.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Richardson pushes to see jailed American

    HAVANA — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is keeping up his quest to visit an American subcontractor jailed in Cuba for nearly two years, despite rebuffs from Cuban officials.
    Richardson, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations with a long history of winning prisoner releases around the world, was hunkered down at the capital’s Nacional hotel on Tuesday, waiting for a response to his demand to visit Maryland native Alan Gross in a military hospital where the 62-year-old is being held.

  • MainStreet makes the grade

    In recognition of its commercial district revitalization efforts, the Los Alamos MainStreet program has earned national accreditation by meeting the performance standards set by the National Trust MainStreet Center.

    “Being recognized on a national level makes of feel very proud and it lets the community know that we are working hard to revitalize downtown Los Alamos and everything that encompasses,” said Los Alamos MainStreet Manager Suzette Fox. “Our goal for this program is to support a vibrant downtown through events, promotions, participation and planning and design projects and through our business assistance activities.”

  • Police Beat 09-13-11

    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.

    Sept. 1

    10:45 a.m. – A 17-year-old Los Alamos girl was charged with possession of marijuana at Los Alamos High School and referred to the juvenile probation officer.

    5:28 p.m. – A 55-year-old Los Alamos woman reported damage to her property on Atlas. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

    7:38 p.m. – A 32-year-old Bernalillo man reported that his vehicle was burglarized while parked on 36th Street. The estimated loss is unknown.

  • Update 09-13-11

    County Council

    The County Council will hold a special session at 6 p.m.
    Sept. 19 at the council chambers.

    LTAB meeting

    The Lodgers Tax Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m.
    Sept. 20 at the Chamber Conference Room.

    Court closed

    Los Alamos Municipal Court will close Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for staff training. Payments due during this period may be mailed to Los Alamos Municipal Court, 2500 Trinity Dr., Ste. C, Los Alamos, N.M. 87544. Some payments may also be paid online at www.citepayusa.com.

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m.
    Sept. 21 at the DPU Conference Room.

  • Pivotal redistricting hearing set for Wednesday

    The county is encouraging citizens interested in showing support for Los Alamos County to remain unified under District 43, to attend a hearing on Rep. Brian Egolf’s HB 21 at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Room 307 of the Capitol Building in Santa Fe.

    The Egolf proposal would blend Los Alamos County precincts 1 through 5, 7 through 13 and 17 with Sandoval County precincts 7, 10 and 51 and Santa Fe County precincts 5, 12, 40, 80 and 86. The Council passed a Resolution in August — as well as traveling with other local community leaders to Las Vegas, N.M. — to emphasize to the Redistricting Committee and governor that they oppose any redistricting changes.

  • United Way fundraiser

    United Way Youth Team member Soumyo Lahiri-Gupta enjoys spending a few moments with Fiona, an 11-year-old cockatoo during the Taste the Sky fundraiser at the Los Alamos County Airport Sunday.

  • CRC approves DPU Charter revisions

    After two months of negotiations with the Board of Public Utilities (BPU), the Charter Review Committee (CRC) approved revisions to the Charter concerning the board and the Department of Public Utilities (DPU).

    The CRC incorporated nine of the 15 suggestions proposed by the utilities board into the final proposal.

    Harry Ettinger, chair of the subcommittee on the DPU, delineated their objectives: eliminating ambiguity, providing better clarity, providing flexibility for the future, maintaining the independence of the utility board and utilities operations, providing a supermajority control of the utility board and establishing consistency with New Mexico state law.

  • Detectives bust mobile meth lab operation

    Los Alamos detectives have unraveled a multitude of what they believe to be inter-related crimes including a mobile methamphetamine laboratory operating out of the bed of a pick up, which has been linked to several suspects.

  • Driving the rascals out comes back to mind

    In 1992, a little organization sprang up in New Mexico called “Drive the Rascals Out,” calling on voters to vote all incumbents out of the state legislature.
    This organization appeared to have just one member – Marvin something – but it caught on with public sentiment and got plenty of news coverage and TV time.
    This was the period when “RaymondandManny” was pronounced as one word. New Mexico House Speaker Raymond Sanchez and Senate President pro-Tem  Manny Aragon were quite different in style and substance, but the word symbolized the contempt with which many New Mexicans viewed their state legislature – as incompetent, corrupt and uncouth.

  • Lessons on sharing power

    Former Gov. Gary Johnson weighed in on adding more freight to the legislative camel: Gov. Susana Martinez has a right to add whatever she wants to the legislative call, he said, and the legislature has the right to hear it or not.
    Understanding what’s going on in Santa Fe requires a swim in the undercurrents.
    Martinez hasn’t shed her prosecutor persona and treats all encounters with legislators like a courtroom battle.
    In the legislature, we have more lawyers who often forget they’re not in court, plus some hardened political players. Neither side negotiates until everybody’s bloodied.
    The legislature itself is an institution of tradition, convention and formality, not to mention statutory requirements.