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Today's News

  • Update 05-17-12

    Council meeting

    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers at the Community Building.

    Council forum

    Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor have invited all County Council candidates to participate in a forum set for 6 p.m. May 24. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    Concert series

    The Los Alamos Summer Concert Series opens at 7 p.m. Friday with the Tino Dimotrov Band and DK and the Affordables at Overlook Park in White Rock.

    Meeting canceled

    The CIP Evaluation and Oversight Committee has canceled its regular monthly business meeting at 5:15 p.m. today in Council Chambers.

  • Burned body found at home in El Rancho

    After the Santa Fe County Fire Department put out a mobile home fire in El Rancho near Pojoaque late Sunday night, the burned body of a woman was found inside the structure.

    Santa Fe Under Sheriff Ron Madrid said deputies were called out to assist the fire department.

    “They put the fire out and called the State Fire (Marshal’s) office because there was a body that was found,” he said.

    Madrid said a positive identification has not been placed on the body, but that an autopsy was performed Tuesday and they were using dental records to determine who the woman is. Madrid said as of Thursday afternoon, the state Office of the Medical Investigator has not yet identified the woman.

  • CMRR funding still alive

    After a House Rules Committee vote, funding for the proposed Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement facility is still alive for FY2013

    The battle in Washington continued this week in the House as Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) sponsored an amendment that would have nixed Rep. Mike Turner’s (R-Ohio) amendments from last week that would breathe new life into the CMRR project.

    Markey’s amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act did not make it out of the House Rules Committee. The entire bill, however, is being debated in the House.

    Turner’s amendments, meanwhile, made it through.

  • Ready to run

    The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics took place today and Los Alamos police officers turned out in force to help raise awareness and funds during the event. Some 13 local officers participated along with volunteers and ambulance service provided by the Auxiliary Fire Brigade. The torch relay takes the runners over a 40-mile course that ends in Jemez Springs. Those interested in donating to the cause can contact Det. Sgt. Oliver Morris at 662-8281.

  • State finances seem all right

    At one point in the rock opera “Tommy” by The Who, someone says, “I think it’s alright, yes I think it’s alright.”
    Alright seems the status for the state’s financial condition, I concluded after financial officials reported to the recent annual conference of the New Mexico Tax Research Institute.
    This year’s session of the Legislature was successful, said Charles Sallee, deputy director of the Legislative Finance Committee.

  • Avoid rude rental car surprises

    I’m usually a pretty savvy traveler, but a recent car rental mishap reminded me that even when you take every precaution, things still can go awry.
    While planning a family vacation to Panama, I searched online for rental cars. One lower-cost rental car agency I’d never used before offered a significantly lower rate than the others. Ignoring the little voice in my head, I decided to try them.

  • Donna Summer, queen of disco, dies at 63

     

    NEW YORK (AP) — Disco queen Donna Summer, whose pulsing anthems such as "Last Dance," ''Love to Love You Baby" and "Bad Girl" became the soundtrack for a glittery age of sex, drugs, dance and flashy clothes, has died. She was 63.

  • Smoke from Arizona wildfire may impact Northern New Mexico

    Wildfires along the Mogollon Rim in Arizona and within the Gila Region of New Mexico will become center stage for the next couple days.  An upper level trough entering central California this afternoon will allow southwest winds to increase over New Mexico through Friday.  Windy, very dry, and unstable conditions Friday will force smoke concentrations over Arizona and southwest New Mexico toward northern and central New Mexico.  Winds will shift to the west Saturday forcing smoke farther south into central and southern New Mexico.
     

  • Bodemeister still the favorite at Pimlico

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Just like in the Kentucky Derby, Bodemeister is the favorite in the Preakness.
    This time, Bob Baffert intends to justify the odds.
    Despite finishing second in the Derby, Bodemeister was installed as the 8-5 favorite for Saturday’s second leg of the Triple Crown. The colt, trained by Baffert, set the pace at Churchill Downs before being overtaken in the stretch by I’ll Have Another, who won by 1½ lengths.
    I’ll Have Another is the second-favorite in the Preakness at 5-2.
    Baffert, a five-time Preakness winner, was delighted to receive the No. 7 post in the 11-horse field.

  • Sports Update 05-17-12

    ’Topper Soccer School returning
    The Los Alamos High School boys soccer program is hosting its annual ’Topper Soccer School starting on June 4.
    The Soccer School is for boys and girls ages 3-9.
    Session 1 is set for June 4-8 at Sullivan Field. Session II will be June 18-22 at Rover Park in White Rock.
    Price for participation is $35 for one session or $50 for both sessions. Registration deadline for the first session is May 29.
    Registration forms and further information can be found at laschools.net/athletics under the “Camps” tab. Other questions can be directed to Marsha Parker at 672-1558.