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Today's News

  • Let there be light!

    To improve the reliability of an obsolete electrical feeder that has been wreaking havoc on parts of Los Alamos for nearly two years, the county council Tuesday evening unanimously approved its replacement.

    The total cost of the Feeder 15-16 Replacement Project is just over $1.2 million. The project includes design, placement and updating the conductors of a single pole, double circuit overhead power line. The line runs from the south side of Pueblo Canyon to the Los Alamos Golf Course.

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellows named

    Five Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists from diverse research fields have been named Laboratory Fellows. The scientists include Brenda Dingus of the Neutron Science and Technology group, William Louis of the Subatomic Physics group, Director John Sarrao of LANL’s Office of Science Programs, Dipen Sinha of the Sensors and Electrochemical Devices group and Giday Woldegabriel of the Computational Earth Sciences group.

  • Sundevils’ Salazar, Elks’ Gomez and Vigil named North All-Stars

    Española Valley’s Karli Salazar was named to the North All-Star volleyball team Wednesday.
    The New Mexico High School Coaches Association, which sponsors the statewide All-Star teams, made the announcement in a press release.
    Salazar, a setter for Española Valley, was one of two District 2AAAA representatives to be selected for the honor. The other was Santa Fe High School’s outside hitter Shivaughn Hatt.
    No Hilltoppers were named to the North squad.

  • Hilltoppers split their season openers, will host 2 this week

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team split its two opening games of the season last weekend.
    Los Alamos fell in its home opener of the 2010-11 season Friday night to the Taos Ice Tigers, but bounced back one day later to shut out the Eldorado Eagles on the road.
    Los Alamos, the defending New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League champion, was the league’s final team to get into action. It is the only team in the state to play in an outdoor rink.

  • Live-stream video of Lt. Gov.-Elect John Sanchez in Los Alamos begins at 10:30 a.m.

    Lt. Gov.-elect John Sanchez will be hosting a small business listening session this morning in the council chambers at the Community Building in Los Alamos. This is part of a 33 county tour where he will gather input from small businesses around the state prior to taking office along with Gov.-elect Susana Martinez in January.

    The live-streaming coverage is expectecd to begin shortly before 10:30 this morning.

  • FIRE CAPTAIN RESIGNS AMID VOYEURISM CHARGES

    The Los Alamos fire captain charged with reportedly videotaping a female firefighter in a station bathroom resigned Wednesday afternoon.

    Capt. Aaron Adair, 36, had been on paid administrative leave since Oct. 18 when police charged him with voyeurism and tampering with evidence.

    “I did get a letter of resignation from Aaron Adair this afternoon and it is effective immediately,” Fire Chief Doug Tucker said Wednesday.

  • NM unemployment fund faces insolvency next August

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Higher taxes on businesses and cuts in jobless benefits will be necessary to shore up New Mexico's unemployment program, lawmakers were told Wednesday.

    The ailing unemployment fund is among the challenges facing Republican Gov.-elect Susana Martinez, who takes office in January and has pledged not to increase taxes.

  • Tell the library what you want

    The Los Alamos County libraries would like to hear from members of the public who have visited either Mesa Public Library or the White Rock branch, and from those who have not visited a library.
    Either way, the Los Alamos County libraries would like to hear from community members and visitors.

  • Project helps provide clean water

    Last March Los Alamos raised $4,500 to fund a project to provide clean water to a remote community in Panama. That project is now complete and has made a difference in the lives of 160 people of Bajo Cacicon, Comarca Ngäbe-Bugle, Panama.
    Dave Caley, the environmental health volunteer who managed the project, reported that during his visit to the community a week ago, every woman he spoke to thanked him profusely.

  • Update 11-17-10

    Food drive
    Saturday, the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 4112 and local branches of Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of America will conduct a joint effort to help feed the hungry in northern New Mexico with their annual fall food drive. No glass products or perishable foods, please. Canned goods, toiletries, diapers and other necessities will be accepted. This year, the Boys Scouts will help letter carriers pick up the food.