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Today's News

  • NM ex-governor Johnson enters presidential race

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Highlighting his background as both a governor and outdoor adventurer, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson announced his presidential campaign outside the New Hampshire Statehouse on Thursday before heading for a mountain known as the birthplace of extreme skiing.

    Johnson, a Republican, acknowledged that he is virtually unknown in New Hampshire and other key primary states but said he won't be outworked when it comes to retail politics.

    "I have to do, and want to do, really well in New Hampshire," he said. "So I'm going to spend a lot of time in New Hampshire, where you can go from obscurity to prominence overnight with a good showing in New Hampshire."

  • Council going proactive on maintenance

    Editor’s Note: This is the final story in a three-part series covering the county budget.

    When it comes to maintaining the county’s facilities, the Los Alamos County Council decided it is high time to get proactive. Council unanimously approved creation of a new maintenance plan, during budget hearings held Saturday and Monday.
    “From my perspective, in the past, our maintenance has been primarily reactive, when something breaks, we fix it, Council Vice Chair Jim Hall told the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • In the zone: Know the laws about home-based businesses

    Almost half of U.S. businesses are based in the business owner’s home, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, and that number might grow as more people decide to go into business for themselves.
    Those planning to launch a home-based business in New Mexico need to understand the zoning laws that apply in their area.
    Depending on where one lives in the state, zoning laws are enacted by city or county officials.

    A tale of two cities

  • Flower Art

    A bed of tulips decorate a building’s exterior.

  • Be There 04-21-11

    Today
    The L.A. County Republican Party will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Hilltop House, third floor conference room.

    The monthly meeting of the Democratic Party of Los Alamos will be from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library, Room 3. Featured speakers will be Sam Bregman, Letitia Montoya and Javier Gonzales, all candidates for state party chair. They will talk about their goals and plans for the party through the election cycle in 2012, as well as the past legislative session. All interested Democrats are urged to attend.

    Los Alamos Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Those interested in the Lions Club should call Dennis Wulff at 672-9563 or email drwulff47@aol.com.

  • Thank you 04-21-11

    Girl Scout Troops appreciate help

    Junior Girl Scout Troop 557 and Brownie Girl Scout Troop 116 would like to send out a heartfelt thank you to Bethlehem Lutheran Church.  When our local Girl Scout organization lost its venue to host the annual Brownie Sleepover, Bethlehem Lutheran graciously opened its doors. This church has always provided meeting space to many groups in town, including our troop’s bimonthly meetings.
    The sleepover was a great success! The church’s spacious kitchen and open layout enhanced many hours of fun including; cooking, crafts, scavenger hunt, singing and dancing.  Everyone left a little tired, but very happy.
    Thanks again for being such a great example of what community is all about!

  • Community annoucements 04-21-11

    Volunteers needed
    The Fuller Lodge Art  Center needs up to a dozen new volunteers. Volunteers sit at the reception desk, greet visitors as they enter and handle any sales. Often visitors have questions about Los Alamos and the interactions with the volunteers become part of their vacation experience.  
    Shifts available are from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Call Amy Bjarke at 662-1635 or email gallery@fullerlodgeartcenter.com.

    March on Hunger
    Aspen, Chamisa and Mountain Elementaries, along with Los Alamos Middle School, are collecting non-perishable items for people and collars and leashes for pets as a community project and a student service project combine their efforts.

  • Wang places first in 4-Way Essay competition

    Alex Wang was awarded first place in the Rotary District 5520’s Four-Way Essay competition, which includes entries from all middle school participants in New Mexico and west Texas. The award was made April 9 at the District 5520 conference in Ruidoso.
    Pictured from left to right, Skip King, president of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos; Baolian Cheng, Wang, Yi-Ming Wang, Linda King, Rotary Club’s 4-Way essay coordinator; and Linda Hull, Rotary secretary.

  • Groups seek to intervene in N.M. emissions case

    ALBUQUERQUE  — Several groups filed motions with the New Mexico Court of Appeals on Wednesday to intervene in an electric utility’s appeal of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions regulations.
    Public Service Company of New Mexico is appealing the approval of the regulations last fall by the state Environmental Improvement Board.
    The regulations encompass the state’s plan for participating in a regional cap and trade program, as well as a statewide cap of greenhouse gas emissions that was initially proposed by the environmental group New Energy Economy.
    New Energy Economy is among the groups seeking to intervene in the case.

  • Update 04-21-11

    Eco Station closed
    The Los Alamos County Eco Station will be closed on Easter Sunday.

    Dem Party meeting
    The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County will host its monthly meeting from 7-
    8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mesa Public Library meeting room 3.

    GOP meeting
    The Republican Party of Los Alamos County will meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel.
     
    ESB meeting
    The Environmental Sustainability Board will host a meeting at 7 a.m. Thursday at the Eco Station Administration Building.