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Today's News

  • Report backs continued national nuclear effort

    A key report intended to address strong differences of opinion concerning national nuclear policy reached a number of conclusions favorable to the national weapons laboratories, including Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The Congressional Commission on the Nuclear Strategic Posture of the United States released their final report Wednesday, after more than a year of deliberation.

  • An experience for the whole family

    It’s not cheap to take the family on an outing. For a family of four, it can cost up to $20 to go to the zoo and another $20 to go to the aquarium. A baseball game can cost up to almost $100 for four family members.

    That isn’t counting gas or food and other expenses. It’s enough to make a family want to stay at home and forget the whole thing.

    Luckily, the Community Health Council is offering a solution. Its program, the Children’s Festival, offers families a great time at the best price, which is free.

  • Celebrating 20 years of music

    For 20 years Russ Gordon has helped Los Alamos rock.

    He has brought everything from the blues to zydeco for the community to feast their ears.  The sound celebration will continue at 7 p.m. May 15 at Overlook Park in White Rock.   

    Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers will be the first band to take the stage for this year’s Los Alamos County Summer Concert series.

    “I’ve been a big fan of theirs for a long time,” Gordon said.

    It’s more than just music. Gordon said he and Piazza also share a birthday, Dec. 18.

  • Coming home to family

    My sister, mom and I have covered a lot of ground together.

    When my sister started the college application process, we took a tour of colleges across the country.

    During this girls-only road trip, we drove to several institutions of higher education including Carnegie University in Pittsburgh, Hobart and William Smith College in Geneva, New York, Lehigh in Bethlehem, Penn., and Notre Dame in Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • Sweet inspiration NMDT’s ballet recital honors the board game Candy Land

    In celebration of Los Alamos’ 60th anniversary, The School of New Mexico Dance Theater (NMDT) will present its fifth annual spring recital. “Games and Puzzles” will be presented at           7 p.m. Friday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Both performances will be presented at the Duane Smith Auditorium and will include recital dances by students in all levels of classes offered at NMDT.

  • The great state payroll snafu

    JAY MILLER

    Syndicated Columnist

    SANTA FE -- Hasty implementation of a great idea early in Gov. Bill Richardson's administration has haunted state government ever since.

    When Richardson took office state government had 70 disparate payroll and human resources systems. It made sense to combine those into one overall system. Many other states were in the process of doing the same thing. Software programs had been developed that would handle such a task.

  • Keeping heart when times are hard

    Raising morale while cutting costs during an economic downturn is one of the toughest jobs a manager can face.

    To succeed, managers must be honest with employees about the need to reduce costs, including those associated with wages and benefits.

  • Governor’s Award cites Los Alamos woman

    Barbara Maydew was driving through Arizona on the Navajo reservation south of Monument Valley in the fall of 2007 when she caught sight of two stray dogs quilled by a porcupine.

    Anxious to help, she contacted local officials who referred her to an animal shelter and then the humane society. With Maydew’s help, they arranged a search party that was unable to find the two dogs, but did find a starving mother dog with three sick puppies.

  • Anastasio gives upbeat update

    In the past couple of years, many businesses have scaled back their budgets in an effort to cut costs and save money. For a lot of employees, layoffs have been a grim byproduct of a weak economy.

    Despite the nation’s problems, however, Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Michael Anastasio remains optimistic about the lab’s future. During Tuesday night’s county council meeting Anastasio gave councilors a general briefing on the lab.

  • County earns coveted award

    Los Alamos County is this year’s small community winner of the Siemens Sustainable Community Awards, which recognizes towns taking active steps towards sustainable development.

    County Council Chair Michael Wheeler is in Chicago were he received the prestigious award at the National Conference on Corporate Community Investment Monday evening.

    In just a handful of years, Los Alamos County has taken bold steps toward becoming a more sustainable community.