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Today's News

  • Mountain principal resigns

    It’s finally official following weeks of speculation, a barrage of rumors, anonymous tips, off-the-record-meetings and “no comment it’s a personnel issue” responses - Mike Katko is no longer principal of Mountain Elementary School.

    “I’m amazed and still thankful for the 359 people who took their time and cared enough to sign a petition supporting my management style,” Katko said in an interview Wednesday evening. “All of these people recognized and supported my kind of leadership.”

  • Time to spruce up the home

    Is your home looking a little shabby? Are photos of houses in home and gardening magazines making you envious? There is a way to spruce up your home to make it camera-ready. All you need to do is head over to Central Park Square from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

  • Building division staff looks for partnering opportunities

    Those buying and selling homes in Los Alamos could be in for a more streamlined and timely process when it comes to home inspections.

    In addition to the economic development presentation given by the LACDC, council discussed the impact of House Bill 219 on the Los Alamos Building Division and how the legislation affects the issuance of local building permits.

  • Airport open house to be held Saturday

    Is your home looking a little shabby? Are photos of houses in home and gardening magazines making you envious? There is a way to spruce up your home to make it camera-ready. All you need to do is head over to Central Park Square from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

  • Swimming: Results from Nick Nogar Invite

    Here are the results from the Nick Nogar Invitational, which took place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

    Team scores

    1. Pajarito Aquatic Club (PAC), 884; 2. Los Alamos Aquatomics (LAA), 789; 3. Clovis Swim Club, 481; 4. Swim Rio Rancho, 441; 5. SFCC Blue Sharks, 433; 6. Duke City Aquatics, 314; 7. Mountain Club (MC), 213; 8. Taos Swim Club, 205; 9. City Of Santa Fe Seals, 131; 10. El Paso Aqua Posse, 55.

    Girls 13-14 400 IM

    1. Kerry Song, MC, 6:04.35.

    Girls 15 & Over 400 IM

  • Golf: Club swap scheduled for Father's Day

    The Los Alamos Junior Golf Boosters will hold its annual Father's Day Golf Club Swap Sunday.

    The swap will be held at the Los Alamos Golf Course from 8 a.m.-noon. All proceeds from the swap will go to benefit junior golf in Los Alamos.

  • Column gives oil line

    Dear Editor,

    The June 12 guest column by Marita K. Noon titled  “Hypocrisy that knows no bounds” should have been a paid  advertisement by Big Oil.  I suspect that she was not driven to her  keyboard in response to President Obama’s comments about the CAFÉ  Standards (auto fuel efficiency standards), but by her funders of  Citizens Alliance for Responsible Energy, a nonprofit organization advocating for citizens rights to energy freedom. 

  • Dreaming of a new building

    Dear Editor,

    “They are not long, the days of wine and roses/out of a misty dream/our path emerges for a while then closes/ within a dream.” Vitae Summa Brevis, Ernest Dowson, 1896

     “Preserve our history” Los Alamos County Strategic Goals, 2005.

     There is a day, which now exists only as an old article in The Atom (July 1967) with old black and white photos; as a weed grown tracery of missed opportunities and the road not taken; as wind across an empty expanse of grass.  But oncemponcem time..............

  • Six Monkeys: Meeting a new family member

    She’s looking at me with her old-man eyebrows right now. Her pink-and-black dotted foot lies against her gray-and-black mini-jowl. She’s almost asleep. Her humongous ears twitch every so often, when Joss Stone hits especially soulful notes on the stereo and any time Zooker moves.

    Zooker, my 11-year-old Chow Chow mix, has a new, horrifying 15-pound companion. It’s not a tumor. It’s so much worse: a puppy.

  • Graduation day for LAYL

    Graduates of the Los Alamos Youth Leadership class of 2009 recently celebrated their accomplishments of the year, with a congratulatory dinner sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank.

    The theme for 2009, like many other recent events, tied into the Los Alamos celebration of the 60th anniversary.

    The guest speakers for the event were Mary Jean Nilsson and Jay Wechsler. Nilsson and Weschler both arrived in the early days and have seen a lot of change throughout the years.