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  • Council weighs guidelines for informing public

    At Tuesday’s work session, the Los Alamos County Council considered policy issues regarding spending county resources for disseminating information to the public. How to present opposing views and define the role of advocacy were the core issues. 

    Acting County Attorney Brian James began the discussion by clarifying legalities. 

  • LAPS budget talks underway

    After a nearly three years of cuts, Los Alamos Public Schools are looking to put about $1 million back into the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

    District Superintendent Gene Schmidt said everything will stay in the $33 million budget that’s already in for fiscal year 2013, but the district has compiled a list of 33 potential additional items can be considered for funding.

  • VIDEO: Sunburn Study Shows 'Epidemic in the Making'

    Almost half of adults under 30 say they've had a sunburn at least once in the past year, a government survey shows--a sign that young people aren't paying much attention to warnings about the risk for the most dangerous type of skin cancer.

  • LA's state track seedings

    Girls

    400 relay
    Los Alamos, 49.36
    (Los Lunas, 48.41)

    100 hurdles
    Laura Wendelberger, 15.71; Chelsea Chalacombe, 16.62
    (Shantel Foutz, Kirtland Central, 14.53)

    100 meters
    Chase Ealey, 11.91; Amy Neal 12.30
    (Ealey)

    800 relay
    Los Alamos, 1:46.99
    (Los Lunas, 1:44.29)

    400 meters
    Amy Neal, 1:01.74
    (Cera Chavez, Los Lunas, 59.33)

    300 hurdles
    Laura Wendelberger, 45.99
    (Zhianna Flores, Piedra Vista, 44.20)

    1600 medley relay
    Los Alamos, 4:32.63
    (Valencia, 4:22.46)

    200 meters
    Amy Neal, 26.10
    (Cera Chavez, Los Lunas, 25.02)

  • LA in line for fourth straight state title

    Heading into the Class 4A track and field championship meet, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls can make a little bit of history.
    Los Alamos, the three-time defending Class 4A champion, can tie Albuquerque Academy’s mark of four straight team titles with a win this weekend.
    While Los Alamos is favored to do so, however, it may have some competition.
    The state championship meet is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex in Albuquerque. Field event competition starts at 8 a.m. Friday and track preliminaries gets going at 10 a.m.

  • VIDEO: Today in History Thursday, May 10th
  • Some big training wheels

    Atomic City Transit drivers recently conducted training in White Rock

  • Update 05-09-12

    LAPS ceremony

    Los Alamos Public Schools will honor its retiring teachers and its top educators at a ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday at Fuller Lodge.

    Council forum

    Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor have invited all County Council candidates to participate in a forum set for 6 p.m. May 17. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    'Cowboy Poet'

    Los Alamos Little Theatre presents, “Cowboy Poet,” at 7:30 p.m. May 19, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee May 13. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at CB Fox. For more information, visit lalt.org.

    Council meeting

  • Council discusses ad hoc committees

    The organization and roles of ad hoc committees created by either council or the county administrator came under scrutiny at Tuesday night’s council work session.

    Two committees in particular — the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for Trinity Drive and the Trinity Site advisory committee — prompted Councilor Mike Wismer to bring the discussion before council.

  • Woman guilty of Cerro Grande Fire fraud wanted in Pa.

    An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for Pamela Medley, 60, of Albuquerque. It alleges that in late April she claimed to be a paralegal and told Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office staff in Pittsburgh that the DA had forgotten to sign a form at a hearing.

    Medley left the DA’s office before she was recognized, authorities said, but the visit raised suspicions and led to misdemeanor charges, including lying to authorities.