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  • For whom much is given

    Longtime resident Bernadette Lauritzen is one of those inspirational people motivated essentially by a desire to make things better for the rest of us.

    Many local organizations and countless individuals have been touched by her kindness, which Laurtizen explains is inspired by the bible verse in Luke 12:48, “For of those to whom much is given, much is required.”

    “I think my family has been pretty fortunate and so I think we should give back,” she said.

  • Yes you can!

    After years of hard work and dedication, it was finally time to celebrate. The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos faculty along with parents, children and siblings filled up the parish hall at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Friday evening to mark a special occasion – graduation day. About 60 UNM-LA students adorned red robes and walked down the middle of the hall to receive their bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, certificates or General Education Development diplomas.

  • Council approves compensation plan

    Los Alamos County employees who have reached the end of their pay grade for their job title will get a lump sum payment as compensation, at least for another year.

    During Tuesday night’s county council meeting, councilors voted 5-2 in favor of the lump sum payment. Councilors Michael Wheeler and Vincent Chiravalle voted against it.

    Assistant County Administrator Diana Stepan reminded council that the agenda item was a follow-up to a council request made at a prior meeting.

  • News Alert: PRC appoints interim superintendent of insurance

    SANTA FE – The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) today appointed Craig Dunbar as interim superintendent of insurance.

    Dunbar, 59, replaces Thomas R. Rushton, who tendered his resignation May 13.

    Prior to today’s appointment, Dunbar served as executive assistant to Commission Chairman David W. King. In all, Dunbar boasts 35 years experience in the title insurance industry, much of it in management capacities.

  • Culbert seeks Division 2 bench

    Citing a desire to bring his long and varied experience as an attorney to the bench, Democrat Peter Culbert is running for District Court Judge in First Judicial District Division 2.

  • 05-19-10 Update

    Airport Basin renamed

      During Tuesday night’s county council meeting, councilors voted to rename the Airport Basin Site. It will now be called Camino Entrada.

     ALA election

       The election of 2010-2011 officers for the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 90 will be held at 6 p.m. today at the American Legion Hall in Los Alamos.   If interested in running or nominating someone for an office please attend the meeting or call Unit 90 President Marie Todd at 672-3846.

    Pajarito Dance

  • Lieutenant governor primaries draw crowded field

    SANTA FE — There’s a wealth of public service and political experience among the five Democrats and three Republicans who want to become New Mexico’s lieutenant governor.

    In the GOP race, all three candidates have served in the Legislature: Brian Moore, Kent Cravens and John Sanchez.

    The Democratic lineup includes a former state party chairman, Brian Colon; a retired governmental agency administrator, Lawrence Rael; and three legislators — Jose Campos, Gerald Ortiz y Pino and Linda Lopez.

  • Public hearing set

    The Los Alamos County Council considered a request in a citizen petition on May 11 to rename North Mesa Soccer Field “Flint Field” in honor of Jim Flint, former County Administrator and boys varsity soccer team Head Coach. The request was filed under the County Code, Chapter 2 “Administration,” Article V “Special Recognitions,” Sections 2-421 and 2-422.

  • News Alert: Santa Fe Post Office unveiling state flag stamp Friday

    SANTA FE — Continuing its tradition of honoring state and territorial flags, the U.S. Postal Service is dedicating the fourth set of the Flags of Our Nation stamp series.

    The United States Postal Service has partnered with The New Mexico History Museum to unveil the New Mexico State Flag Stamp at 10 a.m. Friday.

    The commemorative stamp second-day ceremony will be held at The New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe located at 113 Lincoln Ave.

  • Immigration checks done at jail

    ALBUQUERQUE — A new prisoner-processing facility will check the immigration status of every person arrested in New Mexico’s largest city, but Albuquerque’s mayor on Thursday denied any effort to shadow Arizona’s tough crackdown on illegal immigrants.

    “This has nothing to do with immigration law. This has to do with keeping the streets of Albuquerque safe,” Mayor Richard Berry said after the facility was unveiled.

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