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  • Get state and federal solar energy tax credits

    As this year draws to a close, those who want to take advantage of federal and state tax credits for the installation of a solar energy system on their 2009 tax returns need to act soon.

  • Doctor office visits increased slightly

    Influenza-Like Illness

    Visits to healthcare providers for influenza-like illness increased slightly from 4.9 percent last week to 5.4 percent this week. The Department tracks influenza-like illness, which is defined as fever and either cough and/or sore throat, at 26 clinics throughout the state.

    Influenza-like illness is the best indicator of flu activity in the state.  H1N1 influenza is still the predominant strain of flu in New Mexico at this time. All positive flu tests are presumed to be novel H1N1 influenza.

  • 12-3 Update

    Roll out the red carpet

       The Reel Deal Movie Theater is rolling out the red carpet for the stars of the movie, “Brothers,” or at least the local stars. The festivities begin at 7 p.m. Friday at the theater. Those who wear formal attire will get preferred seating and the first 50 people will be able to enter a drawing to win free movie tickets and other prizes.

  • Traffic control changes to be made

    Traffic Control within the Diamond Drive Phase 3 Project will change significantly the morning of Saturday, Dec. 5. Traffic control will include:

    Right lane closures on both northbound and southbound traffic, moving traffic to the center lanes adjacent to the medians providing one through lane in each direction;

    Opening the dedicated left turn lanes and allowing left turns throughout the project; and,

    Reverting to a STOP control for motorists turning from North Road onto Diamond Drive.

  • MVD aims to protect victims

    Domestic violence and sexual assault victims can now apply for confidential driver’s licenses, identification cards and permits at all Motor Vehicle Division offices to protect themselves from their abusers.

    Los Alamos Police Det. Shari Mills works with local victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. She discussed the new program during an interview Monday.

  • Weather Alert: Coldest temps of the season, possible snow on tap

    COLDEST AIR OF THE SEASON STATEWIDE AND ADDITIONAL SNOW TO IMPACT EASTERN NEW MEXICO FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WORK WEEK...

    THE LEADING EDGE OF A VERY COLD AIRMASS THAT MOVED INTO NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING WILL SLOWLY PRESS SOUTH AND WEST TODAY. THIS INITIAL SHOT OF COLD AIR WILL BE REINFORCED BY YET A STRONGER SURGE OF COLD CANADIAN AIR THAT WILL SETTLE INTO EASTERN NEW MEXICO TONIGHT... SPREADING WESTWARD INTO CENTRAL AND WESTERN AREAS OF THE STATE THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT.

  • Parks light up for the holidays

    Holiday traditions sparkle at New Mexico State Parks as luminarias light up walkways, beaches and riverfronts in parks from Raton to Deming.

    Hot cocoa, caroling, holiday bells and luminaria await visitors seeking a festive return to old-fashioned customs or modern-day star gazing.

    “State parks are part of so many communities and our holiday events add more celebration and joy at this special time of year,” State Park Director Dave Simon said.

  • UNM-LA wins coveted coin toss

    With his call of heads, Executive Director Cedric Page ensured UNM-Los Alamos would get top billing on the ballot for the Feb. 2 joint election with Los Alamos Public Schools.  Council Chair Michael Wheeler flipped the coin for Page and LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt at Tuesday’s county council meeting.

    UNM-LA  Advisory Board Chair Marie Chiravalle and LAPS Business Manager John Wolf joined Schmidt and Page at the meeting and spoke to the importance of the upcoming election for both educational institutions.

  • 12-2 Update

    Nominations needed

      Nominations are needed for Assets in Action’s Community Awards event, which will be held Jan. 8 at Fuller Lodge. To nominate a youth, community member or business, call 661-4846 for an application or visit www.AssetsinAction.info. Nominations are due Dec. 15.  

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    Take some lessons

  • LA High grad remains in serious condition after Oregon car crash

    Lindsey Jacobs, 18, of Los Alamos suffered critical injuries from a car crash Nov. 6 in Oregon.

    She remains in serious condition at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.

    The accident occurred at approximately 2:38 p.m. when the Lexus sport utility vehicle driven by Margaret Allen, 20, from Orlando, Fl. and carrying Jacobs and two other passengers, was enroute to Eugene for an environmental convention, according to news reports.

    The Lexus was westbound on Interstate 84 when Allen exited onto Highway 730 to look for fuel.