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Today's News

  • Nominate a school hero

    Think about growing up and the many years you spent in school.

    Was there one person in that school building that made a difference in your life? Were there many?

    Well if they’re still alive, drop this paper and pick up the phone or a pen and let them know as soon as possible.

    The Los Alamos Public Schools has hundreds of employees who pull off a variety of tasks people may never even know about, on a daily basis.

  • Girls basketball: LA drops tourney opener

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team dropped its first round contest at the Goddard Holiday Classic Monday afternoon.

    The Hilltoppers took on Class AAA Tohatchi in the opening round of the tournament, being played in Roswell. Tohatchi (3-3) outran Los Alamos in the first half and held on in the second half to take a 53-45 victory.

    No other information on Monday’s game was available as of press time Tuesday.

  • LA resident nominated for AARP award

    AARP New Mexico honored Robert Nunz of Los Alamos as a 2008 Andrus Award Nominee.

    The annual Andrus Award is named for Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus who founded AARP. The award honors those who exemplify her spirit of giving back to others. It is bestowed on outstanding AARP volunteers who make a powerful difference in their communities, in ways that support AARP’s vision of community service and inspire others to volunteer.

  • Be safe when viewing farolitos

      The Los Alamos County Transportation Division will turn off the power to various streetlights to enhance the viewing of holiday farolitos. The streetlights will be turned off December 24 and 25 and will be restored on December 26.

  • Ceremony celebrates Central Avenue Streetscapes and Pedestrian Crossings

    Employees from Los Alamos County’s Public Works Department, members of the LA Walks group, Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) and the public celebrated the completion of the Phase 2 Central Avenue Streetscapes and Pedestrian Crossings project during a special ceremony at the Community Building Thursday.

  • DOE, hospital detail records agreement

    DOE, hospital detail records agreement

    A set of historic medical records stored in a Quonset hut leased by the Los Alamos Medical Center will be retrieved, decontaminated and sorted for permanent disposition under a million dollar agreement that has been signed by LAMC and the Department of Energy.

  • Life after working for Pete Domenici

    Veronica Rodriguez spent more than a decade working for New Mexico’s beloved Sen. Pete Domenici. He retires Dec. 31 and as with the rest of his longtime staff, she had to seek new employment. Rodriguez began working at Los Alamos National Bank in October.

    During an interview in her new office, Rodriguez reminisced about her years with Domenici and her life today.

  • United Way president talks about giving

    Charitable giving and its importance to the community were highlighted during an interview Friday with Jerry Ethridge, staff manager for the associate director for weapons physics at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    In March, Ethridge was elected president of the Board of Trustees for the United Way of Northern New Mexico serving Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties.

  • Fire department gains new cadets

    Some 400 family, friends and fellow firefighters honored 29  new fire cadets to the Los Alamos Fire Department during a  special ceremony at Duane Smith Auditorium Saturday. The 19th recruitment class is comprised of two women and 27 men.

    "The biggest challenge for me, being a smaller size, was the physical portion of our training - but I did it," Fire Cadet Emmy Sweers said. "It's amazing how much they are able to train us during the 20-week academy. My favorite part was going down to Socorro and working with live fires."

  • Animal shelter details hammered out

      The roof and kennels of the proposed animal shelter were revisited again at last Tuesday night’s County Council meeting. Capital Projects Manager and Facilities Director Anne Laurent made her pitch to council in an effort to increase the budget for the animal shelter to $1,357,380, which would incorporate a metal roof, outside kennel drainage and would increase the number of kennels from 14 to 18.