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Today's News

  • Outgoing councilors recognized

    Outgoing councilors were honored during the Dec. 16 County Council meeting held at the Community Building.

     

    Council Vice  Chairman Robert Gibson gave the presentation, thanking Council Chair Jim Hall and Councilors Frances Berting and Ken Milder for their service on the council.

     

    “This is often called a thankless job, but it’s not really true,” Gibson said.

     

  • Voters should have final say

    Dear Editor,

    The fundamental underpinnings of our democracy is the right to vote for the candidates of our choice.  When someone whom we have elected cannot continue in the elected position, it becomes the responsibility of an elected official or officials to appoint a replacement. 

    This procedure is normally defined in a document such as the federal or state constitution or a city or county charter.  

    In Los Alamos County the charter simply says the council should choose someone to fill the position.

  • Become culturally competent

    This week, we look at Asset #34, Cultural Competence. According to the Search-Institute, “Youth are more likely to grow up healthy when they have knowledge of and comfort with people of different cultural/racial/ethnic background.”

    Our community should be one of the best with this Asset. Nationally, 42 percent of youth report having this asset and 47 percent of our local youth, according to the most recent data, also report having this asset.

  • Jerry Flemming to serve as ACBL president

    Bridge involves a lot of thought and teamwork. Players need to communicate with teammates to determine, based on their cards, whether they should bid to take certain tricks or sit back and defend.

    It is also a card game that Los Alamos resident Jerry Flemming has loved since attending college in the mid-‘60s. “I find bridge to be an absolutely fascinating, challenging card game,” he said.

  • Welcoming in a new year

    For some people, the New Year may be started off with fireworks, or clouds of confetti or glasses clinking together, but why not do things a little differently for 2009? Kick off the New Year with drama.

    Los Alamos Little Theatre is hosting a special New Year’s Eve performance of its upcoming production of “Ten Nights in a Barroom.”

    The doors of the Little Theatre will open at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Girls basketball; LA takes on Tohatchi in first round at Goddard

    To wrap up a trying December, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team will head down to Roswell to compete in the Goddard Holiday Classic tournament.

    The Hilltoppers will take on the Class AAA Tohatchi Cougars in the first round of the Goddard tournament, which starts Monday.

    In the tournament, which continues through New Year’s Eve, Los Alamos will be one of five Class AAAA teams taking part. A pair of AAA teams — Las Vegas Robertson is the other — and Class AAAAA Carlsbad also accepted tournament invitations.

  • Baskin Robbins to close temporarily

    Winter months are typically hard times for ice cream stores and Baskin Robbins is no exception.

     

    Soon BR patrons will have to find another way to satisfy their ice cream cravings, as the store on Trinity closes for a while to undergo a transformation.

     

    With the onset of spring, Baskin Robbins will reopen, with a new look and a new menu. It will be a place that serves breakfast and lunch, with a focus on providing hot food.

     

    “We will no longer be Baskin Robbins,” store owner Dan Sena said.

     

  • Getting back to spirit of Christmas

    Maybe there’s snow falling on Christmas Day. Maybe acid rain, or regular rain. Maybe nothing.

    Perhaps in your family, you decorate the tree the day after Thanksgiving, or you wait until Christmas Eve, or you drag a still-tinseled artificial tree down from the attic some day, in between a Broncos game.

    Or maybe you even call it something else. Or celebrate just a bit differently.

  • Sunday to be an ‘evening of jazz’

    Seeing family during the holidays turned into an opportunity to host a concert for pianist Roy Dunlap.

    Dunlap, who resides in New York, will be visiting his sister Piper Wohlbier and her husband, John, in Los Alamos this week; additionally, he will be performing a concert, “An Evening of Jazz,” at 7 p.m. Sunday at Fuller Lodge.

    The program, Dunlap explained, will mostly be holiday tunes, including music from the “Nutcracker Suite” along with some traditional holiday music.

  • Making unexpected achievements

    It’s surprising just how much a person is able to achieve, if she gives herself a chance. While participating in a yoga class, the instructor decided to present a different yoga position to the session, one unlike all the cobras, downward dogs, planks and child poses that had be executed for most of the time. For this move, the participants had to kneel, twist to one side, loop one arm across their back, circle the other arm underneath their leg, touch both hands, then slowly stand up and extend the leg slung between their arms.