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Today's News

  • New food and beverage manager at Pajarito Mountain Caf

    Geraldine Keane was working at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area this winter when she was asked to take another position at the ski area, the food and beverage manager of Pajarito Mountain Café.

    “I took it because I love food and beverages,” she said. “It’s a fun time.”

    As result, Keane became the new food and beverage manager in January.

    This wasn’t a new experience for Keane; she has been involved in the food and beverage industry in the past. Keane said she ran the restaurant and bar at the American Legion for 6 years.

  • LAHS Athletics: Topper athletes, coaches honored

    Jeremy Kasik and Margaret Wood received the highest student-athlete honor awarded by Los Alamos High School at Thursday night’s All-Sports Award Ceremony.

    Kasik, a football and baseball player for Los Alamos, and Wood, a top cross country and track athlete, were named the 2008 Clendenen Award winners at Thursday’s ceremony, held at Duane W. Smith Auditorium.

    The annual award is given to outstanding graduating student-athletes that excelled in both the classroom and the playing field. Athletes are nominated by head coaches of varsity sports at LAHS.

  • Track and Field: Throwing it all away

    ALBUQUERQUE — It wasn’t supposed to go down this way.

    The Class AAAA boys javelin competition wasn’t supposed to be much more than a formality. No one in the state had come within five feet of Ruben Martinez’s best toss of the modern day Roman spear.

    Yet, after the first throw, Martinez was the one playing catch-up.

  • Casa Mesita on track to regain active status

    The Casa Mesita Group Home will be turning on the lights again and Los Alamos Family Council is also getting some needed help for the remainder of the year from a statewide funding source.

    Officials from ValueOptions New Mexico presented a $100,000 check to Casa Mesita to support the organizations campaign to resume operations, perhaps as early as this summer.

    Also on Wednesday, A $9,500 check went to Los Alamos Family Council.

  • LAPS approves 2008-2009 budget

    The Los Alamos Public School Board of Education approved the 2008-2009 budget, citing concerns over decreased enrollment and discussing ways to relieve increased costs for food services during its special board meeting Thursday.

    In an attempt to make up strong financial losses caused by rising insurance rates and a drop in enrollment, School Board President Steve Girrens and other board members suggested “opening the doors” to out of district students.

  • A fine regard for the visible world

    SANTA FE – When two artists cross paths in a provincial desert, the coincidence may barely register on the busy world. But decades later, the first acquaintance between giants of American art offers an illuminating way to look at each of them, their relation to each other and the similarities and differences in their extraordinary artistic contributions.

  • Diamond in the rough

    Focused efforts are underway to minimize the impact Diamond Drive Phase II has on area businesses, commuters, bicyclists and pedestrians. Council voted 6-to-1 Tuesday in favor of retaining a split-phased traffic signal at the intersection of Diamond Drive / Arkansas Avenue / 38th Street while road construction affects the area’s ebb and flow.

    Council Vice Chair Robert Gibson voted against the motion.

  • IHMC pilgrims prepare for World Youth Day

    World Youth Day is a touching experience for those have participated in the event.

    Toni Rogers, a volunteer at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish and a participant of World Youth Day when it was held in Denver, remembers young people cheering for the Pope like he was a rock star and a group of cardinals doing the wave in the auditorium stands.

    “It’s really, really touching,” Rogers said. “It’s a lot of prayer and sharing with each other about their faith.”

    She added, “It really, really made a lasting impact.”

  • OUR VIEW: Monday is for more than picnics

    Monday is Memorial Day. It is so much more than a day off from work to picnic with the family and kick-off the summer season. It carries even greater meaning during a time of war like we are experiencing right now.

    Over the past months a sizable number of American soldiers have died in service to their country. Memorial Day is a special day set aside for all of us to remember and memorialize the soldiers of many generations who have given their lives so that we are free to enjoy our picnics and trips to the amusement parks.

    These men and women must be remembered.

  • OFF AND ON: Oil, gas revenues helping avoid budget problems

    While higher fuel prices hurt consumers – and the state highway fund – they are helping the rest of state government avoid a budget squeeze this year.

    This is despite a slowdown in the state's economy and an expected dip in certain tax collections, the Associated Press reported.

    The high revenues from oil and natural gas production are serving as a financial safety net for the state.