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Today's News

  • Unanimity is for autocrats, lemmings

    Dear Editor,

    I do not trust unanimity.  It seems to me that, usually, the only way to achieve it is when faced with dire need and/or only one option, or when in conversation with one’s self.  And yet...

     Recently, council was presented with an update on the animal shelter.  Councilors expressed a variety of concerns, some fairly serious, and engaged in lively debate.  Then they voted unanimously to proceed.

  • Bandelier made mistake

    Dear Editor,

    We wanted to thank you for running the article about the Bandelier logo contest, while also apologizing to the winner, Lily Fehler, for misspelling her name in the information we sent to you. 

    We’d also like to use this opportunity to thank the other young people who submitted their artwork to the contest:  Paris Lynch , Maren Gaussoin Woods, David Li , Andrew Li, Roxanne Grieggs, and Annika Katarina Oyler .   

  • Petition to stop JPJ Complex construction shot down

    Despite an effort by some local residents to stop construction of the Judicial/Police/Jail Complex, the show will go on.

     

    County Councilors voted 5-1 in favor of proceeding with construction of the complex. The only one who voted against it was Council Vice Chairman Robert Gibson.

     

  • Schools look at ethical use of technology

    Los Alamos Public Schools Technology Coordinator Dean Obermeyer and his staff are working with central office officials to upgrade the district’s policy on the ethical use of technology.

     

    “What we’re doing is bringing the policy to meet the New Mexico Administrative Code and procedures implemented in 2007,” Obermeyer said during his presentation at Tuesday night’s school board meeting in the district boardroom.

     

    “These are the initial steps to make sure the district is in compliance.”

     

  • Plague confirmed in Los Alamos cat

    The New Mexico Department of Health’s Scientific Laboratory confirmed plague in a cat from Los Alamos Tuesday.

    “The owner said the cat wasn’t feeling well, it was lethargic and dehydrated,” said State Public Health Veterinarian Paul Ettestad Wednesday afternoon.

    “The cat didn’t have swollen lymph nodes and it didn’t have pneumonia but it had a high fever and the vet sent in a blood sample.”

  • Dust settles: LANL analysis cites natural causes for radioactivity in the environment

    Española – Los Alamos National Laboratory Wednesday answered a citizens monitoring study from 2007 with its own analysis of off-site radioactivity in the neighborhood of the lab.

  • 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.