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Today's News

  • OUR VIEW: Many newspapers are down but not out

    Before we get back to your calls, we just want to say that our goal for this editorial is 20 bucks. One measly Andrew Jackson, a couple of teensy weensy pledges and we’ll resume our regular editorializing.

    I hear the phone ringing already. But before we go to the phones, I want to remind you…

    The good news about the current national obsession with the declining fortunes of newspapers is that nobody has suggested a PBS-style fundraising campaign as a solution.

  • But I digress...There has to be a better solution

    There are some pretty despicable people out there in this world. The unspeakable atrocities done by some can sicken the strongest among us and bring to a boil even the most forgiving disposition.

    Sadly, our country is not immune to such vile behavior. The United States has always enjoyed being a leader in the world and violent crime has never been an exception to the many lists in which we find ourselves competing for first place.

  • LANL: DOE head engages scientists at lab

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu began a two-day visit to New Mexico with a pit stop Thursday evening at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The Nobel Prize-winning physicist was welcomed into the lab’s Metropolis computer center by Director Michael Anastasio and other top officials and dignitaries.

    There he was immediately absorbed in new findings from several research projects on climate impacts, hydrogen storage, nanotechnology and HIV/AIDS research.

  • Wallace: Federal money needs to be used wisely

    A substantial amount of stimulus money is coming to New Mexico. But because it’s only expected to happen once, Rep. Jeannette Wallace, R-Los Alamos, does not want to see it used for anything that requires ongoing funding.

    “We will have stimulus coming in, but that’s a one year shot… Don’t spend that money for recurring items,” Wallace said during a Chamber Business Breakfast talk Thursday morning at UNM-LA.

    She presented a recap of this year’s 60-day legislative session, which ended March 21.

  • Pro-Mike Katko petition started

    In an effort to keep Mountain Elementary School Principal Mike Katko in his job, parents are setting up a mechanism for community members, both adults and children, to sign a petition.

    They are setting up a petition booth beginning today from 4-6 p.m. at Film Festival, 3801 Arkansas Avenue.

    The booth will take signatures from 4-6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

  • Churches extend invitation to Easter festivities

    Easter offers a lot to celebrate. Therefore, local churches are opening their doors and inviting the community to join in the festivities.  

    A few churches are taking the celebrations outside.

    Messaih Evangelical Lutheran Church will host an outdoor service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Overlook Park.

  • Holy Week and Pascha an international celebration

    Members of Saint Dimitri Orthodox Church are joining Orthodox Christians all across America and the world in preparing for Holy Week and Pascha (Easter).  

    This preparation begins with the end of Great Lent on Saturday, Lazarus Saturday.

    Orthodox Christians use the Julian calendar for the calculation of the date of Pascha and this year the Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord, Pascha, will be celebrated on April 19.

  • Running: Pedicini tops first pace race

    Colin Pedicini got off to a good start in the first pace race of 2009.

    The 2009 pace race season officially got underway Tuesday at Sullivan Field’s track.

    The pace race is a weekly event sponsored by Atomic City Roadrunners.

    Pace racers make predictions of their finish times and the winners are those who get closest to their actual finish time.

    Pedicini missed his predicted finish time by just one second Tuesday. He needed an excellent prediction to beat Michael Tierney, who was just four seconds off and Ted Romero who was eight seconds off.

  • Council given big kiosk presentation

    Visitors to the Atomic City will find navigating their way through the downtown area much easier this summer, if all goes according to plan.

    During Tuesday night’s county council meeting, Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Executive Director Kevin Holsapple addressed the council, giving a PowerPoint presentation and a life-size cardboard example of what the kiosks would look like.

  • Home market depends on the locale

    “All real estate is local.” You’ve probably heard that somewhere – TV advertising, someone’s comment. But what does it mean? And, why should you care?

    On a simplistic level, it suggests you can’t determine market value of a home in one neighborhood simply by comparing it to similarly sized and featured homes in any other neighborhood, in any other community. One size – read price — does not fit all.