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  • 06-09-10 Update

    Emergency Care class

      An Outdoor Emergency Care class sponsored by the Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrol begins at 6 p.m. Thursday. The class, which will run every Thursday and Monday for six weeks, will be at the ski patrol room next to the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area Lodge.  For more information, call 662-0980.

    “Nosferatu”

       UNM-LA will screen “Nosferatu,” (1922) in the lecture hall from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free. The screening is part of UNM-LA’s Monster Movie Thursdays.

  • Diamond Drive Phase 4 shifts gears

    The county will be making a significant change in the traffic control on the Diamond Drive Phase 4 project in the next few days. Traffic will be shifted to the opposite side of Diamond Drive. Orange Street will be closed and a temporary intersection will be opened on the east side of Diamond at 39th/Ridgeway.

    The project is running about six or seven days behind schedule, said acting project manager Tom Roach this morning.

  • Council reviews requests

    Tuesday night’s Los Alamos County Council meeting continued into the early hours Wednesday morning, as council was faced with a heavy agenda.

    At the beginning of the meeting in Council Chambers, Council Chair Mike Wismer told those in attendance that some of the public hearings scheduled to be heard would be continued until the June 23 special meeting in White Rock. In addition, the item regarding the county indigent hospital and the county health care board was also removed from the agenda and will be heard at a later date.

  • Co-op marks milestone

    Members and friends of the Los Alamos Cooperative Market reached a big milestone Friday with the groundbreaking ceremony on its property in the Entrada Business Park.

    The intent of the co-op market is to serve Los Alamos County and the surrounding communities by providing fairly priced, wholesome foods and other goods in an ecologically sustainable, socially responsible and economically appropriate manner, according to its mission statement.

  • Assistant superintendent named

    Initially Paula Dean felt anxious about her new position as assistant superintendent of Los Alamos Public Schools. However, as Dean takes the reigns of the position from former Assistant Superintendent Kate Thomas, that anxiety has transformed into excitement.

    “I’m very excited,” she said. “I have moved incrementally from anxiety to full-blown excitement. I think it’s going to be a challenge and I love it — I love a challenge.”

    Dean will officially become the new assistant superintendent on July 1.

  • Dutchman confesses to killing Peruvian woman

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Dutchman Joran van der Sloot, long the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of a U.S. teen in Aruba, has confessed to killing a young Peruvian woman in his Lima hotel room, a police spokesman said.

    Peru's chief police spokesman, Col. Abel Gamarra, told The Associated Press that Van der Sloot admitted under police questioning Monday that he killed 21-year-old Stephany Flores on May 30.

  • Nation: Voters choose fall matchups, decide Lincoln's fate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With frustrated voters poised to unleash their wrath, unpopular Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and vulnerable Sen. Barbara Boxer will find out their Republican opponents this fall. And fellow Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln will learn whether she'll even be on the November ballot.

    Their states — Nevada, California and Arkansas — are among 12 holding primaries and runoffs Tuesday, the busiest night thus far of this year's congressional and gubernatorial elections.

  • Police: Dutchman confesses to killing Lima woman

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Dutchman Joran van der Sloot, long the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of a U.S. teen in Aruba, has confessed to killing a young Peruvian woman in his Lima hotel room, a police spokesman said.

    Peru's chief police spokesman, Col. Abel Gamarra, told The Associated Press that Van der Sloot admitted under questioning Monday that he killed 21-year-old Stephany Flores on May 30.

  • 06-08-10 Update

    Police Beat

      Charges of a man making brass knuckle threats, vandals flooding a building and two brothers driving separate vehicles and both charged with DWI top this week’s Police Beat. Read the full report on Page 2.

    Lin’s senior recital

       Los Alamos Arts Council presents Kathy Lin’s senior recital at 7 p.m. today at Fuller Lodge.

    “The Muppet Movie”

  • Rio Grande silvery minnows spawn in Big Bend

    ALBUQUERQUE — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says Rio Grande silvery minnows stocked in the Big Bend area of the river in Texas have successfully spawned — a step in establishing the endangered fish outside the middle Rio Grande in New Mexico.

    Biologists identified the river’s Big Bend reach as the most likely spot to support the fish in the species’ historic range.