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Today's News

  • The Rolling Stones Celebrate 50 Years

    Thursday marks 50 years since Mick Jagger played his first gig with a band called the Rolling Stones, and the group is marking its half-century with a book and an exhibition of photographs of the band at Somerset House in London.

  • Judge OKs Rooftop Missiles During Olympics
  • UNM-LA to offer programs for younger students

    UNM-LA will host “University Experience,” from July 23-27. This program is a newly designed and invigorated version of what was once called “Children’s College.”  
    This program includes two components, the “University Adventures” program for students entering grades 4-7 and “University Explorations” for older students entering grades 7-12.  Seventh graders may select either program, depending on their interests.

  • Fire restrictions eased throughout state

    Effective this morning the Santa Fe National Forest moved from Stage 2 Fire Restrictions to no fire restrictions forest-wide, to include the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Current monsoon rains and favorable weather forecasts are allowing for the complete lifting of fire restrictions.
    “We’ve experienced some of the driest conditions this forest has seen in many years,” said Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor, Maria T. Garcia. “The monsoon rains are a very welcome relief, and I’m glad to see conditions improve enough to lift fire restrictions throughout the forest.”
    Forest visitors are still encouraged to use caution with campfires and other sources of ignition.

  • Update 07-12-12

    Court closed

    The Los Alamos Municipal Court will be closed July 18-20 for staff to attend training.  Payments due during this period may be mailed to Los Alamos Municipal Court, 2500 Trinity Dr, Ste C, Los Alamos, N.M. 87544 or some payments may be paid online at citepayusa.com.  The court will re-open at 8 a.m., July 23.

    LANL meeting

    A public meeting for the LANL Individual Permit For Storm Water will be at 5:30 p.m. today at the Cities of Gold Conference Center in Pojoaque.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. July 24 in council chambers.

    Coalition meeting

  • Park passes first hurdle in Congress

    The House Natural Resources Committee today approved by unanimous consent H.R. 5987, a bipartisan bill introduced by Natural Resources Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.) and Rep. Ben Lujan (D-N.M.) to establish a Manhattan Project National Historical Park that will include facilities at Hanford, Wash., Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Los Alamos.

    The Manhattan Project was an unprecedented top-secret program to produce an atomic bomb before Nazi Germany. The action by the committee makes the bill eligible for consideration by the full House.

  • Broadband study gets council OK

    The Community Broadband Network project moved one step closer to completion Tuesday when the county council approved a request from Information Technology (IT) staff to include questions regarding debt financing for the project in the final market research study.

    During the FY2013 budget hearings, council was adamant that Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) projects should move forward without new taxes and without debt. However, staff concluded that the $48 to $60 million project–which would bring fiber infrastructure to every county residence–is not feasible without some form of debt financing.

    Staff has identified federal grants and loans that could help finance the project, but most federal funds require some type of match from the recipient.

  • High water at Bandelier washes out temporary bridges

    An evening rain in upper Frijoles Canyon Wednesday sent high water down Frijoles Creek, washing away three temporary bridges in Bandelier National Monument. Bridges along the trail to Alcove House and the second bridge on the Falls Trail were washed away.

    The high water also closed Hwy 501 and sections of Hwy 4 temporarily.

    Chief Ranger Tom Betts said the temporary bridges were designed for such events.

    “Our talented trail crew designed split log and rail bridges which are very simple and very cost effective,” Betts said. “We built them knowing they would wash away at some point.”

  • Board green lights bus loop

    Months of debate, rejected plans and much discussion came to an end Tuesday during the Los Alamos Board of Education meeting.

    Board members were able to reach a consensus regarding the proposed bus loop at Los Alamos High School and voted 5-0 in favor of study number eight, which would have buses entering school grounds from Diamond Drive and exiting onto Orange Street.

    According to a press release from Los Alamos Public Schools, the High School Bus Loop Committee met on July 3 “to review the high school bus loop option that will be presented to the school board at the July 10 meeting.

  • Treat your ears to country-rock-soul

    According to Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series promoter Russ Gordon, one of his favorite concerts in the last 25 years was the Austin country-rock-soul band, the Gourds, who performed at the Pajarito Ski Area four years ago.
    Their lead singer/front man is Kev “Shinyribs” Russell. Those that have never seen the Gourds or don’t remember the show might want to catch this Friday’s Shinyribs concert at Ashley Pond.
    “The Gourds have two songwriters and singers, plus they’re a democratic band where they all argue over who controls the performances and CD production,” Gordon said.