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Today's News

  • Want to maintain healthy weight?

    While weight-loss surgery can help eliminate health problems, some friendly support can do wonders, too.As a result, the Los Alamos Weight-Loss Surgery Support Group is getting re-organized for residents who are either planning to have weight-loss surgery or have already had a procedure.The next meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. April 16 at Los Alamos National Bank. There is no fee to attend meetings.Although the group has been around since 2002, most of the members have dropped out, member Teri Daly said.

  • Logo needed for 60th anniversary

    Plans are ramping up for a celebration of Los Alamos’ 60th Anniversary in 2009.Los Alamos County was created on June 10, 1949, by action of the state legislature.The first order of business for the committee formed to plan the celebration is to create a design to identify all of the anniversary events throughout the year’s celebration. Anticipated uses for the logo include miscellaneous printed material, including letterhead, use on an anniversary event website and replication on T-shirts, hats and tiles.

  • Poetry to step into the spotlight

    Poetry sometimes seems to be surrounded in mystique, local poet David Mutschlecner said; it does not receive much attention from the public and is often viewed as inaccessible.To help bring this art form into the public eye, and to clear up people’s understanding about poetry, a special reading will be held at 7 p.m. March 20 in the upstairs rotunda at Mesa Public Library.The reading is in recognition of National Poetry Month, which is in April.

  • Organic flame-roasted chile heats up local stores

    With the increasing trend toward eating organic, Smith’s Food and Drug Centers in Los Alamos and White Rock are stocking organic flame-roasted chopped green chile from Bueno Foods.“We see an increase in organic food sales almost weekly,” said John Roberts, store manager of Smith’s on Central Avenue. “We’re trying to expand our organic products line every opportunity we have. Along with the organic green chile, we’re stocking organic foods in almost every category including canned vegetables, fresh produce and meats.

  • Keith Edward Bingham

    BINGHAM – Keith Edward Bingham stepped into eternity from complications due to Parkinson's disease March 9th, 2008 in Belen, New Mexico. The son of James Edward Bingham and Cora Emily Dunn, Keith was born March 4th, 1927 in Manassa, Colorado.

  • Water is more of a problem than money

    While we are glad to see that there is some talk of getting the reservoir in Los Alamos Canyon repaired and working again, we wish the county would do more.

  • States with later primaries surprised they could matter

    Who would have thunk it!

  • New leaders installed on school board

    The school board unanimously elected Steve Girrens as  president, Joan Ahlers vice president and Kenneth Johnson secretary at Tuesday's school board meeting held in the high school Speech Theater.The new officers shared their thoughts and plans for the coming year."We are making extreme progress in benchmarking ourselves with comparable school districts across the nation and charting our course for the next 20 years," said Girrens who most recently serv

  • Living off the land

    “This earth gives to you all that you need,” Emigdio Ballon said, when he spoke to the Los Alamos Sustainability Energy Network on Thursday. “You get everything you need from the Mother.”Ballon is the agricultural resources director for Tesuque Pueblo, directing a program to bring food self-sufficiency to the Pueblo.Tesuque Pueblo has an agricultural initiative that is not quite three years old.

  • Fire department hails local heroes

    Flames raging from a chimney top at 10-A Verde Ridge Thursday night caught the attention of nearby residents Mark and Martha Katko.