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Today's News

  • Volunteers honored at banquet

    The New Mexico Commission for Community Volunteerism had its annual spotlight on volunteers conference in Albuquerque April 13, during which Los Alamos dominated the awards.  
    Irene Powell, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program nominated several  volunteers for their efforts. She said Dave DeLanoy has kept the computers running at the senior centers as well as helped seniors with their computer problems for the past 12 years, even making house calls.
    Dick Tatro, president of LARSO, along with Bert Dennis and other helpers, has built about 100 wheelchair ramps for people in the community and in communities in Northern New Mexico.

  • Year in review

    The Los Alamos High School yearbook staff distributed the annual Monday and Tuesday during lunch. The book is titled, “Kaboom-a Explosion of LAHS Superheroes.”

  • Local Courts: On The Docket 05-09-12

    April 30

    Noel Meyers pleaded guilty in Los Alamos Municipal Court to three charges of failure to appear in court or pay court fees, improper backing leading to an accident and failing to have a valid driver’s license. Judge Alan Kirk ordered Meyers to pay $551 in courts fines and fees.

    Tovah Martinez pleaded guilty in municipal court to speeding 16 to 20 mph over the speed limit. Kirk ordered her to pay $146 in court fees and fines.

    May 3

    Jacob Green, Los Alamos, pleaded guilty in Los Alamos Magistrate Court to two counts of assault as part of a plea agreement.

  • Some big training wheels

    Atomic City Transit drivers recently conducted training in White Rock

  • Update 05-09-12

    LAPS ceremony

    Los Alamos Public Schools will honor its retiring teachers and its top educators at a ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday at Fuller Lodge.

    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 17. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    'Cowboy Poet'

    Los Alamos Little Theatre presents, “Cowboy Poet,” at 7:30 p.m. May 19, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee May 13. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at CB Fox. For more information, visit lalt.org.

    Council meeting

  • Council discusses ad hoc committees

    The organization and roles of ad hoc committees created by either council or the county administrator came under scrutiny at Tuesday night’s council work session.

    Two committees in particular — the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for Trinity Drive and the Trinity Site advisory committee — prompted Councilor Mike Wismer to bring the discussion before council.

  • Woman guilty of Cerro Grande Fire fraud wanted in Pa.

    An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for Pamela Medley, 60, of Albuquerque. It alleges that in late April she claimed to be a paralegal and told Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office staff in Pittsburgh that the DA had forgotten to sign a form at a hearing.

    Medley left the DA’s office before she was recognized, authorities said, but the visit raised suspicions and led to misdemeanor charges, including lying to authorities.

  • CMRR project may not be dead yet

    The House Armed Services Committee took another look at the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Nuclear Facility and voted 38-24 to authorize the project.

    The amendment was a part of $643 billion defense bill passed by the committee early Thursday morning. There still is a long way to go. The bill still has to be passed by the House and the Senate.

  • Board rejects latest bus loop plan

    In an 11th-hour vote Tuesday night, the Los Alamos Public School Board rejected a proposal for a new bus loop.

    After at least three design revisions, the committee charged with coming up with the proposal, formally presented a new bus loop design to the board during its regularly scheduled monthly meeting.

    The bus loop committee selected the plan after reviewing and scoring at least nine different options including those that would unload students behind the school, along Diamond Drive and Canyon Road.

    School District Superintendent Gene Schmidt said the option presented best fit the needs of the high school because it separates the bus drop off from the parent drop off.

  • Insights into history

    When this column reviewed the new majority status among New Mexico Hispanics of those tracing their heritage to Mexico, historian Thomas Chávez provided some insightful comments. See www.capitolreportnm.blogspot.com.
    Chávez’ 2006 history of the state, “New Mexico: Past and Future,” had somehow escaped my “New Mexico” shelf.
    “New Mexico: Past and Future” earns a place on your state literature shelf, if only for the 13-page bibliography with a page listing novels and another for children’s books.
    As history, though, Chávez’s tale more than earns its way. His writing is straightforward. He just tells the tale.