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Today's News

  • Community Assessment finds Los Alamos has potential

    Hearty laughter laced with a bit of embarrassment marked a Community Assessment Workshop at the Los Alamos Research Park Thursday evening.

    Roger Brooks of Destination Development Inc. of Seattle, Wash., was brought in by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce to assess the community through the eyes of a first-time visitor.

    Brooks clearly captivated the nearly 100 business, community and county leaders with his brutally honest impressions.

  • Police Beat through April 15, 2009

    April 4

    2:29 p.m. – A 72-year-old Los Alamos man reported being the victim of fraudulent use of his credit card. The estimated loss is unknown. The matter is under investigation.

    8:11 p.m. – A 50-year-old Los Alamos woman reported being the victim a home burglary. The estimated loss is $2,154.

    11:34 p.m. – Jonas Cadena, 29, of Los Alamos was arrested on Central Avenue on an outstanding warrant.

  • Budget hearings begin Monday

    The deadline for filling federal taxes may have just passed, but money talk is far from over for Los Alamos County. In fact it’s just getting started.

    The county’s budget hearings will begin on Monday at 7 p.m. in council chambers. A slew of financial topics will be discussed, including strategic planning, the budget summary, fund statements, department summaries and performance measures and capital improvements, to name a few.

  • Here to be the leader

    It started with a fortune cookie. Los Alamos Public School superintendent finalist, Dr. Eugene Schmidt, explained he and his wife were eating at a Chinese restaurant and the fortune he received in his cookie said, “You are a leader. Others will soon need your inspiration.”

  • Scholar calls Artificial Intelligence back to its origins

    Not every goal in science and technology can be achieved by massive amounts of funding alone. At times it takes more than integrating the components.

    Sometimes, according to Pei Wang, one of the scholars in the field of Artificial General Intelligence, the answer must be found in having the big picture.

  • Make your voice heard

    Monday, the council begins hearings on its 2010 budget and we urge you to make your voice heard.

    The hearings are open to the public and begin Monday with an overview and ideas from our elected officials.

    Tuesday, the discussion will be on capital projects; Thursday the council will discuss operating budgets. All of the budget hearings will begin at 7 p.m. and be held in council chambers.

    If you have a concern or comment, now – not six months from now – is the time to get up and speak.

  • Come and honor an old friend

    This Wednesday there will be a very special FAN Club at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center at 109 Central Park Square.

    From 5:30-7 p.m. the chamber is hosting a very  festive event – a time to come and thank someone who has given us hours of pure joy.

    Wednesday is the day to come and celebrate 20 years of music and fun and to thank the man who is responsible – Russ Gordon.

  • Get ready for a wild day

    The Los Alamos Youth Leadership program works hard throughout the community all year long. The ninth through 12-grade students attend a two-day summer leadership orientation before being divided into teams that work together during the school year.

    The 30 students are divided into three teams that work on a variety of projects that benefit the community in many ways.

    The teams select names, assign duties and carry out out tasks all in the name of community and leadership.

  • Making youth a resource

    This week, we take a look at Asset #8, Youth as Resources. According to the Search Institute, “Youth are more likely to grow up healthy when they are given useful roles in the community.”

    This asset might be best understood by first approaching it from a family perspective. Do your children or grandchildren have tasks they do as a useful role in the family? Even if they don’t admit it, that’s where it all begins. Everyone needs to have a role in the family to feel like a valued part of it.

  • Putting on his running shoes again

    Stephen Betts ran track and cross-country for one-and-a-half years in high school and then hung up his running shoes. Well, the running shoes are coming down because Betts, a Los Alamos resident, is taking on the mother lode of races, the Boston Marathon.

    Two things inspired Betts, a Los Alamos National Laboratory employee and Bishop of the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Los Alamos ward, to take part in the marathon.