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  • Cochiti Lake closures extended -- again

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is again postponing the reopening of Cochiti Lake.

    The lake and surrounding recreation areas were shut down June 29 because of the Las Conchas fire. Campgrounds, nearby pueblo schools and other facilities are being used to house and feed some 1,200 firefighters still battling the massive blaze.

    Officials say all of Cochiti Lake's public use sites -- including its campgrounds docks, boat ramps, picnic areas, swimming locations and the nearby golf course - will remain shut until July 26.

    Recreation users who made prior reservations for the facilities at Cochiti Lake may contact the National Recreation Reservation Service for refunds.


     

  • LAMC thanks staff and others
  • Dry spell continues

    Yet another month has passed with meager precipitation.
    The first four months of 2011 netted a total of 0.68 inches in Los Alamos and 0.27 inches in White Rock, where the norm is about 4 inches and 3 inches in the two towns, respectively.
    A look over the entire weather record in both towns reveals that the first third of only 1972 was drier. And April was windy, too.  Numerous cold fronts passed and summer-like warmth abruptly reversed into winter. Precipitation was measured on seven days in Los Alamos and on four days in White Rock, but in the end April was merely a continuation of a dry and windy 2011 thus far.
    The precipitation total in Los Alamos in April was 0.47 inches where 1.06 inches is normal.

  • Stay stable with a balanced cash flow

    By Sandra Taylor Sawyer

  • CIP committee to meet Thursday

    The County’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold a business meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in council chambers.
    They will continue  discussions about improvements to the CIP process.
    The committee will also hear updates from county staff on future plans for conducting public outreach on CIP meetings.
    All committee business meetings are open to the public and agendas are posted 72 hours in advance of the meeting.
    Public comment is accepted at the beginning and close of each meeting.
    The committee includes five county staff members and five citizen members.

  • LAFD hosts Frito pie fundraiser

    Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) personnel, which included Louisa Martinez (left), Marisha Greigo, Ana Martinez, Chief Doug Tucker, Norma Valdez, Justin and Charlie Grider, 4, served up bowls of Frito pie Tuesday afternoon at Los Alamos National Bank. The lunch was a fundraiser for Katelyn Collier, who has an extra electrical pathway in her heart that causes her to go into supra-ventricular tachycardia or a heart rhythm disorder. Collier’s mother, Renee, works for LAFD. The group raised $1,200 during its Frito pie sale to help cover expenses and is currently hosting a bake sale at the fire administration building on 195 East Road.

  • LANL puts students to work for NM businesses

    When Scott Laidlaw and Jennifer Harris created Ko’s Journey, a game designed to teach math in middle schools, they weren’t sure how to get it into the marketplace.
    With help from MBA students participating in a summer internship program at Los Alamos National Laboratory, they are now better prepared.
    The students helped them target interested schools and made recommendations to market their product on the Internet.
    Each summer, MBA students from top-ranked business schools work at LANL to help scientists, small businesses and entrepreneurs find commercial uses for new technology and assist companies with business challenges.

  • Enrollment open for Boys and Girls State

    Boys State and Girls State  will be held  in June at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales.  
    Los Alamos High School juniors can receive three college credit hours  for participating. The credit hours are fully transferable to other colleges.
    Boys State and Girls State are programs of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary that supply a civics education.  
    In the week-long program that students learn government from the ground up by total immersion in the process by joining a political party, selecting candidates, campaigning, getting elected and serving in office.
    The boys and girls act as mayors, sheriffs, judges, legislators, prosecutors as district attorneys and many others.

  • Tessive hosts open house

    Tessive, a local company, hosted an open house Friday afternoon.
    The open house featured the Tessive Time Filter, which will bepresented at the Cine Gear Expo June 3 at the Studios at Paramount in Los
    Angeles.  
    The filter,  according to a press release, corrects a phenomenon known as temporal aliasing in a motion picture. Temporal aliasing  causes objects to appear to jump or appear at a location instead of giving the impression of smoothly moving towards them.
    Temporal aliasing also causes substantial image distortion in any motion picture sequence.

  • Sue Hofmann to speak at Family Disaster Preparedness Seminar

    Sue Hofmann of Sue Hofmann State Farm Insurance will be one of the speakers during the Jemez Mountain Baptist Church’s Family Disaster Preparedness Seminar.

    The seminar will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Jemez Mountain Baptist Church, located on Highway 126 in La Cueva.

    The seminar will be held again at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jemez Valley Baptist Church located on N.M. 4 in Canon.

    In addition to Hofmann, other speakers include Animal Amigos, La Cueva and Ponderosa Volunteer Fire Departments and American Red Cross.