.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Lane closures for Diamond project delayed

    Residents on Sycamore and Ridgeway will have to wait just a little bit longer for the lane closures associated with the Diamond Drive Phase 3 project work to begin.

    Though flyers went out to residents who live in the area, alerting them to the beginning of the construction, problems with striping equipment has delayed the onset of the work.

    RMCI Inc. has begun moving their equipment to the worksite in preparation for the beginning of the project, but it seems that the lane closures will be delayed by a couple of days.

  • NMSU-led grazing partnership picked for the preserve

    The Valles Caldera Trust has chosen a diversified breeding stock program this year for its summer grazing season on the national preserve.

    “It creates an enterprise that can dramatically improve the production of livestock for higher elevation ranching, promote economic development in the region and allows the Preserve to further enhance the self-sustaining, environmental and cultural goals set by the Valles Caldera Preservation Act,” said the Trust’s Executive Director Gary Bratcher in an announcement Tuesday.

  • Will Kilmer take on Denish?

    By JAY MILLER

    Syndicated Columnist

    SANTA FE -- The time has come for serious candidates to begin making public announcements about their intentions to run for office.

    For incumbents, that's relatively easy. Put out the word you plan to run again and make sure your previous supporters are still with you.

    But for non-incumbents, there is much to be done. Supporters must be lined up before another candidate grabs them. Fundraising must start before donors get tapped out.

  • Why Piracy Remains a Threat

    The United States dodged a bullet last month when American sailors and Navy Seals foiled Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden. But pirates never give up easily.

    The possibility that they will capture more Americans there and elsewhere remains. And that possibility presents real dangers for the Obama administration.

    Why should the world's greatest superpower worry about small groups of pirates? Because, while the military threat may be minimal, public reaction to a prolonged captivity crisis could derail the administration’s foreign policy.

  • Union passes reduction in contracts, one day of unpaid leave

    Money is tight for everyone, including Los Alamos Schools.

    Ellen Mills, president of the Los Alamos Federation of School Employees, warned the school board Tuesday night that even though the proposal to reduce teacher’s contracts to 185 days and to take one day of unpaid leave was approved, the union is displeased.

    “You need to understand,” she said, “People are not happy.”

    She added they are hoping that there is a way in the future to make cuts “so our staff is not going backwards.”

  • Skate park to close temporarily

    Skaters looking to blow off some steam at the skate park will have to find another way to entertain themselves until Friday, at least.

    Beginning today through Thursday, the skate park will be closed because crews will be taking care of some caulking at the site. Closure signs will be posted at the park.

    The caulking work is being done by California Skate Parks Inc., the company that constructed the park in front of Mesa Public Library.

  • LANS has new staff director

    Jerry Ethridge has been selected as the new executive staff director for Los Alamos National security, LLC, the partnership that manages the laboratory.

    Ethridge comes to the position having previously worked at Hanford and Idaho national laboratories, as well as having had senior management positions at LANL, as associate director for the former Infrastructure and Site Services Directorate and then as program manager in Weapons Physics.

    He replaces Joe Scarpino, who departed for a new assignment in December 2008, according to a laboratory announcement.

  • Council tackles multiple issues

    During Tuesday’s meeting, Youth Mobilizers, Emi Weeks, Annie Chroninger, Josh Dolin and Max Argo presented results to council of various surveys they’ve conducted this school year including how teens spend their money, how the skate park is doing and why teens drop out of school.

    The Los Alamos High School juniors and seniors credit the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board for making it possible for them to conduct the surveys. They’ve presented their findings to the Los Alamos Board of Education and other organizations.

  • Girls golf: LA in eighth place after opening round at state

    Things didn’t start off as the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team had hoped in the first round of the Class AAAA state tournament.

    Los Alamos was sitting in eighth-place in team competition following Tuesday’s first round of the tournament, being held at New Mexico Tech Golf Course in Socorro. Today’s second round started at 8 a.m. No information about today’s round was available as of press time.

  • Tennis: LA starts singles, doubles Thursday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls tennis teams will be well-represented at the 2009 state Class AAAA tournament.

    The tournament starts Thursday with the individual championship matches. Team play starts Friday and continues through Saturday.

    Most of the state action — and all involving the Hilltoppers — will take place at the Jerry Cline Tennis Complex in Albuquerque.