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  • Crews contain 70 percent of Colo. wildfire--video extra

    GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — About 8,500 people were ordered to leave their homes Thursday as the second major wildfire to erupt this week in an outlying Denver suburb blackened 2.5 square miles.

    Officials ordered the evacuation of homes within a 4-mile radius of the fire near Franktown, about 35 miles southeast of Denver.

    High winds quickly spread the fire through grasses, brush and trees dried out from months of below-normal moisture. Strong winds fueled several grass fires on the eastern plains, including one that charred 8 square miles 95 miles southeast of Denver and burned two wooden bridges and a barn.

  • Los Alamos County medical director found dead

    New Mexico State Police located the body of Los Alamos County medical director Thursday afternoon near Ghost Ranch.

    Dr. Laura Kay, a resident of Rio Rancho, provided programmatic oversight and training of the various components of the EMS system.

    She was the subject of a missing person alert that was issued at 11 p.m. Wednesday after she failed to return home from work, said Los Alamos Deputy Fire Chief Patrick Sleik.

    Law enforcement was able to locate Kay's car Thursday through her OnStar communications system. State Police went to the location and discovered Kay's body near her car.

    The cause of death appears to be from a gunshot. A note was found on the front seat of her car, Sleik said.

  • Los Alamos Canyon Reservoir work begins

    Reconstruction of the Los Alamos Canyon Dam has begun, closing access to the area for all foot and vehicular traffic, according to the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities.
    The contractor, Kiewit, was given the Notice to Proceed, effective Monday. Dam reconstruction work will continue through the summer with completion slated for Nov. 15. For more information, see  www.losalamosnm.us/projects/utilities/Pages/LACanyonDamRestore.aspx.

     

  • Rules change on antelope licenses

    The Department of Game and Fish will conduct three public meetings in northeastern New Mexico this month to explain how landowners will be affected by new rules that change the way the state allocates private-land antelope licenses.
    The State Game Commission adopted the new rules affecting the Antelope Private Lands Use System, or A-PLUS, at its December 2010 meeting in Clovis.
    The rules were revised and adopted after consideration of Department recommendations, public comments during several commission meetings, more than 30 statewide public meetings, and hundreds of written public comments submitted over a period of more than two years.

  • Be There 03-24-11

    Today
    The Los Alamos High School NJROTC will have a brisket dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Posse Shack on North Mesa. The price will be $10 and the menu includes brisket, corn, potato salad, roll, cookies and a drink.

    The Los Alamos Arts Council will begin its 2011 Guitar Concert Series, Guitars at the Lodge, at Fuller Lodge at 7 p.m. Beverage and cookies available at 7 p.m., music begins at 7:15 p.m.  Admission is $15 at the door for non-members, $10 for members.

  • Community annoucements 03-24-11

    March on Hunger
    Aspen, Chamisa and Mountain Elementaries, along with Los Alamos Middle School, are collecting non-perishable items for people and collars and leashes for pets as a community project and a student service project combine their efforts.
    To learn more about making donations call 661-4846. Donations are accepted at school locations through Friday.
    The Los Alamos Monitor, KRSN, AM 1490 and the Betty Ehart Senior Center continue the March on Hunger through the end of the month.

  • Great Conversations slated for April 10

    Once again, the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation’s annual Great Conversations dinner is coming to town. Join a group of tablemates and a speaker at 5:30 p.m. April 10 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center for an informative and fun conversation.
    This is the sixth in a series of articles on the featured speakers. For a complete list of speakers, topics and to print a registration form, visit www.lapsfoundation.com. Tickets are $60 per person and include appetizers, a gourmet meal, wine, dessert and coffee. Registration is open now and is complete when payment is received.

    Rosalie Heller

    Topic:  Classical Music — What Good Is It? Speaking points include:

  • Obama signs off on NM disaster declaration

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for New Mexico after the state was left cleaning up damage resulting from days of extreme cold temperatures and a natural gas outage that affected thousands of customers.

    The president's declaration of a major disaster in the state clears the way for federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in several counties and tribal jurisdictions.

    The counties include Lincoln, Otero, Rio Arriba, Sierra, Socorro and Taos.

    Federal funding will be available on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter weather.

  • Letters 03-24-11

    Super spellers

  • U.S., Russia agree to extend nuclear security cooperation

    WASHINGTON – Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman today announced the signing of an agreement to extend nuclear security cooperation between the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service of Russia (Rostechnadzor) for an additional seven years
    Speaking at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington, Deputy Secretary Poneman announced the agreement, which will allow NNSA to continue work with Rostechnadzor to enhance its nuclear security regulations and inspection and training capabilities.