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  • Ushering in spring

    Chamisa Elementary students got ready for the first day of spring Tuesday. Cheetah Oliver Danielson waters some freshly planted herbs for the school.

  • Raising awareness about cancer

    Gov. Susana Martinez declared March “Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month” in New Mexico, calling the disease one of the most “preventable, treatable and beatable” forms of cancer if caught early.
    The University of New Mexico Cancer Center experts join the governor and state health officials in urging New Mexicans to get screened for colorectal cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer death in the state.
    Approximately 800 New Mexicans receive a diagnosis of colorectal cancer each year and another 300 die of the disease, according to data from the New Mexico Tumor Registry.

  • Update 03-23-12

    Fundraisers

    The fifth and sixth graders at Barranca Elementary will hold a fundraiser garage sale for Briana Engleman from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Pueblo Complex Gym. Also on Saturday, the Los Alamos High School Key Club and National Honor Society are co-hosting a pasta dinner to benefit Engleman from 5-8 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church.

    March on Hunger

    Assets In Action is collecting food for the March on Hunger for local food banks. Those wishing to make donations can leave them at either senior center location, KRSN AM 1490, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce or Chamisa Elementary now through the end of the month.

    TV appearance

  • Voting on capital projects laid to rest

    In a twist, the Los Alamos County Council voted to take no action on the issue that prompted the overhaul of the county charter.
    Article 409 would have allowed voting on capital projects with estimated costs exceeding 15 percent of the most recently adopted budget. The amendment was defeated in a 6-1 vote, with Councilor Vincent Chiravalle casting the no vote.
    Council created the Charter Review Committee in response to a petition sponsored by the Los Alamos Governmental Review Initiative, which called for mandated voting on every capital project of more than $1 million.
    The petition garnered 2,000 signatures, but was rejected due to its questionable legality (it logrolled unrelated amendments together), but council wanted to address the issues it raised.

  • VIDEO: Coroner Says Whitney Houston Died From Drowning

    More than a month since she was found dead in the bathroom of her hotel room on the eve of the Grammys, Whitney Houston's death was ruled an accidental drowning. Heart disease and chronic cocaine use also contributed.

  • New Mexicans feel pinch at gas pump

    New Mexicans feel pinch of rising gas prices
    SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN,Associated Press

    BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans have joined those in other states in their irritation over the rising cost of gasoline.

    With long drives required to get around this expansive state, drivers say the prices are starting to get painful and they want leaders in Washington to do something about it. A gallon of regular unleaded is averaging $3.71 in New Mexico, and it's higher in rural areas.

    Families are reconsidering summer trips, and some businesses plan to charge customers for mileage because they can no longer absorb the prices.

  • Clarification 03-22-12

    Due to a source error, it was incorrectly stated in “Valles Caldera Preserve needs its amigos,” (March 15), that Los Amigos de Valles Caldera partners with the Valles Caldera Coalition for restoration of  bog, wetlands and floodplain wet meadow habitat. The Valles Caldera Coalition has not existed since 2006. Caldera Action replaced it in 2007.

  • Bandelier announces photo contest

    Superintendent Jason Lott invites photographers and artists to enter the 2013 Bandelier Annual Pass Photo and Art Contest.
    Digital images may be submitted today through April 4. “If Bandelier has inspired your creative side, here’s your chance to  show off your photography or artwork on the 2013 Annual Pass. The winner and two runners-up will receive free entry to all the National Parks for one year,” Lott said.
    The winner will also receive a personal family tour of the park and copy of the award-winning film “Sky Island,” narrated by Meryl Streep and N. Scott Momaday. Runners-up will also receive a copy of the film.

  • Update 03-22-12

    Fundraisers

    The fifth and sixth graders at Barranca Elementary will hold a fundraiser garage sale for Briana Engleman from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Pueblo Complex Gym. Also on Saturday, the Los Alamos High School Key Club and National Honor Society are co-hosting a pasta dinner to benefit Engleman from 5-8 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church.

    March on Hunger

    Assets In Action is collecting food for the March on Hunger for local food banks. Those wishing to make donations can leave them at either senior center location, KRSN AM 1490, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce or Chamisa Elementary now through the end of the month.

    School board

  • Charter amendments spark debate

    A handful of proposed amendments to the county charter stirred four hours of debate by council members and citizens alike. Amendments on Initiative, Referendum, Recall and procedures for amending the charter sections will now vie for limited space on the November election ballot.
    Council approved the Charter Review Committee’s recommendation that Article 702, governing recall elections, be amended to comply with the New Mexico State Constitution.  
    The constitution states that elected county officials can only be recalled for malfeasance, misfeasance or violation of oath of office.