.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Applications being accepted for grants

    PHOENIX — The Internal Revenue Service recently announced the opening of the 2011 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) grant application process. Applications must be submitted no later than July 16, 2010.

    “The Low Income Taxpayer Clinics are vital to taxpayers who need help with tax problems but lack resources,” IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman said. “The grant program’s goal is to develop and expand these important services for low income taxpayers.”

  • Technology tracks carbon dioxide

    ALBUQUERQUE — Scientists have developed a method for detecting and tracking carbon dioxide deep underground, giving the federal government an important tool as people look for ways to keep carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from crowding the atmosphere.

    Scientists working with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory used colorless, nontoxic liquids called perflourocarbon tracers to essentially fingerprint carbon dioxide that was injected into a coal seam in northwestern New Mexico.

  • An effort toward peace

    Some ideas seem meant to be when things fall easily into place as local veterinarian Bob Fuselier is finding in his endeavor to create an Afghan Sister Village Project.

    “This started late last year when I was watching a program on Afghanistan,” Fuselier told an audience assembled at Trinity of the Hill Episcopal Church Wednesday. They were there to hear about Fuselier’s project and to listen to Col. Jay Mitchell, USAF, discuss Afghanistan.

  • Report: Employers to see 2011 medical costs jump

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Companies that offer employee health insurance expect another steep jump in medical costs next year, and more will ask workers to share a bigger chunk of the expense, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers report.

    For the first time, most of the American workforce is expected to have health insurance deductibles of $400 or more, the consulting firm said in a report released to The Associated Press.

  • LAPS to get share of $4.5 million in grant money for solar project

    The Los Alamos Public Schools will be one of the districts chosen by Governor Bill Richardson to receive a grant for construction of a solar farm. The photovoltaic array is expected to be built near the middle school on North Mesa.

    LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt said the district is still awaiting the formal funding letter, but indicated that he expects the grant to be somewhere in the $250,000 to $300,000 range. Gov. Richardson announced the grants last Wednesday, and that the total $4.5 million in funding comes from federal stimulus money.

  • Firefighters battle three blazes in Santa Fe National Forest

    ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a wildfire in Santa Fe National Forest has spread across more than 5,000 acres.

    The South Fork Fire is one of three fires burning Monday on the northern New Mexico forest.

    Three helicopters dropped water for several hours Sunday to try to contain the 5,143-acre, lightning-caused blaze but it continued to spread. Firefighters closed off a large area surrounding the fire.

  • Cop is suspect in burglary

    Longtime Los Alamos Police Det. Shari (Sharon)  Mills, 53, is the prime suspect in an aggravated burglary case at the home of her former husband, Lt. Scott Mills, also a Los Alamos police officer.

    Officers took photographs and dusted for fingerprints at Lt. Mills’ home at 1415 41st St., Thursday evening.

    LAPD Chief Wayne Torpy called in New Mexico State Police to investigate the case after Det. Mills became a suspect.

  • Ceiling sprinkler dampens third floor at LAMC

    Normal 0 <

  • Sidewalk obstruction removal program explained

    In 2002, Los Alamos County instituted a sidewalk obstruction removal program to clear sidewalks adjacent to homes and businesses of overgrown vegetation.

    Clearing crews hired by the county removed overgrown vegetation along sidewalks in Los Alamos and White Rock, leaving clear pathways for pedestrian use. The program proved a success because:

    •The county sidewalks were reclaimed for their intended use;

    •It enhanced the appearance of our community; and

  • Ribbon cutting set for June 26

    The Los Alamos County Council invites the public to the grand opening of the Pajarito Cliffs Site (formerly known as the Airport Basin Site) at 10 a.m. on June 26.

    The Pajarito Cliffs Site is the home of the following county and school district facilities: warehouse, parks, purchasing, risk management, shop, traffic, transit, fleet, utilities, pavement and facilities operations.