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Today's News

  • Waiting for an apology

    Dear Editor,

    I was saddened and disappointed to hear Obama speak so disparagingly about physicians at his news conference on July 22, 2009.  He stated that if a child had a bad sore throat or repeated sore throats, a pediatrician might look at the reimbursement system and see that he or she could make more money by taking the tonsils out.  

  • Local economy needs action

    Dear Editor,

    For most folks, the problem is not enough shopping. We’re not talking luxuries, just basics. One grocery, no shoe store, no toy store, no stand-alone pharmacy, limited availabilities of stuff.

    It is time we think outside the box – be it a Big Box, or the bigger box that our dependency on the lab has put us in. Nor do we want only those science and tech businesses that pay no less than $60,000/year, as proposed by Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation.

  • A weekend full of music

    Rick Estrin didn’t have a whole lot of interests as a child. School bored him, too. Music, however, snared his attention. “There was just something about it that spoke to me inside,” Estrin said.

    Even though he didn’t know exactly what he was doing when he first started out as a musician and did a lot of guessing, Estrin said his music has evolved throughout the years.

    Plus, Estrin said his distinctive personality has carried him through the years. “(I’m) sort of a peculiar person,” he said.

  • A new school year, location for Bilingual Monotessori School

    Along Longview Drive in White Rock, there are rows of empty buildings and a sidewalk outlined with weeds. It has the atmosphere of a ghost town – there does not seem to be a soul around. But further up the road, things dramatically change.

    The weeds along the sidewalk are replaced by orange colored flower boxes and the building, located at 115 Longview Drive, is being renovated, making it look sharp and new.

    This will be the new home of the Bilingual Montessori School.

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIES: The benefits of being nosy

    In one of my all-time favorite books, “A Patchwork Planet,” by Anne Tyler, the main character reminisces about his days as a juvenile delinquent. Barnaby describes the times when he and his friends would break into people’s houses and steal things.

    But what was unusual, Barnaby says, was while his friends went straight to the liquor cabinet or snatched up valuable possessions, he picked up the unique knick-knacks, pored over photos and read through the mail.

    He may have thought that was odd but I did not. I pretty much love to do the same thing.

  • A decorator’s delight

    Have you been thinking about sprucing up your living room with a new painting? Saturday, a dozen painters will offer their work to fill up the blank spaces on your walls during the 32nd Annual Summer Arts and Crafts Fair on the lawn at Fuller Lodge.

  • The victims of the atomic bomb

    The anniversary of the United States atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki serve as a reminder of the danger posed by nuclear weapons and the need for this country to work in good faith toward their elimination.  The bombings killed more than 200,000 people and set in motion an arms race that has resulted in several near brushes with nuclear war.  

    There are more than 20,000 nuclear weapons in existence today. The vast majority of these weapons are held by the United States and Russia, with 9,400 and 13,000 respectively.

  • Sports update

    Cross country tryouts start Monday

    Tryouts for the Los Alamos High School and Los Alamos Middle School cross country teams will start Monday.

    Workouts will start at 3:30 p.m. daily. Monday through Thursday the teams will meet at LAHS’ Auxiliary Gymnasium and Friday at the baseball fields on North Mesa. LAHS and LAMS teams will work out together during the first week.

  • MBSSSC briefs council

    Members of the Municipal Building Site Selection and Steering Committee got nothing but accolades for their work during Tuesday night’s county council meeting.

    Prior to the public meeting, council met in closed session to discuss personnel matters related to the county administrator's position. No action was taken and the meeting is in recess until Aug. 11, at which time council will meet in closed session to continue the discussion.

  • An opera worth waiting for

    An old saying goes, “The opera ain’t over till the fat lady sings,” and last Saturday night we found out again how true old sayings are and how worth waiting for this great lady is.  

    In the final opening of the Santa Fe Opera season, Christine Brewer was luminous in the title role of Queen Alceste, an opera by Bohemian Christoph Willibald Gluck, first produced in Paris the year our Declaration of Independence was signed.