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Today's News

  • Celebrate the end of summer

    Summer is  winding down, school is starting up and the transition from summer to fall is beginning. Despite the changes in the air, the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series is still bringing music to the last few weeks of summer.

    Even though it is a time of change, it is still worth celebrating.

    Take The Derailers, for instance. When they come to town for their concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Smith’s Food and Drug parking lot in Los Alamos, it is the roasted chiles and the cool temperatures that this Austin, Texas-based band is eager to experience.

  • What’s new at DALA?

    What’s new at Dance Arts Los Alamos? Just about everything! DALA has enlarged its studio space in Los Alamos, expanded class offerings in both Los Alamos and White Rock, given a face-lift to the White Rock studio and appointed two new directors to the staff.

  • Six Monkeys: Keep your mouth open

    I  write to you amid decibel levels rarely experienced in 21st-century American dining rooms, especially those with neutral color schemes.

    Because of the riot underfoot, I can barely hear “Mr. Tambourine Man.” Maybe I shouldn’t be listening to this music anyhow. I hear it belongs to my parents. But that is not the cause of this riot, nor very many others.

    This started because of an animal you could store in a peanut-butter jar.

  • Definitely opposed to retail development at Trinity Site

    Why do we need the Trinity Project? Does the county need it or want it, or does the school board need money?

    If the schools need money, there are most likely better ways to obtain it than at the expense of the future of Los Alamos’ downtown.

    If the council wants it, you would have to do a lot of explaining to the voters why and for what purpose we, the voters, still need it after we have experienced a significant economic downturn.

  • A vision of Trinity Site with a few requirements

    I believe that there are some essential requirements and considerations that must be addressed before any other requirements for the Trinity Site.

    1. The Trinity Site must permanently increase our tax base. Without this increase, we will never be able to enhance the amenities in this community.

    2. The Trinity Site should have a core store that provides the missing essential shopping needs of Los Alamos. Unless this core store covers these shopping needs, our citizens will continue to shop off the Hill to the detriment of the entire retail community.

  • Movie features a timeless love

    Time traveling always looks so great, or at least what is revealed in movies. “The Time Machine” offered a view of a very distant future, “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” showcased awesome historical events and the little boy in Disney’s “The Navigator” got to fly around on a really cool looking space ship.

  • Boys soccer: LAHS grad to play in Texas

    Los Alamos High School 2009 graduate Will Schoonover will continue his soccer career into the college ranks.

    Schoonover, a top utility player in his career who spent much of his senior season at the fullback position, is starting his preseason workouts with Hardin-Simmons University.

    Schoonover finished his senior year with 7 goals and 4 assists. His 18 points made him the fifth-leading scorer on the team despite playing the majority of his 2008 minutes on the Hilltoppers’ back line.

  • A diet that worked for me

    OK, the cat’s out of the bag. I drink a tea made from Slippery Elm Bark, Burdock Root, Sheep Sorrel and Blessed Thistle. It tastes like dirt. I eat a handful of pumpkin seeds, take multi-supplements and drink a glass of wine each day.

    Why do I do this? I did it because it could cure my cancer and because it meant the difference between being able to stay on a clinical trial or not.

    I bet my doctor is groaning as she reads this: “She thinks tea and wine are going to cure her. She’s a fruit loop! And I thought she was so sensible.”

  • 16th kids triathlon results

    Nearly 120 young athletes took part in Sunday’s Los Alamos Kids Triathlon.

    The kids triathlon, which celebrated its 16th year this year, was held in and around Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. The event is for participants 14 years of age and younger.

    Each of the five age groups had different lengths of bike, running and swim legs in the non-continuous event.

    Here are the results from Sunday’s Los Alamos Kids Triathlon. Results are listed as bike time, run time, swim time, total time. Athletes are from Los Alamos unless otherwise indicated.

  • Starting the year off right

    On July 24, teens from Los Alamos, Española and Pojoaque gathered at Northern New Mexico College El Rito Campus for the Joining and Understanding Now, Teens Overcome Separation (JUNTOS) annual youth summit.

    The purpose of the summit was to discuss a plan of action for JUNTOS’ involvement in the 2009-2010 school year.

    Many issues were addressed at the summit including what JUNTOS hopes to accomplish this year as well as how to become better recognized in the communities.