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  • LA named one of the 100 best communities for young people -- story added

    Chamisa Elementary became the center of celebration Wednesday, as students and school officials gathered to celebrate a prestigious honor. 

    People turned out to recognize Los Alamos winning the America’s Promise Alliance’s “One Hundred Best Communities for Young People”

    Each year, APA honors 100 communities across the nation that demonstrate innovative ways it helps its youth through APA’s “Five Promises” strategy. Those five promises include “Caring Adults,” “Safe Places,” “A Healthy Start,” “Effective Education” and “Opportunities to Help Others.”

    One of the main initiatives of the APA is to boost the national high school graduation rate, and the “promises” are part of the strategy. 

  • Society now in driver’s seat

    The Los Alamos County Council unanimously passed a resolution designating the Los Alamos Historical Society (LAHS) as the lead agency responsible for communicating the interests and participation of Los Alamos in the development of the proposed Manhattan Project National Historic Park.

    County Administrator Harry Burgess introduced the resolution during the council’s regular session Tuesday night.

    “There have been a number of discussions and meetings where representatives from the various localities, particularly Hanford and Oakridge and Los Alamos, have been conversing. One shortcoming in Los Alamos County is we have not had a designated point of contact,” Burgess said. 

  • 09-12-12 Be There


    LeadHer: Los Alamos is a new, interdenominational Christian women’s group. To learn more about the international organization go to leadher.org/. For more information about LeadHer Los Alamos, contact Shona Neff at 672-1567.


    Mesa Public Library presents Game Night at Mesa from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Bring your games or play theirs. For all ages.


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  • Summer concert series returns

    On Friday, the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series will have an encore summer concert as part of LA MainStreet’s Next Big Idea: A Festival of Discovery, Invention and Innovation.

    At 7 p.m. Friday, the series will be back at Ashley Pond for a concert with Stephanie Hatfield and Hot Mess, plus Bill Palmer’s TV Killers, two rock bands from Santa Fe.

    Hot Mess is an Indie rock band playing mostly original music with a great drummer and loud guitars. Hatfield’s vocals might remind folks of Brandi Carlile, Janis Joplin, Florence and the Machine, Adele and Sheryl Crow. Hatfield is a singer/songwriter, guitarist and is married to guitarist Bill Palmer.

    Palmer is a singer, songwriter and guitarist. He fronts the rock band that is similar in style to Tom Petty, Neil Young, Ryan Adams and Hatfield’s Hot Mess.

  • Council short on options--Updated

    When the Los Alamos County Council meets in special session Sept. 24, it will be almost three years to the day that councilors split the sheets with the last developer who tried to make a go of the Trinity Site.

    Now, 36 months later, it’s déjà vu all over again for the county council.

    North American Development Group has sized up its potential to make financial sense of the proposed development and determined it’s time to bail.

    Unlike its predecessor, the Boyer Company, which spent about four years in a fruitless effort to move the development forward, NADG is moving to assign its lease agreement to the development division of Kroger, the parent company of Smith’s.

  • Marines headed to Libya to reinforce security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say some 50 Marines are being sent to Libya to reinforce security at U.S. diplomatic facilities in the aftermath of an attack in the eastern city of Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador and three American members of his staff.

    The Marines are members of an elite group known as a Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team, whose role is to respond on short notice to terrorism threats and to reinforce security at U.S. embassies. They operate worldwide.

    The officials who disclosed the plan to send the Marines spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

  • US Ambassador to Libya Killed in Attack on Consulate
  • US Ambassador to Libya Killed in Attack on Consulate
  • US Ambassador to Libya Killed in Attack on Consulate