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Today's News

  • Thank You 07-25-12

    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos would like to thank the community for its tremendous support of the United Blood Services blood drive July 12-13 at the First Baptist Church. As part of the Rotary District 5520 Governor’s Challenge, our club partnered with the very capable members of the Civitans, under the direction of Luke Ney and with the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program, under the leadership of Irene Powell.  
    Although the need for blood does not decrease during the summer, the number of donors frequently does.  Local blood supplies can fall to dangerously low levels, creating a potential health crisis for accident victims, surgical and cancer patients and newborn babies.

  • Declare your dog a canine good citizen

    An individual’s home insurance rates may increase if they own pets. Some insurance companies are now requiring proof of pet breed, especially if they own a dog breed deemed “aggressive” or an exotic animal.
    Some agents and companies may even ask for pictures of the pets in order to finalize a rate.
    One way is to fight against this is to have a dog declared a “canine good citizen.”
    Started in 1989, the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen program focuses on teaching dogs to be well behaved at home and in the community.

  • Governor names new leader for National Guard

    SANTA FE (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez on Tuesday named an Air Force National Guard colonel with more than 30 years of military experience to lead New Mexico’s Guard forces.
    Col. Andrew Salas will serve as the state’s adjutant general, succeeding Maj. Gen. Kenny Montoya, who resigned earlier this year to allow the Republican governor to select her own leader.
    Martinez described Salas as a diverse and well-rounded leader.

  • Shuffling at wildlife agency triggers concerns

    ALBUQUERQUE  (AP) — Environmentalists are concerned that reorganizing the New Mexico Game and Fish Department could spell trouble for the state’s nongame animals and programs aimed at conserving threatened and endangered species.
    Not so, the agency says.
    A lightning rod for controversy, the department is again sitting at the center of a longstanding debate over its mission and how it balances conservation and the interests of hunters and anglers whose license fees pay for much of the department’s work.

  • Local Courts: On the Docket 07-25-12

    July 16

    Brenda Griego was found guilty in Los Alamos Magistrate Court of speeding one to 10 mph over the speed limit. However, Judge Pat A. Casados deferred the sentence until Aug. 17.  If Griego fulfills all the terms and conditions of the sentence, the charge will be dismissed, though a record of the charge will still exist.
    Conditions include Griego notifying the court of any change of address within 48 hours and obeying all federal, state and local laws. Though the fines relating to the charge were dismissed, Griego was still ordered to pay $86 in court costs.
    July 17

  • Update 07-25-12

    Presentation

    Presentations on recovery efforts in Haiti will be given at 7 p.m. today at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. A free-will offering will be taken to support the 2012 Carter Work Project and continued rebuilding in Haiti.  Refreshments will be provided.

    P&Z meeting

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m.  today  in council chambers.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 in Council Chambers.

    Film series

    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents “Spy Kids 4” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the White Rock Town Hall.

    Science talk

  • Eight senators fight for CMRR

    Eight U.S. senators — six Republicans, a Democrat, and an independent— wrote a letter recently to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, urging the resurrection of the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement project at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Viewing guide for Olympics coverage

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Summer Olympics opening ceremony takes place Friday, but the first of 5,535 hours that NBC is showing of the games begins Wednesday with qualifying rounds in women’s soccer. With so many different options, viewers need a road map to make sense of it all.
    NBC is promising that every competition in London will be available to U.S. consumers live, with the bulk of them seen online.
    The centerpiece of coverage will be NBC’s prime-time, 7 p.m. to midnight on most evenings, with Bob Costas as host. Given the time difference with England, all of the events will be shown on a tape-delayed basis, although particularly rabid fans will have the opportunity to see each of these events online during the day.

  • Wallace speaks to community leaders

    Terry Wallace, the principal associate director for global security at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, briefs community leaders at a breakfast at the lab Tuesday. Juan Griego, the deputy director at the Los Alamos Site Office, also gave a briefing. Afterward, leaders went on numerous tours at the lab.

  • LAPD makes profiling policy more accessible

    It’s amazing what one phone call can do.

    The Los Alamos Police Department found this out recently when it received a “B” grade in a racial profiling survey published by two New Mexico-based civil rights groups: Somos Un Pueblo Unido and the New Mexico State Conference NAACP.

    The survey, titled “Biased Based Policing at a Glance,” surveyed law enforcement agencies across New Mexico to see whether or not they even had policies that guarded against racial profiling. If they did, then they were further graded on how accessible those policies were to the public.