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  • Addressing arms control

    The nation’s leading authority on the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) spent Tuesday evening discussing the program’s past, present and future.

    Brooks’ talk, “A New START and Beyond” comes on the heels of a new nuclear arms reduction treaty signed earlier this month by President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev.

    Called “New START,” the new treaty replaces the original START, which since 1991 has served as a major pact between the two nuclear superpowers.

  • News Alert: Governor issues proclamation against child abuse and neglect

    Gov. Bill Richardson issued a proclamation naming April “Child Abuse Prevention Month” in an effort to address the approximate 30,000 reports of child abuse and neglect in New Mexico each year.

    “Child abuse and neglect are serious problems and finding a solution depends upon the involvement of people within our community,” Richardson states in his proclamation. “During periods of economic challenges, families feel more vulnerable and as a result child abuse and neglect increase drastically.”

  • Police official masters FBI course

    Multi-tasking during his 10 weeks at the Quantico FBI National Academy earned Los Alamos Police Capt. Randy Foster two fitness credits and 15 masters level credits through the University of Virginia, which completed his advanced degree requirements at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

    Foster will receive his master’s degree diploma in criminal justice during a ceremony at NMSU in May.

  • 04-13-10 Update

    Police Beat

      Topping this week’s Police Beat were three girls between 14 and 16 years of age charged with Minor In Possession (MIP) of alcohol, three men caught attempting to enter a vehicle trunk and someone who cut a hole in a fence and stole an ATV. Read the full report on Page 2.

    Ex-NNSA chief to give talk

  • Denish raises $1M for governor’s race

    SANTA FE — Lt. Gov. Diane Denish has nearly $2.6 million stockpiled in her campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor, giving her a large fundraising advantage over the Republicans in a crowded gubernatorial primary field.

    Denish reported Monday that her campaign had received monetary contributions of $1.1 million and in-kind contributions of goods and services worth $51,308 from October through April 5. Her campaign spent $715,539.

  • GOP forum set for Thursday

    The Republican Party of Los Alamos will host a Republican candidates forum from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Duane Smith Auditorium. The forum is open to the public at no charge.

    Statewide candidates as well as candidates for the 3rd Congressional District have been invited to participate.

    Unopposed candidates will be the first to speak.  

    Panels will be set up for the other candidates:  

    • Land Commissioners;

    • U.S. 3rd District House;

    • Lt. Governor; and

    • Governor.

  • Lemon lot to be relocated

    For decades Los Alamos citizens have been selling and buying personal vehicles from the county-owned lot on Diamond Drive just north of Trinity, otherwise known as the “Lemon Lot.”

     With the beginning of phase IV work on Diamond Drive, the Lemon Lot will be moving to make room for the county’s contractor to stage equipment for the two-year road project. 

    The Lemon Lot will temporarily relocate to the recently abandoned County Annex Building site at 901 Trinity Drive. 

  • Pic of the day: Something wild and different

    Sunday afternoon a vendor set up shop in the lot on Diamond Drive across from the high school. He wasn't selling peppers or plants, but instead some rather unique statues that could be used as yard art.

    The various wildlife statues are made of aluminum, according to the vendor, who said the life-size grizzly was priced at $3,500. The trailer full of various wildlife depictions did attract quite a few passersby.

  • Candidate seeks to tackle challenges

    After sitting out the required two-year period following her eight-year run on Los Alamos County Council, Fran Berting is seeking to serve again.

    Berting is running on a platform of common sense, fiscal responsibility and vision.             

    “The challenges facing the county council now and for the next few years are irresistible,” she said. “Hence I am running for election again to address the challenges for another four years.”  

  • Creative District Resource Team to visit Los Alamos Tuesday

    The public is invited to a reception with light refreshments at the re-opened Fuller Lodge Art Center from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and to meet a resource team of state officials who are visiting the community.

    The visitors represent state departments including cultural affairs, historic preservation, tourism, economic development and the New Mexico MainStreet program.