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Today's News

  • Ex-PRC member ordered to prison for evaluation

    SANTA FE (AP) — Former state utility regulator Jerome Block Jr. was sent to a state prison diagnostic center Friday, and a judge sternly warned him that he potentially faces many years behind bars if he doesn’t deal with a drug addiction.
    District Judge Michael Vigil postponed Block’s sentencing on felony charges until after a 60-day evaluation at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Los Lunas. Block resigned last year from the Public Regulation Commission under a plea agreement with the attorney general’s office. He pleaded guilty to felonies for misuse of taxpayer money and election law violations.
    The five-member commission regulates utilities, telecommunications and insurance.

  • Deadline looms for LA Plaza

    As Los Alamos Plaza, LLC attempts to secure financing and move forward with its planned development, a huge deadline looms that could change everything.

    A settlement agreement in a court case filed against Los Alamos Plaza, LLC and managing member Candles Delight, LLC by a group of creditors stipulates that an outstanding loan on the property must be repaid by Feb. 29.

    The creditors filed for foreclosure and judgment on the promissory note in October of 2010. On August 19, 2011, a summary judgment and decree of foreclosure awarded the judgment to the plaintiffs.

  • Beery brings home a piece of history

    On Jan. 24, Army Spc. Kyle Beery presented the NJROTC with a flag flown over Camp Ramadi, Iraq on Aug. 30, 2011. Beery was serving in Camp Ramadi with Bravo Co., 1-325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division at the time this flag was flown. Along with the flag was a certificate of authenticity, with signatures from commanding officer Lt. Col. Charles Masaracchia. Beery is seen here presenting the flag to NJROTC instructor Lt. Cmdr. Wes Shumaker, while Gunnery Sgt. Bret Painter, also an NJROTC instructor, holds the certificate. Beery was a member of the unit all of his four years at LAHS. He is on leave from Ft. Bragg, N.C. for two weeks.

  • Animal Shelter 01-29-12

    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.
    Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    Thank you to the community of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Monitor staff for the outstanding support you give to the animals lovingly cared for in the shelter.

    DOGS

    Louie — A sweet-natured older gentleman. He’s a Lab-cross, well behaved with simple needs like ear scratches and tummy rubs.

  • News for Retirees 01-29-12

    Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2012
    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
    9 a.m.    Toenail clipping
    10 a.m.    Strong people screening
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Green chile chicken enchiladas
    12:30 p.m.    Driver safety program
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training

  • Veteran’s Admininstration invites community to salute veterans

    The Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center invites the public to participate in open-house activities Feb. 12-18 during the National Salute to Veteran Patients. 
    “The National Salute to Veteran Patients gives everyone a chance to let those who have given so much to our nation know that they are not forgotten,” said Sonja Brown, chief of Voluntary Service and Public Affairs for the New Mexico VA Health Care System.
    “We want people of all ages to bring Valentine’s Day cheer throughout that week for our patients.”
      Brown said she hopes visitors also will learn more about the roles volunteers play at the medical center throughout the year and perhaps pursue volunteer opportunities.

  • Staff shows their appreciation

    On Wednesday, Los Alamos High School staff members recognized the efforts made by Assistant Principal Mike Johnson during the construction phase. They presented him with balloons, a six-pack of Pepsi Max and a note of thanks.
    LAHS Registrar Dena Brent said Johnson kept his calm demeanor during the construction. “It would take a saint to do all this,” she said.
    In addition, librarian Ken Holmes said, “He did a very good job of coordinating.
    Maire O’Neill added, “he never appeared frustrated or raised his voice. He’s respectful and kind and looks to make the day better for his employees.”
    In addition to the balloons and soda, Johnson was serenaded by Bel Canto.

  • Habitat for Humanity celebrates milestone

    Join Habitat for Humanity for the commemoration and dedication of the 600th Habitat House in New Mexico at 1 p.m. Feb. 3 in the New Mexico State Capitol Building Rotunda.
    Following the Capitol Rotunda activities, there will be a dedication and celebration of the milestone event.
    The event will be at 4 p.m. at the home of Habitat Partner Family, Umberto Mendoza and Debbie Montoya in the Tierra Contenta Community, 7252 Vuelta de la Luz, Santa Fe.
    Anticipated attendees and invited guests for both events are: Habitat for Humanity Affiliates throughout the state of New Mexico; and local, state and federal officials; media representatives; volunteers; individual donors; as well as funding organizations.

  • LAHS seniors get the chance of a lifetime

    Some people dream about it in elementary. Others wait years for the chance, looking forward to high school and senior year because that’s when they’ll get a shot. The list is elite and only six will be chosen.
    This year,  LAHS seniors Mireya Bouquin, Amethyst Collins, Bob Collum, Molly Finn, Kevin Smale and Kayla Suazo are the group chosen to emcee “Breaking the Bank,” the Olions’ annual ’Topper Revue.

  • Word on the Street 01-29-12

    Teen Pulse staff member and LAHS senior Madalina Ciuca asked LAHS students, “What’s your most interesting trait?”