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Around the Area

  • Pat Soran receives "Spirit of the West Award" at tonight's gala event

    Longtime community volunteer and Kiwanis member Pat Soran received the "Spirit of the West Award" at tonight's gala event.

    Check back to view a slideshow of nominees honored during a special ceremony at the Hilltop House Hotel.

  • Pipe bursts at golf course

    Steve Wickliffe, golf course manager, got an unwelcome surprise when he walked into his office Wednesday morning.
    A burst water pipe caused quite a bit of damage to Wickliffe’s office. The burst pipe was discovered Monday. Wickliffe said county workers were able to isolate the pipe and the building should be utilized in a week or two.  It is currently closed.

  • No big increase in local gas prices

    While some states face a $4 per gallon price tag for gas this year, locally, gas prices appear to have stabilized.
    Gasoline prices at stations throughout Los Alamos did not drastically deviate.
    As of Monday afternoon, the price for regular ranged from $2.89 to $2.91, regular plus went from $2.99 to $3.08, premium gas ranged from $3.09 to $3.20 and diesel went from $3.34 to $3.45.
    The Conoco stations, Metzger’s Mobil and Chevron shared similar gas prices.

  • No big increase in local gas prices
  • Missing father and son found

    ALBUQUERQUE – A father and son were headed home to El Paso, after being found Tuesday in the Gila National Forest, where they had been missing for days in extremely cold temperatures.
    Robert Fritz, 55, and his son, Austin, 15, were found before noon Tuesday on the Little Creek Trail in southwestern New Mexico, state police search and rescue spokesman Peter Olson said.
    Both suffered from hypothermia, he said. Hypothermia is a dangerous decrease in the body’s core temperature.

  • BREAKING NEWS: AUTIO FIRES ASSISTANT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

    Los Alamos Assistant County Administrator Diana Stepan was terminated Monday morning.

    Stepan returned to resume her duties after having been on paid administrative leave since September while an outside investigative firm looked into complaints that she filed against then County Administrator Tony Mortillaro and others. Although there was no finding of wrongdoing in the probe, he was terminated by county council in December.

  • Justice Center receives NAIOP’s ‘Award of Excellence’

    The New Mexico Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) recently honored Los Alamos County’s Justice Center with its 2010 “Award of Excellence” in the category of Civic/Public buildings.
    The application was submitted by HB Construction, the contractor for the project.

  • TRACK SANTA'S TREK TO LOS ALAMOS!

    Santa Claus has made his list and checked it twice... Have you been naughty or nice? Santa is making his annual journey around the world and will be in the Los Alamos vicinity tonight.

    Track his progress to your house. To see where Santa is right now, click here.

    Merry Christmas to all...

  • Farolitos to set streets aglow

    The Los Alamos County Transportation Division will turn off the power to various streetlights to enhance the viewing of holiday farolitos.
    Due to the long holiday weekend, the streetlights will be turned off Thursday and will be restored on Monday.
    For safety purposes, the Transportation Division requests that all vehicles and trailers be moved to off-street parking while the streetlights are off.
    If this is not possible, it is recommended that the vehicles and trailers be silhouetted by farolitos.

  • Make a list and check it twice

    The holiday season can be a hectic time of year. Buying gifts, cooking and decorating are just a few of the activities that we are busy with right now.
    But soon children will be out of school for winter recess, it’s also an important time to be mindful of safety.
    Here are a few simple tips to keep the holidays merry and safe:
    • Place your tree or menorah away from fireplaces, radiators or portable heaters.