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Today's News

  • Update 01-22-12

    LAPS Board

    The LAPS Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26 for a work session at Chamisa Elementary.

    Golf Meeting

    A public meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Lodge to discuss the progress of the Golf Course Improvements project and two new conceptual layouts will be presented. 

    Deadline looms

    Residents interested in applying for the vacancies on the Regional Development Corporation (RDC) Board of Directors are reminded that the application process will close at 5 p.m., Tuesday.

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m., Jan. 31 in the council chambers.

    History nuts

  • Teen Center nears Phase II application

    Two design options for a new Teen Center generated excitement at the final public meeting for the phase I Capital Improvements Project (CIP) study. The meeting drew a crowd of more than 50, with teens outnumbering adults three to one.

    Autotroph Architectural Designs (AAD), the firm in charge of the study, incorporated as much of the teens’ wish list (garnered from previous meetings) as possible.

    The core feature of both designs is a large atrium, which serves as a lounge/snack bar.

  • POGO: CMRR funding should be slashed

    The Project on Government Oversight (POGO) took a stick to the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement facility in its latest report released this week.

    The main premise of the report is that Congress and the administration should stop funding of the CMRR, which is projected to cost between $3.7 billion and $5.8 billion.

    The report came up with the following recommendations:

    • The administration and DOE should cancel CMRR-NF and zero out funding for the project in the upcoming budget.

    • If the administration and DOE fail to act, Congress should cancel funding for CMRR-NF in its next appropriations bill.

  • Central Ave. Grill’s fate still uncertain

    A number of parties are awaiting the results of a meeting that took place Thursday in Albuquerque between attorneys for Central Avenue Grill owners Min and Monica Park, attorneys for the restaurant’s landlords C1C2 Investments of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Bankruptcy Court Judge Robert Jacobvitz.

    The judge’s decision, on whether the Park’s downtown property lease remains intact, has not been released.

    Park explained in a previous interview that due to the ups and downs in the Los Alamos economy over the last few years, he occasionally fell behind on his lease payments of about $8,500 per month, which technically put the restaurant in default on its lease obligations.

  • Duvall to join LANL Site Office

    Governor Susana Martinez announced Friday that Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Secretary Michael Duvall has accepted a position with the National Nuclear Security Administration as Assistant Manager for Safeguards and Security at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Site Office.

    Duvall, who was making $103,000 with the state, will leave his post as DHSEM cabinet secretary effective Jan. 29 to transition to his new position overseeing security and safety operations for one of the nation’s most sensitive facilities.

  • Missing White Rock girl found OK

    Members of the Los Alamos Police and Fire Departments spent the better part of Saturday , searching for a missing 16-year-old girl Saturday. 

    Miranda Romero of White Rock has been missing since Jan. 19 after having an argument with her parents, deputy police chief Kevin Purtymun said Saturday.

    At 5:55 p.m., Purtymun said Romero had been found in a canyon north of North Mesa and was being walked out of the canyon by law enforcement officials.

    Earlier, Purtymun said that Romero had contacted her parents and that her disappearance was "voluntary."

    Fliers had been posted at various places across the community, Purtymun said. 

       

  • NM Homeland Security director going to LANL

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Homeland Security and Emergency Management Secretary Michael Duvall is stepping down to take a job at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Duvall, a retired Air Force commander who made $103,000 with the state, will become assistant manager for safeguards and security at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Site Office. His last day with the state is Jan. 29.

    Duvall has been in the job since Gov. Susana Martinez took office last January. During that year, he oversaw the state's responses to several crises, including the last winter's cold freeze and natural gas outage and last summer's record-setting fire season, which saw the largest wildfire in state history threaten Los Alamos.

  • Chicago Deploys All Its Plows for Snowstorm

    Chicago has deployed its full fleet of snow plows as a winter storm whipping across the region led to the cancellation of hundreds of flights at city airports.

  • Church Listings 01-20-12

    Baha’i Faith

    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.
    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome. Come Join the Family.

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian

  • Free Seminar

    “God’s Technology,” a free seminar to help minister to families in an electronic age, will be from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 27 at Bryce Avenue Presbyterian Church, 333  Bryce Ave., White Rock. For more information, visit bapca.org, send email to info@bapca.org, or call 672-3364.