Today's News

  • Hughes gets unanimous nod as fire chief--video extra

    From a pool of 19 applicants, Troy Hughes made the short list and emerged victorious following an intense two-day interview process.

    Tuesday night Hughes garnered unanimous approval from the county council. Councilor Ron Selvage was absent.

  • LA school gets taste of Hollywood

    Jillian Morse’s theater class at Los Alamos High School got an up-close and personal view of the movie industry Monday morning, when actors from the movie, “Blaze You Out” visited with them.

    Veronica Diaz-Carranza, Mark Adair Rios and Jeremy Ray Valdez took time from shooting the movie to speak with the class about their experiences in the movie industry and to explain how the industry works. Sandia Productions has been shooting “Blaze You Out,” a dramatic thriller, in Rio Arriba County for the past three weeks. Production wraps up this week.

  • More cleanup funding requested

    Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall are appealing to appropriators to increase funding levels for the cleanup of transuranic (TRU) waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory and at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad and in the FY 2012 budget.

    In a letter to the chairman and ranking member of the Subcommittee on Energy and Water, Bingaman and Udall acknowledge the constraints of the current budget climate, but emphasize the need for “the consideration of two high-priority environmental initiatives” for New Mexico.

  • Be There 09-28-11

    The Aspen Ridge Lodge Assisted Living Facility will have an annual membership drive and open house from 4-6 p.m. Teresa Williams, executive director and Stella Dante, director of Aspen Ridge Lodge will join LARC Community Liaison Mary Yamada at the open house and will be available to answer questions and arrange tours.

    The LAHS NJROTC will host a barbecue brisket night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Posse Lodge on North Mesa. Meals include barbecue brisket, potato salad, vegetable, a roll, drink and dessert for $10 a plate.


  • Los Alamos Middle School needs donations

    Because of cuts, there is not enough money in the budget to fill the Los Alamos Middle School Library with the books their students and teachers need for reading and research, therefore, they are asking for monetary donations, which will be used to purchase the library materials needed.
    For every $15 donated, staff can purchase a new book for the library, ready to be checked out. One hundred percent of all donations go to the library and can be made by visiting www.funds4books.com and enter school code 80ca. Donations must be made by Oct. 17.

  • Bazaar provides one-stop opportunity

    The Blue Star Mothers Northern New Mexico Chapter Four and the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services are hosting a Veterans’ Benefits Bazaar from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in Española at the National Guard Armory, 2011 Industrial Park Road.
    Representatives from the NMDVS, the VA Regional Office, the VA Health Care System, Presbyterian Medical Services and other state and local veterans’ service organizations will be there to answer any questions and assist veterans and their families with health care needs, mental health counseling, pensions, finding employment, utilizing a veteran’s G.I. Education Bill and many other VA and state veterans’ benefits and programs.

  • Thank you 09-28-11

    Thanks for helping with the 2011 Relay for Life

    The 2011 Los Alamos Relay for Life was Aug. 5-6 at Ashley Pond, along with the Gordon’s Concert featuring Los Pinguos. Ron and Kim Selvage at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel were the primary sponsors for the Gordon’s Concert. They were very generous to allow the concert to be held at Ashley Pond with the Relay.
    By 9 p.m. the pond was glowing from the light of luminarias, white bags of remembrance for those affected by cancer.  

  • Snapshots of NM news

    Ours is a big state. Few others can boast population centers 492 miles apart, the distance between Farmington and Hobbs.
    Life being life, it’s easy to forget that the other corners of the state exist, much less take the time to pay attention to them.
    A few years ago, when doing Capitol Report New Mexico, I would survey community newspaper websites, taking a snapshot of local events. Recently I did the same survey. Sunday is the best day.
    In Columbus, businessman Philip Skinner wants a separate economic development group for the village.
    Southern Luna County gets too little attention from the group in Deming, Skinner says. (Deming Headlight, Sept. 16.)

  • Plea to Demo Garden thieves

    An open letter to the people picking the vegetables from the downtown Demo Garden:
    All spring and summer, several dedicated children, led by Marion Goode and sponsored by 4H, took an empty piece of the Demo Garden, on the corner of  Oppenheimer and Central Avenue, and turned it into a vibrant vegetable garden.  
    In  doing this project, they learned a lot, beautified the town, and earned their level 1 certificate from the National Junior Master Gardener Program.
    Now as their vegetables are coming ripe — someone is stealing their produce. In early September, they found so many prized and nurtured items stolen, that it was difficult for them to pick sufficient produce to enter into the New Mexico State Fair.  

  • Sports Update 09-28-11

    Trail Fest set for Oct. 8

    The fifth annual Pajarito Trail Fest will return Oct. 8.
    The Trail Fest consists of a half-marathon, 10K race and kids fun run. All the races will be held on Pajarito Mountain.
    Proceeds from the races will go to benefit the Las Conchas Fire Trail Recovery Fund.
    For more information, visit www.pajaritotrailfest.com on the Internet.

    Yum Run returns for seventh year