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  • Update 09-28-14

    Rotary Club

    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meeting. Noon Tuesday at the Manhattan Project restaurant. Speaker will be . Speaker will be Nina Thayer, a travelogue about Norway and Iceland.


    Los Alamos Little Theater presents auditions for “Murdered to Death.” 3-5 p.m. today. Scripts are available at Mesa Public Library. Needed are five men and five women, ages 25-65. Performances are scheduled for January.


    The Los Alamos League of Women Voters presents the Los Alamos County Council Candidates Forum. 7 p.m. Thursday at Fuller Lodge. Also invited are the unopposed candidates for probate judge and public education commission. The county clerk will explain the election procedures. 6:30 p.m. conversation and refreshments.

    Viewing party

    “Manhattan” TV series, viewing party and discussion. 8-9:30 p.m.today at Time Out Pizzeria on Central Ave.

    Downtown Dogs

    A weekly walking group for dogs and humans. The walk starts from Pet Pangaea at 6 p.m. on Thursday nights for a stroll around downtown Los Alamos. Bring a leash, no longer than six feet. 

  • Cone Zone 09-28-14

    Central Avenue Improvements Project:
    On Monday, the contractor will close Oppenheimer north of Central (library driveway), resulting in the west library parking lot being closed. Access the east library parking lot from Bathtub Row or park behind the senior center off Rose Street.
    On Thursdays when the Farmers Market is in the east library parking lot, there will be no on-site parking for both the library and Farmers Market.
    Use alternate parking such as behind the senior center off Rose Street, at the Judicial Complex, or at the 20th and Trinity parking lot.
    This closure will last approximately three weeks; however, any weather delays may impact the schedule.
    Central, from 15th to 20th will open to traffic on Wednesday; however, if there are delays, pavement striping and roadway markings may occur later in the week with short term work zones.
    Also on Oct. 1, Central west of Bathtub Row to Rose Street will be closed. The contractor will maintain eastbound access to the Real Deal Theater. The after school Atomic City Transit Express Routes will drop passengers off at the bus stop just west of the Post Office; parents are urged to remind their children who ride the Express Route to use extreme caution as they cross Bathtub Row.

  • Briefs 09-28-14

    Operations moved to new golf clubhouse

     Last week, golfers began checking in for their tee times, hitting balls and transacted other business at the new Golf Course Community Building.
    Other parts of the building are still closed while county staff work on tenant improvements for Pajarito Golf Group, LLC. They are the new Food and Beverage vendor whose lease is set to begin in early November. They are expected to begin actual operations this winter.
    “We’re excited to be in the new golf shop serving golfers and giving residents the opportunity to see the new building,” said Steve Wickliffe, facilities manager.
    “We believe everyone will be pleased with the layout of the golf shop and the tremendous upgrade the county has made to this portion of the golf facility.”

    New Open Forum topic online

  • Today in history Sept. 27
  • Accident kills three in Bloomfield

    BLOOMFIELD (AP) — San Juan County authorities say three residents of Nageezi are dead after a head-on collision involving a big rig that crossed the center line as its driver tried to avoid another accident.
    County Sheriff’s officials say the accidents occurred Thursday on U.S. 550 just south of Bloomfield.
    They say the three killed were from the same family and were in a car that collided with the tractor-trailer rig.

  • Leadership Los Alamos

    The 2015 Leadership Los Alamos Class kicked off its orientation weekend last week with dinner on the trail catered by Blue Window Bistro accompanied by Native American music. Leadership training activities were led by Phil Bryson, president, On The Edge Productions, Ltd. Class members learned about their leadership styles and engaged in team building exercises designed to enhance learning about the styles. This year class members will be challenged to observe, discuss and put their leadership skills into action between now and their graduation in May. In addition, Leadership Los Alamos is partnering with the Eastgate Toastmasters Club to provide some training in public speaking. This year’s leadership class includes members that are employed by Bandelier, Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos County, Los Alamos Medical Center, Los Alamos National Bank, Los Alamos National Laboratory, LANL Foundation, UNM-LA and the Valles Caldera Trust. Orientation weekend concluded its leadership program with the performance, Opera on the Rocks, an annual event hosted by Bandelier.

  • State Briefs 09-26-14

     Closings scheduled in trial
     of New Mexico sheriff

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A federal trial involving a northern New Mexico sheriff indicted for roughing up a driver is coming to a close.
    Prosecutors and defense attorneys are scheduled Friday in Albuquerque to give closing arguments in the trial of Rio Arriba County Sheriff Thomas Rodella.
    He is facing federal charges of deprivation of rights and brandishing a firearm.
    The lawman has pleaded not guilty.
    Authorities say Rodella was in plainclothes last March when he pulled over a 26-year-old motorist in a fit of road rage, jumped out of his personal SUVwith a gun, and shoved his badge in the driver’s face.But defense lawyers say Rodella did nothing wrong and was merely trying to stop a reckless driver.
    Rodella, who has refused to resign since his indictment last month, faces up to 17 years in prison if convicted.

    Regional bus system routing
    available online

  • Update 09-26-14

    Pet adoption

    Friends of the Shelter will be sponsoring a Mobile Pet Adoption. 8 a.m.-noon Saturday near the Los Alamos High School gym.


    Los Alamos Little Theater presents auditions for “Murdered to Death.” 3-5 p.m. Saturday. Scripts are available at Mesa Public Library. Needed are five men and five women, ages 25-65. Performances are scheduled for January.

    Quilt Market

    10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road. Silent auction with handmade items, winners will be announced at 3:30 p.m.

    Fall Fiesta

    Fall Fiesta. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Bandelier. Participate in an autumn day filled with special activities including Pueblo dances, crafts for sale, live raptors and special activities for kids.

    Viewing party

    “Manhattan” TV series, viewing party and discussion. 8-9:30 p.m. Sunday at Time Out Pizzeria on Central Ave.

    Health fair

    Los Alamos Health Fair. Starting at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Los Alamos High School Gym.

  • Council considers changes to animal code

    The Los Alamos County council holds its first public hearing on proposed changes to the Animal Code on Sept. 30.
    A second ordinance regarding keeping poultry in residential areas will be introduced on Tuesday, with the public hearing scheduled for Oct. 10. Public comment will not be taken on the poultry issue until the hearing.
    The changes to the Animal Code generally address a shortened holding period for animals prior to adoption, increased adoption fees and mandatory sterilization prior to adoption.
    According to the staff report, stakeholders such as the Friends of the Shelter, Animal Control Officers and the Animal Shelter staff have requested amendments to the code “to address concerns and to better serve both animals and humans in our community.”
    The stakeholders approved the changes and believe they will “significantly improve the welfare of animals during their stay at the shelter and improve their prospects for a successful adoption.”
    The proposed changes under consideration on Tuesday include:
    • Barking or other noises causing annoyance to the neighborhood is defined as “continuously for more than ten (10) minutes or intermittently for more than thirty (30) minutes, either day or night.”

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