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Around the Area

  • 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.

  • KOAT-TV and DirectTV continue negotiations

    ALBUQUERQUE –  KOAT-TV Channel 7 today announced that KOAT-TV may no longer be carried on DirecTV satellite systems effective Jan. 1, if the parties are unable to conclude retransmission consent negotiations currently underway.

  • New environment Web site unveiled

    The Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund unveiled Nov. 30 a new Web site, www.cvnmef.org/pledge, which tracks the responses of New Mexico state legislators to pledge to protect New Mexico’s environment.
    It was sent out to 70 state representatives, representatives-elect and 42 state senators, asking them to agree to not weaken any existing environmental protections in the state.

  • Low temperatures, moisture levels featured in November

    The first week of November was unseasonably warm, with daily averages around 50 degrees in Los Alamos.
    But a strong cold front from the west on Nov. 9 caused temperatures to plummet into winter.
    Temperatures slowly climbed to the norm around Nov. 20, but quickly dropped again for Thanksgiving.
    Overall, Los Alamos was a degree colder than normal and White Rock was two degrees colder. A few dustings of snow were all the precipitation to be seen in Los Alamos during November.

  • Tom Nagawiecki named to NMRC board

    Tom Nagawiecki, environmental services specialist for Los Alamos County, has been elected to the Board of the New Mexico Recycling Coalition.
    Nagawiecki coordinates public education and outreach for the County’s Environmental Services comprehensive waste and recycling programs that are provided to residents and the business community.
    Nagawiecki said, “I am very excited and honored to be on the NMRC Board. I look forward to being a part of such a strong and influential organization, and helping increase its strength and impact in the next two years.”