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Today's News

  • Be There 03-21-12

    Today
    This month’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. For more information, call 661-4097.

    Thursday
    The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos presents the Fairy Tale Thursdays film series at 6 p.m. in the UNM-LA Student Center. The film will be “Pan’s Labyrinth.”

    Friday
    Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the Los Alamos Obedience Club began March 12. Classes begin the week of April 9. Class schedule, registration guidelines and registration forms are available on the LADOC website at ladoc.dogbits.com and at 246 East Road. Registration materials must be postmarked by March 23.

  • Former legislators seeking political comebacks

    SANTA FE (AP) — Several former lawmakers, including one who switched political parties, filed for election Tuesday seeking to reclaim their seats in the Legislature.
    Two former state senators from Albuquerque — Shannon Robinson and H. Diane Snyder — set up rematches of their unsuccessful 2008 races.
    Robinson switched parties and filed as a Republican against Democratic Sen. Tim Keller, who defeated him in a primary election four years ago. Robinson, a lawyer, had served in the Senate since 1989.
    “Everybody loves a rematch,” Robinson said in an interview.
    He attributes his loss to Keller because of opposition from progressive Democrats.

  • Obama visits state oil fields

     

    MALJAMAR, N.M. (AP) — President Barack Obamatraveled to the outskirts of a no-stop light town in solid Republican territory Wednesday evening to promote his administration's commitment to expanded oil and gas production.

  • On The Docket 03-21-12

    March 13

    Derrick Jameson, Los Alamos, pleaded no contest in Los Alamos Magistrate Court to battery. Judge Pat Casados found Jameson guilty and ordered him to pay a $73 fee and to six months unsupervised probation.

    Clinton Green, Chama, pleaded guilty in Magistrate Court to use or possession of drug paraphernalia and no contest to resisting, evading or obstructing an officer. Casados found Green guilty on both charges and ordered him to pay  $351 in fees and fines.

    Tammy Fredenburg, 39, Los Alamos, pleaded guilty in Los Alamos Municipal Court to having an expired license plate while parked. Judge Alan Kirk ordered Fredenburg to pa a $50 fine.

  • Mick Matuszak honored by council

    Mick Matuszak accepts a proclamation from Councilor Geoff Rodgers naming March “Athletic Training Month” on behalf of Los Alamos Public Schools Athletics department. The proclamation recognizes athletic trainers for providing quality healthcare to athletes, their role in preventing, recognizing, evaluating and aggressively treating athletic injuries and for providing rehabilitative services and education. “I think I’ll take this to my parents, because I’ve been certified next month for 20 years in this profession and they still don’t have a really good grasp of what I do for employment,” Matuszak said.

  • RE/MAX honors Los Alamos office

    RE/MAX, LLC, headquartered in Denver, presented REMAX of Los Alamos Broker/Owner Kendra Henning with the 2011  award for Southwest Region Outstanding Small Market Brokerage of the Year.
    This award recognizes offices that demonstrate extraordinary commitment and loyalty to their RE/MAX Associates, employees and clients.
    Selection criteria included market share, agent and staff retention, agent production and an overall outstanding approach to running the business.
    “We’re proud to have Kendra and the RE/MAX of Los Alamos agents and staff as members of our region,” said Tory Leaverton, franchise development consultant for the Southwest region.

  • Update 03-21-12

    Fundraiser

    The fifth and sixth graders at Barranca Elementary will hold a fundraiser garage sale for Briana Engleman from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Pueblo Complex Gym.

    School board

    The Los Alamos Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at Piñon Elementary, followed by a work session at 5:30 p.m.

    March on Hunger

    Assets In Action is collecting food for the March on Hunger for local food banks. Those wishing to make donations can leave them at either senior center location, KRSN AM 1490, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce or Chamisa Elementary now through the end of the month.

    BPU meeting

  • Charter amendments inch forward

    After nearly three years of review by the Charter Review Committee, proposed amendments on sections of the county charter are another step closer to coming before the voters for ratification.
    Council debated proposed changes to the Initiative, Referendum and Recall sections of the charter, as well as a proposed addition allowing voter approval of capital projects and the procedures for amending the charter.
    Not all the proposed changes received council approval.

  • Central Avenue Grill may close next month

    After an eight-month bankruptcy battle, the Central Avenue Grill may close its doors as soon as April 7.

    That’s according to the building landlord’s attorney Rick Leverick, who said he’s been in contact with Min Sung Park and Monica Park’s attorney, George Moore.

    “I don’t think (Mr. Park’s) got much choice,” Leverick said.

    He said that the Parks don’t have any businesses left to reorganize under a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and that leads him to assume they would likely be converting the filing to Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

  • NFL suspends Payton

    The National Football League announced on its website the New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton will be suspended for one season without pay for his role in the Saints’ bounty program.
    The league levied punishments for Payton, team general manager Mickey Loomis and former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams Wednesday morning. The NFL Players Union requested the team not take any action on the involved Saints defensive players until the union completed its own investigation.
    According to NFL.com, Williams has been suspended indefinitely and Loomis has been suspended for the first eight games of the 2012 season.