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  • YMCA fundraiser nets $53K

    The Red and Black Ball, the preeminent fundraising gala for the Los Alamos Y and its annual “Strong Kids” campaign, attracted more than 150 attendees from around the Northern New Mexico region Saturday night.

    The event netted $53,400 for the community organization, which came in shy of the $60,000 goal Y officials were shooting for in donations.

    This marked the 12th year for the function which touted a Motown theme that featured both live and silent auctions as part of the evening’s festivities.

    In 2011, the Y served 3,067 youth through more than 79 programs and in membership. The Y also awarded in excess of $75,000 in scholarships in child care, youth programs, and youth and family memberships.

  • Duplex Demolished

    This duplex at 4333 Fairway Dr. caught fire in 2007 and was abandoned. Fed up with the eye sore, neighbors took action and circulated a petition, signed by 37 Fairway Drive residents, which was taken to the Los Alamos County Council in July 2010. Council decided that the owner, W. Clarence Courtright, needed to take action and either repair the dwelling, or sell it. Despite a for sale sign in the front yard, the duplex was razed.

  • Council debates pay philosophy

    Looking at ways to maintain competitiveness in the marketplace, the pay adjustment structure and how to deal with employees at the top of their pay range were issues the Los Alamos County Council had to confront at Tuesday’s work session.

    The hot topic was where county salaries should fall in comparison to state, regional and national markets.

    The county has been committed to offering competitive compensation in order to attract and retain higher performing employees and deliver higher than average services to the citizens of Los Alamos. This relates to the strategic goal of achieving operational excellence, which calls for investing in staff and their development to create a high performing organization.

  • VIDEO: Defiant Iran Loads Own Fuel Rods Into Reactor

    Iran says it has begun loading domestically made nuclear fuel rods into its Tehran research reactor. The official IRNA news agency said Pres. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inserted the first Iranian-made nuclear fuel rod into the reactor in north Tehran.

  • NM chile experts identify hottest pepper

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Experts at New Mexico State University's Chile Pepper Institute have identified the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion as the new hottest pepper on the planet.

    The pepper was picked during a scientific study of super-hot chile varieties. It scored the highest, with more than 1.2 million Scoville Heat Units.

    The institute's director, Paul Bosland, says researchers wanted to establish the average heat levels for super-hot varieties. That's something that hadn't been scientifically set.

    Bosland and his partners looked at several breeds reputed to be among the hottest in the world.

  • Federal court asked to review redistricting

    SANTA FE (AP) — Republicans asked a federal court on Monday to take over the job of drawing new districts for the state House of Representatives.
    GOP lawyers filed a lawsuit on behalf of several voters asking a federal court in Albuquerque to appoint a three judge panel to draw district boundaries for the 70-member House. The voters include two Albuquerque-area Republicans who intend to run for House seats once new districts are established.

  • N.M. 4 construction schedule released

    On Monday, Mountain States Constructors began milling the existing road surface at the following intersections.
    Monday and Tuesday: N.M. 4 and Grand Canyon, La Vista                        
    Tuesday and Wednesday: N.M. 4 and Sherwood
    Wednesday and Thursday: N.M. 4 and Bonnie View as well as the Hampton Inn and Metzger’s entrances/driveways
    Thursday and Friday: N.M. 4 and Rover Blvd.
    Expect lane closures and flagging operations during non-peak hours. Follow the detour signs as posted.

  • Red and Black Ball brings out benefactors

    More than 150 people turned out Saturday evening for the 12th annual Red and Black Ball, a major fundraiser for the Los Alamos Y and its Strong Kids campaign. The sold out event featured live and silent auctions and a “Motown” menu for dinner.

  • Update 02-14-12

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5:30 p.m.
    Wednesday at the DPU Conference Room, 170 Central Park Square.

    Council meeting

    There will be a council meeting at 7 p.m. today at the White Rock Fire Station #3.

    Iwo Jima talk

    World War II Marine Corps veteran Bill Hudson will show a DVD about the battle of Iwo Jima at 7 p.m. today at the Mesa Public Library. After the viewing, Hudson will give a brief talk.

    Soil sampling

  • Museum for Broken Hearts Popular on Valentine's

    On Valentine's Day, Croatia's lovelorn have a place to commemorate their heartbreak. And the appeal of the Museum of Broken Relationships appears to extend globally as well.