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Today's News

  • Muni Building ‘extremely fragile’

    The final report from engineers will determine the fate of the county’s Municipal Building, but evidence gathered by John A.

  • Schools seek public input

    The first meeting of the Los Alamos Public School’s search for a new superintendent met with a small turnout Thursday evening.The meeting was facilitated by Brian Cook, of Iris Learning of Albuquerque.“Your superintendent is a very significant and influential community leader,” Cook said.

  • Plowing ahead

    With the addition of two new snowplows, Los Alamos County is as ready as it’s ever going to be to keep streets passable when the snow flies. The snow and ice removal plan for the winter was approved unanimously by the Transportation Board in September, and employees stand ready to fulfill the mission of “cost-effectively controlling the impact of storms through plowing, salting, sanding and de-icing.”Streets will be plowed in order of ranking, with the first streets to be cleared “primary arterials and collectors,” then secondary

  • 'Laud to the Nativity' to be shown Sunday

    Orchestra, chorus and a manger scene combine in this special musical production for the Christmas season. "Lauda per la Nativita del Signore" ("Laud to the Nativity") by Ottorino Respighi will be presented Sunday during the 11 a.m. worship service. The public is welcome. Respighi’s Lauda is a pastoral work that depicts the birth of Jesus as the shepherds might have seen it. Respighi employs several archaic forms and devices such as madrigals and plainchante, to make this picture of the manager scene.

  • Wrestling: LA opens season Friday at Capital

    One day, the room at the Pueblo Complex marked “Topper Wrestling” will be filled, and the mat-covered floor will be operating at 100 percent capacity.Unless things get cranking, however, that day probably won’t come this season.“I’m kind of disappointed in the numbers,” Los Alamos head coach Eric Sorenson said. “We’ve been on the upswing for awhile, but in the early part of the season, we were struggling to have even double-digit numbers.

  • Basketball teams hitting the road

    Despite weather reports that suggest snow could be coming this weekend, there are still probably plenty of fans that will be willing to brave the elements to catch some basketball.Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls squads will be on the road this weekend.

  • Community Foundation awards $485,000

    Local nonprofits recently benefited from a boon in grants from the Santa Fe Community Foundation. Giving away 58 percent more funds than last year, the Foundation granted $485,000 to 56 nonprofit agencies serving Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Mora, San Miguel, Taos and Rio Arriba counties.Family Strengths Network, located in the Pueblo Complex on Diamond Drive, received $10,000 for parenting programs at the family resource center.The Food Depot, Bienvenidos Outreach, CASA, Homewise Inc., Think New Mexico, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico, La

  • Mixed-up month: November warm, cold, dry and snowy

    November’s weather presented broad and interesting contrasts. The temperature plunge that began the day before Thanksgiving conveniently allowed celebrators to brine their turkeys outdoors, an impossibility for the refrigerator given the size of the pot.The snowstorm a day later added to the holiday enjoyment and broke the dry spell. The rain on the last day of the month turned a monthly precipitation deficit into a generous surplus.The average temperature of 42 degrees in Los Alamos was five degrees above normal.

  • Safety First

    Continuing safety problems at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), including a recent pause in waste shipments, have brought increased scrutiny to laboratory safety procedures. The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) came to town Wednesday for its second on-site meeting in as many years, with a hearing at Duane Smith Auditorium. The event included presentations by several watchdog groups, but the bulk was taken up with reports from the board’s technical staff, from the DOE/NNSA both nationally and from the local site office, and from

  • Hear Christmas tunes from around the world Sunday

    “Jingle Bells”, “Joy to the World”, “Silent Night” – these are all well-known Christmas carols that people sing in the United States (or at least that have been adopted). But what about other countries?At 2 p.m.