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  • County to get share of federal transit grants awarded today

    SANTA FE – Los Alamos County will share in $2.7 million in federal transit grants that were awarded today.

    Transportation Secretary Gary L. J. Girón has announced that the Department will award more than $12.1 million in federal transit grants throughout the state.

  • 05-25-10 Update

    Police Beat

    A rash of thefts top this week’s Police Beat. Read the full report on Page 2.

    Shlachter’s recital

       Los Alamos Arts Council presents Dov Shlachter’s senior recital at 7 p.m.

    Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.

    ‘Planet 51’

      Los Alamos County Movies in the Park will screen “Planet 51” at 7:30 p.m. June 2 at Rover Park.

    Brown Bag Performance

  • GOP gets involved in ad squabble

    ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Republican Party chairman said on Monday he interjected himself into a squabble over attack ads by two GOP gubernatorial front-runners because of calls from rank-and-file Republicans disgusted by the tone of the campaign.

    The complaints prompted a three-member committee, including GOP chairman Harvey Yates Jr., to ask both Dona Ana County district attorney Susana Martinez and former state GOP chairman Allen Weh to substantiate their charges against the other.

  • Work party needed

    On June 5, the Volunteer Task Force will sponsor a National Trails Day work party to upgrade work done on the Quemazon Trail 10 years ago.

    “Following the Cerro Grande Fire in 2000, the Quemazon Trail is where Los Alamos learned how to repair trails after a wildfire,” said Craig Martin, the Project Coordinator for the volunteer group.

  • Giddyup for the robot rodeo

    Hazardous devices teams from around the Southwest will wrangle their bomb squad robots at the fourth annual Robot Rodeo beginning Wednesday at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The rodeo gets under way at 8 a.m. at Technical Area 49, a remote section of laboratory property near the entrance to Bandelier National Monument. Six teams are scheduled to participate in the three-day competition.

  • A natural inclination to teach

    Teaching seems to be in Jenny Diesbury-Lathrop’s genes. “Since I was a little kid, I played school so I think it was just in me since I was born,” she said.

    Diesbury-Lathrop, a fifth-grade teacher at Aspen Elementary School, has stayed true to her educator instincts.  She has taught in the Los Alamos Public Schools for 14 years. For three years, she has worked at Aspen Elementary School. Previously, she taught at Mountain Elementary School.

  • Building design takes shape

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a four-part series regarding Los Alamos County Council’s consideration of four upcoming projects.

     

    The County Recreation Division is pursuing a new golf course clubhouse as a Capital Improvement Project because the current structure is literally beginning to crumble.

  • News Alert: New analysis reveals local health department job losses

    Nearly half of local health departments lost skilled workers in the second half of 2009 – threatening essential services.

    A just-completed analysis of a new survey on local health department job losses illustrates the uphill battle that local health departments continue to fight as they struggle to keep Americans safe and provide basic disease prevention and emergency preparedness services in the face of budget cuts.

  • Panel expands benefits to sickened Los Alamos lab workers

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A federal advisory panel has approved a petition that will expand the number of sick Los Alamos National Laboratory workers who will be eligible to receive compensation.

    The petition next requires the approval of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

    The Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health approved a petition that provides coverage to workers who developed radiogenic cancers after having been employed for at least 250 days at the laboratory between March 15, 1943, and Dec. 31, 1975.

  • NM GOP officials weigh-in on candidates' ad dispute

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Republican Party chairman said on Monday he interjected himself into a squabble over attack ads by two GOP gubernatorial front-runners because of calls from rank-and-file Republicans disgusted by the tone of the campaign.

    The complaints prompted a three-member committee, including GOP chairman Harvey Yates Jr., to ask both Dona Ana County district attorney Susana Martinez and former state GOP chairman Allen Weh to substantiate their charges against the other.