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Today's News

  • Phys Ed fun

    On Wednesday, all five elementary schools came together for the annual Field Day at Sullivan Field. LAPS Physical Education teachers rallied a multitude of volunteers to help with the festivities that wrap up the year. Here things are stacking up quite nicely as youth compete to stack cups, race to the end, unstack and tag their teammate.

  • Bradbury joins Blue Star Museum program

    Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Bradbury Science Museum is partnering with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families Foundation and the Department of Defense in the Blue Star Museums program to host active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 28, through Labor Day, Sept. 3.
    Joining more than 1,500 participating museums throughout the United States, “Bradbury Science Museum is excited and proud to be part of the Blue Star Museums program as a way to thank our nation’s military personnel – and their families – for their service,” said Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck.

  • Bandelier offers visitors chance to witness eclipse

    Bandelier National Monument will offer an opportunity to witness a solar eclipse Sunday.
    “The last solar eclipse in the United States occurred in 1994, this will truly be a once in a lifetime experience,” said Superintendent Jason Lott.
    There are 33 national parks positioned for a great view of the eclipse.  At Bandelier, visitors will see an annular eclipse where a thin ring of the sun is visible around the moon.  Since the sun is not completely blocked, participants will receive complimentary solar shades and be able to look at the sun through solar telescopes.
    In addition to the eclipse viewing, park staff, with the help of the Bradbury Science Museum and local astronomy groups will offer other activities including:

  • Local courts: On the Docket 05-17-12

    May 7

    Chantell Murphy, 30, of Los Alamos, pleaded guilty in Los Alamos Municipal Court to speeding 11 to 15 mph over the speed limit, improper stopping, standing or parking, and for failure to pay. Judge Alan Kirk ordered Murphy to pay $167 in fines and court fees.

    Tulin Yu, 43, of Los Alamos, pleaded no contest in municipal court to speeding 6 to 10 mph over the speed limit. Kirk deferred Yu’s sentence for 60 days pending successful completion of a defensive driving course and received no additional citations during that time.

    Gloria Silver, 47, of Rio Rancho, pleaded guilty in municipal court to speeding 21 to 25 mph over the speed limit. Kirk ordered her to pay $196 in court fees and fines.

    May 8

  • Giant chess match scheduled for Saturday

    From 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the LAHS auxillary gym, Mario will take on the Ringling

    Brother’s  Circus in an oversized chess match like no other. Students in the

    2-d/3-d and ceramics/sculpture classes have created oversized chess pieces

    out of paper mache. These pieces range in size from 7 ft tall to 4 ft. tall.

    The chessboard is 24 ft by 24 ft.

  • Update 05-17-12

    Council meeting

    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers at the Community Building.

    Council forum

    Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor have invited all County Council candidates to participate in a forum set for 6 p.m. May 24. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    Concert series

    The Los Alamos Summer Concert Series opens at 7 p.m. Friday with the Tino Dimotrov Band and DK and the Affordables at Overlook Park in White Rock.

    Meeting canceled

    The CIP Evaluation and Oversight Committee has canceled its regular monthly business meeting at 5:15 p.m. today in Council Chambers.

  • Burned body found at home in El Rancho

    After the Santa Fe County Fire Department put out a mobile home fire in El Rancho near Pojoaque late Sunday night, the burned body of a woman was found inside the structure.

    Santa Fe Under Sheriff Ron Madrid said deputies were called out to assist the fire department.

    “They put the fire out and called the State Fire (Marshal’s) office because there was a body that was found,” he said.

    Madrid said a positive identification has not been placed on the body, but that an autopsy was performed Tuesday and they were using dental records to determine who the woman is. Madrid said as of Thursday afternoon, the state Office of the Medical Investigator has not yet identified the woman.

  • CMRR funding still alive

    After a House Rules Committee vote, funding for the proposed Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement facility is still alive for FY2013

    The battle in Washington continued this week in the House as Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) sponsored an amendment that would have nixed Rep. Mike Turner’s (R-Ohio) amendments from last week that would breathe new life into the CMRR project.

    Markey’s amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act did not make it out of the House Rules Committee. The entire bill, however, is being debated in the House.

    Turner’s amendments, meanwhile, made it through.

  • Ready to run

    The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics took place today and Los Alamos police officers turned out in force to help raise awareness and funds during the event. Some 13 local officers participated along with volunteers and ambulance service provided by the Auxiliary Fire Brigade. The torch relay takes the runners over a 40-mile course that ends in Jemez Springs. Those interested in donating to the cause can contact Det. Sgt. Oliver Morris at 662-8281.

  • State finances seem all right

    At one point in the rock opera “Tommy” by The Who, someone says, “I think it’s alright, yes I think it’s alright.”
    Alright seems the status for the state’s financial condition, I concluded after financial officials reported to the recent annual conference of the New Mexico Tax Research Institute.
    This year’s session of the Legislature was successful, said Charles Sallee, deputy director of the Legislative Finance Committee.