Today's News

  • LA Chamber debuting a new promotion at tonight’s show

    Along with hearing some tunes, Los Alamos residents can also save a few bucks by attending the Gordon’s Summer Concert Series.
    The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is introducing a coupon page that is only available at the chamber’s tent at this year’s concerts.
    “Friday Night Specials,” as the coupons are called, will be available for several local retailers. The coupons are good from Saturday through the following Thursday.
    The first group of Friday Night Specials will be available tonight at the concert at Ashley Pond.
    The Band of Heathens will play starting at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond. It’s the third of the Gordon’s series concerts.
    According to promoter Russ Gordon, “They mix rock, Americana, country, blues, R&B, jamband and funk. They’ll remind you of The Band, the Black Crows, Grateful Dead, Wilco, Dawes and Ryan Adams. One of the best to come out of Austin, Texas, this young century.”
    Band of Heathens has played on the long-running PBS show “Austin City Limits” and, following tonight, have upcoming dates scheduled for Saturday in Taos, Sunday in Albuquerque and several next month in Texas.

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  • Woman sentenced in hotel incident

    A 30-year-old Los Alamos woman was sentenced recently for her part in a February altercation with police officers, where the woman, Rebecca Meagan Redondo, and another man, Samuel J. Nasise, fought with officers and allegedly attempted to grab at items on the officers’ utility belts during the fight.
    The sentencing was Wednesday in Magistrate Court.
    According to documents, police responded to a domestic dispute at the Comfort Inn Hotel in Los Alamos one night in late February.
    According to police reports, when officers inquired and the couple opened their hotel room door, a fight ensued between one of the officers and Nasise.
    Redondo tried to join in, but was held back by one of the officers.
    As the fight between Nasise and the officer escalated, the officer detaining Redondo went to help, and that’s when Redondo joined in the fight.
    As a result of the altercation, Redondo was charged with two counts of battery upon a police officer, two counts of resisting, evading or obstructing an officer and one count of disorderly conduct.
    In a plea bargain worked out between Assistant District Attorney Kent Wahlquist and Redondo’s defense attorney, David M. Chacon, charges in the case were significantly reduced.

  • Library's summer reading program kicks off Monday

    “Every Hero Has a Story” is the summer theme at the Los Alamos County Library System. Join the Los Alamos County Libraries Summer Library Club during the kickoff Monday at Ashley Pond. Clan Tynker will start the party at 6 p.m.
    As school lets out for summer, it’s a good for children, teens, parents and caregivers to get involved in all the fun of the Summer Library Club.
    “One thing we’re really excited about is how we’ve revamped our summer programming,” said Angie Manfredi, head of Youth Services. “We want to make the program engaging and active so we’re expanding beyond reading. This year the Summer Library Club will encourage participants to write reviews, visit museums, attend library programs and stop by to visit the library every week to participate in challenges. And reading is still part of the program because we encourage parents and kids to think of summer as a time for kids to be empowered by the ability to choose their own reading. No more reading for tests or points, summer is all about books kids wants. Library staff is here to recommend and share the fun stuff. It’s going to be an amazing time.”

  • Cougar is spotted on Friday

    A cougar was sighted near El Gancho Street close to Guaje Pines Cemetery Friday night.
    Police are urging those with pets and small children to take precautions.
    It was unknown whether the cougar that was sighted was the same one Game and Fish officials are looking for. Traps were set up near Los Alamos Airport to try to snare a cougar that killed two dogs earlier this month and attacked other dogs.

  • People in the News 5-31-15

    Sophia Rose Stroud received her doctor of medicine degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine during the commencement and hooding ceremony on May 8.  
    Stroud was selected by the faculty as the outstanding neurology medical student in the Class of 2015.
    She will begin her residency in pediatric neurology at Oregon Health and Science University.

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    The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Jillian Lane of Jemez Springs, Lindsay Roach of Los Alamos, Daniel Steward of Los Alamos and Michael Walker of Los Alamos.

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    Amethyst Collins, of Los Alamos, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Collins was initiated at Eastern New Mexico University.

  • Births 5-31-15

    May 5: A girl, Adah Mae Leyba-Moya, born to Shayleen Lujan and Justin Leyba-Moya
    May 14: A boy, Jerome Baca, born to Alicia and Emilio Baca
    May 15: A girl, Naveah Faith Martinez, born to Samantha Bachicha and Brandon Martinez
    May 16: A girl, Alicia Narae Gallegos, born to Maria A. and Wilfred L. Gallegos
    May 18: A boy, Vincent Wilbur Naranjo, born to Kara Baca and Nolan Naranjo
    May 19: A boy, Aaden Michael Griego, born to Stephanie and Daniel Griego
    May 27: A boy, Wyatt Eugene Lambson, born to Jenny and Britton Lambson

  • News for retirees May 31-June 6

    May 31-June 6, 2015
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.
    Betty Ehart
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio
    10 a.m.        Senior civic discussion group
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Chicken enchilada
    Noon        Grief  support
    2 p.m.        Pinochle
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango dancing
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    8:45        Variety training
    10 a.m.        Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Lemon cod
    1:30 p.m.        Party Bridge
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table tennis
    8:30 a.m.        LAVA quilters