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Today's News

  • Ex-state regulator jailed for probation violation

    SANTA FE (AP) — Former state utility regulator Jerome Block Jr. is back in jail.
    Records show Block was arrested Friday and booked into the Santa Fe County jail on a probation violation.
    Albuquerque television station KOB-TV reports that Block is being held without bond but the circumstances around his arrest are unclear.
    In March, Block avoided a lengthy prison sentence when a state judge gave him probation for election law violations, misuse of taxpayer money and other felonies.
    Block had faced up to 4 1/2 years in prison after failing to comply with a plea deal requirement to complete a court-supervised drug treatment program.

  • Cone Zone 07-14-12

    Public Works Projects:
    For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at losalamosnm.us.

    N.M. 4 Improvements Project
    Motorists can expect a relatively open roadway this week with temporary tabs marking driving lanes. Permanent striping and roadway markings will be placed in approximately two weeks, allowing the latest pavement application adequate time to cure. As the contractor works to finish up any remaining median or shoulder work, intermittent lane closures can be expected. The speed limit within the construction area is 30 mph. Please drive defensively and watch for construction vehicles.

    Pavement Preservation Program

  • NM business leaders head to Washington

    A delegation of New Mexico business leaders will travel to Washington D.C. July 16 and 17 to discuss the importance of Los Alamos National Laboratory to the state’s economy.
    The delegation will be accompanied by Gov. Susana Martinez’ Chief of Staff Keith Gardner and Los Alamos County Council Chair Sharon Stover.
    Stover is a member of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities, which traveled to Washington, D.C., on a similar mission in March.
    The current business group plans to meet with New Mexico’s Congressional delegation, staff from key committees in both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, and senior officials from the U.S. Department of Energy.

  • Amount paid in film rebates plunges

    SANTA FE — Rebates paid to companies filming in New Mexico have plunged since the state enacted a yearly $50 million cap on film incentives spending.
    The Taxation and Revenue Department said 85 film rebate applications totaling more than $19 million were approved during the fiscal year that ended June 30. Another 27 applications that add up to more than $14 million in rebates were pending.
    While the paid rebates dropped from $102 million in 2011, the number of approved applications increased from 55, the Albuquerque Journal reported.
    Finance and Administration Secretary Tom Clifford attributed the drop in rebates to an industry-wide slowdown and a rush to file rebate claims before the cap was approved last year. But others believe differently.

  • Amount paid in film rebates plunges

    SANTA FE — Rebates paid to companies filming in New Mexico have plunged since the state enacted a yearly $50 million cap on film incentives spending.
    The Taxation and Revenue Department said 85 film rebate applications totaling more than $19 million were approved during the fiscal year that ended June 30. Another 27 applications that add up to more than $14 million in rebates were pending.
    While the paid rebates dropped from $102 million in 2011, the number of approved applications increased from 55, the Albuquerque Journal reported.
    Finance and Administration Secretary Tom Clifford attributed the drop in rebates to an industry-wide slowdown and a rush to file rebate claims before the cap was approved last year. But others believe differently.

  • ‘Mason, a New Mexico Hero’

    Chasing rabbits, exploring the canyons around Los Alamos and taking walks with his family are just a few of the things that Mason, a mixed-breed dog enjoys.
    However, things for Mason weren’t always carefree. He was once a homeless dog born in the wild that was caught and taken to the Española Animal Shelter. In 2010, he was adopted by White Rock resident Caroline “Cass” Mason and soon found himself at home with her other dog Sibley and cat, Mickey Mouser.

  • Births 07-15-12

    Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

    • June  28: A girl, Chloe Qing Xiao Li, born to  Xiaoabin Zhu and Hao Li
    • July 5: A girl, Havannah Emma Valdez, born to Edith D. Valdez
    • July 7: A boy, Simon Douglas Hatch, born to Maybell and Chris Hatch
    • July 9: A girl, Amuray Lynn Madrid, born to Carolyn Velasquez and Shawn Madrid

  • Animal Shelter 07-15-12

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite 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
    Cessna— Roamer from the airport. Golden Retriever-mix. Shy, but seems sweet and submissive. Will be available for adoption after vet appointment Tuesday.

  • News for Retirees 07-15-12

    July 15-21
    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
     10:30 a.m.    LARSO Advisory Council
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Grilled pork chop
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    Mac users
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training

  • Pueblo Declares State of Emergency

    Too little, too late is the way some tribal officials describe the federal government’s failure to release $39 million promised to Santa Clara Pueblo to mitigate flooding in the aftermath of the Las Conchas wildfire.

    Governor Walter Dasheno and the Santa Clara Tribal Council declared a state of emergency Thursday after flood waters raced down Santa Clara Creek Wednesday, the second time in a week.  The flood waters — estimated at 2,200 to 2,300 cubic feet per second (CFS) — gouged six feet out of Santa Clara Creek, exposing gas lines buried at least four feet below the surface.