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Today's News

  • Hypocrisy That Knows No Bounds

    Each time I hear the news from our nation’s Capitol, I am reminded of the classic line from the movie “Tombstone.” Whether the clip is about spending or taxes, waterboarding or Gitmo, Government Motors or energy independence, I picture Doc Holliday pinning on the sheriff’s badge, as he quips, “My hypocrisy knows no bounds.”

    Our government leaders’ claims and actions seem extremely distant from one another. Do they think we do not notice?

  • Bringing the Manhattan Project to the classroom

    For the first time, teachers from New Mexico and Colorado had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the history of the Manhattan Project for future use in their classrooms.

    Made possible by the Atomic Heritage Foundation, the group of 25 educators spent three days in Santa Fe at St. John’s College, making their way to Los Alamos where they toured various properties and absorbed information about the Manhattan Project.

    The teachers have diverse plans for how they will put what they learned at the workshop to use in their classrooms.

  • Valles Caldera trust returns to public access

    The Valles Caldera Trust took a few more jabs from its critics at a standing-room only public meeting Thursday night at the Hilltop House, while announcing plans for several improvements.

    Trustees muted their recent emphasis on commercial development projects on the public property, and Gary Bratcher, the Valles Caldera’s executive director, said he was serious about trying to help Dorothy Hoard of Los Alamos realize her vision of a 78-mile rim trail around the entire Valles Caldera Preserve.

  • KRSN nails first hurdle in quest to house satellite off North Mesa

    A packed room full of supporters cheered along with the owners of KRSN AM 1490 as the Parks and Recreation Board unanimously approved a request that essentially moves along the process for the station to acquire land at Loma Linda Park to house its satellite.

    Transferring the satellite from its current location in White Rock to the town site will greatly enhance reception, owner David Sutton said, adding that reception in White Rock can be maintained through the purchase of a 10-watt booster.

  • Accomplishing a lot in 60 years

    When Miriam and Rolland Perry arrived in Los Alamos with their young family in the spring of 1943, the Perrys found no other members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  

    Sixty years later, this has all changed.

    They worked with people of other faiths to organize a community Sunday School, which later became the United Church, where they became active.  

  • State’s poor graduation numbers

    Fewer than six in 10 students graduated from New Mexico’s high schools in 2006, giving the state a ranking of 48th in the nation, according to a report released by the Associated Press.

    Education Week’s report found New Mexico’s class of 2006 had a graduation rate of 56 percent. The study showed that an average of 73 students drop out each school day.

    The state only ranked ahead of Georgia (55.9 percent), the District of Columbia (48.8 percent) and Nevada (47.3 percent). The national graduation rate was 69.2 percent.

  • U.S. House races take early shape

    SANTA FE – All three of New Mexico’s newly-elected Democratic members of the U.S. House face re-election next year.

    And all three began raising money and getting in close touch with constituents the day they took office.

    Rep. Martin Heinrich’s 1st Congressional District is seeing much action with two possible Republican candidates, a libertarian, an unregistered hopeful and a lawsuit.

  • Caldera: Correction on rim ownership and access

    Dear Editor,

    In his June 7 story, Roger Snodgrass described very well the mood of the panel at the Albuquerque forum concerning public access to the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Unfortunately, in paraphrasing my comments that the caldera rim has truly world-class views, he transposed the owners of sections of the rim.

  • School Board meets Friday

    The Los Alamos Board of Education has called a special meeting for 9 a.m. Friday in the district boardroom at 751 Trinity Drive.

    The purpose of the meeting is to Budget Adjustment Requests.

    The meeting is open to the public.

     

  • Police Beat through June 9

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. If you don't want it printed - don't let it happen.

    June 4

    9:25 a.m. – Sergio Sotelo Flores, 23, of Santa Fe was arrested on Central Avenue and charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license as a result of a traffic stop.

    8:09 p.m. – Michael Olcott, 44, of Los Alamos was arrested on North Road and Quemazon and charged with DWI.