

    Dear Editor,

    The UNM Los Alamos Advisory Board, administration, faculty, staff and students thank you for acknowledging the spirit of cooperation among the institutions of Los Alamos and the valued asset that UNM Los Alamos continues to be in this community. However, we need to correct a false impression you conveyed in your editorial May 15.

  • Noon’s picture wrong again

    Dear Editor,

    Once again, Marita Noon’s May14 guest column entitled “What’s Wrong With This Picture?” represents yet another of her contributions supporting what is really the minerals/natural gas/coal mining industry’s policy interests. The author’s opinions do not represent the majority of citizens who are seeking access to an ecologically sustainable energy and minerals supply.

  • Tesla and the future of electrical vehicles

    All-Electric Vehicles (EVs) have jumped into the spotlight lately and on the evening of June 11, Los Alamos will be treated to a showing of the Tesla Roadster, the most publicized EV.  

    Robert Efroymson of Albuquerque, who will be driving his Tesla Roadster (the first one delivered to a New Mexico buyer), will be speaking about his Tesla and the future of electric vehicles.

  • RH shipments today will be a first

    RH-TRU

    shipments a first

    Los Alamos National Laboratory has been storing 16 canisters of remote-handled transuranic waste (RH-TRU) in vertical underground shafts at its waste storage and disposal area, Area G, since the mid 1990s. The containers are now ready to go to the Waste Isolation Pilot Project in Carlsbad.

    The waste canisters hold radioactively contaminated materials, tools, rags, glassware, etc.) that were formerly used in “hot cells.”

  • County opts for firepower to combat gopher infestation

    For wreaking havoc on local ball fields and its potential for spreading the plague, gophers headlined a public meeting at White Rock’s Spiro Complex Saturday morning.

    Parks Manager Dick McIntyre and other parks department officials addressed Los Alamos County’s growing gopher infestation with the dozen or so residents who gathered around them in the complex parking lot.

    One resident mentioned being aware of “lots” of leg injuries attributed to “bad ball fields laced with gopher holes.”

  • YCC hits the trails this summer

    Trails in Los Alamos are getting a bit of a facelift thanks to the Youth Conservation Corps.

    Youth from Española, Los Alamos and Pojoaque hit the trails Monday to begin their arduous task of fixing problems on and maintaining current trails.

    It’s been a while since Los Alamos had a Youth Corps group. The last one existed in 2001, after the Cerro Grande fire.

  • Forge ties in the neighborhood

    This week, we take a look at Asset #13, Neighborhood Boundaries. According to the Search Institute, “Neighbors and friends’ parents help monitor the child’s behavior and provide feedback to the parent(s).”

    As we slide into summer, neighborhood boundaries are great assets for our focus. This is an excellent time to plan some neighborhood activities for youth to keep them busy and establish relationships.

  • Ready to take the stage

    Mrs. Los Alamos, Bernadette Lauritzen is heading into her final stretch for the Mrs. New Mexico competition on June 20.

    Her final attempt at fundraising concludes with a bake sale and raffle during the Chamberfest activities on June 13.

    “I really enjoy fundraising for other entities,” Lauritzen said, “but I’ll be happy to see the fundraising for myself come to an end.”

    Lauritzen has had to raise funds to cover nearly $900 in entry fee pageant expenses.