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Today's News

  • Sports talk: Tennis teams succeed despite issues with local facilities

    Once again the Los Alamos High School athletes have made themselves and Los Alamos proud.

    Congratulations to all who went to state and to those who helped the teams get there! The track teams (and individuals) were superb. I follow tennis mainly, however. The second-place finishes by both the girls and boys teams is a tribute to their hard work and to their coaches (Bruce Cottrell and Giri Raichur) who continue to do a great job of guiding and encouraging. Note to those other schools: watch out for LA’s eighth graders! Grrreat!

  • Government workers should share the economic pain

    During the 2009 legislative session, New Mexico policymakers faced some of the most challenging budgetary times in recent memory. That fact led to reductions of approximately $450 million to the General Fund from about $6 billion to just over $5.5 billion.

  • Charges of Anarchy hurled at board members

    Chairman Phil Kilgour of The Art Center at Fuller Lodge board is charged with assault stemming from an altercation at a meeting of the board, said Lt. Reggie Briggle Monday.

    “He is being summonsed to appear before Magistrate Court,” Briggle said.

    The charge against Kilgour surrounds what he describes as a power struggle at the center.

    On a taped recording of the meeting, he accuses several board members of anarchy at the close of the May 19 meeting.

  • Art Center board chair resigns

    The embattled chairman of The Art Center at Fuller Lodge has resigned.

    Phil Kilgour of Chimayo was charged Monday with assault and resigned Tuesday through a letter read by ACFL Attorney Tracey Conner during the board’s general membership meeting in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge.

  • Townsite cleanup targets contaminants

    Like carpet cleaners for hazardous soils, Los Alamos National Laboratory will be doing what officials hope will be the final spot work in the Upper Los Alamos Canyon area.

    Although a number of residences in the townsite were included in the scope of the project, the contaminated sites designated for remediation so far are all on county or Department of Energy property.

  • LACDC contract gets council OK

    Based on a decision made by county council last night, it would seem that the county is interested in having the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation continue to provide economic development services.

    Councilors voted 7-0 in favor of approving an agreement with the LACDC, to provide economic development services in an amount not to exceed $319,970 including gross receipts tax and authorize the county administrator to enter into a renewal contract with LACDC in a form acceptable to the county attorney.

  • NERPs bill moves to House

    NERPs bill moves to House

    A House committee has authorized $5 million a year for five years to fund seven National Environmental Research Parks (NERPs). The parks, including one at Los Alamos National Laboratory are located within Department of Energy facilities, but have been authorized, but not systematically funded for nearly four decades.

  • Shining in the spotlight

    A pageant can be a dirty business. Sometimes contestants sabotage each other in a war for a glittery crown. But the Mrs. New Mexico competition was different. How is that known locally? Because Los Alamos had one of its own in the pageant.

    Bernadette Lauritzen put on the sash, the pretty evening dress and even braved wearing a swimsuit to help promote the townsite’s 60th anniversary, which was held Saturday at the Roy E. Disney Center in Albuquerque.

    “It was a really good experience,” Lauritzen said.

  • Baseball: Manny draws big crowd but is a non-factor Tuesday

    ALBUQUERQUE – The Manny Ramirez circus rolled into town Tuesday night, but despite its attracting boys and girls of all ages, it turned out to be mostly a side show.

    Ramirez, an All-Star left fielder doing a pre-return stint in Triple-A before returning to the Major Leagues, made his Albuquerque Isotopes’ debut Tuesday night in front of a record crowd of 15,321 at Isotopes Park.

  • Memories of Ken Ewing

    Ken was a close friend. Like us, he was an (earlier) graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, and we had similar interests. Because we were out of town, we were unable to attend his memorial service. Had we been there, we would have shown the attached photograph, from one of the many UFO conferences to which we had taken Ken. For your information, Ken is the individual on the left (we think).