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Today's News

  • Be There 03-15-11

    Wednesday
    Raptor Visit at PEEC, 3540 Orange Street. 7 p.m. Three new educational (non-releasable) raptors from the Santa Fe Raptor Center will visit. Educators will tell about the birds — a Swainson’s Hawk, Kestrel and Great Horned Owl — and allow the audience to view them up close. Family-friendly and free.
    Thursday
     A St. Patrick’s Day dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1601 Trinity Dr. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information call 690-4620.

  • Spring is in the air

    The warmer weather sent Los Alamos residents outdoors Monday. Here, bikers and walkers enjoy the spring conditions along Central Avenue.

  • Legislature passes lobbyist, DWI, task force bills

    SANTA FE – New Mexico House and Senate passed several bills last week. The bills ranged from ensuring transparency in the government to issuing harsher penalties for repeat DWI offenders.

    Lobbyist limits measure passes House
    A  bill designed to increase government transparency and prevent elected officials from lobbying for one year after their terms end passed the House Saturday.  HB 67a, sponsored by Rep. Bill O’Neill received a vote of 44-14.

  • County reaches out to Silver City

    Los Alamos County has established a fund at Los Alamos National Bank on behalf of Silver City, a small community in southern New Mexico facing fire recovery challenges after the Quail Ridge fire destroyed 13 homes and burned more than 60 other smaller structures last week.
    Council Chairwoman Sharon Stover said she asked Acting County Administrator Randy Autio to establish the fund after she received calls from Los Alamos and White Rock residents asking how the county could help Silver City in their time of need.

  • Construction Zone 03-15-11

    Public Works Projects:
    For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us or call 662-8150.

    Diamond Drive Phase 4 2011:
    On Monday, the contractor started the removal of the center medians from Los Alamos Canyon Bridge to Canyon Road. Paving operations will follow; this will allow the traffic in the work zone to be moved to one side of the road without the barrier of the median.

  • Update 03-15-11

    Public meeting
    A public meeting regarding the phase one study for a design alternatives for Central and Oppenheimer intersection will be 1-3 p.m. Tuesday at the Reel Deal Theater.

    Noise mitigation
    A public meeting regarding the noise mitigation study for the Eastern area will be from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fire Administration Building, located on 195 East Road.

    Quake coverage
    Get the latest on the Japanese earthquake at lamonitor.com.

    Council meetings

  • CMRR project update: 'There's nothing to sink your teeth into'

    Since 2005, as part of the settlement between the Los Alamos National Laboratory and a network of community groups, it was required that the lab hold semi-annual meetings in regards to the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Project.

    On Thursday night at Fuller Lodge, the 11th such meeting was held as a standing-room only crowd was in attendance.

    Greg Mello of the Los Alamos Study Group perhaps may have summed it up best near the end of the meeting when he said, “there is nothing to sink your teeth into.”

  • Business barriers come to light

    Eliminating blight pockets, developing suitable retail space and creating a more business-friendly community were among the issues voiced at Monday’s roundtable event at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.
    Business owners were given an opportunity to discuss and provide input on the issue of the County Council’s proposed strategic goals. They shared experiences, vented frustrations and suggested solutions during the 90-minute session with chamber officials and Acting County Administrator Randy Autio.

  • PAC 8 celebrates 30th birthday

    During PAC 8’s 30th anniversary bash Friday night, the public access television station, which is the oldest in New Mexico, had a lot to celebrate.

    The station has made many strides down through the years including moving to digital operations, adding live- streaming on its website and offering video on demand.

    While PAC 8’s accomplishments were being feted at the party, behind the scenes the station faces some daunting funding challenges.

  • Police Beat 03-15-11

    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.

    March 3

    10:55 a.m. – A 34-year-old Los Alamos woman in the 3200 block of Villa Street reported being the victim of credit card fraud. The estimated loss is more than $300.

    11:27 a.m. – A 42-year-old Jemez Springs woman reported being the victim of fraud on Central Avenue. The estimated loss is less than $100.