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Today's News

  • UNM-LA seeks county help

    Anticipating county council’s final approval this evening, UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board members on Monday expressed appreciation to the county for $150,000 in financial assistance.

    “I want to say to the county that we as an advisory board, administration and staff appreciate the county council granting our request for $100,000 for renovations and $50,000 for operational support – this is a good step in the right direction,” said Advisory Board Chair Marie Chiravalle during the board’s regular meeting on the college campus.

  • Celebrating Fuller Lodge

    There is more than just 80 years of history located at Fuller Lodge. This time capsule is bursting with stories.

    For Craig Martin, co-author of “Of Logs and Stone: The Buildings of Los Alamos Ranch School and Bathtub Row,” one of these stories begins with him listening to his daughter’s piano recital nine years ago at Fuller Lodge.

    Martin said he was so excited to hear his daughter play on that grand piano at the lodge when he suddenly smelled smoke. It was the first time, he said, he caught a whiff of the smoke from the Cerro Grande Fire.

  • Celebrate the unsung hero today

    I have no personal experience to draw from, but being a mother looks tough. I constantly see my sister racing after her kids to make sure they are safe and are behaving themselves.

    Her infant’s cries wake her and her husband up at night, and her toddlers’ activities keep her busy driving the car.

    But then again, motherhood doesn’t seem to be all craziness. I’ve seen my sister’s and her kids’ faces shine with delight as they read a story on the couch. It is also touching to see the youngsters give their mom a hug.

  • Embracing and accepting one another

    Today we look at Asset #10, Safety. According to the Search Institute, “Youth are more likely to grow up healthy when they feel safe at home, at school and in the community.”

    This week, the counselors of the Los Alamos Public School District pursued a training called, A Change of Heart.

    The goal of the training is a prevention-based approach to a state mandate to reduce bullying in the schools. This program is an attempt to change school climate by implementing an assets approach.

  • Oppenheimer scholarships awarded

    Nine college-bound high school students from northern New Mexico have been selected for scholarships and an achievement award administered by the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee.

    The students are from Los Alamos, Pojoaque Valley and Santa Fe high schools.

    The JROMC has awarded 136 scholarships and other awards totaling $268,000 since the program begun in 1984.

    The philanthropic organization’s scholarship program is supported by several endowments, numerous small, individual donations and major contributions from the Los Alamos National Bank.

  • Softball: Toppers face off against Scorpions in first round

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team ended up in the state Class AAAA playoff seeding right about where manager Roger Anaya figured it would be.

    Eyeballing the potential Class AAAA bracket prior to Sunday’s seeding and selection meeting, Anaya guessed his team would end up somewhere between No. 12 and No. 14.

    Los Alamos was seeded No. 13.

    The AAAA playoffs start Thursday in Las Cruces. Games will be played at the Field of Dreams Complex and the Maag Complex in Las Cruces. The double-elimination tournament continues through Saturday.

    The Hilltoppers finished as the District 2AAAA runners-up behind the Española Valley Sundevils, who were placed in the top half of the 16-team bracket, picking up a No. 8 seed.

  • Health and fitness: Seasonal training is good for gardeners

    This is the time of year when many of you are venturing out of the house and into your yards and gardens.

    While gardening can be a fun and effective way to get some exercise, a little work in the gym will allow you to get even more out of the experience and ensure that you stay injury free all summer long.

    One of the great things I hear is how people’s workouts are positively affecting their lives. And one of the most common statements this time of year is how much more yard and garden work people are able to do if they’ve been exercising.

  • Meeting venue changed

    Those who wish to attend the Tuesday night county council meeting should note that there’s been a change in venue.

    Originally scheduled to be held at the community building, the meeting will instead be held at the town hall in White Rock. As usual, the meeting begins at 7 p.m.

  • Diamond Drive Phase 3 work begins Wednesday

    Starting next week, those who use Diamond Drive will again see a familiar site as construction equipment begins to get moved into the area.

    RMCI, Inc., the contractor who will work on Diamond Drive Phase 3 will begin moving equipment on Monday. However, the actual work will not begin until Wednesday.

    The contractor will begin setting up traffic control on Tuesday. This means that traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on Diamond from the Sandia/Orange intersection to Arkansas/38th Street. All traffic will be shifted to the east side of Diamond.

  • Capital ideas seek big bucks: Entrepreneurs bid for early funding at TVC symposium

    ALBUQUERQUE – Fifteen companies vied to attract a dwindling supply of venture capital dollars at the 16th annual Technology Ventures Equity Capital Symposium this week.

    If there was anything moving up in the high-risk, high-gain territory of new technology offerings, it was happening here.

    Turn-out was considered good, with about 200 participants, TVC organizers said.