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Today's News

  • School Board schedules two special meetings this week

    Los Alamos School Board will hold a special meeting at noon Tuesday in the district boardroom to discuss the district’s leased facilities.

    The board also has scheduled a special meeting for noon Thursday in the boardroom to discuss approval of the 20009-2010 budget.

    Both meetings are open to the public.

     

  • Fried Light - Can the leopard change its spots?

    After a visit from the new apostle of environmentalism, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Los Alamos is coming to the end of an interlude of environmental celebrations and events. Now may be as good a time as any to think seriously about how the laboratory is positioned for the country’s revived love affair with the planet earth.

    Oddly enough, the case could be made that decades from now Los Alamos National Laboratory will be as well known as a bastion of environmental knowledge and practice as it is both famous and notorious as the birthplace of the atomic bomb.

  • TVC announces start-up slate

    The horses are in the paddock, getting ready for race day.

    Two start-up companies with Los Alamos connections will be at the gate when Technology Ventures Corporation’s 16th annual investor forum gets underway May 6-7 in Albuquerque.

    Surya Suncare and Vital Alert Technologies are among 15 companies selected to present business plans to the national and international investment community this year.

  • Councilor questions use of funds

    Los Alamos County budget hearings will continue Tuesday at 7 p.m. in council chambers as councilors did not get through all the agenda items during their Thursday meeting.

    Though the majority of the county departments’ budgets were tentatively approved, council is yet to discuss and approve budgets for Public Works and Administrative Services.

  • Exhibit a family affair

    One of Los Alamos’ longest resident families, the Wilsons will spread their artwork throughout the library’s upper gallery.

    It is more than just art being celebrated; the show is also honoring family. It is even in the name of the show, Coschwivancundun, which is a “tribal name,” and combines everyone’s last names.

    The exhibit kicks off with a reception from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday. The show runs through May 30.

  • Program worth discussing

    Ruby K’s should get kudos for listening to Roger Brooks who told our community that we need to make some changes.

    One of those was putting some color here – and if you happen to have gone by their restaurant (or take a look on page one)  you’d see the color they added.

    Many of the points Brooks made are on the mark. Years ago when Wal-Mart moved into another state community, another such business guru thanked all the merchants that were open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for supporting all of the unemployed people in town.

  • Police Beat through April 22, 2009

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    April 16

    6:56 p.m. – Gloria Smith, 55, of San Juan was arrested on an outstanding district court warrant on Trinity Drive.

    April 17

    2:47 p.m. – David Chacon, 46, of Los Alamos was arrested near East Gate Road and charged with driving while his license is suspended or revoked.

  • But I Digress: At Least We're Better Than Bhutan

    Back in 2003 and 2004, the United States shipped a little spending cash over to the Iraqi government to help “stimulate the economy.” Our C-130 transport planes carried over 360 tons of $100 bills.

    Yeah, you read that correctly ... hundreds of pallets containing over $10 billion thrown at a problem simply because the military said it was necessary to fight their war on terror. Billions of dollars with absolutely no accountability, no insight, no foresight, and no oversight.

  • Budget hearings near finish line

    The Los Alamos County budget hearings sailed along Thursday night, with discussion focusing on the budgets of various departments.

    During that discussion, councilors took a significant amount of time talking about the tennis courts throughout the county and their condition.

    The meeting opened with Council Vice Chair Mike Wismer making a motion to approve a 3 percent salary adjustment pool in the FY 2010 Proposed Budget. The motion passed 7-0.

  • Help PEEC honor Earth Day

    This week, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center has been busy helping us all recognize Earth  Day.

    And this weekend, the event winds up with a great show and dinner.

    From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, PEEC will host an Earth Day Festival at their location at 3540 Orange St.

    There will be entertainment, food, a farmers’ market, orienteering and displays of Earth-friendly products and practices.

    You will meet at the high school and take the free Atomic City Transit shuttle to the event. Another Earth-friendly aspect of the day.