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Today's News

  • Veterinarians warn of pet health issues from smoke

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Veterinary Medical Association recommends that people keep their pets inside and close windows and doors as much as possible to limit exposure to smoke from wildfires.

    The group issued a statement Wednesday about potential health problems for animals because of smoke from a large wildfire in eastern Arizona.

    The association recommended restricting exercise for pets and said plenty of water should be provided for animals to ensure they keep their airways moist.

    Smoke exposure can cause coughing, breathing difficulties as well as watery and itchy eyes in animals. Old and obese pets should be closely watched for health problems.

  • Hall to be sworn in Friday at council chambers

     Councilor Jim Hall announced today that he will be sworn into office as House District 43 Representative Friday during a special ceremony at 4:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. Hall will fill the unexpired term of Jeannette O. Wallace, who passed away last month. A reception in his honor will follow.

    Hall will remain on the Council until the end of the June 14 Work Session in White Rock (7 p.m. in White Rock Fire Station #3). As discussed during last night’s Council meeting, State law would permit Hall to serve in both positions; however, he has elected to step down from his Council position following Tuesday’s meeting.

  • Governor sends National Guard troops to Reserve to combat fires

    SANTA FE - Governor Susana Martinez announced today that she has deployed the New Mexico National Guard to the town of Reserve to conduct field operations in support of local emergency managers bracing for oncoming wildfires. By this evening, a total of 145 soldiers and airmen will assist local crews with safety and security issues, communications, and evacuations if they become necessary. The guardsmen will operate out of Reserve using National Guard armories in Silver City and Grants as logistics bases. 

  • Los Alamos' Most Wanted

    Raymond “Ray”  G. Behringer has a warrant for his arrest for the following charges: burglary, receiving and possessing stolen property and larceny.

    Summary

    •Age: 36 years old

    •Height: 5’10”

  • LANL Foundation brings $10 million to northern NM school districts

    In an effort to further science education in New Mexico, the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation is joining the National Science Resource Center of the Smithsonian Institution to bring $10 million to northern New Mexico school districts participating in a validation study of the NSRC’s Leadership and Assistance for Science education and Reform (LASER) model of science instruction. 

  • LA county officials honor Hall

    Tuesday’s news that the governor appointed Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair James Hall to fill a Dist. 43 house vacancy drew applause from fellow councilors, senior staff and community members Tuesday night.

  • County council backs biofuel research project

    The Los Alamos County Council approved a $1.5 million grant to help establish a new research facility that will bring in a world-class scientist to propel the development of bio-fuels from algae. 

    Despite serious concerns, the excitement was palpable as county council reviewed two related agenda items Tuesday night: An ordinance adopting an Economic Development Project for Public Support of New Mexico Consortium (NMC) and consideration of a Project Participation Agreement with NMC. After some intense debate, both were passed unanimously.

  • Lab says it's ready in case of fires

    As Northern New Mexico communities experience the impacts from Arizona and New Mexico fires blowing smoke into the region, they can take some comfort in actions taken at Los Alamos to prevent and fight fires.

    For the past three years, the Los Alamos Site Office and Los Alamos National Security have worked closely to establish a wildland fire management program to improve readiness and reduce risk exposure at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • R/C racing: Off and on

    The Northern New Mexico R/C Car Club held a race at Overlook Park May 28. Both the club’s on-road and off-road tracks were used for the event.

    The NNMRCCC will hold another race Saturday at Overlook Park. On-road and novice off-road heats start at 10 a.m. Admission is free and anyone interested is welcomed to attend.

  • Sports Update 06-08-11

    Cross country teams will meet tonight at LAMS

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls cross country teams will hold a meeting tonight at Los Alamos Middle School.
    Anyone interested in participating in cross country during the fall 2011 season is strongly encouraged to attend. Information on the season will be discussed, followed by an informal group run.
    The meeting is set for 5:15 p.m. in Portable 1.
    Those interested who cannot attend the meeting are asked to call Rob and Kathy Hipwood at 662-9164 or e-mail rkhipwood@yahoo.com.