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Today's News

  • Stimulus funds yet to make it to Jemez Pueblo

    JEMEZ PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Jemez Pueblo is ready to study the geothermal energy potential locked thousands of feet beneath its rural reservation in northern New Mexico, but the federal government has yet to deliver the stimulus funds needed to start the work.

  • Attorney General reaches settlement with college fund program manager

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Gary King says a settlement has been reached with OppenheimerFunds, Inc. to resolve an investigation into the company's management of the state's 529 college savings programs.

    Under terms of the settlement announced Monday, King says Oppenheimer agrees to pay New Mexico $67.31 million — all of which will be distributed to 529 plan participants affected by the performance of Oppenheimer Core Bond Fund.

  • NEWS ALERT: County celebrates grand opening of animal shelter
  • Hockey: LA sweeps three weekend games

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team improved to 6-2 as it earned three victories this past weekend.  

    Los Alamos downed St Pius X, Taos and La Cueva to earn three-game hat-trick. It was aided in that cause by Marina Meneakis, who scored a natural hat trick Saturday. A hat trick by a female player in state high school league play has only been done once before.

  • New automated phone system to be introduced

    Los Alamos Medical Center announced plans to begin using an automatic phone attendant. The change was one of several efficiency measures announced by LAMC Chief Executive Officer Sandra Podley on Friday.

    Beginning today, callers reaching LAMC will no longer speak with a switchboard operator. Instead, they will hear a variety of options for accessing departments and services. The system is designed to streamline the transfer of calls to the correct extension, according to James Hurley, team leader for the auto attendant transition team.

  • Employee retires after 31 years of service

    Senior Assessment Specialist Irene Joseph can’t believe her part-time position with Los Alamos County in August 1978 turned into permanent employment spanning three decades.

    Joseph, 69, expressed mixed feelings about her upcoming retirement during an interview at the County Assessor’s Office.

    “I’m starting to get nervous. I’ve been telling people I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself,” Joseph said. “My last day of work is Monday, although I officially retire Dec. 31. It’ll be a big change.”

  • 12-15 Update

    Police Beat in brief

      This week’s Police Beat includes a hit and run, several minors charged with possession of alcohol and several adults arrested and charged with providing alcohol to minors on San Ildefonso Road. There also are reports of burglaries, a dog bite and an embezzlement. Read the details of these and other incidents on Page 2.

    Nomination deadline extended

  • County fails to support local businesses

    The Los Alamos County council certainly talks-the-talk when it comes to supporting local businesses, but they and the county departments fail to walk-the-walk. In at least two current situations, Pet Pangaea and KRSN 1490 radio, this lack of support borders on active obstructiveness.

  • Unacceptable power outages for Atomic City

    On the night the big snowstorm hit (Monday night and Tuesday morning last week), the Los Alamos electrical power went out. Our house was cold, and we could not start the heater. Los Alamos had a lot of power outages during 2009. The next day, my wife decided to make some Christmas buns to take to friends. She shaped the buns like snowmen, with raisin eyes, mouth, buttons, etc. After the buns rose to appropriate size, the electric power went off again and stayed off for a long time, so that she could not bake them. The buns continued to increase in size until they were totally distorted.

  • Protect N.M.’s outstanding waters

    Surface water in New Mexico has always been crucial for agriculture, recreation and the ecological health of our rivers. Now, with a growing population and severe depletion of many of the state’s aquifers, surface water is also being developed as the major source for domestic water supplies. Protecting that water from contamination has become more important than ever. How can we help?