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Today's News

  • LAPS to get share of $4.5 million in grant money for solar project

    The Los Alamos Public Schools will be one of the districts chosen by Governor Bill Richardson to receive a grant for construction of a solar farm. The photovoltaic array is expected to be built near the middle school on North Mesa.

    LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt said the district is still awaiting the formal funding letter, but indicated that he expects the grant to be somewhere in the $250,000 to $300,000 range. Gov. Richardson announced the grants last Wednesday, and that the total $4.5 million in funding comes from federal stimulus money.

  • Firefighters battle three blazes in Santa Fe National Forest

    ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a wildfire in Santa Fe National Forest has spread across more than 5,000 acres.

    The South Fork Fire is one of three fires burning Monday on the northern New Mexico forest.

    Three helicopters dropped water for several hours Sunday to try to contain the 5,143-acre, lightning-caused blaze but it continued to spread. Firefighters closed off a large area surrounding the fire.

  • Cop is suspect in burglary

    Longtime Los Alamos Police Det. Shari (Sharon)  Mills, 53, is the prime suspect in an aggravated burglary case at the home of her former husband, Lt. Scott Mills, also a Los Alamos police officer.

    Officers took photographs and dusted for fingerprints at Lt. Mills’ home at 1415 41st St., Thursday evening.

    LAPD Chief Wayne Torpy called in New Mexico State Police to investigate the case after Det. Mills became a suspect.

  • Screaming doesn’t always help

    SANTA FE — Last week a truly amazing event occurred in the world of sports. Detroit’s Armando Galarraga pitched a perfect game. He threw to the minimum 27 hitters and didn’t let anyone get to first base. It had only happened 20 times previously in the 134-year history of Major League Baseball.

    There was only one catch. Umpire Jim Joyce called the final batter safe at first. Baseball doesn’t have instant replay as pro football and basketball do, so the decision stood.

  • Ceiling sprinkler dampens third floor at LAMC

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  • Sending prayers to Jurez Sunday

    Oftentimes when a disaster or catastrophe hits, people flock to the affected area to offer assistance and aid. The situation in Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, appears to have the opposite effect.

    For instance, the amount of people who signed up to construct houses for families in need through the Gateway Mission Training Center, located in El Paso, Texas, has slowed to a trickle.

    In the past, the Christian organization performed 15 building projects during the summer. Now, only one or two are performed.

  • Local music student to give back to LAAC

    The Los Alamos Arts Council offers a lot to aspiring musicians – it brings them inspiration in the Brown Bag shows and the Guitar and Gateaux series and provides opportunities for young performers to take the stage through the senior recitals.

    One student has taken notice of this fact and as a result, is giving back to this community organization.

    Pianist and Los Alamos High School graduate Nathan Salazar is hosting a concert at 7 p.m. June 18 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

  • The famous wizard visits at UNM-LA

    Harry Potter will spend a lot of time in Los Alamos this summer, with Harry Potter themed exhibits, lectures and classes going on around town. The effort has been organized around a visit to Mesa Public Library July 14-Aug. 9 by a traveling exhibit titled, “Harry Potter’s World:  Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine,” sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health with support from the American Library Association.  

  • Sidewalk obstruction removal program explained

    In 2002, Los Alamos County instituted a sidewalk obstruction removal program to clear sidewalks adjacent to homes and businesses of overgrown vegetation.

    Clearing crews hired by the county removed overgrown vegetation along sidewalks in Los Alamos and White Rock, leaving clear pathways for pedestrian use. The program proved a success because:

    •The county sidewalks were reclaimed for their intended use;

    •It enhanced the appearance of our community; and

  • Ribbon cutting set for June 26

    The Los Alamos County Council invites the public to the grand opening of the Pajarito Cliffs Site (formerly known as the Airport Basin Site) at 10 a.m. on June 26.

    The Pajarito Cliffs Site is the home of the following county and school district facilities: warehouse, parks, purchasing, risk management, shop, traffic, transit, fleet, utilities, pavement and facilities operations.