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Today's News

  • Recurring Meetings 10-12-11


    The Atomic City Corvette Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Time Out Pizza in White Rock. Guests are always welcome. You do not need to own a Corvette to attend. For more information, contact Mike Luna at 672-4087.

    The Lions Club meets at 84 Barcelona in White Rock on the first and third Thursdays. They enjoy a meal and combine fun and social gathering with a business meeting. Those interested are invited to attend one of the meetings as a guest. For more information, call 672-3300 or 672-9563.

    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meets at 11:45 a.m. every Tuesday at Central Avenue Grill.

  • Be There 10-12-11

    Today
    Nate McDowell of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Climate Research Lab, will give a talk on the “Effects of Climate on Plants,” at 7 p.m. at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St. The talk is free and open to the public.

    Thursday
    Poetry gatherings, 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in Room 3 of the Mesa Public Library. There will be a discussion and sharing of “Roadblocks in our Genealogy Research.” Everyone is asked to bring their research roadblock to share. The public is invited. For more information, call Jodie Frye at 662-3381.

  • Sullivan Field Ribbon Cutting

    Before Friday night’s home football game, students and faculty cut the ribbon at Sullivan Field. The Toppers went on to beat Bernalillo.

  • Elections change for PRC candidates under review

    SANTA FE — Public Regulation Commissioner Jason Marks says New Mexico’s political parties can play a role in reforming the troubled regulatory agency, which has seen two of its members forced from office since last year.
    Marks wants to change how candidates for the PRC earn a spot on the primary election ballot, and he proposes requiring them to earn the support of party activists at pre-primary nominating conventions. That’s already done for candidates running for statewide offices and Congress.

  • Update 10-12-11

    Council meeting

    The County Council will hold a work session at 7p.m., Oct. 18 for a special session in council chambers.

    LTAB meeting

    The Lodgers Tax Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m. , Oct. 18 in the chamber conference room.

    PEEC talk

    Nate McDowell of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Climate Research Lab, will give a talk on the “Effects of Climate on Plants,” at 7 tonight at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St. The talk is free.

    Bond issue

  • Experts offer tips on mitigating home health hazards

    As the first fall freezes begin to settle in the area, Acting Assistant Fire Chief/Fire Marshal Brian Nickerson shares some safety steps to take before lighting home heaters and fireplaces.
    “Creosote, a chemical substance that forms when wood burns, builds up in chimneys and can cause a chimney fire if not removed through cleaning,” Nickerson said. “Homeowners should always have a professional inspect, and when necessary clean their chimneys at the beginning of each season.”
    A sturdy fireplace screen increases family protection when burning fires, he said, adding that wood is the only thing that should be burned in a fireplace – never paper or pine boughs, which can float out the chimney and ignite the roof or a neighboring home.

  • CRC votes to keep sheriff's office as is

    The Charter Review Committee (CRC) returned to the issue of the County Sheriff’s role at Tuesday’s meeting. The CRC voted to leave the sheriff’s duties unchanged and to simply clarify the language of the charter. The current charter assigns only civil duties such as serving court papers to the sheriff, with all law enforcement responsibilities assigned to the LAPD.

  • Lawmaker: CMRR should come into budget crosshairs

    WASHINGTON - The congressional “super committee” assigned to identify avenues for reducing the nation’s deficit by $1.2 trillion should consider cutting tens of billions of dollars intended to maintain and modernize the country’s nuclear weapons complex, a senior House lawmaker said on Tuesday.

    “America needs a new nuclear weapon as much as Lady Gaga needs another new outfit,” Representative Edward Markey (D-Mass.) said at a Capitol Hill news conference.

    Markey, along with 64 other House Democrats, on Tuesday sent a letter urging the 12-member, bipartisan committee to look at a major atomic arsenal rollback, saying that the country could spend more than $700 billion on nuclear weapons over the next 10 years.

  • Lunch program gets green light

    Help is on the way for some children that attend Los Alamos Public Schools and qualify for free and reduced price lunches, but not everyone who qualifies will be able to take advantage of the program.

    At least not yet.

    During the Tuesday Los Alamos Board of Education meeting, and supported by Mountain Elementary Principal Gerry Washburn, board members voted 5-0 in favor of starting a free and reduced price lunch pilot program at Mountain.

    The discussion originally focused on what it would take to bring the program to all LAPS schools; however Chief Financial Officer John Wolfe told board members that a lot of work would need to be done if they decided to roll out the program district-wide.

  • Harold Morgan: If it sounds too good...

    There are promoters — people pushing substantive projects with capital in the bank. Then there are promoters.
    I grew up around the latter kind with the smoke, the mirrors, the hustle and the hot checks. I remember one attempt to build a stock issue around a $350 copper lease.
    In economic development, hopes and dreams play big roles.
    So headlines about the latest “next big things” should bring caution.
    As context for big announcements, complaints float that Gov. Susana Martinez has done little to produce jobs in New Mexico. True enough, I think.
    But the other truth is that governors can do little to “jump start” an economy.