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  • 05-18-10 Update

    Police beat

      Minors drinking in Rendija Canyon, the theft of a snow blower and an iPod and an apparent door-to-door raffle scam top this week’s Police Beat.

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    Sustainability session

  • Fire started on Santa Clara Indian Reservation

    A wildfire started on the Santa Clara Indian Reservation Sunday and now is burning on the southeast side of Chicoma Mountain, above Santa Clara Canyon on the Española Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest.   

    The Elk Fire, estimated at 60 acres late this morning, is burning in grass with adjacent grass and timber.  The fire is burning above 10,000 feet and much of the area still has large snow patches, so fire managers predict low to moderate spread potential.  

    Suspected cause of the fire is lightning.

  • FONSI signed for upgrades

    Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott announced Friday that the National Park Service (NPS) regional director has signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Frijoles Mesa Improvements in Bandelier National Monument.

    The project is scheduled to begin June 1, and is funded through the American Reinvestment & Recovery Act (ARRA).  

  • N.M. studying other states’ standards

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico is taking an in-depth look at what 18 other states require before someone gets a permit to carry a concealed weapon, to see if those states’ standards are as strict as New Mexico’s.

    In April, New Mexico stopped recognizing Utah’s concealed carry licenses because that state’s requirements were significantly less than what New Mexico demands before someone is issued a permit.

  • Palin backs Susana Martinez

    ALBUQUERQUE — During a rally Sunday morning in Albuquerque, Republican gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez received the endorsement of former vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor Sarah Palin.

  • Change of venue for Tuesday’s meeting

    Instead of the usual White Rock venue, Tuesday’s county council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Training Room of Fire Station No. 3.

    The agenda has two consent items slated for approval. The first is the approval of a services agreement with Delta Airport Consultants, Inc. for professional engineering, planning and project management consulting services for the Los Alamos Airport.

    The second item is the approval of coordination services for the FY 2010 Sister Cities Exchange.

  • News Alert: The Elk Fire is burning approximately eight miles north of Los Alamos at 10,000 feet

    ESPANOLA — A wildfire started on the Santa Clara Indian Reservation Sunday continues burning on the southeast side of Chicoma Mountain above Santa Clara Canyon on the Espanola Ranger District in the Santa Fe National Forest.

    The Elk Fire  is burning approximately eight miles north of Los Alamos and 19 miles west of Espanola and the smoke may be visible from both towns.

    The fire had  burned an estimated 60 acres late this morning including grass with adjacent grass and timber.

  • New Mexico ranked 5th for math standards

    Santa Fe – In an early journal article release, Education Next (Vol.10, No. 4) New Mexico ranked fifth nationally for the strength of math proficiency standards in a state-to-state comparison of where states have set the bar for student proficiency.

    “State standards rising in reading but not in math,” investigates Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s claims that No Child Left Behind incentivized states to set performance standards low to improve test scores and to avoid sanctions associated with low-performing schools.

  • Early voting begins in primary election

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans can begin casting primary election ballots Saturday at polling places across New Mexico.

    Early voting will continue through May 29, and it's become a significant part of the turnout in recent state elections.

    In the 2006 primary, about 16 percent of Democrats and Republicans took advantage of early voting and 8 percent cast absentee ballots. The remainder voted on Election Day. Like this year, 2006 was a gubernatorial election.

  • 05-14-10 Update

    Kite Festival

      Los Alamos Arts Council and Los Alamos National Bank present the 13th Annual Kite Festival. A free kite-building workshop will be held from noon-2 p.m. and kite flying will be from

    11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Overlook Park, White Rock.

    Plants and other things