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Today's News

  • Update 12-19-10

    Communications Team seeking nominations

    Citizens interested in applying for the new Communications Team that will help Los Alamos County government implement its Communications Plan still have time to submit a letter of interest to the county administrator.
    The deadline is 5 p.m. Monday.
    The county is seeking at least four citizens who will join four county staff members.

    No trash pick-up on Christmas Eve

    Los Alamos County announced it will not have trash pick-up on Dec. 24.

  • Gimme Five

    Former Los Alamos Hilltopper and current University of New Mexico Lobo basketball player Alex Kirk is greeted by fans as he emerges from The Pit’s tunnel before Friday night’s game against Longwood University. Kirk’s first semester with the Lobos has been a successful one.

  • Community gears up for 2010 Assets Awards

    The time of year has come again to identify those people in the Los Alamos community that make a difference, every day.
    The second annual Community Asset Awards, coordinated by Assets In Action with the help of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, have plans underway to celebrate the community heroes for 2010.
    The project seeks to recognize community contributions through the efforts of youth, adults, senior citizens, businesses, clubs and organizations.

  • Be There 12-19-10

    Today

    Skate with Santa and his elves from 3-5 p.m. at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink and pose for photos with Santa later. Call 662-8173 for more information.
    Dec. 24

    Skate to holiday music on the outdoor ice rink lit with the reflection of holiday lights under the starry night sky from 6-8 p.m. at the Christmas Eve Luminaria Skate at the Ice Rink. The Los Alamos County Ice Rink is located at 4475 West Road. Call 662-4500 for more information or e-mail larec@lacnm.us.
    Dec. 27

  • Animal Shelter 12-19-10

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  
    Every cat is only $35 with an extended two-for-one sale.

  • Kirk learning the ins and outs of college hoops quickly

    ALBUQUERQUE — Even compared to the typically busy life of a college student, Alex Kirk stays hopping.
    Kirk, the former Los Alamos High School boys basketball standout, made a big impression on the coaching staff of the University of New Mexico and found himself in the starting five for the Lobos to start the season as a true freshman.

  • Make sure behavior keeps you cyber secure

    When Ben Franklin famously wrote, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” I’m pretty sure he wasn’t warning his readers about the perils of cyber crime. But in today’s world of phishing, shoulder-surfing and computer spyware, his advice hits home.
    It’s a sad reality that some people will rip you off if you give them an opportunity. Just as you take safety precautions when handling cash, so should you be vigilant when using credit or debit payment cards for purchases, whether the transaction is in person on online.

  • Richardson mulls gentleman rancher role

    “I want to remain in New Mexico and become a gentleman rancher.” That is Gov. Bill Richardson’s latest life-after-governor pronouncement.
    It occurred recently as part of remarks the governor made thanking the Governor’s Mansion Foundation for its efforts in furnishing the public areas of our governor’s mansion.
    First Lady Barbara Richardson also expressed thanks  and ended her remarks saying the couple plans to remain our neighbors, perhaps within a few blocks of the mansion.

  • Top Democrat predicts Senate will OK arms treaty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Democrat predicted Monday that the Senate will approve a new arms control treaty with Russia, but conceded that it will take "house by house combat" to collect enough votes from recalcitrant Republicans to prevail.

    The comments by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., came a day after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he would oppose the accord, complicating President Barack Obama's prospects for achieving his top foreign policy priority.

  • Heroin deaths among young worries NM officials

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials say they are worried about a statistically significant rise in the number of heroin overdose deaths among people under age 21.

    Health Secretary Alfredo Vigil says only about 2 percent of heroin deaths were in people in that age group from 2004 though 2007. But the percentage rose to 8 percent in 2008 and 12 percent last year.

    Vigil says in a statement that substance abuse prevention is key to preventing such deaths.