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Today's News

  • Chu seems assured of Energy confirmation

    The president-elect’s choice for Energy Secretary wasted no time getting to his strong suit.

     

    After greetings to the members of the Senate energy committee in Washington Tuesday, and thanking Barack Obama for nominating him, Steven Chu plunged into the challenges ahead.

     

    “Climate change is a growing and pressing problem,” he said. “It is now clear that if we continue on our current path, we run the risk of dramatic, disruptive changes to our climate system in the lifetimes of our children and grandchildren.”

  • School board discusses Trinity Place partnership

    The Los Alamos Public Schools board was taken through the steps of the Trinity Place partnership between the school district and the Los Alamos County during its regular board meeting Tuesday night.

     

    To help the board visualize the process, Superintendent Mary McLeod and board member Joan Ahlers presented a slide show.

     

    Ahlers emphasized all the information is subject to change.

     

  • White Rock Master Plan moving along

    Branding a town and helping that town find an identity that is appealing to visitors is no easy task. Just ask the White Rock Center Master Plan Implementation Committee.

     

    Those folks have been working diligently to find ways to make White Rock appealing and tap into some of the quarter of a million visitors that go to Bandelier each year.

     

  • All about art

    It seems when it comes to art, there is always something to learn and the Art Center at Fuller Lodge employees provide a wealth of knowledge through their classes.

    Executive director John Werenko said the center provides classes year round, in the fall, spring and summer.

    The fall and spring classes are mainly geared toward adults, however, there are classes offered Wednesday for students who are dismissed early from school.

  • ‘Toppers to show off talents

    Starting Friday, audiences at Duane Smith Auditorium can sit back, relax and watch a revue. It will be like playing a DVD of a retro movie; where viewers can  see a “Scooby-Do”–like story unfold. But suddenly something will go awry; it seems that someone is messing with the remote.

    This is the concept for the upcoming Topper Revue. It is titled, “Mystery Mansion.”

    “It’s going to be awesome,” Emcee Stuart Ruppercht said. “We’ve added a new twist to it.”

  • Students to take the stage

    It may be a group of youngsters who will play at the upcoming Guitars and Gateaux concert, but their music will be anything but childish.

    The Albuquerque Academy Honor Guitar Quartet will perform in the concert, sponsored by the Los Alamos Arts Council, at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at Fuller Lodge. Tickets are $15 or $10 for Los Alamos Arts Council members.

    “They are going to be playing a bunch of different stuff,” said Mickey Jones, the director of the quartet.  

    The program includes “French Pot-pourri,” composed by Roland Dyens.

  • Six Monkeys:Talkies are a girl’s best friend

    Maybe I’m just talking about movies. More likely, I’m talking about something most of us associate with big purses, big bellies and boring conversations. I’ll get back to that.

    I currently have beside my computer a somewhat antediluvian book that I should have read eight years ago when it came out: Mick LaSalle’s “Complicated Women: Sex and Power in Pre-Code Hollywood.”

  • Wrestling: LA tops Jaguars, Tigers at duals meet

    With a little more than five weeks to go in the 2008-09 season, Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling coach Eric Sorenson seems to like the position his team is in.

    The Hilltoppers had an all-around solid showing Wednesday in their first home appearance of the season, taking two of four duals at Griffith Gymnasium.

    Of significance, Los Alamos scored solid victories over Capital (54-24) and Taos (60-0), although Taos brought just five wrestlers to Wednesday's duals meet.

  • Quick Hits: Stokes steps down from volleyball post

    Stokes resigns from volleyball post

    Los Alamos Hilltopper head volleyball coach Diana Stokes stepped down from her position Tuesday, Los Alamos Public Schools announced.

    Stokes led the Hilltoppers for a total of six seasons in two separate stints. She initially took over the program in 2000 after longtime head coach Sally Shockey stepped down.

    This season, Los Alamos finished 14-9, winning both the District 2AAAA regular season and the district tournament. It advanced to the state Class AAAA quarterfinals for the second straight season.

  • Redmond elected state treasurer

    Former 3rd District Rep. Bill Redmond of Los Alamos is the state’s newly elected GOP treasurer. He was elected Saturday during a New Mexico Central Committee meeting in Albuquerque.

     

    Longtime GOP leader JoAnn Johnson, also of Los Alamos, nominated Redmond to the two-year post.