Today's News

  • Assets in Action: It's not too late to make a change

    Welcome to 2012, how are things going so far?
    Are you working on building those assets yet? Don’t worry if you haven’t started yet. You can always start today.
    I’m going to harp on you getting started, just like the weight-watching commercials or the quit-smoking commercials. But since I don’t have that kind of budget, whenever you see or hear one of those commercials, pretend you are hearing me talk about asset building.
    This month we continue to work on the asset category of positive identity, so let’s talk about thank you cards.

  • Be There 01-03-12

    Friday Forts at PEEC. Children can go to PEEC after school with their parents and build forts with other children until dark. Free, but parents must supervise children. No registration required.
    Bosque del Apache beginner birder’s trip. Three birding experts lead this guided tour of the Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge south of Albuquerque. The cost is $20 for adults or $10 for adults that bring a youth ages 8-14. Register at PajaritoEEC.org or call 662-0460.
    Moonlight snowshoe with Craig Martin. Snowshoe a gentle, three-mile loop under the moon and stars. Meet at the roundabout at San Ildefonso at 6 p.m. Free, but space is limited, so register in advance at PajaritoEEC.org or call 662-0460.
    Jan. 9

  • LANB to host Quality New Mexico executives

    LANB is scheduled to host a private gathering of the QNM Executive Committee at its Griffin Street location in Santa Fe Wednesday.
     The meeting will include a meet and greet for LANB’s leadership team and QNM executives with Phil Marineau, former president and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co. and current Chairman of the Board of Shutterfly Inc.  Marineau is scheduled to be a keynote speaker at QNM’s annual Learning Summit held each spring in Albuquerque.  

  • Police Beat 01-03-12

    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.
    Dec. 22

    9:57 p.m. – A 20-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he is the victim of identity theft. The estimated loss is unknown.
    Dec. 23
    1:51 p.m. – Logan Hayden, 18, of Los Alamos was arrested at Pajarito Ski Area on Camp May Road and charged with defrauding an innkeeper for having a falsified ski pass. The estimated damage is less than $2,500.

  • State Briefs 01-03-12

    Lawmakers look at government transparency bills

    SANTA FE — Lawmakers will likely consider legislation that would give more notice to New Mexicans about public meetings under a measure backed by Gov. Susana Martinez.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the proposed legislation would require 72 hours of notice of a meeting’s final agenda — three times more than the 24 hours now required. Supporters say the current law makes it tough for people to plan to attend meetings, especially those that involve travel.
    Other bills include cutting through the time businesses must go through during the licensing and permitting process.

    Docs: Lawyer broke into client’s husband’s home

  • Update 01-03-12

    Hecker talk

    Former Los Alamos National Laboratory director Siegfried Hecker, who currently works at Stanford University, will give a talk about North Korea at 7 p.m., Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

    Library board

    The Library Board meets at 5:30 p.m., today at the Mesa Public Library.

    Historics meeting

    Fuller Lodge Historic Districts Advisory Board meeting, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.

    Trash pickup

    In observation of New Year’s Day there was no trash or recycling collection on Monday.  If Monday was your normal trash day, place your trash and recycling out by 8 a.m. Wednesday.

  • LA woman dies in car crash

    A Los Alamos woman who apparently suffered a medical emergency died when the car she was driving veered off the road and crashed Saturday night near White Rock.

    Santa Fe County Sheriff Robert Garcia said Tuesday morning, 84-year-old Elma Kilgore was driving westbound on N.M. 4 near Mile Marker 66, in a 2004 Buick sedan.

    The vehicle left the roadway on the right side, careened through a barbed wire fence, went into a field and crashed into some trees.

    Lt. Joe McLaughlin responded to the crash and said in his report that the victim was pronounced dead at the scene and speed and alcohol did not appear to be factors in the crash.

  • Jail Passes Compliance Inspection

    Very good, neat and very clean is how councilors Fran Berting, Geoff Rodgers and Mike Wismer described the Los Alamos County Detention Facility during a Nov. 18 inspection.

    Acting Detention Supervisor Jesse Ortega and Los Alamos Police Capt. Randy Foster accompanied the councilors on the tour of the jail, which was remodeled two years ago.

    Ortega has been in charge of the jail since Detention Supervisor Mary Najar retired in October.

    “I’ve also worked at jails in Santa Fe and Española and I love working at the Los Alamos jail,” Ortega said. “For one thing you’re closer to the staff and also this jail has more cameras and more controls.”

  • Public comment sought on Trinity Site deal

    A tentative agreement between Los Alamos County and the North American Development Group (NADG) for the Trinity Site development project was introduced to council Dec. 20.

    Negotiations – which began last November – took longer than anticipated.

    “We’re not only trying to get commercial activity on that sight, we’re trying to generate revenue for the schools. So there are competing interests,” County Administrator Harry Burgess said.

  • Reveal all additives

    Innovation is the pride and lifeblood of our democracy. Innovation in business systems and industries’ products is vital and thriving. Unending resources go into more innovations, think R&D.
    Innovation in regulatory tools is as vital, but lags far behind. Why does filling a crucial need attract scant interest and effort? Custom perhaps. Blind spots?
    Our interest group took a timely occasion to campaign for regulatory innovation.    
    On Nov. 17, the New Mexico Oil Conservation Commission (OCC) held a hearing on a narrow issue related to fracking.