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Today's News

  • Gov. Sarah Palin throws support to GOP candidate Susana Martinez

    ALBUQUERQUE – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin visited New Mexico Sunday to endorse Republican gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez during a packed rally at the Uptown Marriott Hotel.

    Martinez is in a virtual dead heat with GOP opponent Allen Weh, according to a poll released today.

    Many at this morning's event expressed confidence that Palin’s appearance would put Martinez over the top in the June 1 primary election to face unopposed Democratic candidate Lt. Gov. Diane Denish in November’s general election.

  • News Alert: LAMC names new CEO

    Wally E. Vette has been appointed Chief Executive Officer for Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC), effective June 7.

    He replaces Sandra Podley who in January became CEO of Havasu Regional Medical Center, another LifePoint-affiliated facility.

    Since 1984, Vette has worked at Memorial Medical Center, a 298-bed regional medical center in Las Cruces, also affiliated with LifePoint Hospitals. 

  • Sports update

    Gridiron booster to meet tonight

    The Hilltopper Gridiron Boosters will hold a meeting tonight at the Los Alamos High School Speech Theater.

    The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. It is an organizational meeting for those interested in getting involved with the school’s football booster club. Anyone interested in this organization is invited to attend.

    LASG hosting sports summer camp

    Los Alamos School of Gymnastics is hosting its 20th annual summer camp.

  • Chess players compete in nationals

    During the 2010 National Elementary Chess Championship, which was held May 6-9 in Atlanta, Aspen Elementary School competed against more than 2,000 elementary students.

    The competition was fierce but the Los Alamos students proved to be some of the top competitors in the state.

    Aspen Elementary School competed in four of the six National Championship sections that were held at the tournament.

  • Smale earns Student of the Month

    Kendra Smale was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month for May.

    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects a graduating senior from  Los Alamos High School to honor each month. Students are selected on the basis of academic success, extracurricular involvement and service to the community.  

    Along with her parents, Kevin and Rachel Smale, she chose Susan Baker-Dillingham, her dance teacher of eight years and founding director of New Mexico Dance Theater (NMDT), to join her in accepting this honor.

  • 05-18-10 Update

    Police beat

      Minors drinking in Rendija Canyon, the theft of a snow blower and an iPod and an apparent door-to-door raffle scam top this week’s Police Beat.

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    Sustainability session

  • Fire started on Santa Clara Indian Reservation

    A wildfire started on the Santa Clara Indian Reservation Sunday and now is burning on the southeast side of Chicoma Mountain, above Santa Clara Canyon on the Española Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest.   

    The Elk Fire, estimated at 60 acres late this morning, is burning in grass with adjacent grass and timber.  The fire is burning above 10,000 feet and much of the area still has large snow patches, so fire managers predict low to moderate spread potential.  

    Suspected cause of the fire is lightning.

  • FONSI signed for upgrades

    Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott announced Friday that the National Park Service (NPS) regional director has signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Frijoles Mesa Improvements in Bandelier National Monument.

    The project is scheduled to begin June 1, and is funded through the American Reinvestment & Recovery Act (ARRA).  

  • N.M. studying other states’ standards

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico is taking an in-depth look at what 18 other states require before someone gets a permit to carry a concealed weapon, to see if those states’ standards are as strict as New Mexico’s.

    In April, New Mexico stopped recognizing Utah’s concealed carry licenses because that state’s requirements were significantly less than what New Mexico demands before someone is issued a permit.

  • Palin backs Susana Martinez

    ALBUQUERQUE — During a rally Sunday morning in Albuquerque, Republican gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez received the endorsement of former vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor Sarah Palin.