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  • Protesters clash with police in ABQ

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters angry over recent Albuquerque police shootings clashed with riot officers for more than 10 hours, calling on the police chief and other city officials to resign.

    Gas canisters were thrown outside police headquarters and at one point protesters trapped police in a vehicle and tried to break its windows. Mayor Richard Berry said Sunday that one officer was injured during the protest.

    Bernalillo County sheriff's deputies charging at the protesters late Sunday mostly dispersed the crowds.

    Video by KRQE-TV showed people being led away in zip-tie restraints, but it's unclear if those people were arrested or if any protesters were injured. Multiple messages left with police weren't immediately returned.

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  • DPU manager interviews next week

    Interviews to fill the Department of Public Utilities manager position will be conducted on Tuesday. All five candidates, selected from a pool of 22 applicants, are current Los Alamos County employees.
    Interviews with three panels (a utilities board panel, a citizens panel and a staff panel) will be conducted on April 1. The interviews are closed to the public.
    The search for a new Utilities Manager began last month when the current utilities manager, John Arrowsmith, announced plans to retire. Arrowsmith’s official retirement date is Dec. 31, 2014, but he anticipates leaving around July 15, due to accrued leave.
    James Alarid is currently deputy utility manager for the Engineering Division. Alarid joined the department in 2002 and was promoted to deputy manager in 2008. Prior to joining the department, Alarid worked an engineer and engineer supervisor for the City of Santa Fe from 1998-2002. He also spent five years working for Los Alamos National Laboratory early in his career.

  • Monitor to print free announcements

    The Los Alamos Monitor will now print at no charge announcements of local engagements, weddings, births and anniversaries.
    The decision marks a change in a policy that was put in place a couple of years ago that required payment for that service.
    “Those items should be free for the people of Los Alamos, and now they are,” said the paper’s new publisher, Ben Carlson.
    “We realize how important those announcements are not only to those making them, but to their friends and neighbors who want to know about and share in their good news.”
    Submitting the information is simple.
    Go to LAMonitor.com and click the “Submit News” button on the home page. Electronic forms for those announcements are located within that tab, including the ability to attach an image.
    For those unable to submit announcements online, copies of those forms are available at the newspaper’s office, located at 256 DP Road in Los Alamos.
    Submitted announcements will appear each Sunday.
    There still will be charges for obituaries.
    For deadline requirements and questions, contact the Los Alamos Monitor at 662-4185 or by email at lacommunity@lamonitor.com.