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Today's News

  • Residents ponder Trinity Roundabouts

    Proposed roundabouts on Trinity Drive have stirred debate and controversy recently. 

    In an effort to collect people’s thoughts about the proposed changes along this main artery, Los Alamos County hosted a walking tour Thursday afternoon. 

    Thirty-nine people participated in the walk, which started at the Justice Center, traveled down to the Shell gas station to the Oppenheimer and Trinity intersection before turning to head up to Ashley Pond. The tour ended where it began at the Justice Center. 

    County Council Chair Sharon Stover recommended hosting the tour. She said she had questions about the proposed changes and she wanted to get a better understanding of the issues surrounding Trinity Drive. 

  • AG King issues local opinion

    The New Mexico attorney general has issued an opinion regarding the hotly contested question of whether the county charter may legally require certain capital projects receive prior voter approval. 

    “Los Alamos County, which has adopted a home rule charter, may legally require the approval of county voters before the county proceeds with a capital project,” said Attorney General Gary King in a letter to Interim County Administrator Randy Autio Wednesday.

  • Dry spell continues

    Yet another month has passed with meager precipitation.
    The first four months of 2011 netted a total of 0.68 inches in Los Alamos and 0.27 inches in White Rock, where the norm is about 4 inches and 3 inches in the two towns, respectively.
    A look over the entire weather record in both towns reveals that the first third of only 1972 was drier. And April was windy, too.  Numerous cold fronts passed and summer-like warmth abruptly reversed into winter. Precipitation was measured on seven days in Los Alamos and on four days in White Rock, but in the end April was merely a continuation of a dry and windy 2011 thus far.
    The precipitation total in Los Alamos in April was 0.47 inches where 1.06 inches is normal.

  • Stay stable with a balanced cash flow

    By Sandra Taylor Sawyer

  • CIP committee to meet Thursday

    The County’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold a business meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in council chambers.
    They will continue  discussions about improvements to the CIP process.
    The committee will also hear updates from county staff on future plans for conducting public outreach on CIP meetings.
    All committee business meetings are open to the public and agendas are posted 72 hours in advance of the meeting.
    Public comment is accepted at the beginning and close of each meeting.
    The committee includes five county staff members and five citizen members.

  • LAFD hosts Frito pie fundraiser

    Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) personnel, which included Louisa Martinez (left), Marisha Greigo, Ana Martinez, Chief Doug Tucker, Norma Valdez, Justin and Charlie Grider, 4, served up bowls of Frito pie Tuesday afternoon at Los Alamos National Bank. The lunch was a fundraiser for Katelyn Collier, who has an extra electrical pathway in her heart that causes her to go into supra-ventricular tachycardia or a heart rhythm disorder. Collier’s mother, Renee, works for LAFD. The group raised $1,200 during its Frito pie sale to help cover expenses and is currently hosting a bake sale at the fire administration building on 195 East Road.

  • Pakistan suicide bombs kill 80 to avenge bin Laden--video extra

    SHABQADAR, Pakistan (AP) — A pair of suicide bombers attacked recruits leaving a paramilitary training center in Pakistan on Friday, killing 80 people in the first retaliation for the killing of Osama bin Laden by American commandos. The Taliban claimed responsibility, blaming the Pakistani military for failing to stop the U.S. raid.

    The blasts in the northwest were a reminder of the savagery of al-Qaida-linked militants in Pakistan. They occurred even as the country faces international suspicion that elements within its security forces may have been harboring bin Laden, who was killed last week in a raid in Abbottabad, about a three hours' drive from the scene of the bombing.

  • Running: Weeks has the top prediction Tuesday

    Bob Weeks predicted his finish time perfectly during Tuesday night’s Pace Race.
    This week’s Pace Race was held near Bandelier National Monument on the hills overlooking S-Site. In all, 19 runners and walkers took part.
    Weeks, running on the 1-mile course, called his finish time exactly to earn top honors this week. Daniel Romero was off by eight seconds and Ted Romero by 19 seconds on the 3-mile course.
    The fastest finisher on the 3-mile course Tuesday was Jamie Jablin, who finished in 20:50. On the 1-mile course, Charlotte Leouard had the best time, finishing in 10:16.
    The next Pace Race will be held Tuesday starting at Barranca Mesa Elementary School. Race time is 6 p.m.

  • Football: Legality of free Fiesta Bowl tickets questioned

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona Senate Ethics Committee review found some lawmakers may have violated state law by improperly accepting free football game tickets from the Fiesta Bowl, Chairman Ron Gould said Thursday.
    However, Gould told The Associated Press that he is temporarily refraining from taking further action because he doesn’t want to taint a criminal investigation being conducted by Maricopa County prosecutors.
    In a related development, Senate President Russell Pearce released copies of canceled checks and other documents that he said show a “clear pattern of compliance” with state laws restricting acceptance of gifts and of making reimbursements to the Fiesta Bowl for game tickets.

  • Softball: Piedra Vista wins big over Del Norte

    After Thursday’s play concluded, all of the top teams in the Class 4A softball playoffs were still alive in the championship bracket.
    The Class 4A playoffs continue through Saturday. The championship game will be played at Lobo Field in Albuquerque.
    Following the Del Norte Knights’ upset of the Los Alamos Hilltoppers Thursday morning, they were thumped by the top-seeded Piedra Vista Panthers. The Panthers, quite possibly the best team in the state of New Mexico, romped to a 15-0 victory in Thursday’s second round.
    The Panthers are scheduled to play the fourth-seeded Los Lunas Tigers in the championship round Friday morning.