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Today's News

  • Plague found in pets in two NM counties

    SANTA FE  — State health officials say plague being found in pets in northern New Mexico should be a warning that human cases could follow.
    The state Health Department confirmed plague this week in a dog in Santa Fe County. Lab tests also have confirmed plague cases in another Santa Fe County dog and a cat from Rio Arriba County near Abiquiu.
    They are the first cases of the year.
    No human plague cases have been confirmed.
    Plague is a bacterial disease generally transmitted to humans through the bites of infected fleas. It also can be transmitted by direct contact with infected animals.

  • Celebrate National Library Week

    The Española Public Library will celebrate National Library Week through April 16.
    Activities for children and families are ongoing. From 11:30-1 p.m. Thursday, the Friends of the Library will host a reception for National Library Week that will include a book discussion and book signing with local authors Robert Trapp, Robert Torrez and Isabel Ziegler. Luncheon refreshments will be served.
    Saturday’s activity will celebrate Dia De Los Niños and will include a book give-away to all children, while supplies last.
    A Book by author Pat Mora will be read. Mora is the founder of Dia de Los Niños.
    For more information call the library at 505-747-6087 or visit www.youseemore.com/espanola.

  • Community announcements 04-13-11

    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.

    Jr. Toppers

  • On Copper Mountain with the ski patrol

    Despite the lack of snow this winter, the ski patrol from Pajarito Mountain have continued their training.
    In February, Grace and Seth Longon, Nate Phillips and Nate Kamm, four local young adult ski patrollers attended the National Ski Patrol Young Adult Patrol Jamboree at Copper Mountain, Colo.
    The Rocky Mountain Division hosted 17 young patrollers from six regional ski areas and held an in-depth program on avalanche safety and rescue.
    The young patrollers dug a snow pit to evaluate the snow layers and risk of avalanche occurring. They used locator beacons, avalanche probes and shovels to search for buried mock victims.

  • Update 04-13-11

    ESB meeting
    The Environmental Sustainability Board will host a meeting at 7 a.m. April 21 at the Eco Station Administration Building.

    DPU meeting
    The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) board will meet at 5:30 p.m. April 20 at the DPU conference room. 

    Climate change talk
     Kathy Brown, Seventh Generation Institute, talks about pikas, climate change and how citizen scientists can help. 7 p.m.  today at Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

    Spanish dance
    The Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance will present its first recital of Flamenco and Spanish Dance at 3 p.m., April 16 at Fuller Lodge.

    LAFRW meeting

  • U.S. District Court to hear CMRR case

    Two weeks from today, Greg Mello of the Los Alamos Study Group and his lawyers will be in a U.S. District Court room in Albuquerque.

    At 9 a.m. on April 27, Judge Judith Herrera will be hearing arguments from the Los Alamos Study Group and the Department of Energy.

    According to court documents, the complaint seeks a declaratory judgment and mandatory injunction requiring DOE to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), by preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) regarding the proposed Nuclear Facility at Los Alamos and its many subprojects.

  • Los Alamos group talks tax reform

    Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela indicated during a meeting Tuesday that he wants to work with the New Mexico legislature to obtain tax reform for the business sector. He met in his Santa Fe office with a business advocacy contingent from Los Alamos to learn more about the community.
    “It’s important that state government have a good solid impression of our community … my highest hope is that the secretary, as he travels around the state, will keep us in mind in terms of how we can help and also participate with other economic development activities that are out there.”

  • LAPS ponders budget decisions

    For the past several months, the Los Alamos Public Schools have been talking about making cuts to their budget. Now it’s time to take action.

    Faced with cutting approximately $1 million from the budget, the Long Range Financial Planning Committee and school administrators are mulling over the surveys that were recently sent to the community, in which values were placed on school programs.

    LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt said the surveys will be used to guide the budget-cutting decisions. On April 21, a budget meeting will be held during which the committee’s discussions will be unveiled to the public.

  • Wallace honored at Roundhouse

  • Council eyes muni designs

    Los Alamos County Council weighed in on the updated design plan options for the new municipal building during a meeting Tuesday night. While no clear consensus has emerged in terms of a most favored option, some councilors continue to question the size and scope of the project overall.
    The municipal building will be located in the former Los Alamos Apartments site along Central Avenue. The property covers 3.7 acres and the actual municipal building will be 64,450 square feet. Of that, 6,500 square feet will go to the county records facility, 7,500 will go to the historic archives and 1,280 will be designated for future information technology expansion space.
    The total cost for the project is $25,800,873.