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Today's News

  • Judge vacancy nets three applicants

    The window of opportunity closed at 5 p.m. Friday to submit letters of interest to fill the probate judge vacancy in Los Alamos County.

    Three residents with varying degrees of experience applied to replace Janet Foster who resigned following her Sept. 27 appointment by county council to serve as county clerk.

    Foster fills the vacancy left by longtime County Clerk Mary Pat Kraemer who resigned Aug. 31 due to retirement pension issues.

  • A gentle touch

    For those who think dentistry is a mundane career that is rutted in routine, take a look at Dr. Daniel Borrero for a fresh perspective.

    Being a dentist has taken Borrero to many different locations — his home country of Puerto Rico, Santa Fe, Native American reservations in Arizona and now, Los Alamos.

    Borrero will work Fridays at the Los Alamos Orthodontics office as a pediatric dentist. The office is located at 3250 Trinity Drive, Site A.

  • County offices to be temporarily relocated

    The Los Alamos County Sheriff’s office and police administration will relocate to temporary office space this week.

    Bruce Takala, the sheriff and his staff, along with Police Chief Wayne Torpy and his support staff, will be co-located in a modular unit on the west end of the former municipal building parking lot where the new Judicial/Police/Jail Complex is being constructed.

  • Kicking the kickback habit

    New Mexico has a long history of battling political corruption, dating back to well before statehood.  

  • Health care reform begins at birth

    “I don’t need maternity care.” Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz. lobbed this comment against Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s, D-Mich., efforts to guarantee maternity coverage as a basic benefit in healthcare reform. “Your mom probably did,” Stabenow famously shot back. That exchange and the wave of support that followed for Stabenow’s proposals illustrates how out of step Kyl is with a huge majority of Americans, including those in his own party.

  • Options for site of new muni building down to two

    Two sites along Central Avenue have emerged as frontrunners from among more than two dozen that were considered by the Municipal Site Selection Committee.

    Fifteen residents served four months on a committee tasked with locating, evaluating and recommending the best overall site in the entire county on which to construct a new Municipal Building.

    With their work now complete, the Municipal Site Selection Committee will present their final two choices to County Council Tuesday evening.

  • Call to fill local probate judge vacancy nets three takers

  • CORRECTION: Open enrollment for health plans

    Open enrollment has arrived for health plans in Los Alamos. It’s never easy, but it may be even worse this year.

    LANL's open enrollment period begins next week and lasts through Nov. 20. (Editor's note: This corrects a statement in an earlier version of this story that the enrollment period for retirees was next week.)  For many retirees, that calls for an extra reality check from experts who know the ins and outs of a system that is growing more complicated every year.

  • Girls cross country: Toppers nipped by Academy at home

    If the last two weeks of competition are any indication, the team that wants the Class AAAA state championship is going to have to earn it.

    The two front-running girls cross country squads in the state, Los Alamos and Albuquerque Academy, are just a hair’s breadth away from each other and the state title could come right down to the wire one way or the other.

    The Hilltoppers and Academy’s Chargers faced off for one final time in the 2009 regular season Friday, with the Chargers nipping the Hilltoppers at their home invitational.

  • Football: LA falls in critical district contest

    BERNALILLO — Fighting the good fight kept the Los Alamos Hilltoppers in Friday night’s game, but it wasn’t enough to keep the team in the thick of the district hunt.

    Los Alamos dropped a big contest Friday night against the Bernalillo Spartans. The Spartans scored on their opening drive and on a late second quarter drive, which was enough to give them a 14-0 victory.