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Today's News

  • Valles Caldera trust returns to public access

    The Valles Caldera Trust took a few more jabs from its critics at a standing-room only public meeting Thursday night at the Hilltop House, while announcing plans for several improvements.

    Trustees muted their recent emphasis on commercial development projects on the public property, and Gary Bratcher, the Valles Caldera’s executive director, said he was serious about trying to help Dorothy Hoard of Los Alamos realize her vision of a 78-mile rim trail around the entire Valles Caldera Preserve.

  • KRSN nails first hurdle in quest to house satellite off North Mesa

    A packed room full of supporters cheered along with the owners of KRSN AM 1490 as the Parks and Recreation Board unanimously approved a request that essentially moves along the process for the station to acquire land at Loma Linda Park to house its satellite.

    Transferring the satellite from its current location in White Rock to the town site will greatly enhance reception, owner David Sutton said, adding that reception in White Rock can be maintained through the purchase of a 10-watt booster.

  • Accomplishing a lot in 60 years

    When Miriam and Rolland Perry arrived in Los Alamos with their young family in the spring of 1943, the Perrys found no other members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  

    Sixty years later, this has all changed.

    They worked with people of other faiths to organize a community Sunday School, which later became the United Church, where they became active.  

  • State’s poor graduation numbers

    Fewer than six in 10 students graduated from New Mexico’s high schools in 2006, giving the state a ranking of 48th in the nation, according to a report released by the Associated Press.

    Education Week’s report found New Mexico’s class of 2006 had a graduation rate of 56 percent. The study showed that an average of 73 students drop out each school day.

    The state only ranked ahead of Georgia (55.9 percent), the District of Columbia (48.8 percent) and Nevada (47.3 percent). The national graduation rate was 69.2 percent.

  • U.S. House races take early shape

    SANTA FE – All three of New Mexico’s newly-elected Democratic members of the U.S. House face re-election next year.

    And all three began raising money and getting in close touch with constituents the day they took office.

    Rep. Martin Heinrich’s 1st Congressional District is seeing much action with two possible Republican candidates, a libertarian, an unregistered hopeful and a lawsuit.

  • Caldera: Correction on rim ownership and access

    Dear Editor,

    In his June 7 story, Roger Snodgrass described very well the mood of the panel at the Albuquerque forum concerning public access to the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Unfortunately, in paraphrasing my comments that the caldera rim has truly world-class views, he transposed the owners of sections of the rim.

  • School Board meets Friday

    The Los Alamos Board of Education has called a special meeting for 9 a.m. Friday in the district boardroom at 751 Trinity Drive.

    The purpose of the meeting is to Budget Adjustment Requests.

    The meeting is open to the public.

     

  • Police Beat through June 9

    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. If you don't want it printed - don't let it happen.

    June 4

    9:25 a.m. – Sergio Sotelo Flores, 23, of Santa Fe was arrested on Central Avenue and charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license as a result of a traffic stop.

    8:09 p.m. – Michael Olcott, 44, of Los Alamos was arrested on North Road and Quemazon and charged with DWI.

  • Likely gubernatorial candidate meets local business leaders

    Traveling the state on his “Back to Business Tour,” Albuquerque businessman Allen Weh met this morning with local business leaders gathered at the Hilltop House Hotel.

  • A pedestrian-friendly downtown

    Dear Editor,

    Take a breather between the 60th Birthday celebration and Chamberfest activities this weekend in downtown Los Alamos with a refreshing stroll down Central Avenue.

    Tour Central Avenue and experience the transformation between Mari-Mac Plaza and downtown as result of the Central Avenue Pedestrian Crossings and Streetscape Enhancement Project.