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Today's News

  • 06-09-10 Update

    Emergency Care class

      An Outdoor Emergency Care class sponsored by the Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrol begins at 6 p.m. Thursday. The class, which will run every Thursday and Monday for six weeks, will be at the ski patrol room next to the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area Lodge.  For more information, call 662-0980.

    “Nosferatu”

       UNM-LA will screen “Nosferatu,” (1922) in the lecture hall from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free. The screening is part of UNM-LA’s Monster Movie Thursdays.

  • Diamond Drive Phase 4 shifts gears

    The county will be making a significant change in the traffic control on the Diamond Drive Phase 4 project in the next few days. Traffic will be shifted to the opposite side of Diamond Drive. Orange Street will be closed and a temporary intersection will be opened on the east side of Diamond at 39th/Ridgeway.

    The project is running about six or seven days behind schedule, said acting project manager Tom Roach this morning.

  • Council reviews requests

    Tuesday night’s Los Alamos County Council meeting continued into the early hours Wednesday morning, as council was faced with a heavy agenda.

    At the beginning of the meeting in Council Chambers, Council Chair Mike Wismer told those in attendance that some of the public hearings scheduled to be heard would be continued until the June 23 special meeting in White Rock. In addition, the item regarding the county indigent hospital and the county health care board was also removed from the agenda and will be heard at a later date.

  • Co-op marks milestone

    Members and friends of the Los Alamos Cooperative Market reached a big milestone Friday with the groundbreaking ceremony on its property in the Entrada Business Park.

    The intent of the co-op market is to serve Los Alamos County and the surrounding communities by providing fairly priced, wholesome foods and other goods in an ecologically sustainable, socially responsible and economically appropriate manner, according to its mission statement.

  • Assistant superintendent named

    Initially Paula Dean felt anxious about her new position as assistant superintendent of Los Alamos Public Schools. However, as Dean takes the reigns of the position from former Assistant Superintendent Kate Thomas, that anxiety has transformed into excitement.

    “I’m very excited,” she said. “I have moved incrementally from anxiety to full-blown excitement. I think it’s going to be a challenge and I love it — I love a challenge.”

    Dean will officially become the new assistant superintendent on July 1.

  • Barking dogs need to be controlled

    It has been my observation over the last several years that the barking dog issue is, at best, difficult to address. This is primarily because many (if not the majority) of dog owners are oblivious to the fact that their dogs bark — and/or believe that it is their right to let them bark at anything (or nothing), any time of the day … “for protection.” There is even one person in our neighborhood that drives around in a pick-up, with his dog constantly barking all the way — setting off most of the others along the way. How insensitive can one be?

  • Take a trip down Route 66

    SANTA FE — New Mexico followed the national trend of tossing out the old in favor of the new in the recent primary elections. Doña Ana County Republicans will present a fresh face to the rest of the state in the person of Susana Martinez for governor.

    Martinez has been district attorney in the county for some 13 years but not known much in the rest of New Mexico despite the efforts of state party leaders who wanted to entice her into running for state offices years ago.

  • 06-01-10 Police Beat

    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.

    May 20

    4:12 p.m. – Melquiades Cordova, 24, of Los Alamos was arrested on Aster Lane and charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license based on a DWI conviction.

    5 p.m. – Jose Ruelas, 23, of Los Alamos was served a district court warrant while already incarcerated in the Los Alamos Detention Center.

    May 21

  • Learn about local businesses

    Similar to a hardy perennial, ChamberFest faithfully takes bloom every summer in the Los Alamos community.

    It is a tradition that has sunk its roots into the town but the event also receives a lot of nurture and care from the community to allow it to flourish.

    For instance, over the years the event has seen several popular additions including a bubble pit and two car shows.

    Furthermore, this year the cuisine that will be for sale will expand from the normal hamburgers and hotdogs to traditional New Mexican fare.

  • Dutchman confesses to killing Peruvian woman

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Dutchman Joran van der Sloot, long the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of a U.S. teen in Aruba, has confessed to killing a young Peruvian woman in his Lima hotel room, a police spokesman said.

    Peru's chief police spokesman, Col. Abel Gamarra, told The Associated Press that Van der Sloot admitted under police questioning Monday that he killed 21-year-old Stephany Flores on May 30.