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Today's News

  • Seat belt enforcement in full swing

    The 2012 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicked off this week, but local law enforcement has been ramping up seat belt use enforcement for months as part of the state-sponsored Operation Buckle Down.

    Since January the Los Alamos Police Department has been enforcing Operation Buckle Down or so-called OBD.
    OBD is the outcome of collaboration between Safer New Mexico Now, the state Department of Transportation’s Traffic Safety Bureau and state law enforcement agencies.

  • Bus tour swings through LA

  • Report evaluates projects

    A new report by Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher assesses Los Alamos County’s economic development needs and the possible impact from various CIP projects.

    Council had asked Fisher for input on how individual CIP projects might boost economic development. Fisher used a newly acquired software program to evaluate each project. The program arrived too late to generate a report before last week’s CIP meetings, but it does offer some insight into a number of funded and unfunded projects.

  • Be There 05-24-12

    Today
    Frances Levine, PhD, director of the New Mexico Museum of History in Santa Fe will be part of the Authors Speak Series at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

    PEEC offers a talk on the upcoming transit of Venus by astrophysicist Paul Mutschlecner.  Learn about the transit and its significance in history. 7 p.m. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    Friday

  • Thank You 05-24-12

    Good community citizens are not hard to come by in our small town.  We have those who care for the elderly and those who care for the very young.  The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation wishes to express its sincere thanks to the longtime proprietors of Central Avenue Grill, Min and Monica Park.

  • Russian rock ’n rollers

  • Wildfire in SW New Mexico has tripled in size past three days

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Fire managers say a dozen homes and several outbuildings in a summer community in southwestern New Mexico have been destroyed by two lightning-sparked blazes that have merged.

    A wind-whipped wildfire burned through the Willow Creek area on Wednesday, and officials confirmed Thursday that the homes along with seven small outbuildings were destroyed. Seven Willow Creek residents evacuated earlier this week.

    Fire information officer Sharma Hutchinson says the community of Mogollon is under voluntary evacuation. Authorities say many structures are still at risk.

  • Inadequate information plagues schools

    Higher education has been a hot topic both nationally and in New Mexico recently. Congress has been haggling over the interest rates charged on federal student loans while economists question the economic impact of deeply-indebted college graduates. Here in New Mexico, UNM faculty complains that their salaries are not competitive with other, similar schools.
    Unfortunately, decisions are being made and policy reforms are being discussed based on inadequate information. Sometimes, this lack of information seems to result from a strategic plan to make it more difficult for the public and policymakers to make sound decisions.

  • Primaries tough on all

    New Mexico’s primary election is among the last scheduled in the nation.
    On June 5, we will be joined by California, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota in holding what is described as a “consolidated” presidential and state primary.  North Dakota will hold Democratic caucuses on the same day. The only primary after that will be Utah on June 26.  This is according to the calendar provided by the National Council of State Legislatures.
    If you are a Republican and wanted to have your say in the selection of a presidential nominee, you’re out of luck. Personally, I am relieved that New Mexico bypassed the nastiness that occurred in other states. The advertising battles will be awful enough in the fall.

  • Best Sellers 05-24-12

    The Los Alamos Monitor  has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.