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  • Resident: Prostitution Arrest Rocks Maine Town

    People in the upscale Maine beach town of Kennebunk are waiting anxiously as police prepare to release the names of clients of Zumba instructor Alexis Wright who also allegedly worked as a prostitute.

     

     

  • LAMC hosts Teddy Bear Clinic Friday

    The Los Alamos Medical Center will host a Teddy Bear Clinic Friday morning.
    Approximately 350 kindergartners, their teachers and parent chaperones will have the opportunity to tour most areas of the hospital in order to learn about the facility and its departments, all while gaining a comfort level within a hospital setting.
    With the help of Care Flight and Los Alamos police and fire departments the students will also have the opportunity to tour helicopters, police cars and ambulances.
    “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to create an educational experience that our children will never forget” said hospital CEO Feliciano Jiron.
    “As a community organization, we believe that Los Alamos Medical Center can provide a wonderful experience for the children of our community as they develop a strong understanding of the importance healthcare plays in our day to day lives. The entire organization is very excited and cannot wait for the kids walk through our door.”
    “We have invited every kindergarten class in Los Alamos to take part in this wonderful program” said event coordinator Johanna Jiron.

  • LA County forms advisory committee

    Residents, business owners and representatives interested in Los Alamos County’s recently adopted arts and culture district (aka Creative District) are invited to apply to join the Creative District Advisory Committee forming this month.  Letters of interest are due to the county by 5 p.m. Oct. 16. 
     The county administrator is seeking citizen volunteers to join representatives of cultural and business assets operating within the adopted boundary of the Creative District to provide guidance and advice to council and staff regarding the county’s role in the implementation of the Creative District Master Plan — a plan designed for the purpose of achieving economic revitalization of downtown Los Alamos through the preservation, support and promotion of the community’s arts, culture and science and technology assets and attractions.
     Committee member selection will be based on the following criteria:
    • Have a high interest in the county’s arts and culture organizations, businesses and attractions;
    • Represent a wide range of interests and activities (residents or commercial/business owners);
    • Have actively served with local community groups or organizations;
    • Have a fair working knowledge of local government and its services; and

  • Update 10-11-12

    Council forum

    The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor will host a county council candidate forum at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at UNM-LA Building 5 Lecture Hall. The forum will focus on business and economic development issues facing LA. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

    Parks and Rec

    The Parks and Recreation Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. The board meets monthly. More information can be obtained by calling 662-8173.

    CRC committee

    Members of Charter Review Committee will be available at the Farmer’s Market to answer questions.  Join them between 9:30-11:30 a.m. Committee members plan to meet with voters at the Farmer’s Market every Thursday between now and the day of the election.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 for a work session at the White Rock Fire Station No. 3.

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the DPU Conference Room at 170 Central Park Square.

  • 'Pink Skies' to be aired at Los Alamos National Laboratory

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory is partnering on with Los Alamos Public Schools, Northern New Mexico College and schools in Pojoaque and Española during Breast Cancer Awareness month in October.
    It’s called “Pink Skies,” a documentary about the empowerment of women and overcoming obstacles as athletes and human beings. The film follows Ruth, a breast cancer survivor, as she hopes to join a team of nearly 200 women from 31 countries to create a world record all Women’s Skydiving Formation. The team also has a goal to raise nearly $1 million for breast cancer research and prevention.
    The award-winning documentary is being screened for lab employees Oct. 16 at LANL, but it’s also being screened for the community.
    In addition to the screening at LANL, “Pink Skies” will be screened four times in Española and Los Alamos.
    • 12:45-2:30 p.m., Oct. 15, Nick Salazar Center for the Performing Arts, Northern New Mexico College; for junior and senior high students from Española, Pojoaque and McCurdy.
    • 6:30 p.m., Oct. 15, Nick Salazar Center for the Performing Arts, Northern New Mexico College; open to the public.
    • 12:15-2:15 p.m., Oct. 16, Duane Smith Auditorium, Los Alamos High School; junior and senior students.

  • Online forum looks to open government

    Los Alamos residents often complain that they are unaware of what the county is doing or that they do not have time to attend meetings or send emails about issues that concern them. The county has just launched another initiative that may make it easier for citizens to stay informed and involved.
    Open Forum is an online tool for citizen participation developed and moderated by Peak Democracy, a nonpartisan company whose mission is to broaden civic engagement and build public trust in government. The county’s cost for a yearly subscription and full support is $2,700.
    “This is in response to council’s desire to find additional ways to conduct public outreach with citizens and try to find different venues for people to have more 24/7 access to county government, without necessarily attending another public meeting or having to go to someone’s office to look at a particular document,” said Los Alamos County Public Information Officer Julie Habiger.
    Open Forum provides tools for citizen engagement. The county posts information about a project or an upcoming council issue on the site. Citizens can read a basic introduction and decide if they want to learn more by following links to power point presentations or additional information.

  • Today in History for October 11th
  • 10 things to know for Thursday


    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

    1. VP CANDIDATES TAKE CENTER STAGE

    Untested debater Ryan has been studying up on Biden, who has been sparring over public policy for years.

    2. REPUBLICANS CONFRONT STATE DEPARTMENT ABOUT LIBYA SECURITY

    GOP lawmakers aren't buying the explanation that protection was fine, but overwhelmed by the unprecedented Benghazi assault.

    3. TURKEY INTERCEPTS SYRIAN PLANE AS TENSIONS MOUNT

    The jet was forced to land at Ankara airport, and cargo was confiscated.

    4. WHO CLAIMS TO HAVE THE DOPE ON LANCE ARMSTRONG

    A report shows that 11 former teammates helped build the case against the dethroned Tour de France king.

  • Police: Focus on Tips on Missing Colorado Girl

    Authorities said they have received 'several hundred tips' as they continue to search for a 10-year-old girl who disappeared on her way to her suburban Denver school.

  • Congressman: Libya Terror Attack Exposes Security Flaws