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Today's News

  • School bond election ballots go out Jan. 6

    Based on recommendations from the 20-Year Facilities Renewal Plan developed by the Facilities Planning Committee, a bond election is planned for January to address the pressing facility renewal needs of Los Alamos Public Schools.

     

    The majority of the facilities are at least 45-years-old, with the age of the high school nearing 60. Outdated and ill-equipped, many of the buildings do not provide a learning environment that meets the needs of today’s students, explained School Board President Steve Girrens.

     

  • Walking through Spain

    The road to Santiago, Spain, has been beaten flat by pilgrims’ feet for more than 1,000 years. Every year, more than 50,000 people tie on walking shoes and trek through countrysides and small villages. They endure blisters, rain and spartan lodging all to reach the burial place of St. James and a cathedral at the end of the journey.

  • Shameful actions

    Generally we don’t question voters, the will of the electorate is how the wind blows. But this year, we have to.

    The election of Jerome Block Jr. to the Public Regulation Commission is nothing short of disgusting. And we believe it is due in part to the fact that people can straight party vote in this state – something that should be as out-dated as voter tests.

  • Making poetry exciting

    To some, poetry might not spark enthusiasm or produce more snores than cheers but poet Erika Wurth is working to change people’s attitudes toward the art form.

    In her collection of poetry, titled “Indian Trains,” which was published in October from the New Mexico University’s West End Press, Wurth honors those closest to her, her family and community.

    Growing up outside of Denver, Wurth, who is Native American and has blood ties to the Apache, Chicksaw and Cherokee tribes, writes about urban Indians who are living away from the reservations.

  • Rotary Club honors a student in October

    Each academic year, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos honors students from the Los Alamos High School graduating class.

    Students are selected on the basis of their academic record, service to the community and leadership qualities.

    Catherine Chen has been named Rotary Student of the Month for October. She invited Lynn Lamb, her piano teacher for nine years, and David Thurston, her advanced as well as AP biology teacher for the past two years, to accompany her to the organization’s honoring luncheon held at UNM-LA.

  • Taking signs is stealing

    Dear Editor,

    It seems that the share the wealth plans are already in operation a day after the election.

    I was out early Wednesday to pick up my political signs held up with steel posts. Lo and behold the signs were on the ground but the posts were gone. Someone decided to “share” my posts by stealing them. I check with my Republican leader and it wasn’t a Republican making an early retrieval. These steel fence posts are worth $2 to $3 each, so this is petty larceny sharing.

    Vernon N. Keer

    Los Alamos

  • New sense of self ... possibly

    Dear Editor,

  • New Mexico addresses climate change

    It is an established fact that as a result of the green house gases (GHG) we are putting into the atmosphere we are warming the planet, and that unless we take steps now to reduce these emissions, the global consequences will be severe.

    To avoid the worst consequences of global warming we need to reduce our emissions nationally by about 80 percent by 2050.  

  • Soccer: Chitanvis named Player of the Year

    Maneesha Chitanvis of Los Alamos earned the top player’s honor for girls Class AAAA soccer this season.

    Chitanvis, a senior for the Hilltoppers’ squad that advanced to the Class AAAA championship game, was named the Class AAAA Player of the Year for 2008.

  • Eco Station ribbon cutting to be held Wednesday

    Los Alamos County is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Eco Station that replaces the solid waste facility at the old County Landfill.

     

    The ceremony is 11 a.m. Wednesday and will be held adjacent to the landfill at 3701 East Jemez Road. The public is invited to attend.