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Today's News

  • $62,934 raised for local schools

    It is the first time the new owners of Sage Cottage signed up for Smith’s Food and Drug Earn and Learn program, and it ended up being a very rewarding decision.  

    The Montessori School received $359.08. “It was nice,” said Cheri Post, executive director of Sage Cottage. “It was a nice chunk of money. Every little bit helps.”

    Post said this year’s money will go toward the school’s general operation fund.

  • Schools reap substantial benefit

    Voters agreed to 32 percent of Los Alamos County’s 36 percent tax increase set to go into affect in November when they approved a $40 million school bond on Jan. 17.

    The 32 percent tax boost allows the district to begin a vigorous building program that will bring a new classroom building to Los Alamos High School and renovate the library and gymnasium at LAHS, explained LAPS Construction Administrator Herb McLean during a meeting Friday with Superintendent Gene Schmidt.

  • Breaking News: New county clerk appointed

    Janet Foster was sworn in as county clerk during Tuesday's county council meeting to replace Mary Pat Kraemer who retired last month.

    Foster resigned her post as probate judge to accept the position,

    Read the full story in today's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • A modern day ‘Romeo and Juliet’ served up with lamb

    Whether you prefer moussaka, deep-fried vegetables or midnight eggs, you can soon find your fix at – where else – the library.  

    This season’s Free Film Series, geared entirely for the gourmand, the glutton and the secret gorger. Each of this winter’s half-dozen films offers not only a good story, memorable dialogue, high drama and/or wild comedy, but also something tasty, tangy, sweet and luscious.

    And best of all, celluloid is virtually calorie-free.

    The cinematic six-course meal begins with not an appetizer, but a wedding.

  • Roadwork causes confusion

    Look for revised road striping when entering and exiting De Colores Restaurant at 2470 East Rd. during the next month or so.

    “My concern is that people understand the temporary situation we have here,” said Hugo Hinojosa of IMTEC, a 3M Company that is currently constructing a 20,000 square foot engineering and research facility with a 5,000 square foot prototype manufacturing highbay near the restaurant on East Road.

  • Awkward point for county archives

    County records are stored in a building with a leaky roof and poor lighting, but the decision to move them, along with 47 employees who work in the Annex Building, was sidetracked by uncertainty of the future of the Trinity Site Project.

     “The roof is at the end of its useful life,” said Ann Laurent, the capital projects and facilities director.

  • Help wanted: Probate judge

    Janet Foster tended her resignation as Probate Judge after being appointed to the position of Los Alamos County Clerk. She will replace Mary Pat Kraemer, who resigned.

    Four members of the County Council voted for Foster and three voted for Lynne Johnson, a retired technical writer for Los Alamos National Lab. Ann Cooke, also applied, but didn’t receive any votes and was not present at the Council meeting.

    As Probate Judge, Foster already works in the County Clerk’s Office, and has served as the Deputy County Clerk for three years.

  • Congress isn't designed to top the polls

    At this very minute, hundreds of men and women, working for scores of pollsters, are on the phone pressing whomever is at the other end of the line to reveal his or her opinions about heaven knows what.

    Almost everyone has received calls of this sort, and many of us hang up when we realize what they’re about.

    Granted, polls can be informative, but the questions they pursue are often as predictable as they are banal.

  • Help wanted: Probate Judge

    Janet Foster tended her resignation as Probate Judge after being appointed to the position of Los Alamos County Clerk. She will replace Mary Pat Kraemer, who resigned.

     

    Four members of the County Council voted for Foster and three voted for Lynne Johnson, a retired technical writer for Los Alamos National Lab. Ann Cooke, also applied, but didn’t receive any votes and was not present at the Council meeting.

     

  • Otowi to celebrate local literary talent

    To celebrate the authors of Los Alamos, Otowi Station Bookstore and Science Museum Shop announces the inaugural Los Alamos AuthorFest from 4-7:30 p.m. Friday at Otowi Station. Local authors will sign their books and discuss their work with readers.

    Authors of children’s books will sign books after school from 4-5:30 p.m., and authors of books for young adults and adults will sign them from 5:30-7 p.m.

    Nancy Bartlit

    With a history degree from Smith College, Nancy Bartlit taught young Japanese women and scientists in Japan.