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Today's News

  • Hawktalkers appeal to school board for funds

     

    What’s the point in having a speech and debate team if you can’t debate or make a speech in public?

    That was  basically the  question members of the Los Alamos Middle School Hawktalkers, the school’s award-winning debate team, posed to members of the Los Alamos School Board at Tuesday night’s school board meeting. 

    They were there to try and get the board to make them a priority when it comes to funding their transportation to the tournaments they need to go to in order to keep their skills up as well remain relevant in the competitive world of speech making and debating.

  • LA still looking for its first win as it travels to face the Pintos

     

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team dropped in the MaxPreps.com Class 5A rankings ahead of its week three game at Moriarty.

    The Hilltoppers will try to break into the win column this week after two tough losses to open the season. The Hilltoppers and the Pintos meet at 7 p.m. Friday in Moriarty.

    Saturday, Los Alamos was blasted by the St. Pius X Sartans. The Sartans scored six unanswered touchdowns in the first half, then ran the attempted onside kick back for a touchdown to start the second half en route to a 49-6 victory.

    Los Alamos has managed just 12 points in two games so far. Both of its touchdowns were scored in the fourth quarter of the two games.

  • Council approves changes to temporary use permits

     On Tuesday, the Los Alamos County Council unanimously approved changes to the “Temporary Use” section of the county code that increases access to permits for events and activities. 

    The staff report states that “allowing for temporary special events and activities that activate our downtown community supports local business, promotes tourism, enhances the services and entertainment provided to Los Alamos residents locally, and allows new business to test the market on a temporary basis which could lead to a permanent new investment in the community.”

  • Sports briefs 09-11-14

     

    Bower Run set for Sept. 20

     

    The Jerry Bower Memorial 5K race will return this year Sept. 20.

    The Bower run is a fundraising event that goes to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

    It is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Sept. 20. The race will start at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. 

    It will go down Bathtub Row and Rose Street. The course will be completely paved.

    A donation of $25 is requested to participate. The first 50 participants will receive an Alzheimer’s Association water bottle.

  • Remembering 9/11: 'Never Forget'
  • LA still looking for its first win as it travels to face the Pintos

     

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team dropped in the MaxPreps.com Class 5A rankings ahead of its week three game at Moriarty.

    The Hilltoppers will try to break into the win column this week after two tough losses to open the season. The Hilltoppers and the Pintos meet at 7 p.m. Friday in Moriarty.

    Saturday, Los Alamos was blasted by the St. Pius X Sartans. The Sartans scored six unanswered touchdowns in the first half, then ran the attempted onside kick back for a touchdown to start the second half en route to a 49-6 victory.

    Los Alamos has managed just 12 points in two games so far. Both of its touchdowns were scored in the fourth quarter of the two games.

  • Rice is top predictor Tuesday

     

    Bill Rice was the top predictor in this week’s Pace Race.

    The Pace Race is a weekly event hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners. Runners and walkers race at various spots around Los Alamos County and the winner is determined by who most closely predicts their actual finish time.

    Tuesday’s race was at the Burnt Mesa Trail at Bandelier National Monument.

    Rice finished his race with an error of just 3 seconds, which bested Tamara Jurado, who was 10 seconds off, Artemia Rojas, who was 11 seconds off, and Katie Gattiker who missed by 13 seconds. Three other runners finished within 35 seconds of their predicted times.

    On the 1-mile course, Brian Newman was the fastest finisher. He came in with a time of 12:31. Joan Williams finished in 24:24.

  • Be There calendar 09-11-14

     

    Today 

    The Zone is now open after school, 3-5 p.m. weekdays. It’s open to all school age kids, and a relaxed attitude to noise applies, so if kids want to listen to music, watch a video, or chat with friends, nobody’s going to come by and say “Hush.” All other library policies apply.

     

    Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts from Pet Pangaea at 6 p.m. for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos. Bring a leash, no longer than six feet.

     

  • Community briefs

     

    LA Genealogical Association holds first meeting

     

    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet 7 p.m. tonight at the Mesa Public Library. This is the first meeting for this year and will present and discuss several news items and announcements, including updates on the Guaje Pines Cemetery and its status on the FindAGrave and the Billion Graves websites, a report from the FGS Conference recently held in San Antonio, Texas and a short clip from the “Who Do You Think You Are?” TV series on The Learning Channel.

    There will also be a no host dinner, 5:30 p.m. prior to the meeting at China Moon in the Central Park Square. The public is invited.

  • On the ‘full functioning’ of LA Board of Public Utilities

     

     

    Thank you to the Los Alamos Republican Party for hosting a Forum Aug. 21 on the merits of Question 2 on the November ballot: Should Article V of the County Charter be repealed in its entirety and replaced to reconfigure the relationship between the Board of Public Utilities and the County Council?

    Proponents of the new charter provision stated that it is critical that the board be “fully functional,” given its important role in county governance. Their focus was on board members as individuals who might become impaired. On this basis, they assert that “accountability is lacking” and a mechanism must exist for council to remove a board member “without cause.”