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  • Main Hill reopens after accident

    New Mexico State Road 502 (the main hill road) reopened after being closed for more than three hours Sunday evening as the result of a motorcycle and truck accident, according to deputy police chief Kevin Purtymun.

    The motorcyclist, who is from Taos, was transported to Los Alamos Medical Center and then to Christus St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe. Purtymun said the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office was still processing the scene.

    Purtyumun said the motorcyle driver was in stable condition at the Santa Fe hospital.

    Purtymun said the rider of the motorcycle was heading eastbound and the pickup truck was going westbound.

    Stay tuned to lamonitor.com for more details. 

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  • Griffith Gym to be rededicated

    There is a story behind just about any dedication.

    Griffith Gymnasium at Los Alamos is no exception.

    The community is invited to the Ribbon Cutting/Rededication of Griffith Gymnasium at 6 p.m. Monday.

    Griffith Gym happens to be named after Lieutenant Thurston “Turk” Griffith, Jr., who was a 1958 graduate of Los Alamos High School.  

    And it turns out, Griffith’s memory is dedicated in another state and that ceremony took place in Fort Gordon, Ga., in January.

  • CIP projects face budgetary roadblock

    The Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) that are ready to move forward may face a long delay. The FY2013/FY2014 budget includes only 20 percent of the total project costs, and projections for the future are not optimistic.

    Newly appointed Deputy County Administrator Steven Lynne laid out the facts. Approximately $27 million is available in the next two years. Long-term projections estimate that only $2.5 million a year will be available after that, bringing the 10-year total to $47 million.

    Projects that council has taken some initial action on total $123.5 million. Most of those have received phase 2 approvals, and others, such as the community broadband initiative, are nearing that.

  • Update 04-22-12

    School board

    The Los Alamos Board of Education will hold a work session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the high school speech theater.

    Open house

    Project Y is hosting an open house from 6:30-8 p.m. at UNM-LA, Building 2, Tuesday. Come see FIRST team 4153’s robot in action. Everyone is welcome.


    Kiwanis meets from noon-1 p.m. every Tuesday at the Masonic Temple on Sage, near the intersection of 15th and Canyon. The group will hold committee meetings Tuesday.

    Great conversations

    Join the LAPS Foundation for the third annual Great Conversation event from 2-4:30 p.m. today at LAHS.

    Council meeting

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