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Today's News

  • State Fair attendance, revenue drops

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico State Fair officials say attendance and revenue was down at this year’s fair.
    Preliminary numbers say attendance was down about 8 percent, from 429,918 last year to 399,529 this year. Officials blamed several days of threatening weather for the drop.
    Revenue was just over $5.1 million, compared to $5.7 million in 2010.
    Dan Mourning, interim general manager of the fair says that while attendance and revenue were down slightly from last year, the numbers were in line with expectations given the state of the economy.

  • West Road remains closed due to erosion

    Increased storm water runoff in Los Alamos Canyon following the Las Conchas wildfire has resulted in severe erosion to West Road and the adjacent channel and damaged utilities infrastructure near the county ice rink.

    West Road and the ice rink parking lot have been closed since the fire, and both are in need of major repairs before reopening. The Ice Rink – which was scheduled to reopen Nov. 14 –is now projected to open Dec. 1.

  • Update 10-25-11

    Council meeting

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 tonight at the council chambers.

    Court closed

    Los Alamos Magistrate Court will close from today until Thursday for new computer system training.

    Pancake breakfast

    The Kiwanis Fall Pancake Breakfast will be held 7-11 a.m. Saturday at Betty Ehart Senior Center.

    Drug dropoff

    Los Alamos police are hosting a prescription drug depository booth from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, in the Los Alamos Medical Center east parking lot.

    Kiwanis meeting

    Barbara Carlos will recount her 2010 Friendship Force Exchange visit to Turkey at 1 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Masonic Temple on Sage.

  • Miracle of technology helps girl to qualify

    Sruthi Garimella, a fourth grader in Jonathan Neal’s class at Barranca Mesa Elementary School, competed in her class’ spelling bee Monday and successfully qualified for the school spelling bee despite being in Paris, France.

    She was able to compete in this intercontinental spelling bee through the magic of Internet video conference.  Along with Garimella, Eli Iramk-Bent, Isaac Ronning, and Kaylee Rogers also placed in the top four slots of Neal’s fourth grade class, qualifying all of them to compete in the school spelling bee.

  • Bandelier Says Thanks

    Bandelier National Monument S uperintendent Jason Lott presents framed artwork of the park to Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan and NNSA Los Alamos Site Office head Kevin Smith during a community leaders breakfast this morning.

  • Caldera’s outlook brightens under NPS

    Increased economic benefits for local communities and better protection of the site are projected for the Valles Caldera National Preserve if managed by the National Park Service (NPS), according to a new report prepared by the Harbinger Consulting Group.

  • Technology returns home to LA

    Editor’s note: First of a two-part series.

    In 1963, local resident George Erickson made the first working model of a heat pipe at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), based on a concept by George Grover.

    That technology has traveled to the outer limits – providing thermal control for spaceships and satellites orbiting thousands of miles above the earth – and has now returned home to provide solar thermal domestic hot water (DHW) to the Justice Center and animal shelter. 

  • Police Beat 10-25-11

    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.
    Oct. 13

    10:44 a.m. – Mason Tietjen, 26, of Los Alamos was arrested near Bryce Avenue and Rover Blvd., and charged with driving while license suspended or revoked.

    2:39 p.m. – A 15-year-old Los Alamos boy was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia at Los Alamos High School and referred to the juvenile probation officer.
    Oct. 14

    6:45 p.m. – Delbert Romero, 28, of Los Alamos was arrested at 1060 Sioux St., and charged with battery.     

  • Sports Update 10-25-11

    Turkey Trot set for Nov. 20

    The annual Turkey Trot will return Nov. 20.
    The Turkey Trot is a benefit run for the local CROP organization. It will start at Los Alamos Middle School at 2 p.m.
    The run is 2.57 miles.
    The top 25 finishers will be recognized and all participants have a chance to win turkeys and pumpkin pies in a random drawing. Top participants from the 2011 Pace Race season will also be recognized.
    For more information, call 672-1639 or visit www.atomicrunners.com.

    Yum Run to return Saturday

  • Pretty In Pink

    Los Alamos’ Carli Downs goes high in the air during Pink Night at Griffith Gymnasium Saturday night. The Hilltoppers defeated the Española Valley Sundevils Saturday in their final home game of the regular season. Los Alamos will play its regular season finale Wednesday at Capital.