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  • On The Docket 6-18-15

    June 11

    Ian A. Sandine was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court for texting while driving. Defendant received a deferred sentence and must also pay $65 in court costs. Sentencing deferred until Aug. 9. Defendant also sentenced to defensive driving school.

    Melinda T. Gutierrez was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of failing to display a current, valid license plate. Defendant was fined $25 and must also pay $65 in court costs.

    Thomas Ortiz pled no contest in Los Alamos Municipal Court to driving 11 to 15 miles per hour over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $75 and must also pay $65 in court costs.

    Arnold A. Robbe pled guilty at the time of traffic stop to speeding six to 10 miles per hour over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $50 and must also pay $65 in court costs.

    Cody J. Aiken pled guilty at the time of traffic stop to speeding six to 10 miles per hour over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $50 and must also pay $65 in court costs.

    William Ward pled guilty at the time of traffic stop to speeding six to 10 miles per hour over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $50 and must also pay $65 in court costs.

    Patricia Teegarden was fined $50 for not having current, valid registration plate while parked.

    June 12

  • American Legion hosts breakfast

    The American Legion Post 90 will host a Father’s Day breakfast at its restaurant, located at 1325 Trinity Dr.
    The breakfast will be from 8:30-11 a.m. Sunday. Proceeds from the sale of the breakfast will go to help the American Legion Rider program and other post activity.
    On the menu for Father’s Day are scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy and beverages. Price for the breakfast is $8 per plate.

  • Update 6-18-15

    Father's Day

    The Los Alamos High School golf program will hold a Father’s Day equipment sale at the old Los Alamos Golf Course pro shop. The sale will go from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

    Caregivers Fair

    There will be an Alzheimer’s Caregivers Fair Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. It will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, visit facebook.com/alzlosalamos.

    Concert Series

    The Gordon’s Summer Concert will be at 7 p.m. Friday. The concert will be at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. Dan Bern, a new folk and Americana artist will perform.

    Scooby Saturday

    Mesa Public Library will host “Scooby Saturday” from 2-3 p.m. “Scooby Saturday” will be for kids ages 6-12, having them solve mysteries like the cartoon character Scooby-Doo.

    Splash 'n' Dash

    The first Splash ‘n’ Dash event of the season will be Wednesday starting the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. The Splash ‘n’ Dash is a non-competitive training event primarily for those planning on taking part in the August Los Alamos Triathlon. It will be at 7 p.m. but only a limited number of participants are allowed.

  • June county manager's update

    Editor’s note: The Los Alamos Monitor will begin publishing highlights of the monthly county manager’s update on the county’s various activities. This is the first in that series.

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  • LAGC's Allen has teens on the links

    In collaboration with the Teen Center, Pajarito Environmental Education Center, the Department of Public Utilities and the Los Alamos Golf Course, Matthew Allen, golf course superintendent, recently completed a new educational class with teens.
    The class, entitled “Learning on the Links,” was designed to introduce teens to environmental concerns and how they relate to various types of facilities in Los Alamos County.
    Classes were held for six weeks during the spring school semester. In all, 17 students participated.
    A variety of lessons were designed introduced teens to environmental challenges for the course.
    For one, students participated in an aquifer water experiment that used ice cream, chocolate chips and cereal to represent the different types of soil found in Los Alamos. Root beer acted as the “rain.”
    A pair of the classes included field trips to the wastewater treatment plant and the Smart house to discuss facilities operated by the DPU.
    The final three classes were held at Los Alamos Golf Course. Students participated in labs where they tested the water and the soil to discover the differences between waste water and drinking water.

  • Valles Caldera hosts kite festival

    The Valles Caldera National Preserve will host a special event Saturday.
    The VCNP is inviting kite-fliers out to join in the Kites In the Valle event. The event is scheduled from 1-5 p.m. and participation is included in the entrance fee.
    Anyone interested can bring a kite for the family-friendly festivities.
    Those taking part should arrive through the VCNP’s main entrance, which is located near mile marker 39 on N.M. 4. The festival will take place on the Valle Grande.
    VCNP officials said kite doctors will be on hand for repairs and the Public Lands Interpretive Association will sell kites for those who don’t have their own.
    The VCNP is an 89,000-acre property owned by the U.S. government. Late last year, Congress voted to make the preserve a part of the National Park Service.
    This summer has been a busy one for the Caldera. It hosted its annual marathon last month and has hosted numerous events this month.
    Also coming up at the Caldera this weekend is a youth fly fishing clinic Saturday — that is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. — and a guided wildflower hike at 6 p.m.
    Park entrance fees are $20 per vehicle for cars, vans, pickups and RVs and $10 per person for those entering on foot or by bicycle.

  • Gettin' Down

    A demolition crew was on the site of the old Unitarian Church on North Sage Road tearing down its old building Wednesday. A new building will be built on site, with groundbreaking scheduled possibly as early as this weekend.

  • Today in history June 18
  • Motorists hurt in crash on N.M. 4

    There is a traffic accident with injuries near the intersection of N.M. 4 and N.M. 502.

    A Los Alamos Monitor reporter on the scene said traffic near the White Rock 'Y' is moving through the area. Responders are regulating traffic, but no signficant backup is currently being reported.

    Police said a single pickup truck was involved in the crash. Two occupants of the pickup were injured.

    More information will be posted as it becomes available on LAMonitor.com.

  • State Briefs 6-17-15

    Officials: West Fire is fully under control

    Santa Fe National Forest officials announced their decision not to manage the West Fire burning in the Jemez Ranger District.
    Officials said the burn, which started on Holiday Mesa June 6, is 100 percent under control.
    The decision was made “for resource benefit,” according to the information SFNF released today.
    The West Fire was sparked by lightning and spread slowly through Ponderosa pine litter. It reached about 2 acres in size and never threatened any structures.
    It took a crew of 20 firefighters to contain the ground fire.

    Felon sentenced for having gun at graduation