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  • Hall declares his candidacy

    Rep. Jim Hall, R-Los Alamos, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Rio Arriba counties, formally announced his candidacy for the District 43 State House seat near Ashley Pond Wednesday. Hall, who will run opposed in the Republican primary, will face Democratic challenger Stephanie Garcia Richard in the general election.

  • Wismer ready to move on

    Councilor Mike Wismer has always been a busy man and has accomplished a lot in his life.

    But it’s also no secret that Wismer has slowly but surely been trying to lead a more “normal” life.

    He recently changed jobs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and  got married.

    In October, Wismer said he was stepping down from the North Central Regional Transit District Board.

    And late last week, he announced he was not seeking reelection to the county council.

    In an email, Wismer was asked to comment about his decision to not seek reelection. Apparently,  he has not lost his sense of humor.

  • Unhappy public not sure who to blame for high gas

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Families canceling vacations. Fishermen watching their profits burn up along with their boats' gasoline. Drivers buying only a few gallons of gas at a time because they can't afford to fill the tank.

    From all corners of the country, Americans are irritated these days by record-high fuel prices that have soared above $4 a gallon in some states and could top $5 by summer. And the cost is becoming a political issue just as the presidential campaign kicks into high gear.

  • Musical duo Scenic Roots set to perform

    Erin and Amber Rogers have more in common than just their genetic roots. They also share Scenic Roots.
    The sisters perform original and traditional Ozark, Appalachian and Celtic music on mountain dulcimer, fiddle and claw hammer banjo in their musical duo, Scenic Roots.
    They will be in Los Alamos for two concerts this week, beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday at Morning Glory Bakery. On Friday they will perform as special guests during the De Colores Cantina’s regular open mic night at 8 p.m. The shows are part of the duo’s seven-state spring 2012 concert tour. Both women have degrees in commercial music from the bluegrass program at South Plains College in Texas.

  • Former legislators seeking political comebacks

    SANTA FE (AP) — Several former lawmakers, including one who switched political parties, filed for election Tuesday seeking to reclaim their seats in the Legislature.
    Two former state senators from Albuquerque — Shannon Robinson and H. Diane Snyder — set up rematches of their unsuccessful 2008 races.
    Robinson switched parties and filed as a Republican against Democratic Sen. Tim Keller, who defeated him in a primary election four years ago. Robinson, a lawyer, had served in the Senate since 1989.
    “Everybody loves a rematch,” Robinson said in an interview.
    He attributes his loss to Keller because of opposition from progressive Democrats.

  • Obama visits state oil fields

     

    MALJAMAR, N.M. (AP) — President Barack Obamatraveled to the outskirts of a no-stop light town in solid Republican territory Wednesday evening to promote his administration's commitment to expanded oil and gas production.

  • Mick Matuszak honored by council

    Mick Matuszak accepts a proclamation from Councilor Geoff Rodgers naming March “Athletic Training Month” on behalf of Los Alamos Public Schools Athletics department. The proclamation recognizes athletic trainers for providing quality healthcare to athletes, their role in preventing, recognizing, evaluating and aggressively treating athletic injuries and for providing rehabilitative services and education. “I think I’ll take this to my parents, because I’ve been certified next month for 20 years in this profession and they still don’t have a really good grasp of what I do for employment,” Matuszak said.

  • Update 03-21-12

    Fundraiser

    The fifth and sixth graders at Barranca Elementary will hold a fundraiser garage sale for Briana Engleman from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Pueblo Complex Gym.

    School board

    The Los Alamos Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at Piñon Elementary, followed by a work session at 5:30 p.m.

    March on Hunger

    Assets In Action is collecting food for the March on Hunger for local food banks. Those wishing to make donations can leave them at either senior center location, KRSN AM 1490, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce or Chamisa Elementary now through the end of the month.

    BPU meeting

  • Charter amendments inch forward

    After nearly three years of review by the Charter Review Committee, proposed amendments on sections of the county charter are another step closer to coming before the voters for ratification.
    Council debated proposed changes to the Initiative, Referendum and Recall sections of the charter, as well as a proposed addition allowing voter approval of capital projects and the procedures for amending the charter.
    Not all the proposed changes received council approval.

  • Central Avenue Grill may close next month

    After an eight-month bankruptcy battle, the Central Avenue Grill may close its doors as soon as April 7.

    That’s according to the building landlord’s attorney Rick Leverick, who said he’s been in contact with Min Sung Park and Monica Park’s attorney, George Moore.

    “I don’t think (Mr. Park’s) got much choice,” Leverick said.

    He said that the Parks don’t have any businesses left to reorganize under a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and that leads him to assume they would likely be converting the filing to Chapter 7 bankruptcy.