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Today's News

  • Art swap is a chance to clean out the closet

    Artists, hobbyists and enthusiasts are all invited to clean out their closets and join in some fun from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 21 at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.
    PEEC, Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery, Fuller Lodge Art Center and Village Arts are teaming up to offer the community a chance to get together and swap everything and anything artistic.
    “We’re publicizing the swap early to give everyone plenty of opportunity to clean out those closets and cabinets,” said PEEC program director Katie Watson.
    The event is free and is designed to give artists and creators a chance to mingle and a chance for materials and art treasures to be discovered.

  • Police Beat 05-03-11

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.   
    April 19

    11:13 a.m. – Aaron Roybal, 19, of Espanola was arrested on Trinity Drive on an outstanding District Court Warrant out of Santa Fe.
    April 21

    12:26 p.m. – A 31-year-old Los Alamos woman reported a shoplifting incident at 3801 Arkansas St. The estimated loss is less than $100.    
        
    2:26 p.m. – An employee reported that someone damaged property at 127 East Gate Dr. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

  • U.S. rejoices at bin Laden's demise

    WASHINGTON — After nearly a decade of anger and fear, America rejoiced Monday at the demise of Osama bin Laden, the terror mastermind behind the horrific 9/11 attacks.
    Navy SEALs who killed the world’s most-wanted terrorist seized a trove of al-Qaida documents to pore over, and President Barack Obama laid plans to visit New York’s ground zero.
    Bin Laden, killed in an intense firefight in a daring raid at his fortified hideout in Pakistan, was hunted down based on information first gleaned years ago from detainees at secret CIA prison sites in Eastern Europe, officials disclosed.
    His body was quickly taken away for burial at sea, but not before a DNA match was done to prove his identity.

  • Update 05-03-11

    Council meeting
    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 tonight at the Community Building.

    Advisory Board meeting
    Fuller Lodge/Historic Districts Advisory Board will meet from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Curtis Room at Fuller Lodge.

    Hadassah
    National President of Hadassah Marcie Natan will be the guest speaker at a lunch, noon to 2 p.m., Sunday at the Hilltop House Hotel. For reservations call 992-1416 or 662-2397.

  • PEEC feels the pinch from variety of sources

    For the past several years, Pajarito Environmental Education Center has offered nature classes from its location on Orange Street, in a building leased from Los Alamos Public Schools, but that could soon change.
    During Thursday night’s school board meeting at Piñon Elementary in White Rock, PEEC Director Chick Keller spoke to the board about the need to expand and other obstacles that PEEC faces in its current location.
    Keller said one of the problems is cramped space, but also mentioned that leasing the building restricts the scope of activity mainly to Los Alamos schools. He also said innovations and improvements are not possible as a tenant.

  • CRC mulls mayoral powers for council chair

    Work to clarify the relationship between Los Alamos County Council and Los Alamos County Administrator in the county charter is progressing after Monday night’s Charter Review Committee meeting.

    “Everyone is in agreement that the council is responsible for policy and the county administrator and staff is responsible for implementing it,” committee member Kyle Wheeler said.

    She added the charter committee is trying to develop language that would limit the council’s ability to tell the administrator how to implement policy.

  • A time to celebrate

    Just arriving in D.C. from New Mexico at about 10:30 p.m., I almost missed the announcement that bin Laden was dead. 

  • Baseball: Toppers will take on Bulldogs Friday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team will have a long road ahead in the state Class 4A tournament, starting with a long road trip this weekend.
    Los Alamos (13-11) picked up a No. 12 seed in the 4A tournament, which starts with a best 2-of-3 series Friday and Saturday. Los Alamos will travel to Artesia for a matchup with the fifth-seeded Bulldogs.
    The Hilltoppers qualified for the state tournament with their District 2-4A title. The Hilltoppers finished with a 10-2 district record to clinch their third straight title.
    In 2011, however, Los Alamos was only 2-8 against non-district teams this season, a mark which included five losses to other Class 4A teams. That mark dropped the Hilltoppers down to the No. 12 spot.

  • Tennis: LA's Lucido/Havemann gets top seed

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team could be in a position for a repeat in the Class 4A doubles tournament.
    Los Alamos’ top doubles team of Dominic Lucido/Chase Havemann earned the top seed in the upcoming Class 4A playoffs.
    Lucido/Havemann will open tournament play Thursday morning after earning a first-round bye.
    The 4A singles and doubles playoffs start Wednesday night in Albuquerque.
    That tournament continues through Thursday, while the 4A team championship tournament gets underway Friday.
    Both tournaments will be played at the Jerry Cline Tennis Complex in Albuquerque.
    For the singles and doubles tournaments, the Hilltopper boys and girls teams have a total of seven entries.

  • NM hires broker to sell state jet bought for $5.5M

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez vowed to get rid of the state's executive jet plane, and now she will have help from a Colorado-based aviation broker with international reach.

    The state General Services Department announced Tuesday that it awarded a contract to Wetzel Aviation Inc. to sell the Cessna Citation Bravo.

    Selling the seven-seat plane has been a priority of Martinez since she took office in January.