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  • 04-23-10 Update

    Celebrate Earth Day

      Pajarito Environmental Education Center will host an Earth Day Festival from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

    Enjoy Wild Day

      Los Alamos Youth Leadership will host the Third annual LAYL Wild Day from 10 a,m.-2 p.m. Saturday. A $15 fee includes fun activities, lunch and a T-shirt. To learn more, send e-mail to LAYL@laymca.org. Los Alamos Parks and Recreation will also host its Hershey Track and Field event. To learn more call Parks and Recreation at 662-8173.

    “Let the River Run”

  • NMED secretary re-elected to board

    SANTA FE —  The Rocky Mountain Low Level Radioactive Waste Board re-elected New Mexico Environment Department Secretary Ron Curry as chairman of the board recently at a meeting in New Mexico.

    The board, which is an interstate government agency, administers a compact that provides for the disposal of low level radioactive waste produced within the member states of New Mexico, Nevada and Colorado.

  • Compromise reached

    “Cutting the budget is not easy; it is not fun but it is necessary work we have to do tonight,” Superintendent Gene Schmidt told a packed house in the Piñon Elementary School gymnasium Thursday night.

    “It’s hard work but it’s work we can do together,” he added.

    Over the course of five hours, school board members along with parents, staff and teachers, made a decision on how to slash the budget by $1.8 million during the Los Alamos Public School board meeting.

  • No projects scheduled for 2011

    Capital Improvement Projects  (CIP) were up for discussion during last night’s County Council budget hearing. Though the matter was tabled for discussion that will continue Monday, council did take action regarding the community broadband network.

    Capital improvement projects that were proposed last year were discussed at great length, however Chief Financial Officer Steven Lynne said that there are no new proposed projects in FY 2011, however there are some projects from FY 2010 that are in progress.

  • National leader pays Los Alamos a visit

    Excitement mounted as word spread through American Legion Post 90 on Trinity Drive that National Commander Clarence Hill was arriving any moment.

  • Incentives spur spike in home sales, tax credits expire this month

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Home sales rose in March, reversing three months of declines, as government incentives drew in buyers and kicked off what's expected to be a strong spring selling season.

    Sales of previously occupied homes rose 6.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.35 million last month, the highest level since December, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. February's sales figures were revised downward slightly to 5.01 million.

  • Bank phone scam circulates town

    Residents of Los Alamos and surrounding areas are receiving automated calls to their cell phones claiming to be from their financial institution. These automated phone calls are a scam.

    The automated call indicates that your account has been suspended or compromised and then asks for the customer’s ATM or debit card number and PIN.

    The phone calls are NOT from a financial institution.

    You should never provide personal information or account numbers over the phone unless you originate the call and know to whom you are speaking.

  • Non-highway signs to be removed

    SANTA FE — New Mexico Department of Transportation District Five maintenance crews will continuously remove non-highway signage from New Mexico Department of Transportation Right-of-Way areas within the NMDOT District Five boundaries. NMDOT District Five boundaries are located within Torrance, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Taos and San Juan Counties.

  • Interns facing housing shortage

    Many of the thousand or more students who flood Los Alamos every summer to intern at Los Alamos National Laboratory encounter a lack of student housing.

    UNM-Los Alamos has 64 efficiency apartments on 9th Street. Housing coordinator Betsey Suarzo said this morning all 64 units are already rented.

    Jeanne Bridge of Plateau Property Management, which owns and manages three apartment complexes and a mobile home park in Los Alamos describes a similar situation.

  • NM jobless numbers crept up again in March

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's jobless rate hit 8.8 percent in March, rising from the 8.7 percent rate in February and the 6.3 percent rate of March 2009.

    State labor officials say New Mexico's unemployment rate is higher than it's been in more than 22 years, but falls below the national average.

    The national unemployment rate remained at 9.7 percent last month.

    New Mexico lost 17,000 jobs between March 2009 and March 2010.