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Today's News

  • Taking a new direction

    Los Alamos Artist Fran Stovall, who has created stain-glass and pastel art since 1993, fell into a slump.  

    A gallery that showed her work closed and she wasn’t doing a lot of art. But on a whim, Stovall decided to apply to be the featured artist in the Art Center at Fuller Lodge’s Portal Gallery.

    Being accepted channeled Stovall in a whole new artistic direction.

    “In fact, it really inspired me to move off in this direction that I’d been thinking about for years,” she said.

  • A familiar performer returns to the Brown Bag concert series

    A taste of Spain, a dash of Bach and a splash of a few barcarolles will be mixed into Los Alamos pianist Juanita Madland’s concert, the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Brown Bag show at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.

    The community can look forward a relaxed concert that will feature Spanish dances, a Bach suite, a piece by Chopin and barcarolles, or Venetian boat songs.

    Madland said, “Playing for the Brown Bag is a little lighter than a night concert.”

  • The hunt is on for treasure

    Are there priceless items sitting in your closet? Or maybe stacked up on shelves in your attic or stuffed in boxes in the garage? Your home could contain a fortune in antiques, gold, coins or jewelry, and you might not know about it. One way to determine if your stuff is valuable is take it to the Treasure Hunters Road Show.

    The Treasure Hunters Road Show will set up shop Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Holiday Inn Express in Los Alamos. Hours of operation are  9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. There is no cost.

  • Volunteer and you just might get more than you give

    This week we look at Asset #6, Parent Involvement in Schooling. According to the Search Institute, “Youth are more likely to grow up healthy when their parents are involved in their education.”

    Last Thursday night, I attended a school board meeting and work session. Luckily, I landed there when the school principals attended with parents who were representing advisory councils.

  • Have your day your way

    “A small Greek letter, with irrational beauty, one without an end.”

    Yes, my fellow nerds, that is indeed a Pi-ku that I wrote in tribute to Pi-day. As isolated as revelers of the number pi usually are, Pi-day was national news earlier this month.  Pi-kus (a haiku written about pi) abounded as did pi-limericks and of course pie eating celebrations.

  • County clears up Trinity miscoceptions

    No project ever goes off without a hitch.

    This is especially true for projects in Los Alamos. The complete streets project on Trinity Drive hasn’t even begun yet and already there is public outcry about what may or may not be developed on that stretch of road.

    During Tuesday night’s county council meeting, Los Alamos resident Howard Cady spoke to council regarding the plans for a complete street on Trinity Drive.

    He said he wanted to alert council to the fact that there’s trouble coming.

  • LANB receives millions to spur local economic growth

    The communities serviced by Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) are in for some exciting news. The bank has just been chosen to receive $35.5 million to increase lending to businesses and consumers and stimulate job growth in the area.

    The money arrived this morning.

    The U.S. Treasury Department offered Trinity Capitol Corporation (TCC), LANB’s one-bank holding company, the opportunity to participate in its Capital Purchase Program (CPP), established under TARP legislation.

    Only fiscally healthy financial institutions are being offered these funds.

  • Why the step backwards?

    There was a ceremony Tuesday afternoon to honor retired Sen. Pete Domenici.

    The event was the dedication and naming of three buildings at the center of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The only problem was that no one was allowed to attend outside of the laboratory, which is too bad and something we don’t understand.

    Domenici was on hand to receive the plaudits of laboratory leaders and staff, which is well and good. But the general public should have had some avenue to attend.

  • Superintendent finalists to visit Los Alamos

    Los Alamos Public Schools, noted as one of the highest-performing districts in New Mexico, is searching for just the right superintendent to take charge this July.

    LAPS is seeking a superintendent who is committed to academic excellence for all students, according to material furnished from the district’s search consultant.

  • Seasonal inspiration

    The Easter season inspires a lot of artistic creativity and Los Alamos First United Methodist Church interim choir director James Beinke will unveil April 5 what this holiday influenced him to produce.

    On Palm Sunday, an original Easter Cantata will be performed at 11 a.m.

    Beinke explained the church offers two types of services – a contemporary worship and a traditional service. During the traditional service, a choir rather than a praise band performs.

    The cantata will be featured during the traditional service, he said.