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Today's News

  • LA riders to compete in Kentucky

    Four members of the Los Alamos Pony Club will represent the U.S. Pony Club Southwest Region at the USPC National Championships in Lexington, Ky. in mid-July. The site of the competition will be the Kentucky Horse Park, where the 2010 World Equestrian Games were held.
    Megan Reader, 18, daughter of Lisa and Garth Reader, will compete in the multi-sport event of tetrathlon, with scores combined from competition in running, shooting, swimming and jumping a complex course of fences on her horse, Redford.
    Reader, a 2011 graduate of Los Alamos High School, was on the USPC International tetrathlon team in 2010.

  • Be There 07-12-11

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  • Seen at the Scene: Helitack crews

    Helitack crews set up their base camp at the Los Alamos County Airport shortly after the Las Conchas Fire began to grow out of control.

  • Gov. calls in help for BAER

    Governor Susana Martinez announced Monday that a National Incident Management Organization (NIMO) team from Boise, Idaho, has arrived in Santa Fe to help organize and coordinate procedures, and facilitate the communication efforts for Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) work being done on the land affected by the Las Conchas Fire.
    The seven-person NIMO team members have a vast amount of experience dealing with complex fire management issues.
    BAER teams are staffed by specially trained professionals: hydrologists, soil scientists, engineers, biologists, silviculturists, range conservationists, archeologists, and other resource specialists.

  • Police Beat 07-12-11

    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.

    June 30

    9:36 a.m. – A 32-year-old Santa Fe woman reported that she was assaulted on Trinity Drive.

    July 3

    12:51 a.m. – Lesley Cort, 18, of Los Alamos was arrested at Overlook Park and charged with criminal trespassing.

    1:06 p.m. – A 63-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone broke into her home in the 1400 block of Big Rock Loop. The estimated loss is unknown.

  • Update 07-12-11

    School Board meeting
    The Los Alamos Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at Pajarito Cliffs Site 101, Camino Entrada Bldg. 1.

    Missing pets?
    Residents whose pets may have gotten lost during the fire and evacuation this week are being asked to contact Animal Control through the Police Dispatch Center at 662-8222.

    P&Z meeting
    The Planning and Zoning Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers.

    APP Board meeting
    The Arts in Public Places Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Mesa Public Library.

    Council session
    The county council will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. today at the council chambers in the Community Building.

  • LA Went Above and Beyond

    Helitack crews working the Las Conchas Fire expressed appreciation for the local community during interviews at the airport Monday.

    “These pilots have fought fires all over the world and they’ve never been received like this,” said Deck Coordinator Walt Wells. “Los Alamos has set the bar a little higher for America.”

    Wells is with the Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forest Service in Vermont. He has worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 11 years. He retired in 1996 from 26 years with the New Jersey State Police as a detective sergeant.

  • Area preps for possible floods

    According to numerous weather reports, monsoon season is upon the area.

    The rain will help put out the massive Las Conchas fire, which has burned close to 150,000 acres, but it will create another problem: flooding.

    The National Weather Service, in fact, has issued a flash flood watch through tonight for portions of north and central New Mexico, including the Jemez Mountains, that portion of the southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains above 9500 feet, and the southwest mountains and west slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

  • Council selects Hall's successor

    David Izraelevitz was chosen to fill former councilor James Hall’s seat on the Los Alamos County Council at a special session Monday night. Izraelevitz has less than 24 hours to prepare for his first council meeting, at 7 tonight in the council chambers.

    Izraelevitz, who holds a doctorate in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT, has been a resident of Los Alamos since 1995. He has served on a number of boards and commissions including the Library Board and the Planning and Zoning Commission. He is currently a member of the Charter Review Committee.

  • Who is conservative enough?

    Three years ago, four of our five-member congressional delegation gave up their seats to retirement or a run for higher office.
    An 80 percent turnover in any state’s congressional delegation is most unusual. It is almost a total loss of seniority.  
    Sen. Jeff Bingaman, with his 26 years of experience was the only seniority the delegation had.
    Four years later, New Mexico will lose Bingaman’s seniority and that of House member Martin Heinrich who is running for Bingaman’s open Senate seat.
    That will put New Mexico even farther down the seniority ladder. But it will give us two very exciting congressional races in both the primary and general elections.