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Today's News

  • NMED: No threat of radiation to state

    The New Mexico Environment Department’s (NMED) Radiation Control Bureau (RCB) is working with federal agencies to provide information and assistance to New Mexican’s regarding radiation from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan.
    The federal government has now created a single webpage at www.usa.gov/Japan2011, providing information on air quality, food safety, potassium iodide, shipments from Japan, passengers from Japan, and additional information. The NMED is directing New Mexicans to this website for the most current and accurate information. The US Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for monitoring radionuclides in New Mexico. Current information can be found at www.epa.gov/japan2011/rert/radnet-data-map.html.

  • Arrest made in rest stop killings in Rio Arriba County

     SANTA FE  — State police arrested an Ojo Caliente man for the killings of a man and woman found in a burned out car in February north of Espanola.
    Twenty-eight-year-old Donald Ferran was arrested Monday for the deaths of 25-year-old Joey Maestas of Hernandez and 27-year-old Sarah Salazar of Espanola.
    Investigators believe Ferran killed the pair and put their bodies inside a 2000 Honda Accord parked at the rest stop and then set the car on fire.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports information from a warrant said a witness told police that just before the killing Maestas was flashing a $1,000 inside a turquoise money clip to Ferran and was bragging about it.

  • Police Beat 03-29-11

    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.

    March 17

    6:07 p.m. – Ashley Suites, 2454 Trinity Dr., reported being the victim of criminal damage to property. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

    2 p.m. – A 13-year-old Los Alamos boy reported being the victim of bribery/intimidation/retaliation against a witness at 2101 Hawk Dr.
    March 18

    1:01 a.m. – A 13-year-old Los Alamos boy reported being the victim of battery on Camino Durasnilla and San Idefonso Road.

  • Update 03-29-11

     Web conference
    The National Private Duty Association will offer a web conference to help families in New Mexico facing hiring a caregiver for a family member, at 7 p.m. March 30. Sign up at www.privatedutyhomecare.org.

    County Council
    The County Council will meet at 7 tonight at the Chambers in the Community Building.

     Dark Night
    The Pajarito Astronomers will hold their first county sponsored Dark Night of 2011 at 7:30 p.m. April 2 at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park.

  • NASA wants Mars Rover Spirit to phone home

    The prospect of ever hearing from the stuck Mars rover Spirit is fading after it failed to respond to repeated calls from Earth.

    Despite the dismal outlook, NASA will make a last-ditch effort to communicate with Spirit, which fell silent a little over a year ago. If there’s still no contact in the next month or so, the space agency will scale back its listening campaign for Spirit and focus on its healthy twin, Opportunity.

    That Spirit has not called home suggests that something is more seriously wrong than just a power issue, said program manager John Callas at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

  • Atomic City Transit may face funding cuts

    Mike Wismer, a county councilor representing Los Alamos on the North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD), will host the group’s monthly meeting at the Pajarito Cliffs Site conference room this Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The meeting is open to the public.

    One of the key items on this month’s agenda is funding allocation, which addresses the future funding of NCRTD routes that service Los Alamos County.

  • Spring is here

    Daffodils already seem to be in full bloom on Trinity Drive across from Mari Mac shopping center Tuesday morning.

  • Bell schedule may change for LAPS students

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on the proposed bell schedule changes for Los Alamos Public Schools.

    Change seems to be the theme for the 2010-2011 school year. Los Alamos High School students have dealt with construction at the school and on Diamond Drive for months and can look forward to more in the months ahead.

    Students might also be looking at a change in the school day if LAPS administrators decide that changing the bell schedule could save some money.

  • Local bookkeeper indicted

    An office manager, who kept the books for Jemez Physical Therapy in Los Alamos, was indicted on embezzlement and tax fraud charges by a grand jury in Santa Fe Friday.

    Rebecca Serrano, 46, of Espanola is accused of pilfering about $80,000 over a period of years from the practice at 2101 Trinity Dr.

    Serrano faces four counts of embezzlement and four counts of tax evasion. Because she is accused of embezzling in excess of $20,000, the charges escalate to second-degree felonies. The four tax evasion charges lodged against Serrano are fourth-degree felonies.

  • Civil Air Patrol seeks WWII veterans

    The Civil Air Patrol is seeking information about those who served in its ranks during World War II, in anticipation of pending legislation that will award a Congressional Gold Medal to CAP in honor of those wartime members.  Following passage of the legislation, eligible World War II members and their families will be honored in a special ceremony in Washington, DC. Replica medals will be presented to living members or to the families of deceased members.