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Today's News

  • Baseball: Red Sox advance to tourney final

    A trio of pitchers for the White Rock Red Sox combined to allow just one run through the final five innings to put their team into the Los Alamos County Little League Majors Tournament final.

    Starting pitcher Franklin Archuleta and relief pitchers Tyler Van Anne and Jarred George held down a potent White Rock Pirates’ lineup for the balance of the game, aided by some solid defense, to win Thursday’s semifinal 7-3 at Byers Field.

  • Gladys Marie Holder

    HOLDER – Gladys Marie Holder, a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, died peacefully June 12, 2008, with family and a friend beside her.

    A gathering will occur at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 14 at 1786 Siringo Road in Santa Fe. Look for the adobe wall.

  • Escaped ember started LANL fire

    A spokesperson for Los Alamos National Laboratory provided additional information about a fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon on laboratory property.

    Kevin Roark of the LANL communications office said this morning that the fire was caused by an unanticipated failure of a piece of a scientific apparatus under development for the Nevada Test Site. He said a piece of equipment was under an evaluation using a gunpowder-like explosive.

  • New board gets green light

    The code ordinance creating the Environmental Sustainability Board was enthusiastically approved by County Council Tuesday to replace the Solid Waste Management Board. Council previously approved the formation of the board and sunsetting of the Solid Waste Management Board in March as part of its Environmental Sustainability Initiative.

  • Skate park ruling appealed

    Officially, opponents to the location of the proposed skate park have until Monday to file an appeal of the Planning and Zoning Commission’s site approval.

    Whatever happens these next three days, two appeals have already been filed.

    A spokesperson for the planning department said that two appeals have been filed as of Thursday, one from Morrie Pongratz, and one from Jack and Colleen Hanlon.

  • Caldera trust puts faith in business plan

    The subject of what the Valles Caldera National Preserve is going to do for a living – when and if its allowance from Congress dissipates in the next few years – kept coming up during a public meeting of the governing board.

    The Valles Caldera Trust met at preserve headquarters in Jemez Springs Thursday, taking care of routine business, announcing some new recreational opportunities and hearing reports from managers.

  • County council considers regional transit tax

    As part of a regional transit district initiative consistent with Los Alamos County’s goal to improve transportation and mobility, a transit gross receipts tax and election are being considered.

    At its Tuesday meeting, council made a minor amendment to the ordinance and set June 24 as the date for a public hearing and council action on the issue.

    The tax is equal to .125 percent of the community’s gross receipts. It would total about $1.9 million per year.

  • Audit shows healthy numbers

    The financial management at Los Alamos Public Schools has significantly improved, according to audit results released Tuesday.

    Despite minor flaws, LAPS bookkeeping practices have become “healthy” since the arrival of a new financial management staff, said Jeff McWhorter, chief auditor of the Accounting and Consulting Group.

    McWhorter presented the results of the fiscal year 2006-2007 audit report to LAPS board members Tuesday.

  • Forget the commercialization: Honor your dad Sunday

    So this is Father’s Day. How about Hallmark Card Day, or Sears, or Wal Mart Day? That’s where the money goes ee if we even remember Father’s Day. And by Monday, it’s all over; we have done our duty to Dad for this year, now back to real life. I’ve seen children begrudgingly put on a fake happy face for Father’s Day, then on Monday go back to the usual routine of disdaining and belittling their father. That is discouraging.

  • Taking a new direction in life

    Kay Anders, along with her husband, Peter, came to Los Alamos in 1987. Enders worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory until she retired. But her work wasn’t finished yet. In fact, Anders felt she was being called to take an entirely new path.

    Anders achieved a major milestone on this new journey when she was ordained a priest Tuesday at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. Assisting Bishop William Frey presided during the ordination.