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Today's News

  • Police Beat 03-08-11

    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.

    Feb. 24

    12:30 a.m. – Lonnie Duran, 50, of Dixon, was arrested on Trinity Drive and charged with DWI.

    4:22 p.m. – A 50-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone burglarized his vehicle parked on Nambe Loop. The estimated loss is unknown.

  • Inquiry leads to captains ouster

    Another three captains are in hot water at the Los Alamos Fire Department.

    Capt. Joaquin Casaus was placed on administrative leave Feb. 17, following an issue with his random drug test. The tests are routinely administered to fire personnel who hold Q clearances from Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Essentially, any first responders who might be involved in emergency situations at the lab must maintain a Q-level security clearance. The Q clearance is used by the Department of Energy and is equivalent to a Department of Defense Top Secret clearance.

  • Board to raise tuition rates at UNM-LA

    The price of gas is on the rise, grocery prices are also going up and soon, the price of tuition at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos also will be increased, thanks to House Bill 2, currently making its way through the Senate.

  • Science Bowl champs

    The Los Alamos High School Science Bowl team again won first place in the Regional Science Bowl held Saturday, on the Albuquerque Academy campus.
    Approximately 28 teams from New Mexico high schools competed in the regional event.
    Launched in 1991, the Science Bowl is a highly competitive science education and academic event among teams of high school students who compete in a fast-paced verbal forum to solve technical problems and answer questions in all branches of science and math.
    Each team is composed of four students, one alternate student, and a coach.

  • Challenges remain for sustainability

    Los Alamos County is learning it isn’t easy being green as it grapples with the challenges of implementing environmentally sustainable practices.
    The county’s new hybrid refuse truck is one of those challenges. During a sustainable town hall meeting Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church, Tom Nagawiecki, environmental services specialist, said the county is experiencing problems with the truck.
    “We have not achieved the fuel efficiency levels we were suppose to achieve,” he told the Los Alamos Monitor Monday.

  • Update 03-08-11

    LA County Arts
    Los Alamos County Arts in Public Places Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mesa Public Library. Agenda items include electing new officers.

    School Board meeting
    The Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education will hold its regular meeting at 5 :30 p.m Tuesday in Building #1, Pajarito Cliffs Site.

    CMRR update
    A CMRR update will be at
    6:30 p.m. Thursday at Fuller Lodge for the public.

     PEEC offers new class

  • Indictments issued in drivers license scheme

    SANTA FE – Four illegal foreign nationals, including the ring leader who is accused of charging $6,000 per individual to fraudulently obtain a New Mexico driver’s license, have been indicted on felony criminal charges.
    This is the sixth incident in the last seven months involving criminal operators bringing out-of-state illegal immigrants to New Mexico for the sole purpose of obtaining a license.
    A Santa Fe grand jury last week returned indictments against ring leader Siraj A. “Sunny” Poonawala, 55.

  • A new shipment for Starbucks

    A truck delivers a new shipment of inventory to Starbucks Monday afternoon.

  • Short circuiting the process

    Little girls in flamenco costumes filled a ladies room in the state capitol one day last week, primping before they danced in the rotunda, a gentle appeal to preserve funding for arts and culture.
    These diminutive, ruffled lobbyists are one of many such waves coursing through the Roundhouse, all with a message. They’re the backdrop to a lot of political theater and explain, in part, the meltdown we saw last week in the house and its precedent-setting outcome.

  • Football: NFL, union meet again Tuesday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Working to figure out how to divide about $9 billion in annual revenues, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, union executive director DeMaurice Smith and their negotiating teams were at a federal mediator’s office Tuesday for a 13th day of labor talks.
    New York Giants owner John Mara and Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen were also in attendance.