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Today's News

  • NMED secretary re-elected to board

    SANTA FE —  The Rocky Mountain Low Level Radioactive Waste Board re-elected New Mexico Environment Department Secretary Ron Curry as chairman of the board recently at a meeting in New Mexico.

    The board, which is an interstate government agency, administers a compact that provides for the disposal of low level radioactive waste produced within the member states of New Mexico, Nevada and Colorado.

  • Compromise reached

    “Cutting the budget is not easy; it is not fun but it is necessary work we have to do tonight,” Superintendent Gene Schmidt told a packed house in the Piñon Elementary School gymnasium Thursday night.

    “It’s hard work but it’s work we can do together,” he added.

    Over the course of five hours, school board members along with parents, staff and teachers, made a decision on how to slash the budget by $1.8 million during the Los Alamos Public School board meeting.

  • No projects scheduled for 2011

    Capital Improvement Projects  (CIP) were up for discussion during last night’s County Council budget hearing. Though the matter was tabled for discussion that will continue Monday, council did take action regarding the community broadband network.

    Capital improvement projects that were proposed last year were discussed at great length, however Chief Financial Officer Steven Lynne said that there are no new proposed projects in FY 2011, however there are some projects from FY 2010 that are in progress.

  • National leader pays Los Alamos a visit

    Excitement mounted as word spread through American Legion Post 90 on Trinity Drive that National Commander Clarence Hill was arriving any moment.

  • Basketball: Kirk, Ealey picked for All-State squads

    A pair of Los Alamos Hilltopper basketball stars were selected among the top players in the state of New Mexico.

    Alex Kirk and Taylor Ealey were among the All-Class AAAA selections for the 2009-10 season as chosen by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

  • A history lesson told through music

    Get ready for a history lesson in music. Guitarist Daniel Weston will take Los Alamos on an audio tour of the renaissance through the baroque period.

    This venture in history’s music will occur during the Guitar and Gateaux show, which will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fuller Lodge.

    While the program is varied, a few highlights include works by Spanish Impressionist composer Francisco Tarrega. Weston will also step out into contemporary times with a few of his own pieces.

  • Incentives spur spike in home sales, tax credits expire this month

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Home sales rose in March, reversing three months of declines, as government incentives drew in buyers and kicked off what's expected to be a strong spring selling season.

    Sales of previously occupied homes rose 6.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.35 million last month, the highest level since December, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. February's sales figures were revised downward slightly to 5.01 million.

  • LA teams submit their state rosters

    Even though it’s still nearly three weeks away, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls tennis teams have already submitted their rosters for the Class AAAA state tournament.

    Per New Mexico Activities Association regulations, teams were required to set their team tournament rosters by April 18. With only a few exceptions — in the cases of illness, injury or similar unforeseen circumstances — the rosters may not be modified for the state team tournament, which will be played in Albuquerque May 7-8.

  • Leadership Los Alamos earns an A plus

    If I were to assign a grade to my performance as a Leadership Los Alamos student, it might be a C. I have cut class twice and snuck out of class early. Plus my attitude has been slightly less than stellar. In fact, the night before the last session I engaged in a mental tantrum. I whined to myself that I had too much to do, the session started too early, it was going to be held in a location too far away.  

  • Something’s Cooking at the Spitfire Grill

    Once again my column this week finds me trying to learn more about Percy Talbott, the ex-convict who has decided to make Gilead her new home. I know I am not alone when I say that although Gilead is a wonderful town, it is not a place for criminals to start over.

    In this week’s edition, I speak with Shelby Thorpe, resident of Gilead and long-time friend of Hannah Ferguson, who hired Ms. Talbott to work at The Spitfire Grill, which Mrs. Ferguson owns.