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Today's News

  • Council set to review electric utility rates

    During the introduction of ordinances at Tuesday’s county council meeting, Utilities Manager Buck Monday will present Ordinance 02-095 pertaining to electric utility rates. Public Works Director Kyle Zimmerman is set to request approval of the final design of the Central Avenue pedestrian crossings and streetscape project.

    Included in the consent agenda for council approval under a single motion, unless any item is withdrawn by a councilor for further consideration, is the certification of the canvassing committee results for last Tuesday’s primary election.

  • Tomatoes to blame

    The Food and Drug Administration has alerted consumers in New Mexico that a food poisoning outbreak has been linked to certain types of uncooked red tomatoes and products containing raw red tomatoes.

    According to the Center for Disease Control, reports of salmonella as a result of consuming these products have now come from nine other states – Texas, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Idaho, Illinois and Indiana.

  • Honoring traditions

    Shavu’ot is a harvest festival. It is a two-day holiday that falls seven weeks after the second night of Passover. In ancient Israel, it started with harvesting barley at Passover and before moving on to wheat at Shavu’ot. People would bring the first fruit of their fields to the Temple of Jerusalem.

  • Track and field: Meet results from KSC Elite club

    The local KSC Elite Track Club took some top honors in a pair of recent track and field events.

    The club team took four first place finishes at the AAT Meet, held May 18 at Eldorado High School in Albuquerque and grabbed four more top finishes at the Taylor Ranch Cougar Meet, which was held Sunday at Milne Stadium in Albuquerque.

    Raechele Lyon won both the 100 and 200 meter events at AAT, then won the 100 meters and finished second in the 200 meters at Taylor Ranch.

  • Young entrepreneur awarded

    Her love of arts and crafts and initiative to make some summer money paid off.

    Los Alamos High School graduate Sarah Seidel padded her college savings account Tuesday, after receiving a $1,000 scholarship from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Young Entrepreneur Foundation.

    Seidel wrote an essay describing her entrepreneurial endeavors to the organization, which encourages students to consider a career in small business.

  • Our View: 28 percent: Something to brag about?

    Officials are boasting of a high primary election turnout. Statewide that translates to a whopping 28 percent.

    Yes, 28 percent of registered voters actually going and casting a vote is something to brag about.

    And this is of registered voters – many citizens don’t even bother to register.

    A total of 543,615 Democrats and 354,272 Republicans were registered to vote in Tuesday’s primary election. Of that, about 138,000 Democrats voted, while some 111,000 Republicans went to the polls.

  • William "Bill" Pruett

    PRUETT - William “Bill” Pruett, 60, went to be with the Lord Saturday, May 31, 2008. Bill is survived by his wife of 36 years, Trisha; daughter, Kim Pruett; son Brian Pruett and wife Karen; granddaughter Hannah Grace; pal “Bonnie”; sister Judith Bateman and husband, Al of White Rock, N.M.; nephews Andrew and wife Lindsay, Jeff and wife Sheryl and niece, Elizabeth; and many other family and a score of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, C.L. & Edna Pruett.

  • Betty Virginia Snyder Rynd

    Rynd – Betty Virginia Snyder Rynd passed away peacefully June 3, 2008, at her home in Albuquerque at the age of 90. Betty was born in Pittsburgh, Penn., on April 26, 1918 to Essie and Charles Snyder. She grew up in Meadville, Penn., with her Uncle John and Aunt Anna Briggs, whom she called “the Briggsies.” Betty attended Allegheny College and obtained a bachelor’s degree. Betty and Edgar “Eddie” Rynd were married July 26, 1940, and were married for 58 years, until Edgar’s passing in 1998.

  • Independent files for council

    Registered Independent Michael Wismer filed his candidacy for county council Wednesday afternoon at the county clerk’s office. The former councilor served from 2002-2006 and switched parties from Republican to Independent in 2004.

  • Immediate work required at LAHS, Aspen

    Critical infrastructure work needs to be completed at area schools, and it needs to be done as quickly as possible.

    That was the central message delivered by Steve Girrens, president, LAPS Board of Education, to attendees at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce’s monthly business breakfast today.

    “It’s time now that we really have to do something a lot more significant to keep our schools’ infrastructures viable to support our education,” Girrens said. “The schools are the crown jewel of our future.”