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Today's News

  • 04-30-10 Update

    Off to see “The Wiz”

      The Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian Club presents “The Wiz” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday at Duane Smith Auditorium.

    Spring recital

  • Judge: Fraud can't apply retroactively

    SANTA FE  — A judge has tossed out a whistleblower lawsuit seeking to recover hundreds of millions of dollars for the state because of alleged fraud and a “pay-to-play” scheme involving public investments.

    In a decision issued Wednesday, District Judge Stephen Pfeffer invalidated portions of a law that allows citizens to bring lawsuits on behalf of the state to recover triple damages.

    The judge said it’s unconstitutional to apply the law and its sanctions to activities that took place before the statute went into effect in July 2007.

  • Suggestions accepted through the weekend

    Suggestions from the public regarding new names for the county’s Airport Basin Site are still being accepted through the weekend. Naming ideas should be submitted to the county administrator by the deadline on Sunday.

    Airport Basin Site is the new home of county and schools’ facilities and is located in the bowl-shaped basin north of De Colores Restaurant on N.M. 502. Suggestions can be e-mailed to lacadministrator@lacnm.us.

    Visit the county’s Web site at www.losalamosnm.us for information on the buildings located at Airport Basin Site.

  • 10-day super blitz kicks off

    SANTA FE — Law enforcement throughout the State will conduct checkpoints and saturation patrols during Cinco de Mayo celebrations, as the 10-day Super Blitz kicks-off today through May 9.

    More than 60 law enforcement agencies will set up sobriety checkpoints to make sure individuals celebrating Cinco de Mayo don’t drink and drive. Mobile electronic signs along roadways will feature the message “Super Blitz in Progress; Cops Are Everywhere.”

  • An event you can’t forget

    The Los Alamos County Council invites the public to a Cerro Grande Fire 10 Year Anniversary Observance at 6 p.m. May 10  6 p.m. at the “Touch the Sky” statue at the northwest corner of Ashley Pond Park in Los Alamos. The Cerro Grande fire was the largest wildfire in New Mexico’s history.

    May 10 was the day the fire entered Los Alamos, leading to the entire evacuation of the town site. White Rock was evacuated several hours later.

  • Permit process pummeled

    The overwhelming message taken away from Thursday’s economic issues forum is that Los Alamos County is tough on business.

    “From everyone I’ve talked to, the process is broken … if Los Alamos County were a business in itself, it would be out of business,” Democratic council candidate Nathan Hjelm said.

    The perception is that getting a permit in this town to build or expand is a cumbersome endeavor at best.

    “It can take years to get a permit for remodeling ...” Republican Ralph Damiani said.

  • ‘Game Change’ has the scoop

    SANTA FE — If you would like to know the inside story of the presidential campaign that put Barack Obama in the White House, “Game Change” has all the details.

    Written by two of the country’s leading political reporters, John Heilemann of New York magazine and Mark Halperin of Time magazine, the book provides the scoop on what had to be the race of a lifetime.

  • Mi Cinco es su Cinco

    Some years ago, several co-workers and I decided to have a little get-together after work to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. It was late April and we put up notices to inform the rest of the department, giving the time and place. My office mate, Gary, was a genius when it came to database design and network optimization.  Sadly, that was about the extent of Gary’s analytical capabilities. He asked me, “Sounds like fun. So what day is this party?”

  • News Alert: Former Defense Secretary Endorses New START Nuclear Reductions Treaty

  • 05-02-10 Update

    Master Gardeners

      The Los Alamos Master Gardeners will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the White Rock Community Building. There will be a potluck dinner in honor of the graduates of the 2010 Master Gardener class.

    Pasta dinner