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Today's News

  • The tradition returns to Los Alamos

    There’s a long-standing tradition in Los Alamos.

    Every year, people arrive at Pajarito Mountain ski area with skis and snowboards in hand, dressed in crazy costumes and revved up for some fun.

    This tradition is known as Skiesta, and this year will be the 62nd year it has been held.

    Skiesta features a little bit of everything. Thad Hahn, one of the event organizers, said there is everything from a variety of ski races to a brewery fest.

    Additionally, there will be live music, a costume contest and food.

  • New law limits insurance administrative costs

    SANTA FE — New state laws will stop discrimination against women in the pricing of medical insurance and limit how much health insurance companies spend on administrative costs.

    Gov. Bill Richardson signed the measures into law on Tuesday, saying they will improve the state’s health care system.

    “Currently, insurers in New Mexican can charge women up to 20 percent more than men for individual and small group health insurance plans. This is unacceptable,” Richardson said.

  • Law OKs guns in eateries

    SANTA FE — People licensed for concealed handguns can take their weapons into New Mexico restaurants serving beer and wine under a new state law.

    Gov. Bill Richardson signed legislation into law on Wednesday. It takes effect in July.

    However, restaurants can stop people from bringing their handguns into an eatery by posting a sign that prohibits firearms or if the restaurant’s owner or manager tells a patron that firearms aren’t allowed.

  • 03-11-10 Update

    Dinner at WR Baptist

      Young Life of Los Alamos is hosting a dinner from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday at the White Rock Baptist Church. The dress is semi-formal to formal. Los Alamos National Bank is sponsoring the event. For more information, call  662-2667.

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    Camouflage class

  • Phelps seeks diverse membership

    Los Alamos County Councilor Ralph Phelps added another point of influence to his regional activities when he became chair of the Northern New Mexico Citizens Advisory Board (NNMCAB) in October 2009.

    Previously vice chair of the advisory group, Phelps succeeded J.D. Campbell, a civil engineer from Taos who remains on the board through April.

  • A not-so safe haven

    Parks Division Manager Dick McIntyre and his staff are working on improvements for the fountain at Ashley Pond.

    The fountain provides a safe haven for area ducks and geese that rely upon the fountain to maintain a circle of water in the middle of the pond where they can safely escape predators such as coyotes. Below normal temperatures across New Mexico led to ice freezing at the fountain, putting the ducks in danger and with a need for a new shelter on a temporary basis.

  • County council lags on environment

    While the residents of the county have consistently shown support for environmental sustainability and conservation, the county council seems determined to ignore these opinions.

  • Duck Buddies to the rescue

    You may be wondering what happened to the ducks and geese at Ashley Pond.

  • News Alert: Atomic City Transit launches new route

    Atomic City Transit adds an additional route Monday.

    The new Eastern Area / Main Hill Route (Route 2) will service Downtown, Eastern Area, East Gate Area and White Rock.

    The route travels from the Transit Center through Downtown on Trinity Drive and heads east on NM502, making stops throughout Downtown, along East Drive, near the new Airport Basin Site and near East Gate Park.

  • Standing out from the crowd

    Los Alamos High School students Dov Shlachter, Shaina Riciputi, Jamie Resnick, Kendra Smale, Kathy Lin and Emma Carroll stand out from the crowd. Not just on the local scene but also on a national level.

    This group of seniors are finalists for the National Merit Scholarship Program. This distinction allows them the chance to compete for a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship, to be awarded a corporate-sponsored scholarship or to earn a college-sponsored scholarship.