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  • Update 07-17-12

    Court closed

    The Los Alamos Municipal Court will be closed Wednesday-Friday for staff to attend training.  Payments due during this period may be mailed to Los Alamos Municipal Court, 2500 Trinity Dr, Ste C, Los Alamos, N.M. 87544 or some payments may be paid online at citepayusa.com.  The court will re-open at 8 a.m., July 23.

    Chamber FAN Club

    The July FAN Club will be hosted by Tasty Creations by Jarda for chamber members.
    Private Chef/Caterer Jarda Belmonte will host the event from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Chamber of Commerce, 109 Central Park Square.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. July 24 in council chambers.

  • Hunting bill stirs up Senate race

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — An environmental group that is part of a coalition behind a $2 million dollar advertising blitz supporting U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich’s campaign for U.S. Senate has joined sportsmen groups in pushing his legislation to improve access to millions of acres of public land.
    The measure introduced by Heinrich, D-N.M., calls for an inventory of all public parcels larger than a square mile where hunting, fishing and other recreation are allowed but where access is blocked. It also asks agencies to acquire easements and rights of way for improving access.

  • Trail Restoration Withstands Heavy Mountain Rainfall

    Trail restoration after the Las Conchas fire was put to the test last week, when NEXRAD (radar) recorded at least 1.5 inches of rainfall in the canyons east of Pajarito Mountain. Open Space Specialist Craig Martin measured 2.5 inches in a bucket in his truck, parked at the Pajarito Canyon trailhead.

    That rain–most of which fell within a 15-minute period–would put even the sturdiest terrain and trails to the test. On mountainsides scarred by last year’s devastating fire, the challenge becomes even more intense.

  • At Least 17 Injured in Ala. Bar Shooting
  • Gov. Martinez set to tour flood damaged Santa Clara

    SANTA CLARA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is set to visit Santa Clara Pueblo to get a firsthand look at flood damage and recovery efforts on the tribe's land.

    Martinez and state emergency management officials will meet with pueblo Gov. Walter Dasheno on Tuesday afternoon.

    Dasheno has been pressing federal officials to release funding that will help the tribe repair roads, remove debris and build infrastructure to control runoff from the burn scar of last year's Las Conchas Fire.

  • Today in History for July 17th
  • Tornado Kills 1, Injures 10 in Poland

    A freak wave of summer tornadoes has struck northern and western Poland, killing at least one person and injuring another 10 people.

  • Search for Missing Iowa Girls, 8 and 10, Resumes

    Authorities say they've uncovered no significant evidence in the search for two missing girls, three days after their bicycles and a purse were found near a lake in northeast Iowa.

  • Today in History for July 16th
  • Police: Indiana Boy, 3, Fatally Shoots Father