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Today's News

  • Seen at the Scene

    The eight members of the Fire Recruit Academy’s 21st graduating class held at Crossroads Bible Church on East Road Friday included Michael Cayton of Los Alamos, Jarrod Elpin of Albuquerque, Eric Gonzales of Pojoaque, Dylan Mahoney of Santa Fe, Severo Moreno of Albuquerque, William Nackers of Los Alamos, Thomas Roelfs of Los Alamos and Brandon Torrey of Rio Rancho.

  • General information on assets is this month’s goal

    The first week of assets month, has been great. If the community is ready for the game plan, we have one.

    Our plan is to break the assets down into the eight categories and pay tribute to one category a month. The plan will go like this:

    • September — Commitment to learning;

    • October — Support;

    • November — Empowerment;

    • December/January — Positive identity;

    • February — Social competencies;

    • March — Positive values;

  • Adele Costigan of Los Alamos makes 2009-2010 honor roll

    DALLAS — Adele Costigan, a resident of Los Alamos and a senior at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, is listed on the honor roll with distinction.

    To be listed on the SMU honor roll with distinction, students must be in the top 10 percent of their school of record. SMU’s 2009-2010 enrollment included 11,832 undergraduate students.

  • Firefighters threaten to sue county

    A battle brewing between Los Alamos County and the Los Alamos Fire Department’s union for nearly two years is about to spill into the courtroom.

  • Get roped into the county fair

    There is a calmness and quiet at Brewer Arena on North Mesa. The stands are empty and there is no activity at the arena. This weekend, however, it will be an entirely different scene.

    Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo will have the stands packed and the arena bustling.

    The annual event will get rolling with check-in for fair exhibits from 3-7 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library.

  • Law takes a bite out of school fundraisers

    Frito pie fanatics attending sports events will have to get their fix somewhere else this school year.

    The staple of high school football and basketball concession stands will no longer be available, thanks to a law that prohibits the sale of hot food, unless sold by a licensed caterer.

    Los Alamos High School athletic teams and other groups that rely on selling food to raise funds will also have to find another way to generate money.

  • Service sorely lacking at DMV offices

    My recent experience with the Department of Motor Vehicles makes me wonder if they even begin to understand service.

    On July 28 I went in the afternoon to renew a car registration. A sign was posted that stated “system down no registration possible.”

    I returned July 29 in both the morning and the afternoon and the sign was still posted.

    Then July 29 I tried to do an online registration and after 15 minutes and answering several recorded questions I again was told by a recorded voice the system was down.

  • Council needs to decide on Muni building

    As to your article on the muni building on Aug. 4: new joke: How much time and money does it take to build a Municipal Building in Los Alamos?

    Answer: We’ll have to spend another year and more money getting everyone’s opinion on that and then pay an outside agency lots of money to study it for another year and we’ll get back to you.

    People, it’s time to get it done.

    We have the lot cleared, it has space for a building and parking, so it’s time to put up a design and get it built.

  • Dullest job in town

    Lt. Gov. Diane Denish is getting tied so closely to Gov. Bill Richardson that one might think Denish is Richardson’s last name.

    The Richardson-Denish or Richardson/Denish administration is being blamed for the ills of the past seven and a half years, thereby making the lieutenant governor equally responsible or at least a knowing accomplice in all the governor’s actions.

  • 08-03-10 Police beat

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    July 23

    12:02 p.m. – A 28-year-old Los Alamos woman reported the theft of property from inside her unlocked vehicle. The estimated loss is less than $500.