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Today's News

  • Don't have to file? This year, it might be worth it

    One-hundred forty-three Los Alamos taxpayers haven’t filed and therefore have not received their stimulus payments of $300, $600, $1,200 or more.

    Statewide, the IRS reports about 35,820 people – about 27 percent of retirees and disabled veterans  – who qualify for the economic stimulus payment but have not yet filed to claim.

  • Fur & Feathers flies the coop

    Next time you see a sick skunk or find a ring-tailed cat in your tool shed, don’t call Bob and Cathy Anderson, the force behind Fur & Feathers Rescue & Rehabilitation. The couple’s longtime business is now closed.

    Bob has already left for Texas, and Cathy will follow soon behind.

    For the Andersons, the move is very positive.

  • Track and field: Camp finishes session with meet

    To top off its first week-long session, 21 athletes participated in the KSC Track Camp Sprint Triathlon.

    The triathlon, squaring age-group runners off in sprints of various lengths, was held at Sullivan Field June 12.

    In the triathlon, athletes aged 5-9 ran 25 meters, 50 meters and 75 meters. Campers between the ages of 9-13 competed in a 50, 75 and 100 meter dash. Winners were determined by combined time in the three sprints.

    The camp, which started June 9, will continue throughout the summer.

  • Softball: Anaya picked to head LAHS program

    The Los Alamos High School athletic department announced Friday morning the hiring of Roger Anaya to take over the school’s softball program.

    Anaya and three other candidates were interviewed Wednesday. The hiring committee selected Anaya Friday morning.

    His first official day of work is Aug. 11.

    Anaya’s selection is the first of three coaching vacancies that will be filled at LAHS. Candidates for the girls basketball job will be interviewed Tuesday.

  • LAHS Athletics: Hilltoppers hit with NMAA fine

    Los Alamos High School’s athletics office announced Friday it received a notice from the governing body of New Mexico prep sports that it was levying a fine against the school.

    The New Mexico Activities Association hit Los Alamos with a $2,500 fine for violating a regulation against off-season coaching.

    Coaching staff members of both the baseball and softball squads were found in violation of NMAA’s bylaw 7.4. Staff members were involved in coaching summer league squads which included Los Alamos Middle Schoolers.

  • Equal pay doesn't add up

    It’s been 45 years since the Equal Pay Act became law and yet in New Mexico, women earn $9,000 less on average than men. Furthermore, New Mexico also has more women living in poverty than any other state in America, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

    The Institute also finds the median annual income for full-time employed women is $25,600, compared to $34,300 for men and the 2005 U.S. Census Bureau shows on average, a woman working in America earns $.77 to every $1 made by a man.

  • A velvet gauntlet

    SANTA FE – Speakers on behalf of a private company and two prospective Los Alamos National Laboratory technologies made proposals and took their licks at the fourth Northern New Mexico Connect Springboard program at the El Dorado Hotel Thursday.

  • Columbia prof to teach Shakespeare workshop

    An instructor with rich experience in England and the United States in acting, directing and teaching Shakespearean theatre will lead a workshop this weekend at the Los Alamos Little Theatre (LALT).

    The workshop, to be held from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, is open to all participants, but those who plan to audition for Macbeth (LALT November production) are especially encouraged to attend.

  • Making a difference

    John and Jean Lyman of Los Alamos figured they have a good life.

  • Authors Speak to present its first playwright

    Is it better to write about what you know or to remain uninhibited by personal experience? Why write a play instead of a different form?

    Robert Benjamin will discuss these and other questions as the first playwright to present in Mesa Public Library’s Author Speak Series. The free event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs rotunda.

    “If the audience wants to talk about process,” Benjamin said, “I can go there. Why don’t I write a novel? I can go there. I need some direction from the audience.”