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Today's News

  • Records management could see some relief

    Finding a public record should be quite easy, assuming they are neatly organized and easily accessible. That however, is not the case for the County of Los Alamos.

    Thousands of boxes stacked on top of each other fill the county’s annex warehouse. Inside, records dating back to the 1940s lay there, collecting dust. In addition, about one-third of those records have been recognized as past retention.

  • Golf: Normans win big at Reynolds Cup

    Curt and Jason Norman, two top local golfers, took top honors at the Ransom Reynolds Cup last weekend.

    The team of brothers cruised to a big victory at the tournament, played at the Twin Warriors Golf Course at Santa Ana Pueblo, topping their nearest competitors by five shots in the two-day event.

    What had been a pretty solid golf month of July for the two Norman brothers spilled over at least a little bit into August.

  • Reaching out to the community through music

    As missionaries through the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church, Sister Ormsby and Sister Jensen are reaching out in an attempt to form a bond with the local community. Their tool to create ties between themselves and Los Alamos is music.

    Ormsby and Jensen will present a devotional set to music titled, “The Restoration,” at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Los Alamos Ward of the LDS church.

    “Basically it’s going to be explaining in music how our religion came about,” Ormsby said.

  • Running: Klimczuk wins at pace race Tuesday

    Tomasz Klimczuk earned a spotless prediction at Tuesday’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.

    This week’s pace race started at the Guaje Pines Cemetery.

    Klimczuk finished in 8:08, his exact predicted finish time, running on the 1-mile course Tuesday night, outforecasting Ted Romero (14-second error) and AJ Markela (54-second error), both of whom were running on the 3-mile course.

  • But I digress...Warning: Don't snort dog kibble!

    We got new cell phones the other day.

  • Peace in the Valley

    COMMON GROUND Bob Parmenter, chief scientist of the Valles Caldera National Preserve said he will work with the WildEarth Guardians Saturday on a fence removal project involving 14 miles of old sheep fence and unnecessary barbed-wire fences on the preserve. In order to reduce impacts on wildlife movements (especially elk calves that can’t get through sections of the fences). Some of this sheep fence (net wire) has been on the Preserve for nearly a century and serves no purpose now – hence, the need to remove it. 

  • County to apply for broadband funding

    An item placed on the consent agenda and slated for quick approval was pulled and put on the regular agenda for discussion during Tuesday night’s county council meeting.

    Councilor Ralph Phelps pulled the item pertaining to the approval to submit an application for a broadband infrastructure grant under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for further discussion.

    Members of the Regional Economic Development Initiative have identified broadband as northern New Mexico’s number one infrastructure priority.

  • Feast your eyes on the County Fair and Rodeo

    At first look, it may appear the fair and rodeo is all bull riding and roping cattle. Look a little closer and you will realize there is much more to feast the eyes on.

    The festivities begin with a little pool. A pool tournament will be held at 8 a.m. Friday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

    Additionally, the county fair exhibits will be displayed at 5 p.m. Friday at Mesa Public Library.

    Paula Roybal-Sanchez, of the Los Alamos County Extension office, said 23 people have registered to show 76 items.

  • New film in the works for Bandelier

    Bandielier National Monument will be undergoing a rehabilitation project beginning Aug. 17, but there will be a number of rewards and improvements when it is all over.

    One new feature will be a new introductory film for visitors, as a part of a long-term plan for upgrading the interpretive experience at the historic Visitor Center.

  • Multi-sport: Splash N Dash ends for the season

    With the Los Alamos Triathlon quickly approaching, the Triatomics have been doing what they can to get community athletes ready.

    The Triatomics Multisport Club wrapped up its official training season for the Los Alamos Triathlon Wednesday night. The club hosted its final Splash N Dash event of the season with a total of 41 athletes taking part.