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Today's News

  • School Board to hold special meeting Thursday

    Notice was received today after publication deadline that the Los Alamos School Board is planning to hold a Special Board Meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the district boardroom.

  • A monster bash

    My Score: 3.5/5 kernels

  • RDC supports the ecology of business

    Los Alamos County’s contract with the Regional Development Corporation (RDC) is structured to accomplish more than the creation of a plan for regional development. Under the guidance of Ed Burckle, the RDC will begin to develop an “entrepreneurial ecosystem,” where businesses can take root and thrive.The Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) is currently underway.

  • A rich history full of sentiment and ... polka dots?

    As the big rock in White Rock nears six decades as the town’s unofficial messenger, a local photographer recounts how it got there and its history through the years.“White Rock wasn’t even here in 1949,” said Jack Clifford, who’s lived in the area for 58 years. “It became a construction town about a year later.”The man responsible for placing the big rock on the corner of N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard is Max Chavez, Clifford said.Chavez owned what’s now the Quick Stop gas station on that corner.

  • Burl Ketchum

    Burl Ketchum, 82, died unexpectedly on Jan. 24, 2008. Burl was born on Oct. 5, 1925, in Moriland, Ark., the fourth child of Harvey Ketchum and the former Launa Ferguson.

  • Bill could be disasterous for LA schools

    As school board members we feel that it is necessary to ask our constituants to please read proposed House Bill 241.This proposed legislation would drastically modify the formula used by the Public Education Department to fund school districts in our state.How will HB 241 affect Los Alamos Public Schools?• Although $350 million will be added to the total state school funding pot, Los Alamos Public Schools will lose $1.87 million.

  • Lab wastes at issue in hearing

    SANTA FE – Officials of the city and county of Santa Fe and the private Las Campanas development partnership took one side of an environmental dispute Monday night; critics of Los Alamos National Laboratory took another.The two groups presented divergent views at an Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Santa Fe about a new water discharge permit for the Buckman Direct Diversion Project.Rick Carpenter, senior water resources coordinator for the city, said the project, which has been in the works for 15 years, was “absolutely critical” for th

  • College gets leg up from LANS

    The Associate in Applied Science in Applied Technologies Degree Program at the UNM-Los Alamos received a healthy capital injection from Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) Monday evening.“I hope this is the first of many donations,” LANS official Joe Scarpino told UNM-LA Executive Director Cedric Page.Page explained that over the last several months, the college had communicated their needs to LANS, which resulted in the evening’s contribution to their degree program.“We have to acknowledge the staff and the work they put in

  • Mountain Elementary School to host Ident-A-Kid Day Feb. 5

    A co-worker’s experience with a missing child prompted Diane Horton of Los Alamos to take action. While living in Florida, she explained, a co-worker’s grandson was missing.

  • The ins and outs of Super Tuesday

    Super Tuesday takes place Feb. 5 – the day New Mexico and 21 other states hold Democratic caucuses and primaries to elect their candidate for president. Super Tuesday is the only opportunity for New Mexico Democrats to vote for president before the November general election.New Mexico Democrats will hold a primary June 3 for candidates running for other offices. Voters will go to their individual precinct locations.