Today's News

  • Ex-CYFD official sentenced on child porn charge

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The former deputy director of New Mexico's Children, Youth and Families Department has been sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison after he entered a plea agreement charging him with possession of child pornography.

    Prosecutors say 52-year-old Mark D. Edwards of Santa Fe was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Judith Herrera.

    An investigation began in October 2009 when authorities found more than 300 child porn images and videos on Edwards' computer.

  • NM's Trinity Site open for tour Saturday

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. (AP) — The southern New Mexico desert site where scientists set off the world's first atomic bomb test in 1945 opens for tours Saturday.

    All adults visiting Trinity Site on White Sands Missile Range must show a photo ID.

    Visitors can take a quarter-mile walk to ground zero, where an obelisk marks where the bomb was exploded.

    The fence surrounding the area displays historical photos.

    Visitors also ride a shuttle bus 2 miles to a ranch house where scientists assembled the bomb's plutonium core.

  • Be There 09-23-10

     The Authors Speaks Series presents Shirley Raye Redmond at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda at the Mesa Public Library.

    There will be a Democratic Party meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of the Mesa Public Library to plan for upcoming elections. All Democrats welcome to attend.

  • Self Help, Inc. becomes MOSAA certified provider

    Self Help, Inc., a United Way Agency, has become a certified Medicaid On-Site Application Assistance (MOSAA) provider — the only certified provider in Los Alamos County.
    Previously, those applying for Medicaid coverage had to drive to the Human Services office in Española or await a representative to come into Los Alamos, now there is the option to stay in town and make an appointment with Self Help to complete the application.

  • Students return to trail

    On Sept. 17 Mountain School sixth graders, their teachers, Laura Dorius and Mary Ethyl Plotner, along with Principal Gerry Washburn, Los Alamos County employees Craig Martin, Sylvan Argo, John Hogan, and several parent volunteers, returned to Quemazon Nature Trail to do trail work, plant identification and participate in a fire effects scavenger hunt.  
    This trip was the kick-off to Mountain School’s hands-on science initiative and marks the return of Mountain School sixth graders to outdoor science.

  • Last two F-16s to depart New Mexico’s 150th fighter wing

    SANTA FE — The last two F-16 Fighting Falcons are scheduled to leave the New Mexico Air National Guard’s 150th Fighter Wing on Kirtland Air Force Base for their final flights at 10 a.m. Sunday.
    As part of the FY 2010 Combat Air Force Restructure, the 21 aircraft assigned to the 150th FW have been reallocated to other Air National Guard units in the District of Columbia and Vermont.  
    The F-16s were first introduced into the New Mexico Air National Guard in 1992 and have supported several deployments.

  • State News at a Glance 09-23-10

    Fugitive arrested, taken to UNM Hospital   

    ALBUQUERQUE— The U.S. Marshals Service in New Mexico has arrested a fugitive out of Montana who has been at large for the past two years.
    Authorities said   63-year-old Daniel Herman Lopez was taken into custody Tuesday at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, where he has been treated since July for an undisclosed medical condition.
    Lopez was targeted in a nationwide manhunt since 2008, when he jumped parole in Missoula, Mont.

  • CIP Phase I public meetings to begin in October

    The County’s Community Development Department has scheduled seven Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) public hearings for Phase 1 “studies” in October and November.
    The 10-member CIP Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hear brief presentations from each applicant, have the opportunity to ask questions, and then receive public comments on each application. The public is encouraged to attend.
    All meetings will be from 5:15 – 7:45 p.m. in council chambers in Los Alamos, unless otherwise noted.
    Oct. 6

  • Teeing off for United Way

    Hungry golfers fill their plates with shrimp, tostadas, guacamole and rice after participating in the annual Chamber Golf Tournament benefiting United Way Friday at the Los Alamos Golf Club.

  • Update 09-23-10

    Fall quarterly
    pick up

    Quarterly pick up begins Monday, Oct. 4 in Los Alamos townsite.  Have furniture, appliances  and yard debris at the curb by 8 a.m. on Monday.  More information is  available at www.losalamosnm.us/gogreen.

    National take-
    back initiative
    for expired drugs

      On Saturday, DEA will coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from the nation’s medicine cabinets.