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  • Update 05-18-12

    County council

    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers at the Community Building.

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

    Concert series

    The Los Alamos Summer Concert Series opens at 7 p.m. today with the Tino Dimotrov Band and DK and the Affordables at Overlook Park in White Rock.

    Spring concert

  • Sheehey has record of advocacy, service

    Peter (Pete) Sheehey believes that county council could use better “communication and prioritization.”
    “Communication is just listening to people and telling people honestly and clearly what the issues are and what the choices are. Prioritization is making those choices. If we have good information, we’ll make good choices,” Sheehey said.

  • Coroner IDs body from trailer fire

    The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office received positive identification Thursday afternoon from the Office of the Medical Investigator of the body, after a house fire Sunday at 10 Jose Alfredo Lane in El Rancho.  The body was identified as Pauline A. Roybal,48. The Sheriff’s Office is working closely with the New Mexico State Fire Marshal’s Office to determine a cause of the house fire.  The Fire Marshal’s Office has sent evidence to be analyzed.

  • Hopefuls square off at forum

    Nearly 100 people crowded into the Lecture Room at UNM-LA Thursday evening for a primary candidate forum held by the League of Women Voters. Candidates from the District 3 United States Congressional race, the District 3 Public Regulation Commission race, First District Attorney race, Court of Appeals race and District 5 state Senate race spoke about their platforms and answered questions from the audience. See coverage of the forum in Sunday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Teachers to get pay hike

    As part of the Los Alamos Public School Board’s budget approval for next year, certified employees (instructional staff) will receive a 3 percent raise —the first bump in four years.

    The board has yet to determine or formalize a raise for classified employees, a group that includes administrative support and maintenance.

    The Los Alamos Public School District’s operating budget will remain relatively flat with a few adjustments as a result of higher revenue from larger enrollment numbers.

    This year’s entire school budget is projected to be $62 million, with about $34 million for operational expenses. That's a little more than $1 million over the current fiscal year budget.

  • Driving home a point

    I was only 12 years old, but I remember sitting in the car with my father, listening to soft music, enjoying the fragrant scent of flowers, and wondering who was in that coffin.  It was a “drive-through funeral” and my father (like many other curious drivers) stopped to see if it was really true.
    Well, yes, a funeral home had set up a drive-through area so that people could drive up, spend some time looking at the body in the window, and enjoy the pleasant ambiance piped out to the car.
    Today, you can drive-through at the bank.  You can drive-through for a cup of joe.  There are drive-through pharmacies, restaurants, laundromats, prayer vigils, postal services, car washes, grocery pickup, and even marriage chapels.

  • House passes Lujan-sponsored lab amendment

    Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District offered an amendment today to the National Defense Authorization Act, which in response to recent reports, calls for a study about broadening the mission of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) national laboratories.  The amendment passed with unanimous support.
     

  • Fishing Report 05-18-12

     

    Catches of the Week:

     

    Send Catch of the Week information to fishforfun2@hotmail.com. For catches of the week, include name, date, and location, type of fish, length and weight if possible and bait, lure or fly used.

     

    Cochiti Lake: May 9, Mike Gianfriddo of Albuquerque caught a 4.5-pound smallmouth bass. He was using a Mepps spinner.

    Ute Lake: May 10, Kevin Smith of Clovis caught and released a 4.5-pound smallmouth bass. He was using a Rat-L-Trap and fishing in 15 feet of water.

  • Pacers take 2-1 edge over Heat

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — LeBron James grabbed a seat on Miami’s bench, lowered his head and stared down at the floor. Way down.
    Roy Hibbert had 19 points and 18 rebounds, George Hill scored 20 and Danny Granger 17 as the Pacers, showing more balance, toughness and togetherness than favored Miami, throttled the malfunctioning Heat 94-75 on Thursday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
    Overlooked during the regular season and given little chance to upset the reigning East champions, the Pacers took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
    Game 4 is Sunday at raucous Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

  • Topes Notes 05-18-12

    Albuquerque blasted in series opener Thursday night
    A few days ago, the Albuquerque Isotopes were on a roll, but since then they’ve lost three straight contests, including being on the wrong end of a waxing to start a long homestand.
    The Isotopes were thumped by the Sacramento River Cats 16-5 at Isotopes Park Thursday. The River Cats pounded out 18 hits and scored 11 times in the first three innings to cruise to the win.
    Unfortunately for the Isotopes, the River Cats are expecting slugger Manny Ramirez to join the team this weekend as Ramirez starts a rehab assignment.