Today's News

  • Update 09-23-14


    Los Alamos High School Olions present Melodrama. 7 p.m. Thursday preview. Tickets for this show will be two for one. $5 for everyone in the LAHS Blackbox.

    Farmers Market

    7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Additional parking available at the Justice Center.

    Golf tourney

    Golf Tournament: Tee it Up For the Future! 1 p.m. shotgun start Friday at Los Alamos Golf Course. Funds raised will go to a scholarship fund that will be distributed among local students. Organized by the Knights of Columbus. Registration information at Los Alamos Golf Course or go to kofc.ihmcc.org/2014_KofC_Golf_Registration.pdf.

    Viewing party

    “Manhattan” TV series, viewing party and discussion. 8-9:30 p.m. Sunday at Time Out Pizzeria on Central Ave.


    From 6-8 p.m. today at Fuller Lodge, the Los Alamos Study Group will host a public discussion about the future of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s three big labs: Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore and Sandia. 

  • Stormy weather

    Los Alamos County was on the northwest edge of the large band of storms that hit New Mexico Monday night. The area was hit by lightning, cloud formations and rain bands that stretched north of Española to Albuquerque.

  • Martinez, King spar in governor debate

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Republican incumbent Susana Martinez and Democratic challenger Gary King disagreed Monday over the economy and education in their first appearance together at a candidate forum in New Mexico’s race for governor.
    King went on the offensive quickly and complained in his opening remarks about a Martinez campaign ad that focused on his role as attorney general in the case of a felon who defrauded investors.
    “The real reason that we have ads like that in campaigns now is because we don’t want to talk about the real hard truth in New Mexico,” King said. “And the real hard truth in New Mexico is that we have the worst economy in the country.”
    He pointed out that New Mexico has lagged behind other states in job growth and has the second-highest poverty rate in the nation.
    Martinez jabbed at King for supporting tax increases to help solve a budget shortfall two decades ago when he served in the Legislature.
    “He’s has raised taxes before, and he has no regrets. And he’ll do it again when government gets into a pinch,” Martinez said. “We cannot afford to go backward.”

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  • LANS OKs $3 million in funding

     The Los Alamos National Security, LLC Board of Governors has approved $3 million in funding for the company’s plan to support education, economic development and charitable giving in Northern New Mexico.
    “This plan demonstrates our bond with the community and its people and businesses that support our national security mission,” laboratory director Charlie McMillan said. “It sustains the mutually beneficial programs that make Los Alamos one of the best places to live and work.”
    Los Alamos National Security, LLC since 2006 has been the managing and operating contractor for Los Alamos National Laboratory. Funds approved by the LANS Board of Governors are administered through a Community Commitment Plan managed by Los Alamos’ Community Programs Office.
    The LANS Community Commitment Plan has provided more than $28 million to the region since 2007.
    For 2015 the plan will provide:
    • $1 million for education, including science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs
    • $1 million for economic development, such as financial and technical assistance to start and grow regional businesses 

  • LA woman charged with embezzlement

    According to the management of Zia Credit Union, a recent examination of the company’s financials revealed something just wasn’t quite right.
    In August, their worst fears were confirmed when an employee, Ashley S. Maestas, 22, allegedly confessed to stealing about $24,000 (which may include interest) from the company. Maestas was fired shortly after her interview with management about the matter.
    According to court documents, Maestas was able to steal the money by increasing a $500 credit limit on one of her accounts herself, an employee violation she knew was in violation of the credit union’s security policy.
    In order to override the security controls that would have prevented such an act, she made the transactions through another employee’s computer. According to surveillance video obtained by police, when a fellow employee would leave her workstation, Maestas would use the employee’s computer in her absence without her knowledge. She would then transfer the funds to her checking and savings accounts.
    According to the credit union’s estimates, Maestas allegedly embezzled about $23,545 (not including interest) from the credit union. An audit of all of Maestas’ accounts revealed that only $1,735.95 in Maestas’ checking and savings accounts.

  • N.M. high school football results

    Artesia 53, Deming 15
    Atrisco Heritage 45, Highland 16
    Aztec 29, Del Norte 6
    Belen 28, Goddard 21, OT
    Bloomfield 33, Taos 15
    Capital 46, West Las Vegas 6
    Cleveland 35, Clovis 13
    Clint Mountain View, Texas 48, Chaparral 22
    Durango, Colo. 29, Farmington 22
    Eldorado 35, Volcano Vista 6
    Escalante 34, Raton 13
    Española Valley 40, Questa 6
    Estancia 41, Capitan 13
    Gadsden 32, Santa Teresa 24
    Jemez Valley 52, Alamo-Navajo 14
    Laguna-Acoma 40, Socorro 8
    Lovington 42, Albuquerque Academy 22
    Manzano 55, West Mesa 14
    Mayfield 51, Alamogordo 20
    Miyamura 50, Grants 0
    Oñate 25, Hobbs 21
    Piedra Vista 46, Moriarty 6
    Rio Rancho 30, Las Cruces 22
    Robertson 20, St. Michael’s 0
    Roswell 45, Silver 12
    Ruidoso 41, Pojoaque 2
    Santa Fe 28, Gallup 17
    Santa Rosa 26, Hope Christian 22
    St. Pius 55, Bernalillo 0
    Valencia 38, Albuquerque High 21

  • LAHS inducts top athletic figures into Hall of Fame

    The inaugural class of the Los Alamos High School Athletic Hall of Fame was honored last weekend during the homecoming festivities.
    Los Alamos inducted 13 former athletes, coaches, administrators and sports-related personalities into the Hall of Fame. Nominations for the honor opened earlier this year and winners were announced in early August.
    The inductees were recognized prior to the homecoming football game Friday — Los Alamos was defeated 24-6 by the Kirtland Central Broncos in the 2014 contest — and were recognized at the formal induction ceremony Sunday at Fuller Lodge.
    Among those honored were the following:

    • Walt Arnold — Arnold was a standout tight end for Los Alamos during his high school career and was an All-State honoree in 1976. After his career playing for the University of New Mexico, Arnold played in the NFL for seven years, mostly with Los Angeles and Kansas City.

    • Lynn Bjorklund — A top runner during her high school career, Bjorklund set a longstanding high school record in the 3,000 meters, a record that stood until last year. She qualified for Team USA in 1974 and 1976 and ran in several international competitions during her career. She also set a record for the Pikes Peak Marathon that stood for several years.

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