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Today's News

  • Deadline looms for letters of interest

    The deadline for letters of interest for the soon to be appointed “County Charter Review Committee” is quickly approaching. Letters of interest must be received by the county administrator no later than 5 p.m. on Nov. 10. Up to nine citizens will be selected at the next council meeting on Nov. 17. The charter has not been reviewed for many years, and the council is interested in hearing recommendations from citizens about what they think should be changed, updated or added to the charter.

  • VFW plans Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday

    On Wednesday at 11 a.m. the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will conduct a commemorative program to honor the Veterans of the United States. The program will be held at the VFW Building at 1793 Deacon Street and is open to the public.

    Other community groups will be represented and several speakers and an appropriate patriotic program will be presented.

  • Holiday treats are just around the corner

    Christmas trees? Now that is a sweet holiday treat. Add in chocolate and the event becomes an extravaganza.

    Just such an event is being held starting Nov. 14 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The Chocolate Festival will be held at 7 p.m. In addition to sweet edible treats, the trees featured in the Festival of Trees, will be also unveiled. The trees will be displayed for a week, wrapping up with a special event from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 21 at the senior center.

  • Girls cross country: Toppers upend Chargers to win 4A championship

    RIO RANCHO — The cross country course at Rio Rancho High School has been good to the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team in 2009.

    Saturday on that very same course, the Hilltopper girls thumped their arch-rivals, the Albuquerque Academy Chargers, to grab the Class AAAA state championship.

    Los Alamos placed three runners in the top 10 to claim a huge victory over Albuquerque Academy. Los Alamos finished with just 47 points on the meet while runner-up Academy finished with 80 points. 2007 state champion Belen was a distant third.

  • New building wins praise from staff and students

    Bilingual Montessori School relocated to its new building at 115 Longview Drive Oct. 1 and everyone  from the students to the teachers are noticing and appreciating the differences.

    The school, owner Odalys Fernandez said, needed a bigger space than its former 111 Longview Drive building. to accommodate its larger student population. The number of students grew from 37 to 50.

    These 50 students have plenty of space in the new building, which features five classrooms, a portal for 1-year-olds, a playground, kitchen and teacher’s lounge.

  • New Mexicans plan observances

    At 11 a.m. Wednesday in Los Alamos, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will conduct a commemorative program to honor the Veterans of the United States. The program will be held at the VFW Building at 1793 Deacon St. and is open to the public. Other community groups will be represented and several speakers and an appropriate patriotic program will be presented.

  • Shining a light on the teen mind

    Deciphering what goes on in the teenage mind is sometimes harder to crack than Egyptian hieroglyphics.  Adults sometimes wonder what makes a teen tick and exactly what goes on in those heads. Luckily, a bit of insight was given at the Leadership Los Alamos session Friday.

    The class met in the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel to get a clearer understanding on youth. To get the scoop, LLA went straight to the source.

  • Native celebration

    The sound of drums and the jangle of bells and rattles could be heard at Fuller Lodge Monday. The smell of fry bread was in the air.

    An event featuring official posters and Native American dancers helped Los Alamos National Laboratory kick-off its celebration of Indian Heritage Month at Fuller Lodge.

    Two children’s dance groups performed — Ice Mountain Dance Group from Ohkay Owingeh and Walatowa, a youth dance group from Jemez Pueblo.

  • A parable of public property

        I’m thinking of building a new house. I own this wonderful lot, but, alas, like many, I always think the “grass is greener” across the street. That lot isn’t mine, but I lust for it even though many folks tell me they think it is inferior to the lot I already own.

  • Out of ZIP health plan

    This letter is intended for Los Alamos National Laboratory retirees and current LANL employees living in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance or Valencia counties.

    If you are seeing a doctor who belongs exclusively to the Presbyterian Health Group (including Presbyterian Hospital), you should check to see if insurance benefits are available to you under the new LANL healthcare insurance plan provided through Blue Cross Blue Shield New Mexico as you may not be entitled to benefits from BCBSNM.