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  • Tax penalty looms

    Los Alamos County would like to remind property owners that the second half installment of property taxes for 2009 was due April 12 and becomes delinquent after May 10.

    Payment must either be made in person at the 311 Customer Care Center by 5 p.m. May 10, or must be postmarked by midnight that same day to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges.

    The 311 Customer Care Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and has recently moved to its new location at 150 Central Park Square (formerly Curves) in Los Alamos.

  • No prescribed burning this week

    There will be no prescribed burning on the Santa Fe National Forest this week. Last week, fire managers treated 110-acres on the Thompson Ridge Prescribed burn.

    Thompson Ridge

    Pile Burn, Jemez Ranger District

  • Arms control experts applaud success of Nuclear Security Summit

    Washington, D.C.— The Obama Administration convened 49 leaders from every region of the world in an effort to secure vulnerable fissile materials worldwide and address the threat of nuclear terrorism.

  • 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.