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Today's News

  • Authors Speak promises a transformative evening

    “I’m a serious academic historian,” Noel Pugach said.It’s true – but it may slip your mind when you see him perform as Lew Wallace this week at Mesa Public Library. You might think he’s a progressive 19th-century territorial governor of New Mexico, author of one of the most popular American novels of his time.“Wallace” will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday as part of the library’s Authors Speak Series, held monthly in the upstairs rotunda.

  • Police Beat

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    July 17

    12:44 p.m. - Los Alamos National Laboratory reported a burglary at 65 Pajarito Road. The estimated loss is $150.

    July 18

    7:30 a.m. - William Hargraves, 57, of Los Alamos was arrested on an outstanding Magistrate Court Warrant at 3067 Woodland.

    12:07 p.m. - Joseph Garcia, 29, of Los Alamos was arrested on an outstanding Municipal Court Warrant at 1627 Central Ave.

  • Maestas seeks progressive initiatives for PRC

    Local businessman Min Park calls Public Regulation Commission (PRC) candidate Joseph Maestas a “visionary” and “one of the best leaders Northern New Mexico has.”During his tenure on the Española city council between 2000-2006 and as mayor since that time, Maestas has accumulated a growing number of accomplishments.“Mayor Maestas has been proactive in forging partnerships with the Los Alamos business, government and science communities,” Park said during the March 13 campaign kickoff he hosted for Maestas at his Central Av

  • White Rock's master plan

    White Rock’s master planIt has taken a lot of work, but the plan the county has been promoting for White Rock is nearly ready for public view.And we join everyone in holding our collective breath.Not often is government the best source of private enterprise, so we are holding our judgment here.

  • Death Notice: Lois M. Duncan

    DUNCAN – Lois M. Duncan, a long-time resident and local artist, passed away March 12 at the home of her son, Kenneth Duncan.

    A full obituary is being prepared, but in the meantime the family announces that services for burial will be at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 24, 2008.A celebration of her life will follow at the Duncan’s home after the ceremony.

  • ATTENTION PARENTS: LAMS registration did not save data

    Los Alamos Middle School had a problem with its server Monday and PowerSchool did not save information submitted.If you have registered your student online on this date, please re-submit your registration before submitting the paperwork (even if you were given a confirmation). If you are unsure, please log on and check to see if your original selections are still in the online form. If not, please re-submit. Please note that this will NOT affect the order in which your child’s registration is received.

  • Players dispute script for mock emergency

    New Mexico Environment Secretary Ron Curry announced Wednesday his continued support for a specific emergency preparedness exercise set in Los  Alamos, despite recent complaints by Los Alamos National Laboratory that the scenario is “unrealistic.”A planning process going back to late 2006 has been developing a scenario that included a “radiological release to the atmosphere from an accidental detonation of un-surveyed underground explosives by excavating contractors at LANL’s Material Area B,” known as MDA B.The old dump, located

  • Sunshine Week spotlights the public's right to know

    The battle between the public’s right to know and the government’s demand for secrecy rages on and is highlighted during national Sunshine Week, which wraps up Saturday.The annual event was founded after the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors (FSNE) launched Sunshine Sunday in 2002 in response to efforts by some Florida legislators to create scores of exemptions to the state’s public records law.An estimated 300 exemptions to open government laws were defeated in the legislative sessions that followed three Sunshine Sundays because of increased

  • Richardson endorses Obama

     After weeks of speculation, Gov. Bill Richardson is endorsing Democratic Sen. Barack Obama for president. His announcement early this morning stuns many constituents because Richardson is a longtime friend of former President Bill Clinton and wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is in a bitter battle with Obama for the White House.Clinton and Obama have actively sought Richardson’s endorsement since he dropped out of the presidential race in January. Clinton has garnered a majority of Hispanic votes in primaries and caucuses, according to exit polls.

  • Stirring up some dialogue

    According to the Rev. Bruce Kuenzel, the wisdom of a community is more than just what one person has to say. This point will be exercised during the Science, Ethics and Religion Workshop from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 19 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.While ELCA theologian Larry Rasmussen will lead the discussion, he will not be the lone voice. Many people from different walks of life will carry the conversation. For instance, physicist Robert Kraus, theologian Dick Avery of Santa Fe, retired Catholic Rev.