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  • Today In History, Aug. 6
  • U.S. general killed in Afghan attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An American general was killed in an apparent insider attack Tuesday by a member of the Afghan security forces, a Pentagon spokesman said, the highest-ranking U.S. Army officer to be killed in the Iraq or Afghanistan wars.
    The spokesman, Rear Adm. John Kirby, said that the assailant, dressed in an Afghan army uniform, fired into a group of international soldiers at the Marshal Fahim National Defense University at Camp Qargha, a base west of Kabul, and was subsequently killed.
    Another 15 people, roughly half of them Americans, were wounded.
    Among the wounded were a German brigadier general, two Afghan generals and an Afghan officer, whose rank the Afghan Defense Ministry did not provide.
    The attack occurred during a site visit to the university by coalition members.
    Ministry spokesman Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi, said a “terrorist in an army uniform” opened fire on both local and international troops.
    The Qargha shooting comes as so-called “insider attacks” — incidents in which Afghan security turn on their NATO partners — largely dropped last year. In 2013, there were 16 deaths in 10 separate attacks. In 2012, such attacks killed 53 coalition troops in 38 separate attacks. 

  • DPU promotes Richardson

    Utilities Manager Tim Glasco of the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities announced the promotion of Jack Richardson to the position of Deputy Utilities Manger for Gas, Water and Sewer Services. This position was vacated by Glasco on July 6 when he was appointed Utilities Manager by the county council.
    Richardson currently serves as the Senior Engineer for DPU’s Engineering Division. He has direct oversight of construction design and project management of all DPU’s capital improvement projects. Joining the DPU team in 2010, he managed the installation of a low-flow turbine at the county’s Abiquiu hydroelectric facility, coordinated the development of a Non-Potable Water Master Plan for the county, and a feasibility study on the development of San Juan Chama Water.
    “This is a well-deserved promotion,” Glasco said. “Jack is a true asset to the Department and is uniquely qualified for this role.”
    Richardson holds a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from New Mexico State University and has three decades of experience in Utilities and Public Works engineering with federal, private and municipal employers. He is a registered professional civil engineer in New Mexico.
    Richardson lives in Los Alamos with his wife Dolores. They have two adult daughters who live out of state.

  • Update 08-05-14

    County Council

    The Los Alamos county council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday for a work session at White Rock Fire Station No. 3.

    Concert

    Tuesdays at the Pond Series. 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond. Entertainment by DK & the Affordables. Sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District.

    Farmers Market

    Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mesa Public Library parking lot.

    First Friday Forts

    First Friday Forts at PEEC. 3:30-5 p.m. Come build a fort or cook up something good in the mud kitchen. No formal program — just a time for kids to get together and have fun. Parents must stay and supervise their children. No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    Downtown Dogs

    Downtown Dogs. A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts from Pet Pangaea at 6 p.m. on Thursday nights for a stroll around Los Alamos.  

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  • New voting machines to be featured at fair

    Voters can preview Los Alamos County’s new voting machines at the county fair Saturday. Young and old alike are invited to vote for their favorite ice cream, search engine and season of the year on an “ice cream ballot” and feed them to the voting machine.
    The clerk’s office will post “election results” on their website.
    “We’re trying to showcase the machine, get people comfortable with using it,” County Clerk Sharon Stover said. “When we’re at the fair, we really would like anyone to come up and use the machines, even young people.”
    In place of the generic test ballot, Stover and her staff considered using a sample ballot based on questions that could provide useful input for the county, but the time and money involved were prohibitive.
    Secretary of State Dianna Duran lobbied for new voting machines to address several problems with the M100s currently in use.
    In 2013, the legislature allocated $6 million in general funds and $1 million from the information technology fund to purchase new machines for the largest counties: Bernalillo, Doña Ana, San Juan, Sandoval and Valencia.

  • Update 08-03-14

    County Council

    The Los Alamos county council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday for a work session at White Rock Fire Station No. 3.

    Breakfast

    Cowboy Breakfast. 7-11 a.m. today at The Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge, 650 North Mesa Road near the stables. $7 adults, $4 children 10 years old and under.

    Auditions

    Auditions for Agatha Christie’s play “And Then There Were None.” 2-4 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. today at the Los Alamos Little Theater.

    First Friday Forts

    First Friday Forts at PEEC. 3:30-5 p.m. Come build a fort or cook up something good in the mud kitchen. No formal program — just a time for kids to get together and have fun. Parents must stay and supervise their children. No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    Rotary Club

    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meeting. Noon Tuesday at the Manhattan Project restaurant. Speaker will be Marguerite McClay of Rose Chocolatier.  

  • DPU promotes Richardson

     

    Utilities Manager Tim Glasco of the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities announced the promotion of Jack Richardson to the position of Deputy Utilities Manger for Gas, Water and Sewer Services.  This position was vacated by Glasco on July 6 when he was appointed Utilities Manager by the county council. 

    Richardson currently serves as the Senior Engineer for DPU’s Engineering Division.  He has direct oversight of construction design and project management of all DPU’s capital improvement projects.  Joining the DPU team in 2010, he managed the installation of a low-flow turbine at the county’s Abiquiu hydroelectric facility, coordinated the development of a Non-Potable Water Master Plan for the county, and a feasibility study on the development of San Juan Chama Water. 

    “This is a well-deserved promotion,” Glasco said.  “Jack is a true asset to the Department and is uniquely qualified for this role.”