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Today's News

  • Airport basin GMP increased

    Work at the Airport Basin continues, with a Holiday Inn Express claiming their stake in the new business development.

    Public Works Director Kyle Zimmerman was in council chambers Tuesday to ask council to move forward with Guaranteed Maximum Price #2 for the Airport Basin Project, which would increase GMP #2 to $50,804,480.

    The council passed the motion to increase the GMP, with a 7-0 vote.

    According to county documents, the Design Development Submittal for the Airport Basin Site Project was awarded on May 15, 2008 to Construction Manager-at-Risk Hensel Phelps.

  • Road Block: Planned Forest Road Closures Pose Unforeseen Hardships

    Standing on a mountain ridge, Bill Black, an elderly fisherman, pointed to a distant fishing stream and said, “The Forest Service has cut me off from those quality waters by closing a perfectly fine access road.”

    The road in question is an eastern spur off of Forest Service 144 near the northwest corner of the Valles Caldera.  He said his bad knee will not allow him to walk a steep road leading to the stream.  

    “I can get there in my truck, but not walking,” he said.

  • Boys soccer: LA wins big at home vs. Pintos

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team was a big winner at home Thursday.

    Los Alamos crushed Moriarty’s Pintos in a nondistrict game Thursday at Sullivan Field, 10-0.

    Thursday’s game was Los Alamos’ seventh straight victory as well as its fourth shutout victory of the season. The Pintos (1-11) haven’t won a game since their season opener over Española Valley.

    The win over the Pintos is the first of two home nondistrict contests. The second will be played at 4 p.m. today against the Piedra Vista Panthers.

  • Running: McClellan is a dual winner Tuesday

    Laura McClellan was the fastest female finisher and the top predictor at Tuesday’s Atomic City Roadrunners pace race.

    Tuesday’s pace race was held in Upper Bayo Canyon. In all, 23 runners and walkers took part on the 1- and 3-mile courses.

    McClellan was off by just 3 seconds from her predicted finish time Tuesday, easily topping second-best predictor David Kratzer’s 24 seconds and Jackie Peckham’s 27 seconds.

  • Football: Status of players is still unknown

    The status of three football players who were cited for minor in possession earlier this week was still unclear as of this morning heading into a nondistrict game with Albuquerque Academy.

    At approximately 3 a.m. Sunday, a vehicle containing three Hilltopper players was pulled over by Los Alamos police. According to the police report, alcohol and drug paraphernalia were found inside the vehicle.

  • Golf: NNMSMGA ends season with its championship

    Local resident Ron Krantz was one of the big winners at the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association Championship Tournament.

    The two-day championship tournament was held Sept. 23-24 at Isleta Eagle Golf Course in Albuquerque.

    Krantz finished with the overall low net score in the championship flight, finishing with a two-day total of 125.

    Henry Hodde of Santa Fe was the overall gross winner, shooting a combined 145 in his two rounds.

  • County to acquire L.A. apartments

    County Council decided last night to try to protect their downtown revitalization plan by acquiring the Los Alamos Apartments, which have been in foreclosure since May.

    The apartments sit in the middle of Central Avenue, on what is considered a prime piece of downtown property. Council passed the motion to acquire the property 6-0. Councilor Jim West was absent.

    As a result of the decision, the county will give Housing and Urban Development $75,000 in earnest money and authorize County Administrator Max Baker to execute the contract for purchase to acquire the buildings.

  • Cambodia's Hope draws accomplished volunteers

    Local engineer and worldwide mountaineer Chris Horley has joined a growing number of volunteers contributing their expertise to Cambodia’s Hope, a nonprofit organization for orphans.

    “Given the development of so many different projects as we grow, there are plenty of needs to be met so we have been developing a volunteer program over the last 18 months,” co-founder Marvel Kellogg said.

  • LANL models new climate domain

    Los Alamos National Laboratory is confronting one of the most alarming and most poorly understood implications of global warming.

    What would happen if the vast ice sheets of West Antarctica or Greenland, both already showing signs of climate stress, began to melt even faster?

    How long might it take for sea levels to rise? Would oceans swell by several meters and cause harbors and beaches to flood? What islands might become totally submerged?

    How quickly would that happen?

  • Attracting attention through an onion dome

    Do you ever give directions by saying, “Take a right at the Orthodox Church?” Probably not, because nobody seems to know where it is!

    By the end of the year it will be easy to find because the members of St. Dimitri’s Orthodox Church are planning to add an onion dome that can be clearly seen from Diamond Drive.

    The church is tucked in a cul-de-sac on 39th Street and people have to drive through road construction to get to it. The outside looks like a brown house, but the inside looks and feels like a church.