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Today's News

  • Fired employee suing county

    Diana Stepan, who was terminated from her $146,000-a-year job as an assistant county administrator Monday, has retained trial lawyer Sam Bregman of Bregman & Loman, PC in Albuquerque to represent her in a lawsuit against Los Alamos County.

    Stepan has referred all media inquiries surrounding the suit to Bregman.

  • Ski patrol evacuates 21 off chairlift

    Twenty-one skiers and snowboarders had to be rescued after the beginner chairlift malfunctioned Jan. 1 at Pajarito Mountain in Los Alamos.
    “We were waiting in line when the lift stopped. We waited for a while and we walked to the top and took a photo,” said Barbara Wendelberger, who was ski boarding that day.
    Wendelberger said she is a regular at Pajarito Mountain.
    “I have seen the lift stop but then move again,” she said. “I have never seen them rescue people.”

  • Update 01-05-11

    Transportation Board meeting

    The Transportation Board will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Public Works Conference Room, located at 2101 Trinity Drive.
    Agenda items include discussing a pedestrian transportation policy and the FY 2012 work plan.

    Open house

    The Community Development Department will host an open house for Rick Bohn’s retirement.
    Join us for refreshments to wish him well in his future endeavors from 4-6 p.m. Friday at the CDD offices, which are located 195 East Road, Suite 104.

  • LAFD responds to 15 burst pipe calls

    Water pipes are bursting all over town and in White Rock due to the recent sustained frigid temperatures. Fire Marshal/Assistant Fire Chief Michael Thompson said from Dec. 30 through this morning, the Los Alamos Fire Department has responded to 15 calls related to pipes bursting from the below freezing weather.
    Fuller Lodge, several apartment complexes and a number of buildings belonging to Los Alamos National Laboratory have been affected, Thompson said.

  • Lunch with a leader

    The League of Women Voters will have Steve Watts as its speaker for the monthly Lunch with a Leader from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Jan. 11 at Central Avenue Grill. There is a menu at the grill, which includes entree, iced tea, water, or lemonade, tax and gratuity for $15.

  • Mi Ra Won exhibits her work

    An opening reception for “New Mexico Journey,” featuring artwork by Mi Ra Won will be from 4-5:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. The artwork will be on display through Jan. 28. Pictured above is one of Won’s paintings, entitled, “Song of Santa Fe.”

  • Be There 01-05-11

    Today
    The Sierrans will host a potluck to organize and plan for 2011. All who would like to volunteer, have great ideas for projects, passions about certain issues, and are willing to contribute to making the group more effective, are invited. Bring a favorite dish. RSVP per e-mail, or call 662-2368.

    The January Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. Call 412-9371 for information.

    Thursday

  • Missing father and son found

    ALBUQUERQUE – A father and son were headed home to El Paso, after being found Tuesday in the Gila National Forest, where they had been missing for days in extremely cold temperatures.
    Robert Fritz, 55, and his son, Austin, 15, were found before noon Tuesday on the Little Creek Trail in southwestern New Mexico, state police search and rescue spokesman Peter Olson said.
    Both suffered from hypothermia, he said. Hypothermia is a dangerous decrease in the body’s core temperature.

  • No big increase in local gas prices

    While some states face a $4 per gallon price tag for gas this year, locally, gas prices appear to have stabilized.
    Gasoline prices at stations throughout Los Alamos did not drastically deviate.
    As of Monday afternoon, the price for regular ranged from $2.89 to $2.91, regular plus went from $2.99 to $3.08, premium gas ranged from $3.09 to $3.20 and diesel went from $3.34 to $3.45.
    The Conoco stations, Metzger’s Mobil and Chevron shared similar gas prices.

  • Obstacles to state restructuring may be set in concrete

    In the old days, a friend reminisced long ago, we had to move after every election.
    State office buildings were rented, she explained. After the election the new governor could reward political supporters with leases.
    Mediocre facilities, scattered all over the place, imperfectly matched to the needs of their occupants or the public. Short leases.
    With all the talk of reorganization and consolidation, don’t we wish those good old days were back again. Many of New Mexico’s state institutions are now, literally, set in concrete.