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Today's News

  • Update 03-29-11

     Web conference
    The National Private Duty Association will offer a web conference to help families in New Mexico facing hiring a caregiver for a family member, at 7 p.m. March 30. Sign up at www.privatedutyhomecare.org.

    County Council
    The County Council will meet at 7 tonight at the Chambers in the Community Building.

     Dark Night
    The Pajarito Astronomers will hold their first county sponsored Dark Night of 2011 at 7:30 p.m. April 2 at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park.

  • NASA wants Mars Rover Spirit to phone home

    The prospect of ever hearing from the stuck Mars rover Spirit is fading after it failed to respond to repeated calls from Earth.

    Despite the dismal outlook, NASA will make a last-ditch effort to communicate with Spirit, which fell silent a little over a year ago. If there’s still no contact in the next month or so, the space agency will scale back its listening campaign for Spirit and focus on its healthy twin, Opportunity.

    That Spirit has not called home suggests that something is more seriously wrong than just a power issue, said program manager John Callas at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

  • Atomic City Transit may face funding cuts

    Mike Wismer, a county councilor representing Los Alamos on the North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD), will host the group’s monthly meeting at the Pajarito Cliffs Site conference room this Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The meeting is open to the public.

    One of the key items on this month’s agenda is funding allocation, which addresses the future funding of NCRTD routes that service Los Alamos County.

  • Spring is here

    Daffodils already seem to be in full bloom on Trinity Drive across from Mari Mac shopping center Tuesday morning.

  • Bell schedule may change for LAPS students

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on the proposed bell schedule changes for Los Alamos Public Schools.

    Change seems to be the theme for the 2010-2011 school year. Los Alamos High School students have dealt with construction at the school and on Diamond Drive for months and can look forward to more in the months ahead.

    Students might also be looking at a change in the school day if LAPS administrators decide that changing the bell schedule could save some money.

  • Local bookkeeper indicted

    An office manager, who kept the books for Jemez Physical Therapy in Los Alamos, was indicted on embezzlement and tax fraud charges by a grand jury in Santa Fe Friday.

    Rebecca Serrano, 46, of Espanola is accused of pilfering about $80,000 over a period of years from the practice at 2101 Trinity Dr.

    Serrano faces four counts of embezzlement and four counts of tax evasion. Because she is accused of embezzling in excess of $20,000, the charges escalate to second-degree felonies. The four tax evasion charges lodged against Serrano are fourth-degree felonies.

  • Civil Air Patrol seeks WWII veterans

    The Civil Air Patrol is seeking information about those who served in its ranks during World War II, in anticipation of pending legislation that will award a Congressional Gold Medal to CAP in honor of those wartime members.  Following passage of the legislation, eligible World War II members and their families will be honored in a special ceremony in Washington, DC. Replica medals will be presented to living members or to the families of deceased members.

  • Watch for lane drop

    Lane drop (temporary closure):
    East bound traffic will be reduced to one lane on Trinity Drive between 20 and 17 streets.  
    Beginning Tuesday, Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ contractor will begin trenching the sidewalk on the South side of Trinity to install a new electric conduit.  Pedestrian traffic will be safely routed around the construction zone.
    Use the queue space provided, take turns merging at the merge point, don’t block intersections, and drive defensively.  

  • Cowboy Breakfast Sunday

    Posse Lodge President Cary Grzadzinski serves a plate of vittles at a recent Cowboy Breakfast. The Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge is hosting another Cowboy Breakfast 7-11 a.m. Sunday at the Lodge at 650 North Mesa Road near the stables. The menu includes plain, blueberry, banana and chocolate chip pancakes, sausage, bacon and eggs, juice and coffee. Cost: adults/$6, children 10  and younger/$4. Proceeds go to the Posse Lodge Restoration Fund.

  • Construction Zone 03-29-11

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

    Diamond Drive Phase 4  Please review with inexperienced drivers.
    Expect a significant change from previous phase traffic control, which typically consisted of two southbound lanes on Diamond Drive to provide primary accommodation to morning southbound commuters.
    This change was mandated by the LANL Traffic Engineer, whose approval was required to set up traffic control on federal land, which begins at the east end of the bridge.
    County staff will closely monitor traffic this week and will evaluate the success of the traffic control plan at the end of the week.