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  • Today In History, July 28
  • Flood advisory until 4:30 p.m.

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED AN

    * ARROYO AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... NORTHWESTERN LOS ALAMOS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO SOUTH CENTRAL RIO ARRIBA COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO EAST CENTRAL SANDOVAL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO

    * UNTIL 430 PM MDT

  • King visits Los Alamos

    The Democratic candidate for governor, New Mexico Attorney General Gary King, attended the Los Alamos County Democrats’ 2014 campaign kickoff on Friday. King was joined by Lt. Governor candidate Debra Haaland and most of the candidates for local and regional races.
    King and Haaland addressed the crowd at a barbeque hosted by Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz’s county council campaign. Both stressed jobs, wages and education.
    King pointed out that New Mexico has moved from 50th to 49th in child welfare, and is 50th in job growth, stressing his dedication to job growth and living wages.
    “We want to make sure that people who do have jobs work for a good living wage and a good minimum wage. Everywhere in New Mexico there are people that are working for substandard wages, and that’s not good for our communities,” King said.
    “We need to make sure that when people are working hard that they make enough money for their families to put food on the table, to put a roof over their heads, to send their kids to school and, I always say, at the end of it all, hopefully to have enough money left over to take a two week vacation, because life is not all about work. Life is about family and being together and working together.”

  • GOP meet and greet

    From left, Republican council candidates Rick Reiss, Bill McKerley, John Bliss and James Chrobosinski stopped by the campus of the University of New Mexico, Los Alamos recently to meet with the public to answer questions and explain why they would be the best candidate for the job. 

  • Council to review charter ordinances

     At 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Los Alamos County Council reviews four ordinances that will bring to completion to a project that began in 2009: the revision of the county charter by the Charter Review Committee.
    Voters approved the first of the CRC’s recommendations were in 2010. More recently, several major provisions gained voter support in 2012.
    The process bogged down with Article V, the section relating to public utilities. The first draft proposed by the CRC was so controversial that council voted to form a new CRC committee for the sole purpose of addressing Article V.
    Council approved that committee’s recommendation in December 2013. Approval of the ordinance based on those recommendations is one of the final steps before the issue is placed before voters in the November election.
    The most significant changes in the revised Article V include:
    • A new provision that would allow councilors to remove a board member without cause at any time by a five-vote majority.
    • A clear delineation of what actions council can take regarding the DPU manager, rates and charges and the budget (approve, disapprove or remand),
    • A provision allowing council to add or transfer utilities to the department.

  • Update 07-27-14

    Nature Playtimes

    Nature Playtimes Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico. 10-11 a.m. Monday. Toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers come to PEEC to explore the natural world. No advance registration required. Free.

    NNMCAB

    The Northern New Mexico Citizens Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe.

    Viewing party

    WGN-TV’s “Manhattan” series viewing and community discussion. 7 p.m. today (for premiere episode, subsequent episodes air at 8 p.m.) at Time Out Pizzeria. The Historical Society will host viewings of the episodes, followed by an hour-long community discussion. Refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Natalia, educator@losalamoshistory.org.

    Concert

    Tuesdays at the Pond Series. 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond. Sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District. For more information, visit creativelosalamos.org.  

  • ‘Manhattan’ premiere set for tonight

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Writer-producer Sam Shaw was grappling with how to craft a TV drama about the war on terror and the price it exacts from those who keep its secrets.
    He found the answer by looking back to the early 1940s, when U.S. scientists and others working in isolation created the first atomic bombs without the knowledge of Congress, the vice president or the American public.
    The result is “Manhattan,” debuting Sunday (7 p.m. MDT) on cable channel WGN America. The drama is set in a makeshift, desolate Southwestern desert community, one of several that sprang up as part of the Manhattan Project aiming to beat Nazi Germany to the bomb.
    “I wound up shelving the modern idea, in part because it’s really difficult to write about history in the making with any kind of objectivity and moral clarity,” Shaw said.
    But his research showed him that the birth of the atomic bomb was “the birth of a huge number of issues and problems ... we’re still trying to parse 70 years later.”
    Among the questions “Manhattan” raises: to what extent do we trust our leaders, and how much freedom and privacy are we willing to surrender to protect the nation and its ideals, including those primary ones?

  • Today in history July 26
  • Come to Ashley Pond tonight for Gordon's concert, sponsored by the Los Alamos Monitor

     Ray Wylie Hubbard  says he's a rock 'n roll grifter obsessed with the blues, blackbirds and all manner of scoundrels having to dance with the wind. He plays Americana, folk, roots country, cowpunk and lost gonzo Zen hot stuff. His music is filled with irony. His "...problem with irony is not everyone gets it." Check him out at www.raywylie.com.

    Concert promoter Russ Gordon said, "this may be our best show of the year. A few years ago, Ray played one of the best shows we ever had in town.Opening will be be the Bill Hearne Trio. Find more at www.billhearne.com and at YouTube."

    The free concert starts at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond.

    Tonight's concert is sponsored by the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Obama to urge Central America leaders for help

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama was meeting with Central American leaders Friday to urge them to help slow the exodus of unaccompanied children from their countries, as House Republicans tried to get behind a solution to the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
    GOP lawmakers said Friday they were attempting to coalesce around a narrow package of changes including sending National Guard troops to the border, increasing the number of immigration judges, and changing the law so that migrant youths arriving by the tens of thousands can be sent home more quickly. The package would cost less than $1 billion, several lawmakers said, far less than the $3.7 billion Obama requested.
    A number of lawmakers exiting a special meeting on the issue in the Capitol said they had to act before leaving Washington late next week for their annual August recess.
    “It would be a terrible message; leave town in August without having done anything, knowing that it’s going to create even more of a crisis on the border,” said Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa. “Doing nothing in my view means that these children will be sent from the border back to communities like mine.”
    Yet some conservative lawmakers remained skeptical about taking any action. “The acceptable spending level is zero,” said Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas.