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Today's News

  • Immediate work required at LAHS, Aspen

    Critical infrastructure work needs to be completed at area schools, and it needs to be done as quickly as possible.

    That was the central message delivered by Steve Girrens, president, LAPS Board of Education, to attendees at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce’s monthly business breakfast today.

    “It’s time now that we really have to do something a lot more significant to keep our schools’ infrastructures viable to support our education,” Girrens said. “The schools are the crown jewel of our future.”

  • Venture catalyst

    SANTA FE – Los Alamos National Laboratory is looking for a full-time visitor with a sharp eye for hot technology.

    LANL officials held a bidder briefing for a new entrepreneurial initiative that they hope to begin with the new fiscal year in October.

  • Catch the reading bug this summer

    Think reading is just for kids? Now that is just silly. Back by popular demand, the Los Alamos County Libraries will have a summer reading program not only for kids and teens, but for adults, too.

    Every year, the New Mexico State Library has a different theme for the Summer Reading program and children are invited to keep track of how long they read or listen to books to enjoy and win prizes.

    This year, the theme is “Catch the Reading Bug!” for younger kids and “Metamorphosis” for teens.

  • See unique work at Portal Gallery

    The work currently hanging on the walls of the Portal Gallery at the Art Center at Fuller Lodge is not typical artwork. It is neither paintings, or weavings but a combination of both.

    Producing art that strays outside any conventional definition is right up Maria Jonsson’s alley.

    “I just want to be different ... be more specialized,” she said.

  • Learning at twilight

    The learning doesn’t have to stop just because the school year is completed. For instance, throughout this week, the schoolyard at Mountain Elementary School has been bustling with learning activity.

    About 120 girls from Girl Scout service units 22 and 23 have been exploring water Monday through today during the Twilight Camp with the help of about 50 volunteers.

  • Calling at least four students

    For want of a few more students, the “Artistic Traditions of the Southwest” course at UNM-Los Alamos may be canceled, even if it is only $15 per senior citizen and standard tuition for others.

    “Three people have signed up so far but I’m getting worried because the class starts June 14,” instructor Carol Noones said Wednesday. “We need just four more people and we really hope the community will rally around this unique course and help us keep it open.”

  • Waybacks loaded with style

    The Waybacks have pulled in at No. 9 on the Americana Radio chart, just a few spots ahead of the South Austin Jug Band, a band Los Alamos audiences know well. At No. 4, the Waybacks stand four spots ahead of Tim O’Brien, another Los Alamos favorite, on Billboard’s Top Bluegrass Albums chart.

    The new album, “Loaded,” like the band itself, is doing very well.

    “These guys can play like bandits,” said Billboard’s Ray Waddell.

  • Kiwanis sweep through local candidates

    Two county council candidates, Sharon Stover and Mike Wismer (who said he will file today), and the county’s veteran state legislator, Jeannette Wallace concluded the Kiwanis Club series with aspirants for local offices. While voters went to the polls Tuesday, these candidates were not hanging on the day’s outcome.

    Republican Sharon Stover’s test will arrive during the general election in November, when the five council candidates will be pared down to three. Planning to run as an Independent, Wismer was not on Tuesday’s primary ballot.

  • Pearce to battle Udall for critical Senate seat

    Despite an 11th hour endorsement for Rep. Heather Wilson from New Mexico’s beloved Sen. Pete Domenici, Republican Rep. Steve Pearce won the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Domenici. This morning, with 31 of 33 counties counted, he had received 57,121 votes to Wilson’s 54,181.

    Los Alamos gave Wilson a staggering 78 percent of the vote with 1,622 to 585 for Pearce.

    “Los Alamos County – we love you,” she said during a television interview late Tuesday.

  • Bikes, brew and the great outdoors

    Los Alamos, it’s about that time.

    Whether you’re a hiker, biker, beer and wine enthusiast, or just a person who wants to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors, Summerfest ’08 has a little something for everybody.

    The annual event, held at Pajarito Ski Mountain, will feature newly expanded biking trails, a live musical performance, lifts to hiking trails, and a beer wine garden sponsored by area brewers.