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Today's News

  • County employees unveil their artistic side

    At first glance, it may seem like they are just the ones who drive the county transit buses, send out the utility bills or patrol the streets. On Saturday, however, the Los Alamos County employees are going to show a side of themselves not often seen in public.

    The Los Alamos County Employee Arts and Crafts Fair will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. During this fair, 28 vendors, which will include county employees, their spouses and friends, will unleash their artistic side.

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIES: Working with a dream team

    The first major construction project I participated in was building the fence around my family’s yard in Littleton, Colo.

    I was just a kid, but my father let me help him secure the support post before a construction company arrived to put up the actual fencing.

    I loved the whole experience; I loved watching the bead swish back and forth on the level, which was used to make sure the posts were straight.

    My father showed me how to use a hammer to nail in the posts and together we created a wooden grid of vertical and horizontal lines around the yard.

  • Support a good cause at the Beta Sigma Phi fair

    There’s no need to travel far to do holiday shopping. Just head down the street to the   Beta Sigma Phi Xi Nu chapter’s Fall Arts and Crafts Fair from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church.

    More than 30 vendors will be featured during the fair.

    For years, this fundraising event was located at the Pueblo Complex. The space at the Baptist Church is a large, open and well-lit space. Additionally it offers a kitchen.

    The products that will be for sale range from handmade cards and crafts to jerky and fabric items.

  • Support a good cause at the Beta Sigma Phi fair

    Art is more than a painting to hang on the wall or a song to listen to on the radio. It can be a tool to change someone’s life.

    A nonprofit organization based in New York, called Unified for Global Healing, puts this belief into practice. The organization, according to its Web site, has a network of physicians, nurses, social workers and artists who work together to provide a direct service, cross-cultural exchange and promote the advancement of global health.

  • Contractors re-roof Los Alamos

    The damage from a fierce hailstorm that struck Los Alamos in July was hard on homeowners and insurance companies, but a boon for roofers. As of Wednesday, officials of the building division said, Los Alamos County has issued approximately 600 building permits for roof repairs.

    “We’ve had to double up on things and get these things out and make sure people are cared for,” said Chris Williams, head of the county’s building division.

  • Who’s doing the work?

    We have become a nation that refuses to dirty its hands. We let people in other countries do our manufacturing. We use underpaid immigrants or rent people from other countries to do our manual labor.

    We did not learn the lesson of the Revolutionary War. Citizens who owned and worked their own land or produced the goods consumed in this country triumphed over an absentee ruling class.

  • Insufficient enrollment info.

    When will we be notified who are the various providers for Los Almos National Laboratory’s Blue Cross Blue Shield NM health plan in CY2010? The providers listed on their website are for CY2009 and several local providers have indicated they will not participate in LANL’s BCBS insurance plans in 2010.  This is essential information we need to have prior to completing open enrollment and BCBS seems to be intent on misleading us by refusing to publish the 2010 list of providers.

    Dave Thomson

    Los Alamos

  • LA boys, girls head into 4A title meet Saturday

    As is usually the case, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and Albuquerque Academy Chargers will be the favorites on both the boys and girls sides of the Class AAAA cross country championship meet.

    The AAAA title races are scheduled for Saturday at Rio Rancho High School.

    Both Los Alamos teams should be the mix for a trophy Saturday, but both will have to contend with the Chargers, who will go in as favorites in both races, although they will only be slight favorites in the girls title race.

  • 11-5 Update

    Special council meeting Nov. 14

      The Los Alamos County Council will meet on Nov. 14 in Council Chambers to review progress being made on their adopted goals and the associated Management Action Plans.   The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Public comment will be accepted throughout the session. The session is expected to end around 1 p.m. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

      To read more about the adopted goals, visit the Council’s webpage at www.losalamosn.us.

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  • Rotary honors Josh Dolin as Student of the Month

    Joshua Ronald Dolin was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month for October.

    Josh is the son of Ron Dolin and Beth Lee.

    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects one outstanding student from the current Los Alamos High School graduating class to honor each month of the school year.

    Students are selected on the basis of their academics, extracurricular activities and their service to the community record.