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Today's News

  • Memorial services planned for NM guardsman

    ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — Memorial services are planned this week for a New Mexico Army National Guardsman who died of a heart attack last month while stationed in Afghanistan.

    The New Mexico National Guard says a rosary for 33-year-old Sgt. Pernell J. Herrera will be held Wednesday evening at DeVargas Funeral Home in his hometown of Espanola.

    Funeral services will be Thursday morning at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, followed by interment at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

    Herrera was a signal support systems specialist with C Company, 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment out of Santa Fe.

    Herrera died Dec. 31 while performing physical fitness training in the Helmand Province in Afghanistan.

  • Romney Wins New Hampshire GOP Primary

    Mitt Romney is the winner of New Hampshire's Republican primary. The former governor of neighboring Massachusetts led the polls in New Hampshire for weeks.

  • LA schools get high marks from state

    The state’s first school report cards were released Tuesday and Los Alamos schools have scored well overall.

    However, in looking at individual areas in need of improvement, a number of schools in the district got F’s in terms of helping the lowest performing students make progress. Aspen, Barranca, Chamisa, Piñon, and Los Alamos Middle School got failing grades in terms of helping poor performing students get a leg up on studies.

  • VIDEO: Doomsday Clock Moves Closer to Midnight

    Citing danger of nuclear proliferation and climate change, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the hand of it's 'Doomsday Clock' to five minutes to midnight.

  • VIDEO: Dog Found in the Gulf of Mexico

    Rory O' Connor was fishing on the Gulf of Mexico Saturday when he found a dog swimming towards him, paddling for his life.

  • Police Beat 01-10-12

    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.
    Dec. 30

    5 p.m. – Kim Rodgers-Mattys, 45, of Los Alamos was arrested at 1450 Iris St. and charged with battery upon a police officer.
    Dec. 31

    4:40 p.m. – David Norris, 59, of Hernandez was charged on Diamond Drive with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and issued a citation to appear in court.
    Jan. 1

    7:15 p.m. – A 23-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she was the victim of harassment on San Ildefonso Road.

    Jan. 2

  • Update 01-10-12

    CIP meeting

    The Parks Division will hold a CIP Phase I Public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center to discuss the Renovation and Rebuild of the Ashley Pond Capital Improvement Project.

    Council meeting

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. today in Council Chambers.

    Broadband

    A public meeting for Community Broadband Network will be at 5:30 p.m., Thursdayat Fuller Lodge.

    Arts meeting

     The Arts in Public Places board meeting will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mesa Public Library.

  • UNM-LA board adopts new strategic plan

    A new year usually signals change of some sort. On Monday night, the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos made a big change when the board approved a new strategic plan, mission, vision and goals.

    Board members, Stephen Boerigter, Linda Hull, Micheline Devaurs and Nelson Hoffman voted unanimously to approve the plan. Board member Ron Dolin was absent. Campus Resources Director Lisa Clough presented the agenda item to board members and asked that they approve it.

  • Water Line Break

    Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities crews responded to a water line break along N.M. 502 Tuesday morning.  Antonio Martinez of DPU’s Gas Water and Sewer division carries line locator equipment for underground utilities to enable the safe operation of the Vactor truck at left.  The Vactor truck uses a water jet and vacuum to carefully excavate the area around the failed water line.

  • Hall turns attention to legislative session

    With House redistricting finally out of the way, State Rep. Jim Hall, R-Los Alamos, Santa Fe, and Sandoval,  can turn his attention to the legislative session that starts Jan. 17 and also begin making plans for his campaign.

    Hall said there is little doubt what the hot-button topic will be for the legislative session.

    “This going to be a budget session,” Hall said. “The challenge will be how to best use the limited budgetary resources to fulfill the needs of the state.”

    Among the budgetary issues facing the legislature will be Medicaid, teachers and state employees who have not had a raise in recent years and higher education, which has seen its share of cutbacks.