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  • Meeting with the Governor

    Governor Susana Martinez inspects trading pins on the jacket of Los Alamos High School student Leslie Thalmann, 16, who is departing August 18 for a one-year student exchange in Belgium.

  • Update 08-08-14

    Summer Concert

    Gordon’s Summer Concert Series. Janiva Magness. 7-10 p.m. Friday at Ashley Pond for the Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo weekend.


    Human Body. 5-7:30 p.m. today at the Bradbury Science Museum. Play with hands-on activities from the Pacific Science Center that will teach you all about the human body. Come and assemble a skeleton, identify organs and test your reflexes.

    Parade route

    Due to construction between 15th and Oppenheimer the 2014 Parade route will take a different course. The gathering place and beginning of the parade will still be at Canyon School parking lot on the corner of Central Avenue and
    4th Street. The parade will begin by heading West on Central Avenue to 15th Street, and will then turn north and
    head towards Canyon Road. All streets and parking lots along the parade route will be closed and staffed by volunteers. The parade will end at Myrtle street.

    County Fair

  • County has limited resources for low-income LA residents


    This is part five in a series.


    Although Los Alamos County’s low-income population may be small, providing services for that population presents major challenges.

    The county’s size and wealth works against it. It lacks a homeless shelter and halfway houses. It is ineligible for funding from low-income housing programs. It is too small to merit social security or New Mexico Human Services Department offices.

    “At the core of this, it’s this idea of resources. When you’re in a larger metropolitan region, there are more people, there’s a larger scale problem, but you also have much more critical mass of resources and agencies and nonprofit organizations and expertise that are available to help you,” said Housing and Special Projects Manager Paul Andrus.

    Kim Mitchell, community support worker for Presbyterian Medical Services, works with clients not only on medical management issues but on housing, income and other needs. He frequently does outreach to what he calls “an invisible population of homeless people,”

    “Homelessness here in Los Alamos is a major issue,” Mitchell said. Like Andrus, Mitchell believes a lack of resources underlies the problem.

  • Los Alamos County Rodeo and Fair information

    See attachment below for information on the fair and rodeo and all the other activities.

    And check out Sunday's and Tuesday's Los Alamos Monitor for coverage of the fair.

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  • Gov provides flooding aid

    SANTA FE (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has issued an executive order that provides up to $750,000 in emergency aid to help deal with recent flooding.
    The emergency declaration on Wednesday also authorizes the use of National Guard troops if needed to provide assistance.
    Martinez spokesman Enrique Knell said no troops have been dispatched.
    County commissions in Guadalupe, Rio Arriba, Sandoval and Taos counties have issued emergency declarations because of flooding from recent heavy rains.
    The state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management will coordinate requests for assistance.
    The state aid can help with a wide range of efforts to protect the public, including temporary lodging and shelters, health care, food and transportation.

  • Hearing addresses VA health care issues

    ROSWELL (AP) — Steps are being taken to improve access to health care for veterans across the country, but some members of Congress said Wednesday that more needs to be done when it comes to providing mental health care for rural veterans.
    Republican Congressman Jeff Miller of Florida visited Roswell to lead a field hearing for the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. The panel included U.S. Reps. Steve Pearce of New Mexico and Doug Lamborn of Colorado as well as veterans from southeastern New Mexico.
    Miller said after the hearing that veterans are clear in their testimony that they are not being provided with the services they need and that the VA is still not being transparent.
    Legislation expected to be signed Thursday by the president will help hold VA officials accountable, Miller said. The $16.3 billion measure also tackles the long delays in treatment and the backlog of medical appointments at VA hospitals and clinics around the country.
    Pearce and VA administrators have started a pilot program in Roswell that will allow veterans to see local providers for medical appointments rather than traveling hours to Albuquerque.

  • News Briefs 08-07-14

    Urban Court repair work begins today

    Repair work will get underway today at the northeast tennis court located in Urban Park. Contractors will be resurfacing a large area of this court to make it safer for play. Although the tennis court may not be available during the day, contractors plan to leave the court playable in the evenings.
    Visitors in the area are asked to use caution around the court, obey closure signs and generally avoid resurfacing activities in progress. Parents are especially asked to keep close watch on their children at play in the parks - advise small children to avoid the construction areas for their own safety.
    Completion of work is weather dependent.
    For questions or concerns, please call the Parks Division at 662-8159.

    Free flight up for grabs at fair