Today's News

  • Raw Video: Boy Rescued After Falling Into Sewer

    A three-year-old boy has been rescued after falling into a sewer shaft in Colombia. Jeanpier Silvera went missing for about a day before being found in the shaft in Barranquilla on Wednesday.

  • LAPS receives additional funding from state

    Los Alamos was one of seven school districts and a charter school to new funding from the state’s "Reads to Lead" program Thursday.

    The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) made the notifications this morning and the recipients were among 43 applications for funding received by NMPED.

    The recipients will implement new programs focused on literacy from Kindergarten through the third grade starting in the 2012-2013 school year. These new funds will be used in combination with successful efforts in place in many of these districts and be specifically targeted to helping the students who struggle most in reading.

    Los Alamos will receive $177,068 from the grant.

  • LAMC inks deal for ER docs -- updated

    Healthfront, the Santa Fe company that has staffed the Los Alamos Medical Center with its emergency physicians, has made a move to part ways with the hospital.

    As of Aug. 15 at midnight, the emergency doctors that are usually on staff at the Los Alamos Medical Center will be gone, and replaced with a new staff from EmCare.

    According to its website, EmCare, which is based in Dallas, provides physician services for emergency departments, inpatient physician services, inpatient radiology management programs and anesthesiology services. Founded in 1972, EmCare has more than 500 exclusive contracts with client hospitals in nearly 40 states.

  • County Briefs 07-19-12

    Portions of Central Avenue to close

    In order to complete the final stages of utility water line work and installation of curb, gutter, drive pads, ramps and sidewalks associated with the new Municipal Complex, the contractor will close westbound Central Avenue from 9th Street to the new construction site entrances near Knecht Street beginning today.
    Westbound traffic on Central will be detoured onto 9th Street — north to Iris, then west to 15th Street. The southbound lane of 9th Street will be intermittently closed between Iris and Central for curb, paving, utility adjustments and concrete work. Traffic delays should be minimal. Construction is expected to occur over the next two weeks.

    Shotgun competition scheduled

  • Newest officer takes the oath

    Magistrate Judge Pat Casados swears in the newest Los Alamos police officer, Cpl. Jack Casias. He is the LAPD’s most recent recruit, but not new to police work, having spent three years as a police officer in Española.

  • Update 07-19-12

    Court closed

    The Los Alamos Municipal Court will be closed Wednesday-Friday 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.

    P & Z meeting

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. July 25 in council chambers.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. July 24 at White Rock Fire Station 3.

    Mud volleyball

  • Peace exhibit opens at Bradbury

    Artist and peace activist Shannyn Sollitt doesn’t just want you to see her artwork, she wants you to feel it.
    Currently hanging in the Bradbury Science Museum’s public forum space is a symbol Sollitt created incorporating cultural and religious icons from around the world.

    “I hope that people standing in front of the icon will get peace from looking at it; will receive the positive energy that went into it and the energy from the various spiritual paths represented in it,” said Sollitt, a resident of Santa Fe. “I hope they walk out of the Bradbury Science Museum with a new sense of inspiration and hope.”

  • Interns get hands-on experience

    Four New Mexico State University students have been getting some on the ground training through an internship program launched by the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) this year.

    “We thought we had a unique opportunity to expose students to four utilities - work some actual construction projects, see the contract administration and the customer service that’s involved in an engineering job,” said Deputy Utilities Manager James Alarid. “And we had some tasks that we needed some help with, so it filled a gap for us.”

  • Teachers Want Reform

    Teachers, parents and administrators say they’d welcome a reform of New Mexico’s teacher evaluation system.

    But they say the current rule has been rushed and doesn’t account for challenges outside the classroom.

    The state chapter of the American Federation of Teachers led a protest Wednesday before education officials met in a public hearing. The Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce is among supporters of the new rule.

    Efforts to replace the current evaluation system with one based on student test score gains failed in the Legislature.
    Education Secretary Hanna Skandera then moved to overhaul the system through administrative rule.

  • D.C. tackles lab oversight -- at a later time

    The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations had scheduled a hearing for Friday in Washington. The title of the hearing is “DOE’s Nuclear Weapons Complex: Challenges to Safety, Security, and Taxpayer Stewardship.”

    But according to a Thursday afternoon posting of the Energy and Commerce Committee website, the hearing has been postponed indefinitely.

    Among those expected to testify are NNSA administrator Thom D’Agostino and Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman. Others expected to testify include Glenn Podonsky, DOE’s Chief Health, Safety and Security Officer, Gregory Friedman, DOE’s Inspector General and Gene Aloise of the Government Accountability Office.