Today's News

  • A sappy message on Father’s Day...

    Permit me one hokey moment, would you?

    While checking out the big, juicy steaks I’ve got in the refrigerator Saturday afternoon, no less than one of which will be sitting in my lower intestine sometime today, I got to thinking about Father’s Day.

    Father’s Day has always been kind of an afterthought as holidays go. Few people I know circle their calendars, call up their local caterers and make sure Dad had a day never to forget.

  • Problem acknowledged, but council still passes motion

    County councilors worked well into the night Tuesday during the work session held in the White Rock Town Hall. The meeting adjourned close to 11:30 p.m., with one of the last items of discussion being the FY2010 Salary Plan.

    Following a motion made by Council Vice Chair Mike Wismer, which was seconded by Councilor Vincent Chiravalle, council voted 6-1 to approve a salary plan that would give some staffers a 3 percent bonus. Robert Gibson voted against it.

  • Giving hope no matter the obstacles

    The House of Hope (HOH) Women, the all-women construction team from many of the local Los Alamos/White Rock churches, will again spend their Columbus Day weekend committing their time and talents building another house in Juárez, Mexico.  

    In order to support the 2009 project, the group is making preparations to serve a Frito pie dinner at the annual Vacation Bible School evening family dinner to be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday in Kelly Hall, the new parish hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church on Trinity Drive.  

  • Living Treasure Rescued from Canyon

    Jay Wechsler, 87, parked his car near the roundabout on Diamond Drive Thursday afternoon and embarked on a hike.

    He apparently became disoriented and lost his way back out of the canyon.

    Wechsler used his cell phone three times during the evening. First calling around 8 p.m. to say he was lost and later to describe his location along a dry creek bed or wash.

    His final call was about 9 p.m.

  • Running: Goldman is top predictor

    Aaron Goldman was the best predictor on a tough course to predict during this week’s pace race.

    This week’s pace race, which is hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was the Gravel Pit Grunt, held near S-Site off West Jemez Road. The Grunt’s 1.3- and 3-mile courses consisted largely of a gravely road with plenty of grass and weeds which obscured the course markings.

    Goldman finished with a 53-second error on his predicted finish time on the long course.

  • Sports update

    Golf club swap will be held at LAGC

    The Los Alamos Junior Golf Boosters will hold its annual Father’s Day Golf Club Swap Sunday.

    The club swap will be held at Los Alamos Golf Course. The swap is scheduled from 8 a.m.-noon.

    All proceeds from the event will go to benefit junior golf in Los Alamos.

    LAHS athletic passes to go on sale next month

    The Los Alamos High School athletic department’s new athletic passes will go on sale July 27.

  • Just don’t count on it

    If a hen and a half, lays an egg and a half, in a day and a half, how many eggs do six hens lay in seven days?

    John Paulos’ book, “Innumeracy,” cites a story about a weatherman who was discussing the chances of rain in the coming weekend: “Well folks, there’s a 50 percent chance of rain on Saturday and 50 percent chance of rain on Sunday.  So it looks like there’s a 100 percent chance of rain this weekend!”  

  • Mountain principal resigns

    It’s finally official following weeks of speculation, a barrage of rumors, anonymous tips, off-the-record-meetings and “no comment it’s a personnel issue” responses - Mike Katko is no longer principal of Mountain Elementary School.

    “I’m amazed and still thankful for the 359 people who took their time and cared enough to sign a petition supporting my management style,” Katko said in an interview Wednesday evening. “All of these people recognized and supported my kind of leadership.”

  • Time to spruce up the home

    Is your home looking a little shabby? Are photos of houses in home and gardening magazines making you envious? There is a way to spruce up your home to make it camera-ready. All you need to do is head over to Central Park Square from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

  • Building division staff looks for partnering opportunities

    Those buying and selling homes in Los Alamos could be in for a more streamlined and timely process when it comes to home inspections.

    In addition to the economic development presentation given by the LACDC, council discussed the impact of House Bill 219 on the Los Alamos Building Division and how the legislation affects the issuance of local building permits.