Local News

  • NM Environment Department raises listeriosis cases to 10

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Environment Department’s Environmental Health Bureau, in conjunction with the New Mexico Department of Health, is issuing a voluntary recall notice to all state produce retailers, requesting that any cantaloupe grown in the Rocky Ford growing area of southern Colorado be temporarily pulled from store shelves.  
    The Bureau is announcing this voluntary recall in anticipation of a nationwide recall in the near future.  Likewise, early indications from several states, including New Mexico, link the recent listeriosis outbreak to these cantaloupes.
     DOH has identified 10 cases of listeria-infection to date, with three of these cases resulting in death.

  • Stover appointed to JJAC

    Gov. Susana Martinez announced Tuesday that she has made appointments to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, the Interstate Stream Commission, the Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents, and the Board of Psychologist Examiners.
    The governor appointed Sharon Stover of Los Alamos to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee.
    Stover worked as a coordinator for the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board from 2004 to 2010. Stover is also a board member of Leadership Los Alamos, a program she developed in 2003. She also served as the program’s president.
    Currently, Stover is the chair of the Los Alamos County Council. She studied at Santa Fe Business College.

  • Update 09-14-11

    County council

    The County Council will hold a special session at 6 p.m.
    Monday at the council chambers.

    LTAB meeting

    The Lodgers Tax Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m.
    Tuesday at the Chamber Conference Room.

    FAN Club

    Aspen Ridge Lodge FAN Club, 5:30-7 p.m., for Food and Networking tonight at 1010 Sombrillo Court. FAN Clubs are free and open to all Chamber members as well as prospective Chamber members.

    Court closed

  • Up, Up and Away

    A flyover drew cheers from the crowd at Sunday’s Taste the Sky event. Taste the Sky was a fundraiser hosted by the United Way Youth Team. The event raised $2,200 for United Way.

  • Administrator search narrows

    The search for a new county administrator that began about 10 months ago has yielded a group of finalists with one expected to emerge from the process as the chief executive for Los Alamos County.

    Carl Thornton – the only citizen to attend one of two public input sessions on qualities and qualifications the county should look for in a county administrator – said, “They’ll need to be a real superman or superwoman.” Council seemed to agree with Thornton, and the five candidates being considered for the position have an exacting set of standards to meet.

  • GOP wins in NY House race, seen as Obama rebuke

    NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans have scored an upset victory in a House race that started as a contest to replace Rep. Anthony Weiner after he resigned in a sexting scandal but became a referendum on President Barack Obama's economic policies.

    Retired media executive and political novice Bob Turner defeated Democratic state Assemblyman David Weprin on Tuesday in the special election to fill the seat vacated by Weiner, a seven-term Democrat who resigned in June.

    With more than 80 percent of precincts reporting, Turner had 54 percent of the vote to Weprin's 46 percent in unofficial results.

  • AP poll: Divisions persist on legal gay marriage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Barbara Von Aspern loves her daughter, "thinks the world" of the person her daughter intends to marry and believes the pair should have the same legal rights as anyone else. It pains her, but Von Aspern is going to skip their wedding. Her daughter, Von Aspern explains, is marrying another woman.

    "We love them to death, and we love them without being judgmental," the 62-year-old Chandler, Ariz., retiree said. "But the actual marriage I cannot agree with."

  • Regulation and Licensing Department cautions against investor schemes

    SANTA FE — New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Superintendent J. Dee Dennis, Jr. today warned investors against potential scams on popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
    “As more and more people turn to online social networking sites to interact with others, so have con artists who lurk in the virtual shadows with shady investment deals,” said Dennis. “Just because you befriend someone online does not mean that person is your ‘real friend’ when it comes to investing. This individual may be deliberately mimicking your likes and interests to lure you into a scam.”

  • Richardson pushes to see jailed American

    HAVANA — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is keeping up his quest to visit an American subcontractor jailed in Cuba for nearly two years, despite rebuffs from Cuban officials.
    Richardson, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations with a long history of winning prisoner releases around the world, was hunkered down at the capital’s Nacional hotel on Tuesday, waiting for a response to his demand to visit Maryland native Alan Gross in a military hospital where the 62-year-old is being held.

  • Update 09-13-11

    County Council

    The County Council will hold a special session at 6 p.m.
    Sept. 19 at the council chambers.

    LTAB meeting

    The Lodgers Tax Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m.
    Sept. 20 at the Chamber Conference Room.

    Court closed

    Los Alamos Municipal Court will close Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for staff training. Payments due during this period may be mailed to Los Alamos Municipal Court, 2500 Trinity Dr., Ste. C, Los Alamos, N.M. 87544. Some payments may also be paid online at www.citepayusa.com.

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m.
    Sept. 21 at the DPU Conference Room.