Today's News

  • Family YMCA offers Zumba class for kids

    The Family YMCA is offering Zumbatomic, a fitness class for kids from 2:15-3 p.m. Wednesday, beginning Sept. 7.
    This fast-forward fusion of the Zumba program’s moves (salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, hip-hop and more) and high-octane workouts are designed to let kids combine fun and fitness all at the same time.
    Classes are free to all youth in the community.  Parents are required to sign a liability form prior to the child attending the class.  Annie Trujillo-Garcia is the instructor.
    For more information, visit www.laymca.org or call 662-3100. Financial assistance is available thanks to United Way of Northern New Mexico, “Strong Kids” Annual Campaign and other contributors.

  • Help ‘move the planet’

    The Los Alamos community has the opportunity to join in an international day of action titled, “Moving Planet,” on Sept. 24, organized by 350.org.
    This day will be a symbolic event to “move beyond fossil fuels” both figuratively — by pouring into the streets on bikes, skateboards, and on foot to “move” around the communities — and literally, by taking community action and calling for a shift in energy systems.

  • Boy Scouts recognized at Court of Honor

    Boy Scout Troop 129 of White Rock celebrated a Court of Honor Aug. 9, for the promotion of John Scott Alison and Benjamin Eric Nelson to the rank of Eagle Scout.  Senior Patrol Leader Aaron Bao presided.
    Alison has been a Cub Scout since third grade, and earning the Arrow of Light, he joined Troop 129 in 2004. He has thus been active for over seven years. He moved through the ranks, earning 39 merit badges and said he most loved the outdoor activities, especially climbing the 14ers. His altitude record in the troop is 14,421-foot Mt. Massive of Colorado. Prior to that climb, he conquered Kit Carson and Challenger Point on the same day.

  • State Briefs 09-04-11

    Martinez’s vehicle pulled over for speeding

    ALBUQUERQUE — Police said New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez’s vehicle was pulled over after her driver was caught going 13 mph over the speed limit.
    KOAT-TV reports that Albuquerque police confirmed Thursday that the governor’s vehicle was clocked going 48 mph in a 35 mph zone on Frontage Road near Jefferson Street and Interstate 25 last Friday.
    That violation typically earns the driver a $95 ticket, but the governor’s driver got away with a verbal warning.
    Albuquerque Sgt. Patrick Ficke said the governor did not receive preferential treatment.

  • Construction Zone 09-04-11

    Public Works Projects:
    For more information about the projects listed below, please email  lacpw@lacnm.us or call 662-8150.

    Diamond Drive
    Phase 4
    West Road/LAMC entrance will be closed for approximately one week starting on Tuesday. The contractor will be installing a valley gutter; use the HRL building driveway or the hospital access off Trinity. Once the West Road access is reopened, work will begin on the valley gutter at the LANL HRL building driveway; use West Road.

  • Update 09-04-11

    Lunch with a Leader

    The League of Women Voter’s Lunch with a Leader will be at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 8 at Central Avenue Grill. The guest speaker will be Los Alamos County Environmental Services Specialist Tom Nagawiecki.

    Fuller Lodge

       The Fuller Lodge Historic Districts Advisory Board will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Curtis Room.

    No trash collection

    There will be no residential or commercial trash or recycling collection on Sept. 5. If Monday is your normal collection day, please put out your roll carts by 8 a.m. Wednesday.

    Alzheimer's walk

  • Dems, GOP governor at odds as session looms 

    SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and Democrats in the Legislature find themselves on a collision course as they head into a special session to deal with the politically tricky assignment of redistricting.
    The Legislature convenes Tuesday, but Martinez has Democrats grumbling because she wants lawmakers to consider a wide range of proposals in addition to the once-a-decade job of redistricting.
    Among the governor’s priorities is stopping the issuance of driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants and a proposal to hold back third-graders who can’t read proficiently rather than promoting them to the fourth grade.

  • Final Count: 9,200 Pot Plants Seized in Raid

    Two days after numerous branches of law enforcement swooped in to bust a $10-million marijuana grow at Bandelier National Monument, superintendent Jason Lott said crews are scrutinizing other areas of the park.

    “We are actively looking for other grow areas along Bandelier. If there are other areas, we will find them and with the fire, that makes it easy,” Lott said.

    “We are sending a clear message that we will be looking for that kind of stuff and we will find you. I don’t want this to be considered a prime place for this kind of activity.”

    Lott said 9,200 plants were eradicated from the site and disposed of at an undisclosed location.

  • Mortillaro made official

    Anthony Mortillaro, a former Los Alamos County Administrator, no longer is the interim executive director of the North Central Regional Transit District. The NCRTD board voted Friday to remove the interim tag and make Mortillaro the permanent executive director.

    In a weighted vote, the board voted 23-2 for Mortillaro with the pueblos of San Ildefonso and Tesuque casting the dissenting votes.

    The board interviewed Mortillaro and two other top candidates -— Joe Briscoe and Harry Montoya Friday. Then the board went into executive session for two hours to discuss the candidates’ qualifications before voting.

  • Trinity debate takes a turn

    What was expected to be a heated debate at Tuesday night’s county council meeting – whether Trinity Drive should have single-lane roundabouts – for now appears to be a moot point.

    MIG, the firm hired by the county to develop plans, is scheduled to give its final report on the NM 502/Trinity Drive Transportation Corridor Study and Plan, and a large turnout of supporters and detractors of the proposal for a three lane corridor with single-lane roundabouts was expected.