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  • Davis describes healthier formula

    If there ever was a good time in the life of resident Anthony (Tony) Davis to serve his community, he and his family and friends agree that time is now.

    Davis, 35, is single, a businessman and a Republican candidate for Los Alamos County Council. He started his own company in October in downtown Los Alamos. Tessive is a design company and soon to be producer of accessories for professional movie cameras.

  • 03-28-10 Update

    Los Alamos Gardeners

        Los Alamos Master Gardeners’ will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the White Rock Town Hall. Archeologists from Bandelier National Monument, Rory Gauthier and Jamie Civitello, will speak during the meeting about the Pueblo farming techniques and the historic gardeners in Frijoles Canyon.

    Enjoy the ski hill until Thursday

  • Head wants federal agency removed

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s environmental secretary wants the National Nuclear Security Administration removed from environmental cleanup and surveillance programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory, saying the agency has had a “troubled history” in implementing a 2005 consent decree over cleanup.

    NNSA’s involvement “has compromised the pace and direction” of work that is crucial to protecting New Mexico’s water resources and its residents’ health, Ron Curry wrote Energy Secretary Steven Chu earlier this month.

  • County cancels contract

    Community Services Director Stephani Johnson announced Thursday that Los Alamos County has terminated its contract with The Art Center at Fuller Lodge.

    Under the current contract, the county has the option to terminate with or without cause, provided that the Art Center is given 10 days notice. The letter of termination was issued Wednesday afternoon and the contract will end Saturday.

  • Out of control van rips into Quemazon Montessori, bursts into flames

    The Los Alamos Police Department is investigating a traffic crash that occurred about 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

    A 1996 Dodge Caravan, driven by a 42-year-old woman left the roadway, struck a gas meter and crashed through an exterior wall of the Quemazon Montessori School.

    The school building and a gas line caught fire as a result of the crash.

    The Los Alamos Fire Department contained and extinguished the fire.

    The driver of the van along with two minor children who were occupants in the van, were uninjured.

  • 03-26-10 Update

    “Walls that Speak”

      The Art Center at Fuller Lodge hosts the opening reception for “Walls that Speak” from 5-7 p.m. today.

    A strange love triangle

      Los Alamos Little Theater presents the romantic comedy “Sylvia” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. This show contains adult language. Tickets cost $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors and are available at CB Fox and at the door. For more information, call 662-5493.

    Master gardeners

  • Laboratory fights against open burning ban

    When Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Hazardous Waste permit comes up for a public hearing, starting April 5, one issue certain to be contested has to do with the laboratory’s ability to conduct non-nuclear explosions.

    The laboratory has appealed the New Mexico Environment Department’s decision to remove open burning from the renewal permit, which lab officials believe will impact a number of current non-nuclear explosive capabilities, including defensive training for roadside bomb units.

  • Gas leak complicates LAFD’s efforts

    The scene at 4600 Esperanza in the Quemazon area was that of controlled chaos Thursday, as crews from the fire department, police department and the Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities worked together to get a handle on a structural and vehicle fire.

  • Fiery crash devastates school

    What began as a routine Thursday at Quemazon Montessori School came to an abrupt halt when an out-of-control van crashed into the building and burst into flames.

    The approximately 40 students attending the school just happened to be at recess when the van tore through the building’s front wall.

    Three employees were inside the school at the time including a teenager who was in the kitchen area where the van struck.

  • News Alert: Quemazon Montessori owner announces game plan

    Quemazon Montessori School owner Tammy Tucker has accepted an offer that will hopefully allow her students displaced by Thursday's fire to have a place to go until she can rebuild.

    "The Baptist Church on Diamond Drive used to operate a daycare and has offered us the use of that space. We've decided to accept this generous offer but we must first obtain approval from the county and from Child, Youth and Families," Tucker said this afternoon.