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Today's News

  • School bond very important

    Dear Editor,

    To my fellow residents of Los Alamos:  I have learned that there will be a bond election in January to build new school space for the Los Alamos School District.  It is very important to generate additional funding to replace facilities in the district. 

  • Electrical line voltage fluctuations

    Dear Editor,

    I live on North Mesa and have been experiencing significant electrical line voltage variations in my home.  On Nov. 30 at about 7:30 p.m., the line voltage registered on my AV system’s surge suppressor was only 113 volts.  About four days ago, it dropped down to 114 volts. 

    At these low voltages, the AV system is affected.  The line voltage to my home is mostly 119 - 121 volts.  I’m wondering if other parts of the community are also experiencing such wide variations in line voltage?

    Los Alamos

  • Vote YES on LAPS bond election

    Dear Editor,

    Imagine if you will, a school district with dedicated, hard-working teachers, a wonderful, supportive administrative staff and amazing students who take their education seriously and consistently strive for their personal best. 

    Considering these three factors, how do you imagine their classrooms and environment to look?  You would assume that the environment would enhance and inspire the students and staff. 

  • West will be missed

    Dear Editor,

    The people of Los Alamos will miss Jim West. His decision to resign from the county council must have been difficult and we all wish him well as he pursues treatment and recovery from his illness. Jim has been a hard working servant of the county, and his shoes will be hard to fill.

  • Vacancy decision up to new council

    The vacancy left by Councilor Jim West will not be filled until after the New Year. The County Council decided Tuesday night to take no action on replacing West and instead have deferred the decision to the new council.

    Though Chairman Jim Hall and Councilors Michael Wheeler and Frances Berting moved to appoint Ken Milder, that motion was shot down when Vice Chairman Robert Gibson and Councilor Nona Bowman voted against it.

  • LANS earns incentive fee and contract extension

    An assessment by the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Los Alamos Site Office has resulted in Los Alamos National Security LLC (LANS) being awarded 87.9 percent of fees available for improved performance.

    The assessment spanned Oct. 1, 2007, through Sept. 30 – the second full year LANS has operated the laboratory for the Department of Energy. The award is up from 81.3 percent the previous year.

  • Experience the magic of the holidays through music

    Dance Arts Los Alamos just wrapped up its performances of “The Nutcracker,” but this magical Christmas tale can still be experienced in Los Alamos.

    The Los Alamos Community Winds will perform P.I. Tchaikovsky’s suite from “The Nutcracker,” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

    The suite will feature seven to eight separate movements from the “The Nutcracker.” These movements include the “Chinese Dance” and the “Arabian Dance.”

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIES:The younger generation shows its stuff

    It seems a common misconception that there is a limitation for what young people can do. Adults are known for saying “You’re only a child,” or “You’re too young,” as though the amount of capabilities only grow as a person’s age increases. However, teenagers have a knack for proving this misconception wrong.

  • Playing with the big dogs: Junior handler invited to AKC

    Jennifer Necker, a Piñon Elementary School fourth-grader, has made good on a promise that she would one day show a dog at the American Kennel Club National Championship Dog Show. Necker, a member of the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club and the English Setter Association of America, will be showing an English Setter at the show in Long Beach, Calif., Saturday.

  • Wrestling: LA is short on bodies to start

    While the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling program has some high hopes for its individual wrestlers, in team competition it’s going to struggle this season.

    And at this point, there isn’t much the Hilltoppers can do about it.

    The Hilltoppers are heading into the start of the 2008-09 season minus three weight classes. While an eighth-grade wrestler might be brought after the Los Alamos Middle School season concludes this weekend to fill one of the vacant spots, it will still be an uphill battle for the Hilltoppers.