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Today's News

  • Engagement: Michael E. Derr and Jenna Guitar

    Ed and Tina Derr, Kathleen and Hunt Guitar and Buddy and Elsie West, the parents of Michael E. Derr and Jenna Guitar, are happy to announce the engagement and their July 7, 2012 wedding at the Spencer Theater in Ruidoso.  The couple met at New Mexico State University, where they both graduated in 2011, Jenna with a bachelor’s degree and double major in English literature and theater; and Michael with bachelor’s degree in theater and minor in English.  They will reside in New Paltz, N.Y., where Jenna is pursuing her master’s degree in English literature at SUNY New Paltz.

  • Take dad birding today

    Pajarito Environmental Education Center will offer a free Birdscape Tour of White Rock from 1-5 p.m. today. This is a chance to visit four homes that have optimized their yards for attracting birds. This is a self-guided tour and no registration is required.
    The four yards on display this year will be at the Dunns, 107 Sierra Vista Dr.; the Walkers, 305 Donna Ave.; the Foxes, 238 Rio Bravo Dr.; and the Arendts, at 608 La Bajada. A map and directions are available at PajaritoEEC.org and participants may visit the yards in any order.  

  • Trails are open and on the mend

    Los Alamos County Open Space Specialist Craig Martin pores over a map of the trail system surrounding Los Alamos. Most of the trails are marked in pink, an indicator of unrepaired damage from the Las Conchas fire. A few small areas have a bold red line over them, highlighting sections where repairs have been completed.

    Martin does not appear to be overwhelmed by the task ahead of him, in spite of the fact that this is the second time he has been through this. Martin led trail recovery efforts after the Cerro Grande fire 12 years ago.

  • Survivors Lap

    The Los Alamos Relay for Life kicked off Friday night, in conjunction with the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series. Above, several cancer survivors take a lap around Ashley Pond during the survivors lap. At left, two bagpipers led the survivors lap.

  • Trujillo ready for challenges

    Los Alamos National Laboratory employee and Nambé resident Carl Trujillo beat out Santa Fe mayor David Coss in the Democratic primary election earlier this month. The contenders were vying to fill House District 46 seat left vacant by Speaker of the House Ben Lujan

    Trujillo, 45, will take a seat in the legislature next year as no GOP candidate ran in the primary. Trujillo won the June 5 primary by 206 votes.

    But this wasn’t Trujillo’s first stab at public office: In 2008, Trujillo nearly beat Lujan in the primary but lost by 84 votes.

    The 27-year lab employee said he’s been living in the Rio Grande Valley his entire life.

  • Stage 2 fire restrictions to be in place Monday

    Beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, the Santa Fe National Forest, Valles Caldera National Preserve, and NM State Game & Fish properties will enter Stage 2 Fire Restrictions due to the potential for extreme fire danger.

    The restrictions apply to all National Forest System lands within the Santa Fe National Forest and Valles Caldera National Preserve.

  • Update 06-17-12

    CIP meeting

    The county’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold its monthly business meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in council chambers.

    FAN Club

    The Betty Ehart Senior Center and Los Alamos Retirement Community, in conjunction with the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, will host a FAN Club event from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the BESC.

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday for a work session at White Rock Fire Station No. 3.

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at 170 Central Park Square.

    Restrictions

  • Cone Zone 06-17-12

    Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving
    and Utility Project – Phase 1
    Canyon Road between East Road (N.M. 502) and the Myrtle Green continues to be closed to through traffic. Residential access to this area will be maintained; however, residents who park on Canyon Road are asked to park off-street or on a nearby side street. Residents can expect flagging operations on Canyon Road during the day time, and two-way traffic at night. Pedestrians must use the provided detours. All through traffic must seek alternate routes.

  • Sports Update 06-17-12

    Tour de LA is today

    The 40th annual Tour de Los Alamos is set for this morning.
    Registration for the Tour de Los Alamos, a cycling race which winds around Los Alamos County, is currently open online. men’s women’s junior’s and citizen’s race categories are offered. In-person registration is scheduled for Saturday at Los Alamos National Bank.
    In-person registration may be done at 6:30 a.m near Ruby K’s Racing starts at 8 a.m.
    For more information, visit tourdelosalamos.org.

    LAMS’ summer cross country practices starts

  • Club sale is today

    The Los Alamos Junior Golf Association’s annual club sale is slated for today at Los Alamos Golf Course.
    The club sale runs in conjunction with LAGC’s Father’s Day tournament. The sale will start at 8 a.m. and run through 4 p.m.
    Proceeds from the annual sale will go to support the Los Alamos Hilltopper golf teams and county youth golfing programs.
    Full and partial sets will be available for purchase  at today’s sale.