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Today's News

  • ACT routes may be in jeopardy

    The North Central Regional Transit District is proposing new funding methodology and according to Los Alamos councilor Mike Wismer, the new formula will leave several of Atomic City Transit’s newest routes unfunded.

    At 1 p.m. Friday, Wismer will host the group’s monthly meeting at the Pajarito Cliffs Site conference room. The meeting is open to the public and there may be a twist.

    One of the consultants for the NCRTD is former county administrator Anthony Mortillaro, who was terminated by county council in December.

    This is Mortillaro’s take on the situation.

  • Security clearances impact LAFD

    Firefighter Brandon Gore has abruptly resigned from the Los Alamos Fire Department and Capt. Jacob (Jake) Olivas, who lost his job Feb. 7 over a random drug test irregularity, has appealed his termination.

    “Brandon has resigned for personal reasons,” Los Alamos Fire Chief Doug Tucker said, adding that he cannot comment further on a personnel issue.   

    Gore, 25, lives in Edgewood and on Nov. 28, he was arrested and charged with indecent exposure. He told a Bernalillo County sheriff that he was a little drunk and was walking to clear his head. As he approached a pedestrian bridge, he had to urinate, did not see anyone and relieved himself.

  • Charges fly after LA jail melee

    A jailhouse video that aired on a local television station Wednesday night showed a brawl at the Los Alamos County Detention Center last July that has resulted in criminal charges against the inmates and a lawsuit being filed against the county.

    Los Alamos resident Fidel Naranjo Jr., the father of inmates Fidel Naranjo III, and Nick Naranjo, who were involved in the altercation with authorities, released the video.  

    “We can’t comment because both civil and criminal court cases are pending,” said Los Alamos Police Capt. Randy Foster during an interview this morning.

    Attempts to reach Fidel Naranjo Jr., this morning were unsuccessful.

  • Governor signs education transparency bills

    ALBUQUERQUE— Gov. Susana Martinez on Wednesday signed into law legislation aimed at increasing transparency among New Mexico’s public school districts and strengthening oversight of charter schools.
    Among the four bills signed by the governor during a ceremony at Albuquerque’s Sandia High School was a measure that requires financial information about school districts and charter schools to be posted on a government website known as the “sunshine portal.”

  • Influenza activity slowing down in NM

    Santa Fe – New Mexico Department of Health’s tracking of influenza shows a continuing decline from the peak in mid-February.  
    Department of Health Cabinet Secretary Dr. Catherine Torres said, “Our rates of influenza-like illness seen in clinics across the state have declined from a peak of 6 percent seen in mid- February to 3.9 percent reported last week.”  
    She indicated that there are three types of influenza circulating this year in New Mexico and the United States which include H3N2, H1N1, and B. Torres added that the surveillance system has seen no increase along the border in the last few weeks.

  • New Mexico State Auditor speaks to local Democratic party

    New Mexico State Auditor Hector Balderas recently spoke to the Los Alamos Democratic Party at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel. He rallied the local party for the next election.

  • Knowing when a contractor's needed

    Do I need a contractor? Well, that depends. If you are a homeowner and want to work on your own home, you can perform that work under a Homeowner’s Permit. State law allows you to act as your own general contractor in this case by obtaining a homeowner’s permit. Under that permit you can do any general construction that you want by either performing the labor yourself or contracting out various aspects of your project.  

  • People are speaking up

    The residents of Los Alamos County made a clear statement that they are ready, willing and able to assist in the creation of a sustainable community.  
    The Town Hall held on March 5 had around 50 attendees that generated an array of innovative and actionable ideas.  While the coffee pot ran dry about half way through the event, the ideas kept flowing.

  • This week on PAC-8, March 31-April 6

    THIS WEEK ON PAC-8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, April 1, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting (Replay 3-29-11)
    03:00 PM Troop 22 Eagle Court of Honor Program
    04:00 PM Udall Update
    04:30 PM New Mexico History Conference – Nancy Owen Lewis
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Manhattan Project Memories”
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, April 2, 2011
    UCTV

    Sunday, April 3, 2011

  • Best Sellers 03-31-11

    The Los Alamos Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.