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Today's News

  • FIRE CAPTAIN RESIGNS AMID VOYEURISM CHARGES

    The Los Alamos fire captain charged with reportedly videotaping a female firefighter in a station bathroom resigned Wednesday afternoon.

    Capt. Aaron Adair, 36, had been on paid administrative leave since Oct. 18 when police charged him with voyeurism and tampering with evidence.

    “I did get a letter of resignation from Aaron Adair this afternoon and it is effective immediately,” Fire Chief Doug Tucker said Wednesday.

  • NM unemployment fund faces insolvency next August

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Higher taxes on businesses and cuts in jobless benefits will be necessary to shore up New Mexico's unemployment program, lawmakers were told Wednesday.

    The ailing unemployment fund is among the challenges facing Republican Gov.-elect Susana Martinez, who takes office in January and has pledged not to increase taxes.

  • Tell the library what you want

    The Los Alamos County libraries would like to hear from members of the public who have visited either Mesa Public Library or the White Rock branch, and from those who have not visited a library.
    Either way, the Los Alamos County libraries would like to hear from community members and visitors.

  • Project helps provide clean water

    Last March Los Alamos raised $4,500 to fund a project to provide clean water to a remote community in Panama. That project is now complete and has made a difference in the lives of 160 people of Bajo Cacicon, Comarca Ngäbe-Bugle, Panama.
    Dave Caley, the environmental health volunteer who managed the project, reported that during his visit to the community a week ago, every woman he spoke to thanked him profusely.

  • Update 11-17-10

    Food drive
    Saturday, the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 4112 and local branches of Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of America will conduct a joint effort to help feed the hungry in northern New Mexico with their annual fall food drive. No glass products or perishable foods, please. Canned goods, toiletries, diapers and other necessities will be accepted. This year, the Boys Scouts will help letter carriers pick up the food.

  • Be There 11-17-10

    Today
    Play Bingo at 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 401 Trinity Drive. All proceeds go to charitable causes and attendees play in a smoke-free environment. This week, players get a chance at a free turkey and can come back next week and get a chance at a delicious pie. For more information call Steve at 490-0353.  
    The November Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. For more information call 412-9371.
    Thursday

  • LANL physicist among Early Career honorees

    Physicist Eric D. Bauer of Los Alamos National Laboratory is among the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers recently announced by the Obama Administration.
    This is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers who are early in their independent research careers.

  • Clock ticks on Valles Caldera

    After jumping through 24 months of bureaucratic hoops, the management at Valles Caldera National Preserve is poised to become part of the National Park System.
    Management of the 89,000-acre dormant volcano field by a troubled private sector trust has had activists campaigning for its inclusion this year, to stave off possible indefinite postponement by a new Congress January 1.

  • Council rejects muni ordinance

    The saga of the new municipal building continued Tuesday night with a majority of county council opposing Councilor Vincent Chiravalle’s attempts to introduce an ordinance to replicate the original building at its former location on Ashley Pond.
    Chiravalle and Councilor Robert Gibson voted in favor of its passage.
    With the recent lawsuit seeking an injunction to stop an all mail ballot election on the subject, which was filed by local attorneys Chris and George Chandler, Chiravalle said he was concerned that the election might not happen.

  • Pelosi expected to remain House Democrats' leader

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite suffering near-historic election losses this month, House Democrats moved closer Wednesday to keeping their leadership team intact, with Nancy Pelosi of California still in the party's top job.

    Her allies predicted she would win overwhelmingly, particularly given the 129-68 vote to defeat an effort by Pelosi's critics to postpone the leadership election until next month.