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  • VIDEO: NY boy's message in bottle found in the Azores

    A 10-year-old upstate New York boy's message in a bottle dropped in the Atlantic as part of a school project has been retrieved across the ocean in the Azores.

  • Dealership showcases cars in LA

    Despite inclement weather, a number of Los Alamos residents turned out for a showing of the latest models available from Beaver Toyota Saturday afternoon at Del Norte Credit Union.

  • Golf course meeting scheduled

    Several residents have voiced concerns about possible impacts to trails near the Golf Course if safety improvements being proposed for the driving range were to be implemented.
    The proposed improvements are currently being studied as part of a Capital Improvement Project funded last year by the council.
    To address these concerns, the Parks & Recreation Board has placed this item as a discussion topic at the beginning of their next regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.
    They have changed the location of the meeting from the Training Room in the Aquatic Center to Fuller Lodge’s Pajarito Room.
    No final design or construction of the proposed project has been approved or funded at this time.

  • Update 12-06-11

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at council chambers in the Community Building.

    Court closed

    The Magistrate Court will close Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for computer training for the judge and staff. Anyone who has court business may come to the court before or after those closing dates.

    LTAB meeting

    The Lodgers Tax Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m., Dec. 13 at the Chamber Conference Room.

    Parks and Rec

    The Parks & Recreation Board will meet at 5:30 p.m.. Thursday. They have changed the location of the meeting from the Training Room in the Aquatic Center to Fuller Lodge’s Pajarito Room.

  • Junior handler invited to AKC national championships

    Jennifer Necker, a Los Alamos Middle School seventh grader, is the youngest of only three New Mexico youth to be invited to participate in junior showmanship at the 2011 American Kennel Club National Championships, in Orlando, Fla. Dec. 17.  

    Necker, a member of the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club and the English Setter Association of America, will show her English Setter, Owen, at the big event.  This will be Necker’s fourth trip to the national championships; however this will be the first time she has shown Owen at the event. Necker is currently ranked as the number two English Setter and number 18 sporting dog junior handler in the country.

  • Authorities inch closer to wrapping up rollover probe

    Police are moving closer to concluding an investigation into the cause of a one vehicle accident that occurred nearly three months ago in which the driver died.

    Allen L. Martinez of Chimayó lost his life in the single-vehicle rollover early in the morning of Sept. 17. Martinez, 31, was on his way to work at Los Alamos National Laboratory when the accident occurred near Technical Area 46 on Pajarito Road. According to police reports last September, the 1999 Oldsmobile Martinez was driving left the roadway and traveled more than 500 feet before coming to a stop.

  • Broadband group pushes initiative

    At a Nov. 1 public meeting updating citizens on the Phase II study into the feasibility of bringing community broadband to Los Alamos, IT Project Manager John Jones stressed that it was important for council to hear community input on whether or not there is support for the project.

    That motivated Allen Saenz and Tom Carroll to initiate the We Want Broadband group.

    “It (community broadband) will provide multiple benefits to homebuyers, renters and businesses - offering reliability, services ready at move-in, and vastly higher bandwidth enabling more robust video, Internet and voice services,” said Marguerite McClay, a member of We Want Broadband.

  • Snow ushers in WinterFest parade

    Los Alamos Medical Center had the winning float during Saturday night’s annual light parade on Central Avenue. Residents braved the cold and snow to get a peek at the parade.

  • NM struggles with winter blast

    Much of New Mexico continued Tuesday to deal with the aftermath of a severe winter blast as more schools closed and the southern part of the state saw closed highways and weather related car pileups.

    Motorists sought emergency shelter overnight as state officials closed both directions of Interstate 40 from Albuquerque to Gallup — part of the historic Route 66 — after blowing snow caused near-zero visibility. It was open Tuesday morning but traffic was moving slowly because of ice on the road.

  • LAPS, LANL on delayed starts for Tuesday

    As the winter storm departs leaving behind bone-chilling temperatures, both the schools and lab will be on a delayed start for Tuesday.

    The school district Tuesday, December 6 - Los Alamos Public Schools will be on a 2 hour delay. LAHS classes begin at 10:00 a.m. No a.m. Preschool.

    Simlarly, LANL will be on a delayed start with a staggered schedule - Los Alamos residents with children or other dependent care report at 10 a.m., carpoolers report at 10 a.m., remainder of workforce reports at 10.45 a.m.