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Today's News

  • Volunteer and you just might get more than you give

    This week we look at Asset #6, Parent Involvement in Schooling. According to the Search Institute, “Youth are more likely to grow up healthy when their parents are involved in their education.”

    Last Thursday night, I attended a school board meeting and work session. Luckily, I landed there when the school principals attended with parents who were representing advisory councils.

  • Have your day your way

    “A small Greek letter, with irrational beauty, one without an end.”

    Yes, my fellow nerds, that is indeed a Pi-ku that I wrote in tribute to Pi-day. As isolated as revelers of the number pi usually are, Pi-day was national news earlier this month.  Pi-kus (a haiku written about pi) abounded as did pi-limericks and of course pie eating celebrations.

  • County clears up Trinity miscoceptions

    No project ever goes off without a hitch.

    This is especially true for projects in Los Alamos. The complete streets project on Trinity Drive hasn’t even begun yet and already there is public outcry about what may or may not be developed on that stretch of road.

    During Tuesday night’s county council meeting, Los Alamos resident Howard Cady spoke to council regarding the plans for a complete street on Trinity Drive.

    He said he wanted to alert council to the fact that there’s trouble coming.

  • LANB receives millions to spur local economic growth

    The communities serviced by Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) are in for some exciting news. The bank has just been chosen to receive $35.5 million to increase lending to businesses and consumers and stimulate job growth in the area.

    The money arrived this morning.

    The U.S. Treasury Department offered Trinity Capitol Corporation (TCC), LANB’s one-bank holding company, the opportunity to participate in its Capital Purchase Program (CPP), established under TARP legislation.

    Only fiscally healthy financial institutions are being offered these funds.

  • Why the step backwards?

    There was a ceremony Tuesday afternoon to honor retired Sen. Pete Domenici.

    The event was the dedication and naming of three buildings at the center of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The only problem was that no one was allowed to attend outside of the laboratory, which is too bad and something we don’t understand.

    Domenici was on hand to receive the plaudits of laboratory leaders and staff, which is well and good. But the general public should have had some avenue to attend.

  • Superintendent finalists to visit Los Alamos

    Los Alamos Public Schools, noted as one of the highest-performing districts in New Mexico, is searching for just the right superintendent to take charge this July.

    LAPS is seeking a superintendent who is committed to academic excellence for all students, according to material furnished from the district’s search consultant.

  • Seasonal inspiration

    The Easter season inspires a lot of artistic creativity and Los Alamos First United Methodist Church interim choir director James Beinke will unveil April 5 what this holiday influenced him to produce.

    On Palm Sunday, an original Easter Cantata will be performed at 11 a.m.

    Beinke explained the church offers two types of services – a contemporary worship and a traditional service. During the traditional service, a choir rather than a praise band performs.

    The cantata will be featured during the traditional service, he said.

  • Schedule update: Baseball, tennis called off for Saturday

    Los Alamos High School announced Friday afternoon that both the Española Valley Quad tennis match and Saturday's baseball game against Moriarty had been canceled.

    No decision had been announced Friday afternoon about Saturday's boys and girls track and field meet at Rio Rancho.

  • Schedule update: Baseball called off, tennis still on for Saturday

    Los Alamos High School announced Friday afternoon that the Hilltopper-Moriarty Pinto baseball game had been canceled. That game was scheduled for Saturday.

    However, LAHS athletic director Vicki Nelms said the Española Valley Quadrangular, scheduled to be played at Quail Ridge Inn in Taos, was still on for Saturday.

    Los Alamos will play Española Valley at approximately noon and Taos after the conclusion of that match.Friday's scheduled boys and girls tennis match with Farmington was canceled, as was the Los Alamos Junior Varsity Softball Tournament.

  • Public hearings to be rescheduled

    Two public hearings that were scheduled for Tuesday night’s county council meeting were deferred until some future council meeting. Based on that decision, the agenda was a bit lighter than expected.

    Before any business was handled, the public was allowed to comment on items not listed on the agenda. Los Alamos resident Howard Cady seized the opportunity to address council regarding his concerns with the Complete Streets project on Trinity Drive.