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Today's News

  • Breaking News Breaking News: Extreme fire conditions elicit a forest service warning

    Fire officials for the Carson National Forest are warning the general public to be extremely careful for the next several days with any device that might start a fire. 

    The short term weather pattern has entered into a “super Hanes index,” which means the extremely high temperatures coupled with the very low humidity will create a dangerous situation where even the greenest of vegetation will burn. 

    The weather situation is both a rare and dangerous one.

  • Making a difference

    Members of the White Rock Baptist Church are hosting a vacation Bible school this summer, but unlike other programs, this one will not be held down the street. A team of 20 people will travel to the edge of Chihuahua, Mexico and venture to the isolated community in the Sierra Tarahumara.

    The goal is to impact residents’ lives – both in lifestyle and in spirituality.

    Beverly Basey-Jones and her husband have traveled to the Sierra Tarahumara several that times in the past. This will be their third year.

  • Breaking News Breaking News: Council hires new county attorney

    After recessing into closed session this afternoon, County Council reconvened to approve the hiring of a new county attorney to replace Mary McInerny who retires next month.

    In a 5-1 vote, council hired Randy Autio who currently serves as assistant city attorney in Albuquerque.

    Read the full story in Sunday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Teen Center initiative in motion

    Members of the public and the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) met in the Airport Basin Training Room on May 19 to focus on a Community Multi-Purpose Teen Center initiative.

    JJAB Chair Alan Kirk introduced the initiative with an assurance that building a multi-purpose teen center facility will demand patience and community support.

  • Denish airs critical TV ad

    SANTA FE — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Diane Denish went on the attack Thursday with a television ad criticizing GOP candidate Susana Martinez’s record as a prosecutor.

    Denish’s ad came quickly after Tuesday’s primary election and signaled that New Mexicans will see a hard-hitting campaign in the race for governor.

    Martinez has been the district attorney in the 3rd Judicial District, which covers Dona Ana County, since 1997.

  • Caravans fuel pot boom

    HELENA, Mont. — As Bob Marley music wailed in the next room, the makeshift clinic hummed along like an assembly line: Patients went in to see a doctor, paid $150 and walked out with a recommendation that they be allowed to buy and smoke medical marijuana.

    So it went, all day, at a hotel just blocks from the state Capitol that was the latest stop of the so-called cannabis caravan, a band of doctors and medical marijuana advocates roaming Montana that has helped thousands of patients apply for medical marijuana cards from the state.

  • Council hires new attorney

    After recessing into closed session Friday afternoon, six members of the Los Alamos County Council reconvened to approve the hiring of a new county attorney to replace Mary McInerny who retires next month.

    In a 5-1 vote, council hired Randy Autio who currently serves as assistant city attorney in Albuquerque.

    Councilor Vincent Chiravalle served on the selection committee and voted against the hire Friday saying that while Autio is well qualified for the position, he felt that the salary of $139, 320 being offered was too high.

  • Deborah Beene Memorial Scholarship winners to perform

    At 2 p.m. June 13, Fuller Lodge again will resonate with music when eight recipients of the Deborah Beene Memorial Music Scholarships during the last 10 years will perform a variety of musical offerings for the public. Admission is free.

    The concert will feature two winners of this year’s competition – pianist David Li, who won first prize, and violinist Jin Park, who won third prize.

    The recipient of the second prize was clarinetist Shannon Burns. In last year’s competition, Park’s performance as a pianist garnered him a share of the top prize.

  • Help for the world’s toughest job

    Parenting has got to be the toughest job in the world. It’s a career that doesn’t come with training sessions or an instructional manual. Plus, there is a lot of responsibility placed on a parent’s shoulders.

    The good news is parents are not alone. Help is available.

    From 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, starting this week and running through July 1, Family Strengths Network is offering a class titled, “Ages of Discovery.”

    Jennifer Moss, an expert in early childhood development, will instruct the class.

  • Bowling: Local team going strong after 35 years

    Reno, Nev., might be the divorce capital of the world, but at least one longevity record — unofficial or no — was added to in that city this year.

    Bowling partners Jim Gray of Los Alamos and Ed Bremer of Española made their 35th consecutive appearance this year at the United State Bowling Congress Open Championship, which was held in Reno.

    With their appearance in early April, Gray and Bremer officially kept their streak alive as the duo with the longest consecutive streak of playing in the open doubles tournament, a streak which dates back to 1976.