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Today's News

  • New art gallery to open Friday

    Karen Wray Fine Art, Studio and Gallery will celebrate its grand opening with an open house on Friday at 2101 Trinity Drive. The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce will be on hand with giant scissors to help Wray cut the ribbon and the public is invited to attend from 4-6 p.m.

    “Everybody was saying ‘You should open a gallery,’” Wray said Wednesday. After developing her style and body of work for many years, the time was right for Wray to take their advice.

  • Boys basketball: LA falls in 4A playoffs to Artesia 69-58 at The Pit

    ALBUQUERQUE — While Alan Kirk, head coach of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team, praised his squad for its second half comeback Wednesday, it wasn’t enough to make up for a disastrous first half.

    Los Alamos fell behind by 18 points after the first two quarters to the Artesia Bulldogs Wednesday. While Los Alamos was able to slice that lead down to just seven at one point, Artesia still escaped with a 69-58 win.

  • Smart things coming to power grid

    Last month’s Super Bowl brought an old friend back from The Wizard of Oz. The scarecrow sang 15 seconds of “If I Only Had a Brain,” as he frolicked on high-tension wires.

    The last half of the TV ad was a voice saying: “Smart grid technology from GE will make the way we distribute electricity more efficient, simply by making it more intelligent.”

  • March is ColoCare awareness month

    Colorectal cancer continues to be the second leading cancer killer for both men and women combined in the United States, even though it is 90 percent preventable and 90 percent treatable when detected early.

    These figures are of great concern to care providers and staff at Los Alamos Medical Center, because we know that fewer than 50 percent of adults age 50 or older have had one of the readily available colorectal cancer screening tests within the recommended time periods.

  • Crunch time ahead for CMRR

    Old adversaries met again Tuesday evening to discuss the status of the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement facility.

    “The CMRR is a major systems acquisition,” said Steve Fong of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s local site office in his introduction. “We haven’t seen anything of this size for a long while.”

    The CMRR is a $2 billion-plus project which expects to finish its first and least expensive building this year.

  • Negotiations still underway with Boyer

    The delay in finalizing negotiations between Los Alamos County and the Boyer Company has some residents concerned that the Trinity Place project is never going to happen.

    Final details are not the only concern, however. During the county’s strategic planning meeting on Feb. 27, Councilor Mike Wismer brought up the suggestion that the county may want to look at a contingency plan if the deal does fall through.

    Given the state of the economy, many retailers are struggling and the ability to secure an anchor for Trinity Place has been questioned.

  • The power of play

    What is the value of play in young children’s lives?  Is play essential for developmental growth and school readiness? These are questions that are being asked as the pre-school years receive national attention from parents, educators and the government.

  • Injured skier to be fine

    It appears that the Los Alamos skier who was injured in a recent accident on the Lumber Yard Run at Pajarito Mountain Ski Hill is going to be fine.

    “He (William Crooks) did sustain some significant injuries but our patrol talked to his wife and it looks like he is going to be fine,” said Pajarito Ski Hill General Manager Tom Long during an interview Friday afternoon. “We haven’t heard if he is out of the hospital yet.”

    Crooks, 45, fell and hit his head at about 3 p.m. Feb. 27.

  • Police Beat 3-10-09

    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.

    Feb. 19

    6:06 p.m. – Anthony Martinez, 25, of Los Alamos was arrested at 3504 Arizona and charged with assault on a peace officer.

    8:50 p.m. – Kevin Herring, 31, of Los Alamos was arrested at 4039 Sycamore and charged with hit and run and reckless driving.

    Feb. 20

  • Goals outlined at strategic planning meeting

    County councilors and staff from various departments met Feb. 27 in council chambers as part of a strategic planning session.

    The purpose of the session was to discuss and update the management action plans for the strategic goals and objectives; the draft of financial support of Los Alamos Public Schools guiding principles and environmental sustainability objectives.

    The first discussion centered on the proposed strategic goals and objectives of the county.  The goals were listed as follows: