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Today's News

  • Boys cross country: LA finishes 2nd at home invite

    If the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team wants to give the Albuquerque Academy Chargers a run for their money in two weeks, there’s still some work left to do.

    But Los Alamos, which is probably the best-prepared team in the state, week-in and week-out, knows exactly how much work that entails. In fact, the Hilltoppers have quantified it.

  • A call for clarification from councilors

    I have questions.  The County’s Strategic Goals document specifically calls on us to “Preserve our history.”  What, exactly, does that mean?  Whose history?  Which history?  What history?  Does the period from 1950 - 2000 count, or are we only talking about the Manhattan Project?  What is meant by “preserve?”  “Preserve” what and in what manner?

  • LA Cares needs delivery help

    LA Cares has an urgent need and once again is turning to the community for assistance. We are looking for a dedicated volunteer, preferably more than one, to make food box deliveries on the second Friday morning of each month.

       There are approximately 15 clients unable, for a variety of reasons, to pick up their boxes and select from additional items such as breads and vegetables.

  • Don’t rush to judgment on Municipal Building

    The Council is preparing to select a site for the next Municipal Building.  Unfortunately, the result of this very important decision is likely to be compromised by an unfortunate urgency.  

    I am not referring to the excellent work done by the Municipal Building Site Selection Steering Committee. They analyzed and deliberated in a methodical manner that is to be commended.  

  • UNM-LA reaches its financial limits

    University of New Mexico - Los Alamos Campus is a valued asset to the community in that we provide an affordable, quality education for a diverse population of students.  UNM-LA holds the promise and dedication of promoting learning opportunities that will help students create hope for a brighter future. We at UNM-LA make the college experience exciting and rewarding with small classes, leading edge studies, a flexible schedule to fit your lifestyle, good resources, student activities and advisement throughout coursework.

  • A few quirky characters to be spotted along Central Avenue

    Curious characters can be seen hanging around Central Avenue. They might be leaning up on lampposts or sitting on benches, wearing goofy grins and oddball get-ups.  

    These creatively designed scarecrows may not frighten away the crows, but they do effectively welcome in the Halloween festivities and celebrate locals’ artistic sides.

    The Los Alamos Arts Council kicked off the annual scarecrow contest Saturday and the figures will be on display through Nov. 1. Judges will evaluate the scarecrows this week.

  • Guitar duo to return to L.A.

    The Guitars and Gateaux series’ performers frequently describe the series as being something more than just a concert. They mention that a Guitars and Gateaux show features a relaxed, informal, friendly atmosphere and not only celebrates music but also decadent desserts.

    Tito Rios of the duo Sol y Luna is one of the performers who recognizes this quality of the guitar concerts. He said there is a closeness that the performer and the audience share.

  • Book signing Tuesday

    Suzanne Morgan Williams, author of “Bull Rider,” her first novel for young adults will sign copies of her book from 6-                              7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Otowi Station Bookstore. Williams will also speak to classes at Los Alamos Middle School.

  • Putting Assetes Into Action: Take responsibility for life

    This week, we take a look at Asset #30, Responsibility and Asset #31, Risk Taking. According to the Search Institute, “Youth are more likely to grow up healthy when they take responsibility for their own actions (and) … believe it is important not to be sexually active or to use alcohol and drugs.”

    Ahh, responsibility is a big one and an interesting one, too. I think the definition of responsibility for each family is probably very different.

  • Martz named Perry Fellow at Stanford

    A key member of the brain trust of Los Alamos National Laboratory has gone back to school.  

    Joe Martz has been named the inaugural William J. Perry Fellow in International Security at Stanford University. The university established the fellowship in 2007 in honor of William Perry, defense secretary in the Clinton Administration and co-director of Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation along with former LANL Director Siegfried Hecker.