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  • Council picks Hall as nominee to succeed Wallace

    The Los Alamos County Council chose one of their own as the nominee to replace late Rep. Jeannette Wallace in a special session Tuesday.

    The council voted 5-0 to submit Jim Hall as the county's nominee to replace the longtime state representative who died in April.

    Each of the three counties in District 43--Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval--will submit a nominee for consideration by Gov. Susana Martinez who can choose from the pool of nominees or the governor could reach out beyond that pool of nominees to make the appointment.

    Watch for more details on this developing story...

  • Update 05-17-11

    Stormwater project
    The NPDES Storm Water Individual Permit Project Update public meeting will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at Cities of Gold Hotel in Pojoaque.

    Park meeting
    Attend a public meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday to review conceptual plans for play equipment to be installed at Community Park. For more info, call Dick McIntyre at 662-8159.

    Master gardeners
    The May meeting of the Los Alamos Master Gardeners will be a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. today at the White Rock Community Building. There will be a short business meeting afterward.

  • Lunch program serves seniors

    For most people, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but that’s not always true for Los Alamos senior citizens. Sometimes it’s lunch that’s the most important meal of the day, especially if they are a part of the lunch program at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
    For over a decade, Meal Program Coordinator Fred Ortiz has been cooking meals for area seniors at the BESC. His day starts at 5:30 a.m. and alongside Michael Mason, the duo begins preparations for the 80-100 meals they will prepare.

  • LAYL class of 2011

    The Los Alamos Youth Leadership program’s class of 2011 celebrated the completion of the program with a graduation ceremony Sunday at Central Avenue Grill. The program teaches teens networking and leadership skills and is sponsored by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board.

  • Overlook Park access plan hits roadblock

    A county plan to build a $25,000 emergency access road through wilderness land leading into Overlook Park hit a roadblock at an informational meeting for White Rock residents Monday evening.

    About a dozen residents turned out to voice opposition to the plan as fire department and county officials explained the vision and purpose for the 12-foot wide “all weather” road that would be built using asphalt recycled from the Diamond Drive construction project currently underway in Los Alamos.

  • Colorado racer wins big in skateboard event

    Zak Maytum of Boulder, Colo., was the big winner at the Atomic Bomb skateboard competition held this past weekend on Camp May Road.

    Maytum won the Pagan TimesShip Southwest Series, the Atomic Bomb and had the fastest qualifying time.

    “It went amazing,” said Joe Lehm, the owner of TimeShip Racing of Santa Fe. “The city and county of Los Alamos were all very welcoming.

    Lehm said there were 80 registrants and they all navigated the 1.1-mile course, reaching speeds of 50 mph. The course was lined with 700 straw bales and the Pajarito Mountain ski patrol and Los Alamos Fire and Police Departments provided support.

    Here are results.

  • Man dies from injuries suffered in Central Avenue accident

    Saturday as competitors raced down Camp May Road in the Atomic Bomb skateboard competition, across town Los Alamos firefighters and police rushed to the scene of a serious accident involving a skateboarder.

    Graham Bultemeier, 21, died from injuries suffered in a skateboard accident on Central Avenue Saturday afternoon.

    Bultemeier, of Socorro, was skateboarding at Rose Street and Central Avenue, when he lost control of his skateboard and hit the pavement, according to Fire Marshal Mike Thompson. Bultemeier was not wearing a helmet and suffered trauma to the head.

  • Trump says no to presidential run

    NEW YORK (AP) — After months of flirting with politics, Donald Trump said Monday he won't run for president, choosing to stick with hosting "The Celebrity Apprentice" over a bid for the Republican nomination.

    The reality TV star and real estate mogul made his announcement at a Manhattan hotel as NBC, which airs his show, rolled out its fall lineup.

    "I will not be running for president as much as I'd like to," Trump said.

  • Endeavour soars on 2nd-to-last space shuttle trip--video extra

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour is finally on its way.

    Endeavour blasted off on the next-to-last shuttle flight Monday morning under the command of Mark Kelly, the husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The wounded congresswoman watched the launch in private from Kennedy Space Center.

    As many as 45,000 guests jammed NASA's launch site. The crowd outside the gates was estimated to be in the tens of thousands, if not more.

    It was the second launch attempt. Late last month, an electrical problem halted the countdown.

  • Cohen awarded scholarship

    Keanna Cohen was one of seven Northern New Mexico high school seniors who were recipients of the Domenici scholarship last week in Española. Retired Senator Pete Domenici honored the seniors at a LANL Foundation luncheon. Each recipient received a  a $2,500-per-year, four-year scholarship.