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Today's News

  • Supreme Court to hear election filing challenges 


    SANTA FE (AP) — The state Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to resolve a dispute over whether candidates, including the Senate’s top leader, should remain on this year’s ballot despite missing information in their election paperwork.
    The court will hear arguments next Tuesday in several election challenges that seek to remove incumbent legislators and other candidates from the primary and general election ballots.
    At issue is whether Senate President Tim Jennings, a Roswell Democrat, and other candidates met the requirements for filing for office.

  • County Briefs 04-05-12

    Fuller Lodge driveway closure

    The driveway from Bathtub Row to the front parking lot of Fuller Lodge will be closed on April 12 and 13 for installation of a valley gutter.
    The work is needed to address drainage issues on the road, which creates icy conditions each winter. The road will close at 9 a.m. on April 12 and should reopen by 9 a.m. April 14.
    Lodge visitors are asked to park in the upper and lower parking lots just west of Bathtub Row during construction.

  • On The Docket 04-05-12

    March 26

    Lucas Bigham, 31, Lakewood, Colo., pleaded guilty to speeding 16-20 mph over the limit in Los Alamos Municipal Court.  Judge Alan Kirk ordered him to pay $100 fine and a $46 court fee.

    March 27

    Selly Veng, 24, Los Alamos, pleaded guilty in Municipal Court for failure to obey signal. She ran a red light. Kirk ordered her to pay a $50 fine and $46 court fee.

  • Update 04-05-12

    Spring Fling

    The Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center will host a Spring Fling for all ages, from noon-
    4 p.m. through Friday. For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 662-8170 or visit losalamos
    nm.us/rec.

    LWV luncheon

    The League of Women Voters will have County Clerk Janet Foster and Election Manager Gloria Maestas as speakers at 11:45 a.m. April 12 for Lunch with a Leader.  The luncheon will be at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

    School board

    The Los Alamos Board of Education will meet for a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. April 10 in the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High School.

    TV appearance

  • Four residents become newest Living Treasures

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series.

    On April 15, Edward Macmann, Rosemary O’Connor and John and Nancy Bartlit will be recognized and honored as the newest members of Living Treasures of Los Alamos.
    The ceremony and reception, sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank, is at 2 p.m. in the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The public is invited to attend.
    The annual event is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of individuals who have enhanced life on the Hill. Friends, family and co-workers are encouraged to participate in the ceremony by sharing stories and remembrances about each new Treasure.

  • Fundraiser goes to the dogs (and cats)

    A fundraising pancake breakfast was held at the Posse Shack on April 1, to benefit Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter. The event raised more than $3,000 that will go toward FOS programs. In addition to the breakfast, shelter pets were onsite for adoption. There was also a kissing booth, at which patrons could get a “kiss” from one of the dogs at the event.

  • County health ranks top in state

    Los Alamos County leads the state in positive health outcomes, according to County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, a study published by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).
    Results of the study were released just in time for National Public Health Week (April 2–8).
    The study – in its third year – has ranked Los Alamos number one three years in a row. Thirty-two of New Mexico’s 33 counties are included in the survey. The Rankings are based on the latest publicly available data.

  • LAPD probes lab thefts

    Two incidents of theft at Los Alamos National Laboratory were reported last week and in one of the incidents a $1,200 computer monitor went missing.
    Los Alamos Police Department dispatch logs show that on March 26 an unidentified woman called at approximately 10:52 a.m. from TA 3 Building 1888 stating that she had purchased a 30-inch Dell computer monitor for $1,229 for her office, which was delivered on March 23.
    The monitor was left in its packaging over the weekend in the reception area, however when the woman returned on Monday the package and the monitor were missing.

  • Final workday at lab for 557 who took VSP

    For the 557 employees who decided to take the voluntary separation program at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, today was the final day of work.

    “I would like to thank each and every employee who volunteered for the program,” said LANL Director Charlie McMillan. “Some of them devoted their entire careers to serving the nation during a truly historic time for the country and the lab. They set the example that we will continue to follow.”

    McMillan said during an all-employee meeting last week that LANL will not file an involuntary separation plan for the regular workforce this fiscal year.

  • More colorful characters

    SANTA FE — As part of this column’s centennial coverage, I am pleased to write about colorful legislators. I may miss a few from the early days before I arrived on the scene.
    I begin with Louise Coe, the first woman elected to the state Senate. Her political rise was not easy. Women had attained the right to vote only six years earlier. Coe went on to become president pro tem of the Senate. She is the only woman ever elected to that position.
    A strong, determined woman, Coe married into a Lincoln County ranching family that included George and Frank Coe who rode with Billy the Kid. Her husband Wilber Coe stayed home to run the Coe’s Ranch on the Ruidoso, the title of Wilbur’s autobiography.