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  • Apprenticeship program honors Navajo Code Talker

    Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board (NNMCAB) member Michael Loya presented a special guest last week during the board’s monthly meeting –Navajo Code Talker Jack Jones.

    Jones spoke briefly about his experiences in the South Pacific during World War II. He survived a bomb blast that damaged his hearing, his eyesight and his sense of smell.

    But Jones’ real objective for attending the meeting was winning support from NNMCAB members for an apprenticeship program that will train Navajo and other American Indian youth to build sustainable homes. Jones is 93 years old, and wishes to leave something behind that will help native people.

  • Today in History for August 1st
  • Los Alamos Ranch School alum, Vidal dead at 86--Video Extras

    In a world more to his liking, Gore Vidal might have been president, or even king. He had an aristocrat's bearing — tall, handsome and composed — and an authoritative baritone ideal for summoning an aide or courtier.

    Vidal also was an alum of the Los Alamos Ranch School.

    But Vidal made his living — a very good living — from challenging power, not holding it. He was wealthy and famous and committed to exposing a system often led by men he knew firsthand. During the days of Franklin Roosevelt, one of the few leaders whom Vidal admired, he might have been called a "traitor to his class." The real traitors, Vidal would respond, were the upholders of his class.

  • Phelps Takes Record 19th Olympic Medal
  • U.S. Women Take Gymnastics Gold
  • County survey underway

    During the next two weeks, residents in Los Alamos County may be receiving phone calls or “person on the street” interviews, asking for their feedback on county government.
    The county has been regularly conducting these citizen satisfaction surveys every other year since 1996. The purpose of the citizen survey is to gather public opinion on a variety of subjects, including satisfaction with county services and programs.
    Whenever possible, the county uses the information for reporting on performance measures for service improvements.

  • Update 07-31-12

    Otter talk

    Veteran marine mammal rehabilitator Esta Lee Albright will give an interactive presentation from 6:30-8 p.m. today at PEEC. The presentation is designed for families and kids ages 5 and up. Free to member families, $5 for non-member families. 

    Dual seminar

    A dual-topic seminar on Identity Theft and Investment Fraud Prevention will be presented by the New Mexico Securities Division, Regulation and Licensing Department, at 6:30 p.m. today at White Rock Presbyterian  Church, 310 Rover Blvd.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 in council chambers.

    Martian celebration

  • Santa Clara gets $11 million in fed funds

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall, Jeff Bingaman and Congressman Ben Ray Luján announced Friday that more than $11 million in federal assistance relief is being made available for Santa Clara Pueblo following recent flooding in the area.
    On July 13, the New Mexico officials wrote a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, FEMA Administrator William Fugate and Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo Ellen Darcy, asking that federal funding dedicated for flood mitigation and restoration efforts be swiftly released to the tribe.
    At the time, Santa Clara Pueblo had received only $379,000, a fraction of their requested $31 million. Pueblo Gov. Walter Dasheno had declared another disaster the week of July 16 following new flooding.

  • Power restored in Pajarito Acres

    The Department of Public Utilities restored power in the LaSenda/Pajarito Acres area this morning after about an hour.

    DPU says crews were dispatched to the area and fixed the problem.

  • Small Farms Struggle As Drought Destroys Yield