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  • Taking a short stroll in my mother’s shoes

    I’ve seen them wherever I lived. They roam around in minivans, arm themselves with enormous purses and yield cameras to document every minute. Of course, there are always a gaggle of young children following this individual – the soccer mom.

    Growing up, I thought these women were targets for mockery.

    I couldn’t imagine taking motherhood to the extreme and becoming a suburban cliché. But after watching two of my sister’s children last week, I realized these women have a lot of admirable qualities.

  • Something’s Cooking at the Spitfire Grill

    In this week’s edition of Gilead’s Gossip, I sit down with someone we all are very familiar with — the owner of our Spitfire Grill, Hannah Ferguson.

    As we all know, Hannah isn’t the most cheerful resident of our Wisconsin town, but lately she seems to be walking with what seems to be the tiniest spring in her step.

    Hopefully my curiosity will once again discover the reason for this most unexpected development.

  • LA student finalist in poetry, art contest

    Giving a little bit of encouragement can really make a difference. Take Los Alamos Middle eight-grader Ethan Clements, for instance. His GATE teacher last year, TJ Bonzon, and his GATE teacher this year, Caroline Haagenstad, both encouraged Clements to pursue his interest in writing and art as well as to submit his work for publication.

  • Preserve inches closer to becoming a national park

    A public  hearing was held  during Tuesday night’s county council meeting regarding the Valles Caldera National Prerserve’s inclusion in the national park system.

  • Board OKs tuition hike effective with summer semester

    Those bumper stickers with the phrase, “my kid and my money go to (a) university” will pack even more of a punch in upcoming semesters as institutions of higher education grapple with budget shortfalls. 

    At UNM-LA, the advisory board approved a 9 percent increase in tuition during its meeting Monday. This would make the fee $53.50 per credit hour, which will go into effect with the 2010 summer semester. 

  • News Alert: Finalists for LAPS principal meet the public tonight!

    Candidates for Los Alamos High School principal,Claudia Krause-Johnson and Sandy Warnock, will present their backgrounds and mingle with the public beginning at 7 p.m. today in the LAHS Speech Theater.

    Check back later for full details of the event.

  • County Council gives nod for another go at Trinity Site redevelopment

    The Los Alamos County Council voted 7-0 to move forward with a new strategy to get redevelopment of the Trinity Site kick-started yet again. The site is comprised of 15.26 acres of prime real estate located between Trinity Drive and Los Alamos Canyon.

    Redevelopment of the Trinity Site has long been viewed as the potential impetus to spur further retail growth and redevelopment of other portions of the downtown area in Los Alamos.

  • WEB EXTRA: LA baseball, softball teams take on Bernalillo today

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  • Baseball: Isotopes open 2010 season on the road

    After a remarkable 2009 season, the Albuquerque Isotopes will hope to keep that momentum going as it heads into the 2010 season.

    The Isotopes, the Triple-A franchise of the Los Angeles Dodgers, will open their regular season on the road Thursday at Oklahoma City. They will start their first homestand April 12 when they face New Orleans.

  • Boys tennis: LA picks up team title at EV tourney

    For the third season in a row, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team earned the team title at the Española Valley Invitational Tournament.

    Erik Edelmann playing in No. 2 singles and both of Los Alamos’ doubles teams won their draws this weekend.

    The Española Valley tournament was played in Santa Fe. A total of 14 teams, mostly from northern New Mexico, took part in the tournament.