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  • 03-09-10 Update

    Police Beat

      Wheels sprayed with blue paint, credit card theft and harassing phone calls top this week’s Police Beat. Read the full report on Page 3.

    LAFRW meeting Thursday

      The LAFRW March meeting will be held at

    7 p.m. Thursday at the home of Cathy Walters, 4112 Ridgeway Drive.

  • Advisory board responds to tough times

    Hard times are upon higher education. At UNM-LA, this fact is being felt at full force. The two mil levy ballot question was defeated by voters in February; the state is proposing cutting 3.5 percent of its funding for higher education while considering asking two-year colleges and universities to raise their tuitions 9 percent and four-year college would raise tuitions 5 percent.

  • Homes catch fire

    A fire broke out early this morning at 945 La Mesa in the La Mesa Mobile Home Park.

    The call came in at 7:08 a.m. alerting the Los Alamos Fire Department that the home was on fire. Capt. Paul Grano led the response conducted by his crew from Station 4 near the golf course.

  • State group coming to town

    A Creative District Resource Team comprised of representatives from several state agencies will visit Los Alamos April 13-15 to give the community a hand in the development of its new Arts and Cultural District.  

  • Forum digs into charter reform

    Political good fortune in the early days of Los Alamos County and unresolved governance questions continue to pop up over and over again when civic-minded residents get together to talk.

    A public forum held Monday discussed related topics, including how the county came to have a home rule charter, past efforts and reform notions and where the charter might go from here.

    The Charter Reform Committee joined the League of Women Voters in hosting a meeting with a strong historical slant, featuring past and present participants in the county’s charter saga.

  • NM math, science conference for girls set

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - Girls in middle school or high school in northern New Mexico will have a chance next month to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

    Los Alamos National Laboratory, its managing contractor and Los Alamos Women in Science are co-sponsoring the Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science conference in Los Alamos on April 6.

    Participants will do hands-on activities in such fields as astronomy, robotics, forensics, chemistry and earth science.

  • Police Beat reports one arrest, several investigations this week

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  • Firefighters douse smoldering bed

    The smoldering bed discovered earlier today by the homeowner at 123 Monte Vista has been suppressed by Los Alamos firefighters.

    A heat lamp appears to have been the cause.

    Damage to the home was mainly limited to the bedroom area, according to Assistant Chief/Fire Marshall Mike Thompson.

  • Candidate wants to help businesses

    Ron Selvage wants county council to do more for local business owners and is seeking one of four vacancies to help make that happen.

    Selvage, 44, is a hotelier and restaurateur.

    “One of my main goals as a councilor will be to have the county work better with the local small business owners. I want to make it easier for small business owners to start up and run their business,” he said. “The county should work in conjunction with these owners, not against them.”

  • County sets moving days

    Staff from the Community Development Department will begin moving out of the County Annex beginning March 22. Services will still be available from CDD (second floor of the County Annex) but may be limited as furniture and boxes are moved to their new temporary location at 195 East Road (in the TRK building, next to L.A. Fire Administration). They plan to be back up and operational on March 29.