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Today's News

  • Be There 09-14-11

    Today
    The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce FAN Club invites the public to celebrate National Assisted Living Week from 5:30-7 p.m. at Aspen Ridge Lodge Retirement and Assisted Living Facility, 1010 Sombrillo Court. For more information, contact Mary Yamada at 661-0066 or myamada@aspenridgelodge.com.

    Thursday
    Join the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board as they celebrate the award of a State Farm Youth Advisory Board Grant: The Los Alamos Youth Food Project. A brief celebration and check presentation will be from 3-3:30 p.m. at Los Alamos Middle School, 2101 Hawk Dr. Look for the celebration near the entrance of LAMS, next to the Pledge Garden.

  • Seize the opportunity to engage youth

    There is so much to do that this week, we’ll have to give you two assets, so we can squeeze them all in during the month. Our focus this week is asset 22, school engagement and asset 23, homework.
     Research indicates that there is a need for youth to be actively engaged in learning, and that a minimum of an hour of homework each night might be the key.
     This week, there are two opportunities to engage kids in learning, while you get to be involved, too.
     The first is Thursday  from 6-7:30 p.m. at Chamisa Elementary. The school science night provides some hands-on opportunities to learn, mixed with a little fun.

  • Issuing of licenses to immigrants slowing

    SANTA FE (AP) — The flow of driver’s licenses to immigrants has slowed in New Mexico since the state tightened its application system last year, but the drop-off steepened after Republican Gov. Susana Martinez took office in January promising to end the licensing policy, according to a review of state records by The Associated Press.
    Martinez has unsuccessfully pressed the Democratic-controlled Legislature to repeal New Mexico’s immigrant license law, but fewer licenses are being issued to foreign nationals as the political debate intensifies.

  • CIP committee to meet in Council Chambers

    Los Alamos County’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will conduct a business meeting at 5:15 p.m., Thursday in Council Chambers. The agenda will include a request from Parks Manager Dick McIntyre for approval of additional scope of work on the North Mesa Ballfields Lighting project.
    The repairs proposed in the original capital project approved last year are completed, but it has been discovered that another area within the ball field complex now requires lighting and electrical repairs for safety reasons.
    The original lighting project came in under budget, so the Parks request is only for expanded scope. The additional work is projected to fall within the existing budget.

  • Gov. discusses waste shipment process

    Gov. Susana Martinez and New Mexico Environment Department Secretary David Martin met Tuesday with senior U.S. Department of Energy officials to discuss high priority issues for the ongoing environmental clean-up efforts at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
    The meeting served as an opportunity for Martinez to meet Don Cook, deputy administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s defense programs, David Huizenga, Acting Assistant Secretary for DOE’s Office of Environmental Management. Los Alamos Site Office Manager Kevin Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary Frank Marcinowski of the Office of Regulatory Compliance and Assistant Manager for Environment George Rael at LASO also participated in the meeting.

  • All Geared Up

    A raven flies over the main building at the county’s Eco Station.

  • NM Environment Department raises listeriosis cases to 10

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Environment Department’s Environmental Health Bureau, in conjunction with the New Mexico Department of Health, is issuing a voluntary recall notice to all state produce retailers, requesting that any cantaloupe grown in the Rocky Ford growing area of southern Colorado be temporarily pulled from store shelves.  
    The Bureau is announcing this voluntary recall in anticipation of a nationwide recall in the near future.  Likewise, early indications from several states, including New Mexico, link the recent listeriosis outbreak to these cantaloupes.
     DOH has identified 10 cases of listeria-infection to date, with three of these cases resulting in death.

  • Stover appointed to JJAC

    Gov. Susana Martinez announced Tuesday that she has made appointments to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, the Interstate Stream Commission, the Museum of New Mexico Board of Regents, and the Board of Psychologist Examiners.
    The governor appointed Sharon Stover of Los Alamos to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee.
    Stover worked as a coordinator for the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board from 2004 to 2010. Stover is also a board member of Leadership Los Alamos, a program she developed in 2003. She also served as the program’s president.
    Currently, Stover is the chair of the Los Alamos County Council. She studied at Santa Fe Business College.

  • Update 09-14-11

    County council

    The County Council will hold a special session at 6 p.m.
    Monday at the council chambers.

    LTAB meeting

    The Lodgers Tax Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m.
    Tuesday at the Chamber Conference Room.

    FAN Club

    Aspen Ridge Lodge FAN Club, 5:30-7 p.m., for Food and Networking tonight at 1010 Sombrillo Court. FAN Clubs are free and open to all Chamber members as well as prospective Chamber members.

    Court closed

  • Up, Up and Away

    A flyover drew cheers from the crowd at Sunday’s Taste the Sky event. Taste the Sky was a fundraiser hosted by the United Way Youth Team. The event raised $2,200 for United Way.