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Cinema Cindy Reviews ‘Mortdecai’

on January 31, 2015 - 7:10am
By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“Mortdecai” is the kind of film one attends when in the mood for some light, sophisticated silliness. It isn’t getting great reviews, but perhaps one’s expectations of the film are a bit off. This is an art-heist caper in the genre of The Pink Panther, complete with incompetent thugs, misguided detectives and aristocrats behaving badly.

Movie poster for 'Mortdecai.' Courtesy/Reel Deal Theater

Mortdecai, the movie, is based on “Don’t Point That Thing At Me,” the first in a trilogy of books written in the 1970s by British author Kyril Bonfiglioli.

Letter to the Editor: Arrogant, Ignorant, Or Incompetent School Board And Superintendent?

on January 30, 2015 - 4:00pm

Letter to the Editor: Vote Andrea Cunningham For School Board

on January 30, 2015 - 3:21pm
By TIM and SUSAN O'LEARY
Los Alamos

We’re writing to ask that you take some time to participate in the Los Alamos Public School Board election. This coming Tuesday is Election Day and your last opportunity to vote.  There are three school board positions representing districts in the Town Site that are up for election, as well as two positions on the UNM LA Advisory Board.

This is a very important election for our community. Our school district is facing many issues that require strong leadership and careful oversight by the School Board.

Cunningham: Make Your Voice Heard

on January 30, 2015 - 8:13am

By ANDREA CUNNINGHAM, Candidate

Los Alamos School Board District 3

 

For those of you who thought we were finished with election season after November, we are not done yet! We still have a very important election for School Board and the UNM-LA Advisory Board on Feb. 3.

 

As with any election, it is critical to participate in our democratic process and make your voice heard. With only 160 votes cast as of Thursday morning, over three different districts, the majority of the community still has yet to participate.  

 

School Board members are your elected representatives.

TALES OF OUR TIMES: Herds Print News In Rocks And Politics

on January 30, 2015 - 8:01am

The Coelophysis is the New Mexico state fossil. Courtesy image

By JOHN BARTLIT
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water

Herds Print News In Rocks And Politics

The New Mexico state fossil, the Coelophysis (SEE-low-FY-sis), is not your plain everyday dinosaur fossil.

The critter gets no leading roles in movies, though its adventures are top-notch for surprising turns of fate.  

Coelophysis was an early dinosaur of the Late Triassic period, some 210 million years ago. History shows that movie fans are drawn more to the Jurassic period, which came later.

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Letter to the Editor: Take Time To Vote

on January 30, 2015 - 6:29am
By KAREN DOEBLING
Los Alamos

I am writing to encourage everyone to get out and vote in the School Board election next Tuesday, Feb. 3.

According to the County Clerk's announcement, you can vote 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Municipal Building and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday (Election Day) at the Municipal Building and White Rock Fire Station #3 Vote Centers.

All three Los Alamos townsite districts, Districts 3, 4 and 5, are up for election and for the first time in many years there are contested races, so you have choices.

As a resident of District 5, I support Jenny McCumber.

Williams: It's School Budget Time Again

on January 29, 2015 - 2:56pm
By MATT WILLIAMS, Secretary
Los Alamos Board of Education

Well it's that time to begin preparing for the 2015-2016 budget. The Budget Steering committee is beginning to meet in preparations to brief the Board at the February meeting.

So what does this mean to all of you? Two things that I will discuss here, the first is what the process may look like and how you might be involved; the second is a more informative narrative about what this process really is (hint - it's not a budget!).

So what do you as a community member probably want to know right now?

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