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Today's News

  • School bond vote important decision

    There is a very important debate going on in our community right now. And it centers around all of the basis of society, taxes, youth, the world today and the future.

     

    It’s not an easy discussion. It is often hard to look too far ahead when you can barely pay today’s bills. It is hard to discuss what things will be like in 10 years when you’re not sure how you will get though this one.

     

    And both sides of this discussion have good points.

     

  • Law makers answer tough budget questions

    There’s no doubt all eyes will be on Washington next week as President-elect Barack Obama is inaugurated.

     

    But many eyes will also be on New Mexico, as the Legislature convenes for a 60-day session.

     

    Not only has the national economy suffered tremendously, with layoffs and foreclosures affecting thousands of Americans, but the state economy has suffered as well.

     

  • State of mind

    SANTA ANA PUEBLO – Leading researchers in the bewildering field of cognitive studies met this week to share new thoughts and assess progress.

     

    A three-day conference sponsored by Sandia National Laboratory, with cosponsors including Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Santa Fe Institute and the Mind Research Network of Albuquerque, advanced an initiative for boosting a national program of neuroscience and cognition studies.

     

  • Diamond Drive punch list work continues

    Los Alamos, NM – Diamond Drive punch list work will continue over the next two weeks, weather permitting. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures throughout the Diamond Phase 2 project area. Work will be restricted to between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

  • Cell phone numbers aren't going public

    Contrary to E-mail circulating the Internet, threats of a telemarketing onslaught commencing next month are not true. Cell phone numbers are not going public, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which manages the National Do Not Call Registry.

    Telemarketers do occasionally reach cell phone numbers. To prevent this, as well as land line calls, register the numbers on the National Do Not Call list at 1-888-382-1222. Requests must be made from the intended cell phone or land line number as requests from any other phone disallows the request.

  • Volleyball: Stokes leaving coaching post at LA after six years

    Time was of the essence.

    Los Alamos Public Schools announced Wednesday that Diana Stokes, who led the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team for a total of six years, had put in her resignation.

    Stokes was the head coach of the volleyball program from 2001-2002 before stepping down, then retook the helm in the 2005 season.

    But with a daughter graduating from the high school and the volleyball program this year and a son starting his freshman year next year, Stokes thought now would be a good time to call it quits.

  • Celebrate youth ministry

    On Tuesday, The United Church of Los Alamos is hosting a celebration of youth ministry in the community.

    Two organizations will be acknowledged for their long-term impact on the youth of Los Alamos. Ryan Gilbert will represent Young Life Los Alamos and Winston and Mary Marugg will be there to represent Sonlight Christian Camp.

  • Time to fix schools is now

    Dear Editor,

     

    We are responding to the Jan. 6 letter from Richard Hannemann titled, “There is no hurry for bond.”   Richard states, “We have already seen, far too often in the past year, what happens when programs and expenditures get pushed forward too fast and too hard, in a need for speed that has no objective foundation.”  

     

  • Support the bond

    Dear Editor,

    I would like to voice my support for the upcoming LAPS bond election. I am a proud graduate of LAPS and I know how fortunate we are to have excellent schools. 

    Many of my co-workers living in both Santa Fe and Albuquerque are forced to send their children to private schools at considerable expense. Our excellent schools also attract many families and great teachers to our community helping us all thrive.  

  • Improved schools important

    Dear Editor,

    AAUW Los Alamos Supports the LAPS bond issue.  The majority of the Los Alamos School facilities are over 45 years old. They are outdated and no longer provide the learning environment necessary to meet AAUW education priorities. Updated, state-of-the-art learning facilities show that the community cares about education.