Today's News

  • Boys tennis: Topper results from Cibola

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper junior varsity boys tennis squad won four of six contests at the Cibola Duals.

    Los Alamos competed at the event Saturday, taking on teams from Cibola, Rio Rancho, St. Michael’s and St. Pius.

    A pair of different Hilltopper teams knocked off St. Pius and split duals with Rio Rancho.

    Los Alamos (green) 4, St. Pius X 2

    No. 1 singles

    Robby Sachs, St. Pius, def. Josh Trujillo, 7-5.

    No. 2 singles

    Eli Berg, Los Alamos, def. Jad DeRusha, 6-0.

    No. 3 singles

    Thomas Lebrun, Los Alamos, def. Adam Sandine, 6-4.

  • Our View: A job for the brave

    How many of you have taken part in the county’s budget hearings?

    Not many, judging by the crowds. And to be honest, other than our reporter covering the event, not many at the paper have either.

    It is hard to sit through these long sessions, filled with numbers, projections and suppositions.

    But it has to be done and it is one of the many reasons that those who are willing to serve us deserve some credit.

  • Plenty of work

    POJOAQUE  – Asa Kelley compared the economic future at Los Alamos National Laboratory to a big, juicy peach, a Georgia Belle, which he described as the best and tastiest peach of Georgia.

    “There’s a lot of work for a lot of people for a lot of years,” said Kelly, the lab’s associate director for project management services, at a small business forum Thursday.

  • Domenici dinged for call to prosecutor

    The Senate ethics committee has given Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., a mild warning for his conduct in a telephone call to former U.S. Attorney David C. Iglesias in October 2006, but concluded that there was “no substantial evidence” of improperly attempting to influence him.

    Domenici issued a statement expressing satisfaction with what he considered a favorable completion of the inquiry.

  • 'I accept': McLeod agrees to contract to run school district

    Worry the school year might start leaderless disolved Thursday evening when Assistant Superintendent Mary McLeod agreed to a 12-month contract to run the district. Cheers and enthusiastic applause broke out with McLeod’s “I accept” response to the board of education’s offer during a school board meeting at Piñon Elementary School.

  • County Council: Design funds approved

    County council passed a motion allocating $134,500 for design work on the new Municipal Building. The council also funded the Public Works Department at $21.1 million, the Fire Department at $23.1 million, the Police Department at $7.2 million and the Community Development Department at $9.9 for fiscal 2009. Council deferred a decision on the $21 million capital projects portion of the public works department until May 5.

  • New minister to be installed

    The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos will formally install its seventh minister, the Rev. John A. Cullinan, in a ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the church.

    The installation ceremony is a formal recognition of the covenant between the minister and the congregation. The Rev. Jennifer Innis has been invited to preach the sermon, titled “Sunday Promises.” She serves as minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Midland, Texas and the consulting minister for the Red River Unitarian Universalist Church in Denison, Texas.

  • Celebrating Holy Week and Pascha

    Local Orthodox Christians are joining all Orthodox Christians across the world in the celebration of Holy Week and Pascha (Easter). This preparation began last weekend with the end of Great Lent Saturday, and the Saturday of the Raising of Lazarus from the grave. For Orthodox Christians, this year Pascha (as Easter is called) falls several weeks later then the Western Protestant and Roman Catholic observance.

  • Safe Streets Initiave combats gangs

    ALBUQUERQUE — “The FBI considers gangs and drug enterprises the same as organized crime – and we attack them in the same way,” said Supervisory Special Agent Stephen S. Woolery during last week’s FBI Citizens’ Academy session.

    Woolery spoke of how “New Jack City” is the first movie that put crack cocaine out there as a drug, adding that agents found a copy of the movie in almost every crack house they busted in Illinois.

  • P&Z meeting on skate park cut short

    The room was packed and the mood tense Wednesday evening as residents listened to Planning and Zoning commissioners grapple with an unusual notification problem.

    Commissioners were scheduled to hear a request for approval of a site plan for the urban plaza-style skate park to be located at 2400 Central Avenue on land between Mesa Public Library and Central Avenue.

    Chair David Izraelevitz explained that property owners residing within 300 feet of a site plan hearing must be individually notified in writing by mail or in person.