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  • Voter turnout at 25% in NM primary election

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Unofficial election returns show that a fourth of eligible Republican and Democratic voters cast ballots in New Mexico's primary.

    About 234,000 registered voters participated in Tuesday's election. That's according to unofficial results from the secretary of state's office.

    The preliminary voter participation rate is lower than in the 2008 presidential election year primary when turnout was 31 percent and 274,000 GOP and Democratic registered voters cast ballots.

  • Today in History for June 7th
  • Abney case to be bound over

    Los Alamos County Magistrate Court judge Pat Casados heard close to three hours of testimony in the case of Tyrell Abney, 19, who was charged with child abuse resulting in great bodily harm – a first degree felony.

    After hearing the testimony, Casados took a brief recess and returned to court to announce that Abney’s case would be bound over. Abney, however, got his bail reduced to a $50,000 surety bond and a strict list of requirements issued by Casados.

  • May remained somewhat dry

    The first half of May showed the promise of a somewhat wetter weather pattern for northern New Mexico.  Two storms (May 8 and May 11–13) netted Los Alamos the total rainfall for the month, 0.93 inches.  White Rock received 0.78 inches of rainfall during the month, also resulting from these two storms.  These two storms were “back-door” cold fronts, bringing moisture and cooler temperatures from the northeast and spreading across New Mexico from east to west. 

  • Food Co-op to host bike swap Saturday

    The Los Alamos Cooperative Market will host its inaugural Bike Swap on Sunday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Los Alamos Singletrack Association (LASA), an International Mountain Biking Association affiliated club.
     
    The Bike Swap is an opportunity for bicycle enthusiasts to sell and buy quality used (and some new) bicycles, parts and accessories. The event will also include free bike safety checks, bike-related raffle prizes, grilled food for purchase, and youth activities, including a tyke bike course.
     

  • Transit of Venus

    White Rock residents had a small block party to view the Venus Transit Tuesday night. The photos were taken with a handheld point & shoot, looking into the eyepiece of a 4” refractor with a full aperture solar filter.

  • PLACE forum set for tonight

    The non-profit niche developer PLACE (Projects Linking Art, Community & Entertainment) will return to Los Alamos on June 6th to meet with County officials and to update the community on progress on the proposed affordable housing development.
    PLACE representatives will review what they learned during their March 2012 visit to Los Alamos, what they see as a feasible project in Los Alamos, and the steps they are taking to pursue community interest in the project. The public is invited to attend this meeting from 5:30-7 p.m. today at the UNM-LA lecture hall.

  • Update 06-06-12

    PLACE visit

     A community Forum will be 5:30-7 p.m. today at the lecture hall at the UNM-LA Student Center. PLACE representatives will review what they learned during their March visit and what they see as a feasible project in Los Alamos. The public is invited.

    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.

    Movie night

  • Council names community services head

    During a Monday's special session, council voted 6-0 (with Vice Chair Ron Selvage absent) to confirm Charlie Kalogeros-Chattan as community services director.

    "I'm really excited about it. I'm thrilled to be asked, and I very much appreciate the confidence that people are placing in me to do this job," Kalogeros-Chattan said.

    Kalogeros-Chattan was the last member of senior management serving in an acting capacity. Her confirmation, along with the appointment of Rebecca Ehler as county attorney the same day, means the senior management team is fully staffed for the first time in two years.

    Kalogeros-Chattan has grown through the challenges of the past year.

  • Heinrich, Wilson win primaries

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Democratic Rep. Martin Heinrich and Republican Heather Wilson won their parties’ nomination for New Mexico’s open U.S. Senate seat Tuesday, jumping immediately from quiet primaries into what promises to be a tough, expensive and closely watched national race.
    Heinrich defeated state Auditor Hector Balderas. Heinrich had 59 percent with most of the expected Democratic vote counted, while Wilson easily defeated Las Cruces businessman Greg Sowards for the GOP nomination with 70 percent.
    With Democratic Sen. Jeff Bingaman retiring after 30 years, New Mexico is expected to become a national battleground as Republicans seek to regain one of New Mexico’s two Senate seats and control of the Senate.