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Today's News

  • Police Beat 02-15-11

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    Feb. 2

    12:27 p.m. – A 23-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone stole items from her car parked in the 3000 block of Arizona Street. The estimated loss is $500.

    7:40 p.m. – A 35-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone stole items from his car parked in the 3800 block of Villa Street. The estimated loss is unknown.

  • Update 02-15-11

    T-Board meeting

    The Transportation Board will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Public Works conference room, which is located on 2101 Trinity Drive.

    DPU Board meeting

    The Board of Pubic Utilities will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the DPU Conference Room.

    Public meetings

  • Woman rescued

    A woman is rescued in Pajarito Acres by Los Alamos firefighters after falling off her horse. Driving the Polaris is firefighter Micah Brittelle with firefighter Jeff Wetteland in the passenger seat and firefighter Manuel Pacheco tending to the patient in the rear of the vehicle. For complete details, see lamonitor.com.

  • Night in Monte Carlo hits jackpot

    Sometimes fundraising can be a gamble; it’s a dice roll if the event will succeed. The Family YMCA’s Red and Black Ball held Saturday at Central Avenue Grill, however, paid off big time.
    The annual event was completely sold out and raised a net of $53,660. With a theme of a Night in Monte Carlo, the Red and Black Ball included a dinner and silent and live auctions. Vacation stays at condos located in Hawaii and Las Vegas as well as benches and jewelry created by teens at the Española Teen Center were offered in the live auction.

  • LA mayor concept gains some traction with subcommittee

    Two things were certain at Monday’s Structure of Government Subcommittee meeting – Los Alamos was deemed a wrong fit for a “strong” mayor form of governance and the local county administrator’s title should be changed to the more typical title of county manager.

    Albuquerque is the only city in the state with a “strong” mayor, which essentially means that person wields significant power in running the city.

  • Review is dismal flop

    Oh, dear. Sunset review is back again – another great idea that may not work so well in New Mexico.
    Sunset review is legislative code language for kicking the can down the road.      If it worked, we would not today have the proliferation of boards and commissions that some folks consider irrelevant and excessive. They would have been sunsetted — that is, closed — in prior legislative sessions.

  • Leadership by committee is a fatally flawed concept

    It must just go with the territory. Los Alamos is home to some of the most complex and exciting scientific discoveries the world has ever known. That complexity and innate desire to study things without question extends to county government.

  • Hockey: 'Toppers close out season with wins

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper ice hockey team grabbed victories in its final regular season outings this weekend.
    The Hilltoppers routed the Santa Fe Blue Jackets 8-1 Friday night in Santa Fe, then topped the La Cueva Bears at home Sunday, taking a 7-5 decision.
    Against the Blue Jackets, Los Alamos broke open a 1-0 game after one period, scoring three times in the second period and four more in the third. Santa Fe’s lone goal of the game came on a power play chance with 4:19 remaining.

  • Swimming and diving: LA girls win district title, boys are second

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls swimming and diving team won the District 1 championship in a big way Saturday.
    The Hilltopper girls finished with 411.50 points at Saturday’s meet in Santa Fe. They outdistanced district runner-up Santa Fe (336 points), the only team that finished within 100 points.
    Additionally, the Hilltoppers were able to qualify four different individuals at Saturday’s meet. The top two finishers in each event, regardless of time, advance to the state meet, which will start Friday in Albuquerque.

  • Will Palin's unconventional style bring success?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — She says what she wants, does what she wants and makes no apologies. And love her or hate her, you can't really argue with this: Politics as usual has never been Sarah Palin's style.

    "I wasn't wired to play that game," the former Alaska governor says in "Going Rogue," the memoir whose title reflects her affinity for going her own way.