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  • Selvage resignation rocks county council

    Los Alamos County Council members who could be reached for comment seemed shell-shocked by Vice Chair Ron Selvage’s resignation.

    Selvage submitted his letter of resignation to Council Chair Sharon Stover Thursday evening, shortly after information surfaced regarding an indiscretion with a woman during a trip to Sarov, Russia, as part of the Los Alamos Sarov Sister City Initiative last September. Selvage was representing the county on that visit.

  • County unruffled by nuke protests

    The ranks of those protesting the anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings are expected to swell this year, as (un) Occupy Albuquerque urges those on its social network to converge on Los Alamos today and Monday. The U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, Aug. 6, 1945.

    Ashley Pond will be the center of activities on Sunday, with teach-ins, concerts, rallies, speeches and the “Sackcloth and Ashes” peace march. Protesters also plan to launch 3,000 “peace lanterns” onto Ashley Pond Sunday night, around the same time a similar event takes place in Hiroshima.

    Nonviolent demonstrations near Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) will take place Monday.

  • Officials on alert for livestock disease outbreak

    When the Los Alamos “Bad Bull Series” Rodeo kicks off Saturday, there will be at least one guest that won’t be welcome.

    County recreation officials are currently on the lookout for any livestock suffering from “vesicular stomatitis.” Outward signs of the disease include severe drooling and blister-like lesions forming on the inner surfaces animal’s lips, nostrils, coronary band, prepuce, vulva and teats.

    Though animals infected with the disease won’t necessarily die from it, there is no cure, and it can still cause serious deterioration in the animal’s health, according a press release issued by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

  • LAFD Battalion Chief on administrative leave after DUI arrest

    Los Alamos Fire Department Battalion Chief Kelly Sterna has been placed on administrative leave following a report on Saturday morning that he had been arrested in Albuquerque for suspected drunk driving. Sterna was not on duty at the time.

    "The Los Alamos Fire Department upholds the highest standards and code of conduct for its officers. We understand that the public places their trust in us to behave in a professional, law-abiding manner, both on and off duty," said Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes this afternoon. "Following our investigation into the situation, we will take appropriate action as needed."

    Records indicate Sterna, 36, was arrested at 12:40 a.m. Saturday at a sobriety checkpoint on Eubank Boulevard.

  • Phelps Collects 18th Gold Medal in Final Race
  • Update 08-05-12

    Pancake breakfast

    There will be a pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. today at the Posse Lodge, benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association. The price is $7 per person.

    Movie in the Park

    The final 2012 Movie in the Park is set for Wednesday. The movie, “Firehouse Dog” (rated G) will be at Ashley Pond starting at dusk. Movies in the Park are sponsored by Los Alamos County’s recreation department.

    County Council

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

    Martian celebration

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    A wildfire stirred by high winds sweeping through rural woodlands just south of the Oklahoma City area has set at a number of homes on fire.

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