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Today's News

  • Appointees skate on thin ice

    Being a state employee at a time like this is no fun. The vast majority of state payrollers are protected by the state Personnel Act, which prevents new administrations from firing everyone as was the case before 1961.
    Although classified employees know they can’t be fired without cause, they still are very uneasy during a change in administration. It’s especially stressful when it involves a change in political party as it has during the last five gubernatorial elections.

  • Be There 11-16-10

    Today
    Special things are happening at Piñon Elementary. From 5:30-7 p.m., the school will host its annual Specials’ Night, with a theme this year of, “All That Jazz.” Piñon students and their parents are invited to participate in activities in the following classrooms: Art, music, library and physical education. Meet the Specials teachers and experience what the children have learned in their classrooms. For more information contact Stephanie Rittner, Piñon art educator, at s.rittner@laschools.net.
    Wednesday

  • UNM-LA screens 'The Seventh Seal'

    Replacing the originally scheduled “Swamp Thing,” UNM-Los Alamos Monster Movie Wednesday will feature Ingmar Bergman’s 1957 classic “The Seventh Seal” (Black and white, 1 hour 36 mins) at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the UNM-LA Lecture Hall in Bldg. 2. The movie is free and open to the public.

  • King to speak at Mesa Public Library series

    Mesa Public Library’s long-running Authors Speak Series presents an evening with local science fiction author T. Jackson King.
    The series, a monthly event showcasing notable local and statewide authors speaking about their writing, represents a wide range of genres and has featured poets, mystery writers, historians, science writers and journalists.
    The talks are free and begin at 7 p.m., followed by the opportunity to meet the authors and enjoy refreshments. The series is funded by the Friends of Mesa Public Library.

  • Talk links animal abuse and violence

    The Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter is hosting a special community presentation at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Fuller Lodge.
    Tammy Feibelkorn, who chairs a state committee on this issue, will talk about “The Link Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence,” how the state of New Mexico is leading an effort to address this link and what the community might consider doing in Los Alamos.

  • Police Beat 11-16-10

    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.

    Nov. 5

    2:21 p.m. – Mark Bolton, 59, of Los Alamos was charged with battery following an investigation into an altercation that took place in the parking lot at 1789 Central Ave., and summonsed to appear in court.    

  • Update 11-16-10

    Power outage
    At 12:38 a.m. Sunday, power was interrupted to Circuit 17 affecting the downtown area along Deacon Street and Central Street eastward to Smith’s Food and Drug. The underground line there was patrolled that night and re-energized at 1:22 a.m. restoring power to the area.  The apparent cause of the outage was uncovered Monday when the remains of a large rodent were discovered inside the switchgear equipment box located at Deacon and 17th Street during the follow-up investigation.  

    Calling LA teens

  • Park Service to open Old Santa Fe Trail Building to the public

    SANTA FE – The National Park Service (NPS) will host a public open house and building tour on Nov. 30 in the Great Room of the Old Santa Fe Trail Building, located at 1100 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe.
    A tour of the building and its grounds will begin at 4:30 p.m.  and the open house will be from 5:15-7 p.m.
    This open house is meant to provide information about and invite public review and comment on the draft Cultural Landscape Report for the Old Santa Fe Trail property.

  • Economic chief vacates post after 7 months

    Los Alamos County’s top economic development leader, Scott Frederick, is no longer employed with the county. The county and Frederick reportedly came to a parting of the ways last Friday afternoon, but details are not being released by officials because it is a personnel matter.

  • Trouble brews beneath the surface of Ashley Pond

    Every town has a center, a location that is the hub of activity and a source of community pride. Ashley Pond could certainly be considered Los Alamos’ center; however, beneath the placid surface of the water trouble is brewing.