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Today's News

  • Man run over by several vehicles is identified

    SANTA FE N.M. (AP) — The man struck and killed and then run over by several vehicles including one driven by the New Mexico secretary of state has been identified.

    Santa Fe police say he is 46-year-old Eric Broncho of Santa Clara Pueblo.

    Broncho was killed Thursday night on New Mexico 599 as he was walking alone near Camino La Tierra.

    His body was then hit by at least three other vehicles, including that of Secretary of State Dianna Duran.

    Duran released a statement saying she was shocked at learning she had run over a person and not an animal.

  • Update 11-20-11

    Dinner

    The Elk’s Lodge, VFW and American Legion will host the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday. Serving is from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal at no charge. For information, contact Lisa Harris or Reine Williams at 662-5611.

    Reception

    The Los Alamos County Council will host a reception to welcome new County Administrator Harry Burgess, along with new Fire Chief Troy Hughes, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. The public is invited to attend.

    Court closed

  • FBI releases photo in New Mexico sex torture case--video extra

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities released Friday a photo of a woman who they believe was another victim of convicted sex torturer and suspected serial killer David Parker Ray.

    The photo from a fake ID was found in Ray's possession and FBI officials believe the unknown woman might have been one of many of Ray's victims.

    "We have a suspicion that this woman may have had contact with him," said FBI spokesman Frank Fisher at a press conference in Albuquerque. "And we would really like to know what her name was, and if we could talk to her."

  • Ready Pac recalls 5K cases of bagged salads

    IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) — Ready Pac Foods has recalled more than 5,000 cases of bagged salad because of a possible E. coli contamination.

    The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that the bagged romaine lettuce and salad mixes were distributed to 15 Western states.

    The recall was issued by the Irwindale, Calif. company after a random government test showed contamination.

    The bagged salads have a sell-by date of Nov. 18.

    E. coli can cause food poisoning and death in severe cases.

    FDA officials say this recall has not been related to any report of illness.

  • Wind Advisory Until 6 p.m. Saturday

    The National Weather Service has issued the following weather advisory:

    A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING.

    * LOCATION... WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS... SANDIA AND MANZANO MOUNTAINS.

    * WINDS... SOUTHWEST AND WEST AT 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 55 MPH.

    * TIMING... WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN RAPIDLY EARLY THIS MORNING... THEN DIMINISH AROUND SUNSET.

    * VISIBILITY... LOCALIZED AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW MAY DROP VISIBILITY BELOW 3 MILES AT TIMES WHERE SNOW COVERS THE GROUND.

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... HAZARDOUS CROSSWINDS WILL IMPACT TRAVEL ON NORTH TO SOUTH ORIENTED HIGHWAYS.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

  • Second phase of NNSA aerial flyover underway Monday

    The National Nuclear Security Administration has arranged for the Remote Sensing Laboratory/National Aerial Measuring System  (RSL) of Las Vegas, Nev., to provide a high-fidelity aerial survey of the Los Alamos townsite Monday.

    The survey, conducted via helicopter, is to ensure that any and all legacy radiological contamination sites have been identified and effectively cleaned up.  

    Residents may see the helicopter make several passes at about 300 feet above ground over and near the Los Alamos town site to measure for background radiation.

  • Council ponders future of facilities

    The condition assessments of all but the newest county-owned buildings — undertaken to prioritize the Major Facility Maintenance (MFM) program — reveal that maintenance may come too late or be too costly for some structures, including the Community Building and the Ice Rink. Acting Assistant County Administrator Anne Laurent presented the findings at Tuesday’s council meeting.

    In addition to assessing infrastructure needs, consultants documented every piece of equipment and researched its expected useful life. Energy audits were also conducted. The studies identified $2 million–$3 million in MFM work annually over the next 20 years.

  • Update 11-18-11

    Adopt a Pet

    Friends of the Shelter is sponsoring a kitten/cat adoption event Saturday at the LADOC Building, 246 East Road, next to the Los Alamos Shelter, from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 470-6973 for information.

    Reception

    The Los Alamos County Council will host a reception to welcome new County Administrator Harry Burgess, along with new Fire Chief Troy Hughes, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. The public is invited to attend.

    Court closed

    The Magistrate Court will close Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 for computer training for the judge and staff. Anyone who has court business may come to the court before or after those closing dates.

  • A chance to recoup losses

    Victims who suffered property or other loss as a result of last summer’s Las Conchas Fire can attend a conference at no charge Saturday at the Los Alamos Holiday Inn Express to discuss potential claims and possible recovery.

    The Branch Law Firm is representing individuals who were affected by damages resulting from the fire, which began June 26 and burned more than 150,000 acres in the Santa Fe National Forest.  

    Kenneth Roye, an attorney in Chico, Calif., specializes in wildfires caused by utility lines and is working on the Las Conchas Fire court case with the Branch Law Firm.

  • Stover sticks up for Los Alamos

    The Defense Nuclear Safety Board was in Santa Fe Thursday and almost all of the people during the public comment session were critical of the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Sticking up for Los Alamos, however, was council chair Sharon Stover, who raced through her presentation in the allotted five minutes as she talked about the relationship between the county and the lab.

    Here are some of the highlights of what Stover talked about: