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Today's News

  • Fire union wins prohibited practice complaint; County wins impasse resolution

    The Los Alamos Firefighters Association Union 3279 has prevailed in the prohibited practices complaint it filed against the County of Los Alamos.

    The Labor Management Relations Board ruled that the county committed a prohibited practice including a violation of the County Labor Management Relations Ordinance by unilaterally implementing a 3 percent pay increase for firefighters on April 7 without union consent.

    The board asked what relief the union requested in the prohibited practice ruling.

  • Girls soccer: LA downs St. Mike’s in OT to win tourney

    All anybody could do was watch.

    A slow, bouncing shot off the foot of Hilltopper striker Saya Shimada took its time, but it found the St. Michael’s net in overtime Saturday.

    Following a terrific run through traffic, Los Alamos’ Summer Shelley bounced a pass in the general direction of Shimada, who got just enough of the ball to get it passed St. Michael’s goalkeeper Sally Feldwert and over the line to give the Hilltoppers a 1-0 win and the championship of the Los Alamos Girls Soccer Invitational.

  • Golf: LAGC course manager finalists have solid golf and business experiences

    A pair of out-of-towners and a course veteran are in the running for the top job at Los Alamos Golf Course.

    Michael Phillips, assistant course professional at LAGC is one of the three finalists for the LAGC manager’s job, along with Jeff Kent from nearby Towa Golf Course and Steve Wickliffe from far away Old Works Golf Course in Anaconda, Mont.

    The new manager, which will take over for retired LAGC manager Dennis McCloskey, could be announced sometime this month.

  • New Mexico plays influential role in author’s work

    New Mexico has played a major role in Lee Abbott’s work. The author of six collections of short fiction including “Wet Places at Noon,” “The Heart Never Fits its Wanting” and “Love is the Crooked Thing,” explained the easy answer behind his literary attraction to New Mexico is that he grew up in Las Cruces. The more complex answer is “everything that mattered to me happened in New Mexico,” Abbott said.

  • PUTTING ASSETS INTO ACTION: Lovin’ the Los Alamos Middle School Hawks

    This week, I had the priviledge of working with the Los Alamos Middle School Hawks on A Change of Heart. A Change of Heart is a 40 Developmental Assets based approach to improving school climate.

    New Mexico now requires schools to have a district wide plan for bullying prevention and a Change of Heart is a community building effort for the Hawks as they assemble for the new year.

  • Just dance!

    If you love to dance but missed starting ballet when you were 6, or if your feet itch every time you hear a fiddle play, you are in luck: Belisama Irish Dance has expanded its Los Alamos classes to two days a week. Classes will now be held on Tuesdays and Fridays at the New Mexico Dance Theater studio at 149 Central Park Square.

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  • A thousand thanks

    The credit roll for a typical feature film is several hundred names long.

    Even a television documentary is often at least a hundred people or organizations. In fact the collaborative efforts and acts of generosity and kindness for a typical educational or cultural video can be so long that the credit roll, in order not to take up half the show, has to be accelerated to the point that thanks and credits whiz by in an unreadable blur.

    There is almost never a power point at the national laboratory that doesn’t include a dozen names and sponsors.

  • Monthly household hazardous waste collections set to begin

    The once-a-year household hazardous waste collection will convert to a monthly schedule at the Eco Station beginning in September.

    Los Alamos County’s Environmental Services Department made an exciting addition to the Eco Station with the installation of a household hazardous waste (HHW) facility.

  • Parking lot sale to serve multiple purposes

    The parking lot sale at Unitarian Universalist Church of Los Alamos is more than just an opportunity to make a few bucks or score some great items at bargain prices.

    It is a chance to socialize with the community and spread awareness about the church.

    “We’re an active church that wants to do more outreach,” said Robyn Schultz, parking lot sales coordinator. “It’s a good reason for people to clean out their houses.”

    “It’s a great community building activity,” she added.