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Today's News

  • Business/economic development candidate forum set for this evening

    The future make-up of the Los Alamos County Council will have an impact on economic development and the overall business climate in Los Alamos.

    All six of the candidates vying for three seats on the Los Alamos County Council have been invited to attend a forum set for 6 p.m. today at UNM-LA.

    The event is being co-produced by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor. The candidates will respond to questions surrounding improving the business climate and other issues related to economic development in Los Alamos and White Rock.

    The forum will take place in the Building 5 Lecture Hall (room 505) on the UNM-LA campus. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the event will get underway at 6 p.m.

    Republicans and Democrats have each fielded three candidates. On the Democratic side: Pete Sheehey, Kristin Henderson and Michael Redondo are in the running; while Republican candidates include Steve Girrens, Vincent Chiravalle and Marc Clay.

    While there have been a number of forums this campaign season, this is the only one that will focus on critical issues surrounding how best to foster growth and economic diversification in Los Alamos.

  • Update 10-14-12

    Council forum

    The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor will host a county council candidate forum at 6 p.m. Thursday at UNM-LA Building 5 Lecture Hall. The forum will focus on business and economic development issues facing LA. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

    Letter deadline

    The deadline to receive letters of interest from applicants interested in being appointed to the new Creative District advisory committee will have until 5 p.m. Tuesday. The criterion has been expanded to include those who “live or work in Los Alamos County.” 

    CRC Committee

    Members of Charter Review Committee will be available at the Farmer’s Market to answer questions.  Join them between
    9:30-11:30 a.m. Committee members plan to meet with voters at the Farmer’s Market every Thursday between now and the day of the election.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesdsay for a work session at the White Rock Fire Station No. 3.

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the DPU Conference Room at 170 Central Park Square.

  • Okhay Owingeh joins Regional Coalition

    The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities has announced that the Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh has become an official voting member of the Regional Coalition. In joining the Coalition, Ohkay Owingeh will participate as a full voting member of the board.

    “We are extremely pleased to be the first Pueblo to join the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities. We look forward to participating and supporting this most worthwhile effort,” said Ohkay Owingeh Governor Ron Lovato.

    The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities is now comprised of eight communities surrounding the Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory. Founded in 2011, the Regional Coalition works in partnership to ensure national decisions incorporate local needs and concerns.

    The organization’s focus is environmental remediation, regional economic development, site employment and adequate funding for LANL.

  • Cone Zone 10-14-12

    Eastern Area 2 concrete, paving and utility project — phase 1
    Fifth Street between Myrtle and Canyon remains closed.
    Roadway prep work continues on Myrtle between 9th Street and 15th Street. This section of Myrtle is closed to through traffic with flagging operations during the day and two-way traffic at night.
    Paving from the middle of the Myrtle Green to 9th Street should occur the week of Oct. 22.
    Minor delays should be expected. All through traffic on the above streets are advised to seek alternate routes.

    Capital Projects and
    Facilities projects:
    For more information about the project listed below, email cpfd@lacnm.us, call 662-8112, or visit the “Projects” link at losalamosnm.us.
    Central Avenue (associated with Municipal Building construction)
    The sidewalk on the north side of Central between 9th Street and Knecht Street will remain closed until further notice while construction of the new Municipal Building progresses.

    Other:
    NMDOT concrete work on Trinity
    NMDOT has notified the county that they will not work on Trinity this week; however, they do plan on returning to finish concrete work on Trinity Drive as their schedule permits.

  • Amy Goodman visits Los Alamos

    Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan were in Los Alamos recently, hosting their show from the Fuller Lodge as well as giving a lecture inspired from the notes of Goodman’s new book, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope. A video of the event will be posted online soon.

  • On Schedule 10-14-12

    Monday

    Golf: Los Alamos at Capital Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Football: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, C team, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Hope Christian, JV, 4 p.m.

    Tuesday

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, varsity, 4 p.m.; St. Michael’s at Los Alamos, JV, 4:30 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, varsity, 6 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Taos, C team, 4 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Taos, JV, 6 p.m.

    Thursday

    Cross country: LAMS at Bernalillo, boys and girls, 3 p.m.

    Football: LAMS at Escalante, 6 p.m.

    Friday

    Volleyball: LAMS at Taos Invite, seventh and eight grade, TBA.

    Football: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, varsity, 7 p.m.

    Saturday

    Boys soccer: Piedra Vista at Los Alamos, JV, noon; varsity, 2 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista, JV, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m.

  • Fishing Report 10-14-12

    Northwest

    Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using tubes, worms, senkos and crank baits for smallmouth bass. A few walleye were taken by anglers using spinner nightcrawler combinations. We had no reports on other species.
    Animas River: As of Monday morning flow near Aztec was 64 cfs. We had no reports from anglers.
    Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair to good using crank baits, large swim baits and spinners for tiger musky. We had no reports on other species.
    Canjilon Lakes: Trout fishing was slow but there were a few fish taken by anglers using spinners, Power Bait and salmon eggs.
    Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 300 cfs and 257 cfs respectively. The flow below El Vado is expected to be down to 50 cfs by the end of the week. Fishing below El Vado was very good using nightcrawlers, Power Bait, copper John Barrs, wooly buggers, spinners and salmon eggs for a mix of brown and rainbow trout. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was fair to good using wooly buggers, nightcrawlers and Power Bait. A section of the river from El Vado Lake to the west boundary of the Rio Chama Wildlife and Fishing Area opened to salmon snagging Oct. 1 but we had no reports from anglers working this area.

  • Animal Shelter 10-14-12

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on site adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating.
    All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro chipped. Visitor guides: Between 4-6 p.m. Friday, volunteers will be at the shelter to give potential adopters personal introductions to the adoptable animals.
    DOGS
    Axle — Don’t let those sad-looking eyes fool you. Axle is a playful and affectionate neutered male. The shelter temperament testers describe this Pit-mix as a total sweetheart. He would love a family that appreciates big, sloppy dog kisses.
    Bear — Large year-old male Heeler-mix. Housebroken, people oriented. Reported to be good with dogs.
    Ciera — Spayed female Shepherd-cross who likes to get to know her human associates before she shares her story with them.
    Coqueta — Six-year-old spayed female Retriever/Chow-mix surrendered. Good with adults and gentle children. Has been an outdoor dog.

  • News for Retirees 10-14-12

    Oct. 14-20
    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
    9:45 a.m.    Matter of balance class
    10:30 a.m.    LARSO Advisory Council
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken tenders
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing
    TUESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    Mac users group
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Pork chop
    1 p.m.        Bingo
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.    Table tennis

    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    RSVP quilters
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    10:45 a.m.    Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Fish
    1:15 p.m.    Socrates Café

  • A haunt about Taos

    Nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Taos is one of Northern New Mexico’s tourist destinations. With its share of galleries, museums and culture, it’s not hard to figure out what attracts out-of-towners to the area.
    Los Alamos might be the secret city, but Taos has some secrets of its own. Beneath Taos’ arts community and picturesque landscape, lies a dark, sometimes sinister history. It might be hard for some tourists to imagine that the Taos Plaza was once the site of various hangings and killings and that beneath the ground they are walking on, exist secret, underground tunnels.
    Many of the tourist attractions around the Plaza are allegedly haunted. From the Alley Cantina and Hotel La Fonda, to Moby Dickens Bookstore and the Mabel Dodge Luhan House, it’s not hard to find a specter hangout. Ask the shopkeepers and locals and they’ll likely tell you the stories behind the hauntings — and if you’re lucky ­— they might share some of their ghostly encounters.