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Today's News

  • Word on the Street 06-05-11

    Teen Pulse staff member Tom Hanlon recently asked Los Alamos High School students a few questions.

  • News for Retirees 06-05-11

    June 5-11, 2011
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    MONDAY    
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    9 a.m.    Toenail clipping
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Salisbury steak
    1 p.m.        Bridge
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training

  • Animal Shelter 06-05-11

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  
    We get lots of roaming cats and dogs. Don’t assume your cat was a meal for a coyote. Check with the shelter and see if your best friend is bunking with us. Proof of rabies vaccination is required when claiming your pet.

    Dogs

  • Los Alamos among counties under expanded state fire restrictions--video extras

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials are expanding restrictions on fireworks, smoking, campfires and other open fires to all of the state's 33 counties.

    State Forester Tony Delfin and New Mexico Energy Secretary John Bemis announced the additional restrictions Thursday. They will go into effect Friday morning.

    State restrictions were first enacted in April and included 29 counties where fire danger was highest.

    San Juan, Rio Arriba, Taos, Los Alamos and western Colfax Counties weren't included in the original restriction order because those areas had received winter moisture and weren't experiencing high incidence of wildfire.

  • NM boy, 9, becomes youngest to fly balloon solo

    TOME, N.M. (AP) — Nine year-old Bobby Bradley floated into history early Saturday, taking off solo in a hot air balloon and landing perfectly about a half-hour later to become the youngest trained pilot to accomplish such a feat.

    As the morning sun rose in the remote New Mexico town of Tome, Bradley took off from in the company of three other balloons, whose pilots included a designated balloon examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration. A crowd of about 50 supporters, including family, friends and classmates, cheered as they took off.

    His balloon landed 26 minutes later.

    "It was awesome. It was amazing. I loved it," he said after the successful flight.

  • James Arness of 'Gunsmoke' fame dead at 88--video extra

    It takes a special kind of lawman to carry on for 20 years in the Wild West of TV.

    Matt Dillon, the mythical marshal of Dodge City, stood tall — all 6 feet, 6 inches of him — on "Gunsmoke" from 1955 to 1975. He outlasted dozens of other Western heroes while making history on TV's longest-running dramatic series, a record that held until NBC's "Law & Order" tied the CBS Western's record in 2010.

    Through all those gunslinging years, James Arness, who died Friday, kept Marshal Dillon righteous, peace-seeking and, most of all, believable.

  • Overlook Park emergency access meeting

    The county will hold a public meeting at 5:30 p.m., Monday at the White Rock Town Hall to continue discussion on an emergency access to Overlook Park during the Fourth of July Fireworks extravaganza.
    The county is exploring the idea of using an existing walking path wide enough to accommodate emergency ATVs in the event of a catastrophic incident.
    This idea is being contemplated as a temporary measure this year, with talks planned for a permanent solution for next year.

     

  • Health Dept. advises residents on smoke

    The New Mexico Department of Health is advising residents to take special precautions due to smoke and ash from several wildfires burning in New Mexico and Arizona.  Sensitive groups such as the elderly, small children or any individuals with respiratory or heart problems should leave the area where the smoke levels are high until the smoke dissipates or stay inside as much as possible.

    People with chronic respiratory or heart disease are also urged not to use swamp coolers as they will pull the smoke inside.

  • Loma Linda Fire

    A fire broke out at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the corner of Loma Linda and North Mesa Road. The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities reported that hardware connecting an overhead pole to an underground line was loosened by high winds. Sparks from the loose connection ignited a grass fire. Power was cut to area residents while utility workers repaired the line. Fire Marshal/Assistant Fire Chief Michael Thompson said the fire burned a 20-foot by 30-foot area including two Ponderosa trees. Firefighters doused the blaze, preventing it from spreading to nearby homes.

  • State Briefs 06-03-11

    Richardson on witness list
     
    ALBUQUERQUE — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and more than a dozen current and former judges could be called to testify in the trial of a Las Cruces judge accused of bribery.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports the officials are on a list of 28 potential witnesses for the trial of state District Judge Michael Murphy. He was indicted last month in a scandal that alleges judicial candidates were pressured to make political donations that were funneled to Richardson.
    Asked by the newspaper if he would welcome a chance to take the stand, spokesman Gilbert Gallegos e-mailed that “Governor Richardson doesn’t comment on political witch hunts.”