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  • Letters of interest being accepted for probate judge

    On Tuesday evening, the County Council approved a process whereby citizens interested in being appointed to the currently vacant probate judge position can submit a letter of interest to the council.

    Under state law, any qualified person who is over the age of 18 and a resident of the county may serve as probate judge.

    Applicants are asked to submit a one or two page letter indicating why they would be interested in serving as probate judge.

  • Delegation urges credit card companies to end unfair hikes

    Wednesday, Reps. Harry Teague, Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján joined 15 of their colleagues in the House in sending a letter to the country’s major credit card companies, calling on them to pledge to not change the terms on consumer credit card accounts ahead of federal credit card reform legislation slated to go into effect early next year. 

  • College board casts critical vote

    With their backs against the wall, the UNM-LA Advisory Board has directed administration to proceed with a bond election in early 2010.

    “We need to let the public know that this is necessary because adverse forces beyond your control have driven UNM-LA to a really difficult, unfortunate financial situation,” Board Member Nelson Hoffman said to college officials gathered in the lecture hall Tuesday evening.

  • Council awards contract

    After departing last week from their long-term plan of using Boyer Co. exclusively for developing Trinity Site, Los Alamos County Council returned to its script for demolishing it. By packaging the demolition of Trinity Site with that of the Los Alamos Apartments, they also save a bundle over previous estimates.

    In keeping with the plan, council voted 5-1 to award a bid made by Coronado Wrecking and Salvage Co. to tear down four of the five Los Alamos apartments and all but one of the remaining buildings on Trinity site.

  • Local priest falls victim to hacker

    Last week a local priest was the victim of an e-mail fraud crime that almost cost him and his closest friends thousands of dollars.  

    Ronald Hennies (Fr. John) first found out that someone had hacked into his Gmail account on Monday morning when his granddaughter called him from college. Fr. John said, “She asked me where I was and I said, ‘in bed’. She said, ‘where?’ and I said ‘Los Alamos.’”

  • Attorneys focus on vehicle evidence

    In District Court Tuesday, Deputy Fire Chief Juan Pacheco testified he was the incident commander at a crash scene in Overlook Park on Dec. 4, 2005.

    Thomas Edward Granich, 32, was found dead at the bottom of the canyon that Sunday morning and his wife Penny, now 35, is being charged.

    Pacheco detailed a number of articles he collected at the scene and turned over to police.

  • Lawyers question crash reconstruction methods on day one of Granich Trial

    The State v. Penny Granich trial got underway today in First District Court in Santa Fe.    

    Read the full story in Tuesday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Mixing high-tech with a personal touch

    A unique program requires a unique approach. UNM-Los Alamos Applied Technologies Program Coordinator Dr. Irina Alvestad spearheads  a program that combines high tech knowledge with hands on skills. She is involved in every aspect of new associate degree program that rolled out this fall with a cohort of 14 students.

    The program is the only one of its kind in Northern New Mexico. Alvestad handles everything from curriculum development to advisement.

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  • Municipal Building site vote too close to call