.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Police Beat 11-22-11

    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.

    Nov. 10
        
    8:37 a.m. – A 59-year-old Espanola woman reported that someone used her credit card by false representation at 3917 West Road. The estimated loss is unknown.

    7:39 p.m. – Nathaniel Martin, 40, of Los Alamos was arrested at 3000 Trinity Dr. and charged with battery against a household member.    

    Nov. 11

    6:56 p.m. – A 16-year-old Los Alamos boy was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia at 100 Azure Dr. and referred to the juvenile probation officer.

  • Update 11-22-11

    Dinner

    The Elk’s Lodge, VFW and American Legion will host the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday at the Elk’s Lodge. Serving is from
    11 a.m.-2 p.m. For information, contact Lisa Harris or Reine Williams at 662-5611.

    Court closed

    The Magistrate Court will close Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 for computer training for the judge and staff. Anyone who has court business may come to the court before or after those closing dates.

    No trash pick-up

  • CIP committee takes closer look at Phase II process

    The Capital Improvement Projects Committee (CIP) recently focused on improving CIP applications to avoid the types of oversights revealed with the White Rock Visitor Center. Unexpected cost overruns were partially attributed to errors on the application. The goal is to improve the form before a number of Phase II projects come before the committee early next year.

    Errors on the Visitor Center application included Gross Receipts Tax (GRT) of $140,000 accidentally left out of the “total” column. The Art in Public Places allocation had been calculated based on construction costs rather than total project cost, an error of nearly $6,000.

  • School board looks at redistricting

    Following each decennial census, the Los Alamos Board of Education is required to realign school board districts. As a result of this action, the board is required to hold two public meetings.

    The first meeting was Nov. 14 at Piñon Elementary school, however only LAPS employees showed up and the meeting was adjourned shortly after it was called to order. The next meeting is scheduled for 5:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at Los Alamos Middle School. During this time, the board will present different options for realignment. The requirements that must be met are: to have two public meetings and have maps showing the districts.

  • Two car accident causes rollover on West Jemez

    Los Alamos Police and fire officials responded to a mid-day crash Monday between two cars on West Jemez Road. A 2009 Hyundai, driven by a 32-year-old Belen man, rolled over after being hit by a 2003 Dodge, driven by an 18-year-old Los Alamos man. Police on the scene said at least one person was injured and that was a 42-year-old passenger in the Los Alamos man’s vehicle. According to deputy police chief Kevin Purtymun,  the Los Alamos man fell asleep at the wheel and his eastbound vehicle crossed into the westbound lane. The Los Alamos man was cited for careless driving. Purtymun said there was another accident at 5:30 this morning on State Road 4 near the Y. A 57-year-old Espanola man was cited for careless driving when he rolled his 2002 Toyota truck.

  • LANL cleanup priorities shift amid budget squeeze

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series.

    There seems to be a greater sense of urgency to get the TRU waste off the hill.

    That was the thrust of New Mexico Environment Department Secretary David Martin’s presentation last week to the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities in Santa Fe.

    When talking about Gov. Susana Martinez’s top priorities, Martin said, “Cleaning up the defense legacy wastes at LANL will be, and must remain, a highest priority to both the State of New Mexico and DOE.”

    Martin said that following the Las Conchas fire, Gov. Martinez identified the acceleration of transuranic (TRU) waste shipments from LANL to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant as her top priority.

  • Can occupiers survive without a song?

    My wife and I were watching the Country Music Awards last week when we realized that country music has gone the way of almost all other forms of music — single octave shouting, with the same words yelled over and over.
    We wondered what students do on bus trips these days. They can’t sing popular songs because there are few words and no melodies.
    Guess they just vegetate while listening to their smart phones play music.
    That led to a discussion of what all the kids, camped out in parks these days do for songs.
    We remember the 60s and all the great songs of that protest movement, recorded by top stars on top labels. It was easy to sing those.

  • Verlander picks up AL MVP this season

    NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander figured time had run out on his chance to become the first starting pitcher in a quarter-century to be voted Most Valuable Player.
    Last Tuesday, he found out about 12:40 p.m. that he was a unanimous winner of the AL Cy Young Award.
    It was closing in on 1 p.m. Monday, and he still hadn’t gotten word on the MVP.
    “I had told myself that it wasn’t going to happen,” he said. “I figured somebody else got the call.”
    Not to worry, there was just a slight delay because Verlander didn’t give the Baseball Writers’ Association of America his telephone number, forcing the BBWAA to relay the news through Brian Britten, the Detroit Tigers’ director of media relations.

  • Hilltoppers fall in first two games of season

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team took a pair of losses to open its 2011-12 season.
    Los Alamos played a doubleheader Saturday in the Albuquerque area. It dropped Saturday morning’s contest 2-0 to the Eldorado Eagles, then was knocked off 6-1 by the Cibola Cougars in the nightcap.
    Los Alamos was the final New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League team to start the season. Most other teams in the league play in indoor rinks and don’t have to wait for the colder temperatures the Hilltoppers have to. Los Alamos also was unable to use the county’s ice rink due to the closure of West Road and cleanup after the flooding prevention steps taken.

  • Swimming: Topper boys, girls are third at Academy

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swimming teams opened their 2011-12 seasons Saturday with third-place finishes at the Barney Relays.
    The Barney Relays, hosted by Albuquerque Academy, include the top-finishing teams in the state from the previous season’s state championship meet. Teams compete in relay events, many of which aren’t seen in any other competitions for the rest of the year.
    The Hilltopper girls finished with 88 points for their third-place finish, while the Hilltopper boys had 96 points overall.
    Academy, which won both the boys and girls state titles in 2010-11, were the big winners on both the boys and girls sides Saturday.