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  • Police Arrest Man for Driving a Wheelchair Drunk

    Police in Utica, Mich. roll up on a man operating a stolen motorized wheelchair while drunk. But 55-year-old Raymond Kulma has a history with police; this is his seventh drunk driving arrest.

  • Students take flight Saturday

    Members of a local Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association are part of an international effort to make dreams of flight come true for young people.
    EAA Chapter 691 is participating in International Young Eagles Day Saturday as part of EAA’s ongoing program to introduce young people to aviation. Registration and flights will commence at the Los Alamos county airport terminal building between 8 a.m. and noon.
    Since the program was launched in 1992, more 1.6 million young people have taken a free airplane flight.  International Young Eagles Day has annually been celebrated on the second Saturday of June since 1994. During last year’s International Young Eagles Day, more than 6,000 children took flight throughout the world.

  • Grads venture to Europe

     A group of 11 Los Alamos students—all graduates—will be going on an educational tour of Europe from June 11-22.
    The group will be led by Lynn Ovaska, a local psychology teacher, and Simon Jordon, a tour director with EF Tours.
    The itinerary includes three countries where students from two other U.S. schools will join them on their 12-day adventure.
    During their trip to London, Paris, Florence, and Rome, they will visit a number of historical sites.
    They will see many of Europe’s most famous landmarks, such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the Eiffel Tower and the Sistine Chapel. Local guides will give them behind-the-scenes looks at St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Louvre and the Roman Coliseum.

  • Update 06-08-12

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers. The council will convene at 5 p.m. in closed session prior to the meeting.

    ChamberFest

     ChamberFest is an annual event that showcases chamber members and this year’s event will be Saturday. Located in the downtown area, businesses display their products and services to the public. There is also a Car Show and Kids Activity Area with a sand pile.

    P & Z meeting

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers.

    LA County fire, smoking restrictions

  • T-Board debates alternative fuels

    A discussion on alternative fuels focused on compressed natural gas (CNG) at yesterday’s transportation board meeting.
    Chair Eugene Dougherty led the discussion with a study published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory titled “Business Case for Compressed Natural Gas in Municipal Fleets.”

    The study factors in elements such as the size of the fleet, costs of financing, costs of constructing fueling stations, cost of fuel and maintenance, project life, salvage value and available tax credits to help municipalities decide if switching to NCG vehicles would be cost effective.

  • Crews mop-up Colorado Peak--updated with more info and photos

    When fighting wildfires, there is always a sense of urgency.

    But with the Colorado Peak Fire that started Wednesday about five miles south of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and eight miles west of White Rock, the pressure was even greater.

    Incident Commander Chris Stevens said there was about a 48-hour window to get a handle on this fire because high winds were expected to hit the area today and Saturday.

    Stevens, who lives in California, also knows that citizens in Northern New Mexico and especially Los Alamos are on high alert after last year’s Las Conchas Fire and the Cerro Grande Fire back in 2000.

  • I'll Have Another scratched from Belmont Stakes--Video

    NEW YORK (AP) — I'll Have Another's bid for a Triple Crown ended with the shocking news that the colt was out of the Belmont Stakes because of a swollen left front tendon.

    According to Dennis O'Neill, brother of trainer Doug O'Neill, the horse galloped Friday morning and after a veterinary scan, the tendon seemed "kind of tender."

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  • DA to take prostitution ring case to grand jury

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors said Thursday that they were preparing to go before a grand jury in the case of a former University of New Mexico president accused of helping run an online prostitution ring.

    Kayla Anderson, a spokeswoman for District Attorney Kari Brandenburg, said they anticipated going before jurors "very soon" but declined to elaborate.

    Charges were initially dismissed after police arrested F. Chris Garcia, 71, and professor David Flory, who teaches physics at a private New Jersey school, in June 2011.