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Today's News

  • No decision on site of Municipal Building

    What are we going to do about the Municipal Building?The ad hoc committee created by council in November 2006 suggested as one of its recommendations that the county pursue downtown redevelopment. The committee suggested that by locating the Municipal Building in the downtown core, it might serve as an anchor for retail development, as well as free up space around Ashley Pond for other cultural activities.

  • LA Little Theater gives the devil his due

    Who knew the devil could be so entertaining? From a fancy-dressed demon to a fiddler with a red face and horns, Satan showed his (or her) many faces during Los Alamos Little Theatre’s production of “The Devil and Daniel Webster.”Although the play is the main feature, the theater company shows its creativity in other performances.

  • Hilltoppers represent Los Alamos at All-State Music Festival

    Thirty-three Los Alamos High School students traveled to Albuquerque Wednesday not for a field trip or a vacation but for music. These students, along with their teachers, will be participating in the All-State Music Festival.During the festival, which runs through Saturday, participants will be studying, practicing and performing music at the University of New Mexico. Concerts held all-day Saturday will conclude the program.Members of each choir will perform seven songs while the bands and orchestras prepare for their pieces.

  • Help get bowls ready for the Empty Bowls Project

    The 2008 Empty Bowls Project, held each year to benefit the local nonprofit organization, Self Help Inc., is underway.This will mark the Empty Bowl Project’s 15th year of providing bowls and a silent auction, hosting a soup and bread lunch and entertainment all for a price of $10 for each bowl.

  • Artists paint the Art Center at Fuller Lodge RED

    “Red Dominant” features two- and three-dimensional works in many mediums including fiber, colored pencil, photography, acrylic, oil, watercolor, stained glass, wood and pastel, all with the color red foremost.

  • Off and on: Richardson still doing his job

    It seems the campaign for president did not keep Gov.

  • Skate park decision right one

    While we understand the disappointment of the local skateboarders, we think that the council’s decision to rethink the skate park was the right one.One of our community’s greatest assets is the library  – and every T should be crossed and every I dotted before that landmark is used for something other than books and book-related activities.While we are not sure that the site next to the Community Center is the best choice, the council is right in taking a look there – and we hope in other places as well.One thing we like ver

  • Diamond pothole patchwork continues

    The potholes on Diamond Drive near the high school have become worse since a so-called fix was applied in December. Public Works Director Kyle Zimmerman said that he had received complaints from county residents, and that he and his staff were doing everything possible to fix the problem.“As many residents have noticed, some areas of the overlay have failed and the transitions at the Canyon Road and Sandia Drive intersections were very poorly constructed,” Zimmerman said.

  • Fire Department receives new training trailer

    The Los Alamos County Fire Department received a new outreach training trailer this morning as part of their efforts to keep children safe.

  • Skating the issue

    Los Alamos County Council revisited its decision to have a skate park built in front of Mesa Public Library when it met on Tuesday evening. After a grassroots effort spearheaded by Colleen and Jack Hanlon resulted in a petition with 324 signatures from people opposed to the library location, council acknowledged the strong opposition to the site and decided to direct staff to look at an alternate site, on the south side of the Community Building, between the parking lot and the building.