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Today's News

  • Homestead Proclamation

    Councilor David Izraelavitz presents Joe Gutierrez with a proclamation naming May 13-20 Homestead Commemoration Week.

  • Date Change

    The following calendar item appeared in the Thursday edition of “Diversions,” but has been moved to May 19.
    Meet Belinda Vasquez Garcia, Albuquerque author of an historical fiction series, the first novel of which takes place in Madrid during the Roaring 20s and Great Depression. Vasquez Garcia will sign copies of “The Witch Narratives: Reincarnation,” from 2-5 p.m. May 12 at Heart of the Lotus Gift Bazaar in Santa Fe Place Mall. There will also be a reading.

     

  • LA students place in Congressional Art Competition

     Three students from Los Alamos High School placed in the top 10 of the Congressional Art Competition Saturday.
    Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District announced that Katarina Pittis of the New Mexico School for the Arts is this year’s winner and that Christine Chung, Peter Priedhorsky and Kara Griffin of Los Alamos placed in the top 10.

  • Bandelier wants input on Tsankawi

    Bandelier National Monument is initiating a planning effort to improve resource protection and visitor understanding of the Tsankawi Unit.
    The resulting decisions will provide guidance and direction for managing visitor safety, accessibility, and resource protection for the next 10 years.
    According to Park Superintendent Jason Lott, “We invite everyone who is interested in the future of Tsankawi to participate in the 30-day scoping period.  We are hoping for lots of public input on how best to manage the cultural and natural resources there.”
     The public is invited to attend an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 9 at Fuller Lodge.

  • Update 05-04-12

    Breakfast

    The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos is hosting a Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Eggs, sausage and pancakes will be served.

    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 17. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    'Cowboy Poet'

    Los Alamos Little Theatre presents, “Cowboy Poet,” at 7:30 p.m. today through May 19, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee May 13. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at CB Fox. For more information, visit lalt.org.

    Chuckwagon dinner

  • Valles Caldera Preserve adds a trustee

    The Audubon Society now counts one of its own among the leadership of the Valles Caldera Trust.

    New Mexico Executive Director Karyn Stockdale was confirmed as the newest member of the Valles Caldera Board of Trustees this week.  She is the fourth Trustee appointed by President Barack Obama and follows Dr. Melissa Savage and Dr. Ken Smith who were appointed in August 2010, and the recently named Kent Salazar who was sworn in during the March board meeting in Albuquerque.

  • Sandia ships final barrels of TRU waste to WIPP facility

    Sandia National Laboratories on Wednesday shipped its final four truckloads of radioactive legacy waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad.

    Gov. Susana Martinez was on hand for a press conference marking the final shipment of the so-called transuranic waste. 

    “This is a significant milestone in our efforts to protect New Mexico’s environment and keep our state beautiful,” Martinez said. “Today’s final shipment of TRU waste demonstrates an important partnership with Sandia National Laboratories as we work to preserve our state for future generations.”

  • First Homestead Marker Installed

    Approximately two years ago, M. Isabel Grant Hill approached Gerald Strickfaden, chair of the Fuller Lodge Historic Districts Advisory Board (FLHDAB), and asked him how she could get a marker at Guaje Pines Cemetery to commemorate the site of her family’s homestead.

    That  sparked the board to launch an initiative to commemorate all the historic homestead sites. The county council approved the Los Alamos Historic Homestead Tour in August, 2010.

    The first marker was installed during a small ceremony Thursday morning at the site where Grant Hill’s father, Ottie Oman Grant, homesteaded.

    “I’m very excited, very honored,” Grant Hill said. “I’m very thankful to the county for doing this.”

  • Accused child rapist released on bond

    Shortly after accused child rapist 21-year-old Stephen Geisik was released from jail Tuesday on a $10,000 signature bond, he was named in dispatch logs later that night for allegedly calling and harassing a 16-year-old Los Alamos female.

    As part of the conditions of his release, he was not supposed to make contact with minors with the exception of his son.

    Los Alamos Police Department’s Capt. Randy Foster said it’s not known if the caller was, in fact, Geisik.

    The District Attorney did not file a continuance in the case so judge Pat Casados released Geisik on a $10,000 signature bond. But if Geisik violated any stipulations of his release, he would be put back in jail and would have to pay that $10,000 back to the court, Casados said.

  • Homestead Commemoration Week

     

    The Los Alamos County Council has issued a proclamation declaring the Week of May 13-20, 2012 as "Homestead Commemoration Week" in Los Alamos, in celebration of the kickoff for the Los Alamos Homestead Tour.

    WHEREAS:      On May 20, 150 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act; and

    WHEREAS:      Homesteading began on the Pajarito Plateau in the late 1880s; and