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  • 40 Years After the 'Napalm Girl' Photo

    AP 'napalm girl' photo from Vietnam War turns 40. In the picture, the girl will always be 9 years old and wailing "Too hot! Too hot!" as she runs down the road away from her burning Vietnamese village.

  • Update 06-07-12

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers.

    ChamberFest

     ChamberFest is an annual event that showcases chamber members and this year’s event will be Saturday. Located in the downtown area, businesses display their products and services to the public. There is also a Car Show and Kids Activity Area with a sand pile.

    P & Z meeting

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers.

    LA County fire, smoking restrictions

  • Edgewood may join NCRTD

    The North Central Regional Transit District may welcome a new voting fellow to its 11-member board of directors as soon as September.

    Late last week, the Town of Edgewood formally requested approval to join the district during a public hearing at NCRTD’s regularly scheduled monthly board meeting.

    Last December the board requested that Executive Director Tony Mortillaro send informational letters regarding board membership to all eligible non-members including the Town of Chama; the Village of Questa; Taos, Picuris and Nambe Pueblos; and Edgewood – of which only Questa and Edgewood responded with interest. But the Edgewood Town Council was the only entity to pass a formal resolution of intent to join NCRTD.

  • Abney case heading to higher court

    The case of alleged child abuser Tyrell Abney is heading to District Court.

    That decision came after Los Alamos County Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados heard nearly three hours of testimony from Detective Brian Schamber and others related to the case. Abney is charged with child abuse resulting in great bodily harm – a first-degree felony.

    After hearing the testimony, Casados took a brief recess and returned to court to announce that Abney’s case would be bound over to District Court. Casados also reduced Abney’s bail to $50,000 cash or surety bond. He’s still being held at the Los Alamos Detention Center. If he’s found guilty Abney could face up to 18 years in prison.

  • Voter turnout at 25% in NM primary election

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Unofficial election returns show that a fourth of eligible Republican and Democratic voters cast ballots in New Mexico's primary.

    About 234,000 registered voters participated in Tuesday's election. That's according to unofficial results from the secretary of state's office.

    The preliminary voter participation rate is lower than in the 2008 presidential election year primary when turnout was 31 percent and 274,000 GOP and Democratic registered voters cast ballots.

  • Today in History for June 7th
  • Abney case to be bound over

    Los Alamos County Magistrate Court judge Pat Casados heard close to three hours of testimony in the case of Tyrell Abney, 19, who was charged with child abuse resulting in great bodily harm – a first degree felony.

    After hearing the testimony, Casados took a brief recess and returned to court to announce that Abney’s case would be bound over. Abney, however, got his bail reduced to a $50,000 surety bond and a strict list of requirements issued by Casados.

  • May remained somewhat dry

    The first half of May showed the promise of a somewhat wetter weather pattern for northern New Mexico.  Two storms (May 8 and May 11–13) netted Los Alamos the total rainfall for the month, 0.93 inches.  White Rock received 0.78 inches of rainfall during the month, also resulting from these two storms.  These two storms were “back-door” cold fronts, bringing moisture and cooler temperatures from the northeast and spreading across New Mexico from east to west. 

  • Food Co-op to host bike swap Saturday

    The Los Alamos Cooperative Market will host its inaugural Bike Swap on Sunday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Los Alamos Singletrack Association (LASA), an International Mountain Biking Association affiliated club.
     
    The Bike Swap is an opportunity for bicycle enthusiasts to sell and buy quality used (and some new) bicycles, parts and accessories. The event will also include free bike safety checks, bike-related raffle prizes, grilled food for purchase, and youth activities, including a tyke bike course.
     

  • Transit of Venus

    White Rock residents had a small block party to view the Venus Transit Tuesday night. The photos were taken with a handheld point & shoot, looking into the eyepiece of a 4” refractor with a full aperture solar filter.