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Today's News

  • Update 12-01-11

    Historic meeting

    The Fuller Lodge Historic District Advisory Board will meet at 5 p.m., Dec. 7 in the Curtis Room.

    County council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m., Dec. 6 at council chambers in the Community Building.

    Court closed

    The Magistrate Court will close Wednesday, Thursday and Dec. 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 for computer training for the judge and staff. Anyone who has court business may come to the court before or after those closing dates.

    LTAB meeting

    The Lodgers Tax Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m., Dec. 13 at the Chamber Conference Room.

    TedX meeting

  • Wind, cold temps, snow in store for NM

    A powerful cold front will barrel down the eastern plains Thursday morning, surging westward toward the Arizona state line Thursday evening.  Very strong winds and much colder temperatures will accompany the front.
    A winter storm watch will be in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon. Signifcant snow accumulations are possible across much of Central and Eastern New Mexico and over a foot of snow is possible over the high country.
    According to the Weather Channel website, Los Alamos can expect one to three inches of snow. Snow will move into Central New Mexico during the day Friday and by Friday night, a heavy band of snow stretching from South Central New Mexico northeast across the plains may develop and drift eastward Saturday morning.

  • Ice rink public meeting scheduled

    A public meeting is set for 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday to discuss in-depth proposed improvements at the Ice Rink.  

    The meeting will be held at Pajarito Cliffs, Building 1 meeting room.  

    The Phase 1 study was approved last spring as part of the County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

    The proposed improvements include the addition of a cover over the ice rink, demolition of the repurposed Zamboni garage for new locker rooms, the addition of parking spaces east of the current parking lot and the installation of a lift station and force main to connect to existing county sewer infrastructure.

  • Ourston assesses roundabout potential

    The second professional evaluation of options for restructuring the NM502/Trinity corridor was presented by Ourston Roundabout Engineering to the Technical Advisory Committee Tuesday.

    TAC’s current focus is on the section between Tewa Loop and Knecht Street, which already is slated to receive state funding for a redesign.

    David Quintana, technical support engineer for New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District 5, confirmed at the meeting that an allocation of $3.8 million has been rescheduled from 2013 to 2014.

    “That should give you plenty of time to get through this process and do another environmental assessment, if necessary,” Quintana said.

  • Getting ready for the holidays

    Dan Sena of Daniel’s Café hangs Christmas lights on his restaurant at 800 Trinity Dr., Wednesday morning.

  • Ex-teacher sentenced in sex case

    In a plea agreement in First Judicial District Court Nov. 17, former Los Alamos Middle School teacher Peter Bowman pleaded guilty/no contest to two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor (school personnel) – both 4th degree felonies.

    District Judge Stephen D. Pfeffer sentenced the 47-year-old father of three to three years of supervised probation and ordered him to register as a sex offender and to never be allowed to teach again.

    “Mr. Bowman used his conditional discharge to avoid jail time,” said arresting officer Det. Sgt. Oliver Morris. “But he will go to jail if he violates his probation.”

  • DECA group sparks fire prevention campaign

    After the Las Conchas Fire destroyed 156,293 acres last June, students from the Los Alamos High School DECA Chapter began spreading the word on what the community can do to keep forests and homes safe from fires.
    Vice President of Membership Sarah Patterson said, “Prevention is often on the minds of a community after a fire. That is why we have chosen ‘now’ to promote our campaign.”
    Vice President of Communications James Milligan said even though October was National Fire Month, the group noticed that the community does not have an ongoing fire prevention campaign.
    “We figured it was about time to start one,” he said.

  • Enjoy a Christmas concert of brass music

    The musicians of the Best Brass of Christmas return to Los Alamos this year to present a concert of Christmas favorites.
    Presented in cooperation with the Los Alamos Arts Council, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and Winterfest, this concert includes carols of the Christmas season, American spirituals and the music of Bach.  

  • Chavez to speak at Lunch with a Leader

    The League of Women voters invites the community to their Dec. 8 Lunch with a Leader at 11:45 a.m. at Central Avenue Grill.
    All lunches are $15 and include choice of entree, drink, tax and gratuity. The guest speaker is Christine Chavez, Los Alamos County’s Water and Energy Conservation coordinator.
    Chavez started working in Los Alamos in January 2011. After she earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental science and her master’s degree in biology from New Mexico State University, she worked with the City of Las Cruces as their Water Conservation coordinator and as a senior water resource specialist with the Office of the State
    Engineer.

  • Have breakfast with Santa on Saturday

    The annual Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos, will be from 7-11 a.m. Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The breakfast is free. In return, attendees are asked to donate either non-perishable food items or money. Food collected will be used by LA Cares to feed local families in need. Money donated will be used for the Kiwanis/CYFD Foster Children Christmas party. Any money left over from the Foster Children’s party will be used to make up food baskets, which will also be distributed to those in need. Come out and see Santa and enjoy a breakfast and a morning of cheer.
    Above, John Arrowsmith is busy cooking pancakes at last year’s Breakfast with Santa event.