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Today's News

  • Summer months are deadliest for DWI incidents

    State, local and national law enforcement officials are ganging up on intoxicated drivers again this season.

    Last year’s traffic crashes in New Mexico claimed the lives of 118 people during the months of June, July, August and September – 56 of which were alcohol-related, according to the state transportation department.

  • Local organizations to receive tourism money

    The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation and the Los Alamos Ski Club join other New Mexico non-profit organizations and local and tribal governments to share in $1 million awarded this fiscal year through the New Mexico Tourism Department’s annual Cooperative Marketing Program. 

    The LACDC will receive $15,000 from its consortium application and the Los Alamos Ski Club will receive $2,900.

  • KRSN comes in strong at awards banquet

    KRSN 1490 AM radio station owners David and Gillian Sutton returned from the New Mexico Broadcaster’s Association annual convention last weekend with an armload of prestigious awards. 

    “We joined gathering of radio and TV broadcasters to have fun and attend seminars to become better broadcasters,” Gillian Sutton said.

    The NMBA’s Convention took place Friday and Saturday at the Albuquerque Marriott.

  • Former secretary of state indicted on 50 counts

    A grand jury has returned indictments against former Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil Giron and three others, alleging misuse of public money. 

    Attorney General Gary King said Wednesday that the grand jury handed down a 50-count indictment including charges of fraud, embezzlement, money-laundering and receiving illegal kickbacks. 

    The charges stem from federal tax dollars used under the Help America Vote, which educated people about voting through the use of TV commercials.

    An audit of the program revealed some $3 million dollars was unaccounted for.

  • Fire union wins prohibited practice complaint; County wins impasse resolution

    The Los Alamos Firefighters Association Union 3279 has prevailed in the prohibited practices complaint it filed against the County of Los Alamos.

    The Labor Management Relations Board ruled that the county committed a prohibited practice including a violation of the County Labor Management Relations Ordinance by unilaterally implementing a 3 percent pay increase for firefighters on April 7 without union consent.

    The board asked what relief the union requested in the prohibited practice ruling.

  • Girls soccer: LA downs St. Mike’s in OT to win tourney

    All anybody could do was watch.

    A slow, bouncing shot off the foot of Hilltopper striker Saya Shimada took its time, but it found the St. Michael’s net in overtime Saturday.

    Following a terrific run through traffic, Los Alamos’ Summer Shelley bounced a pass in the general direction of Shimada, who got just enough of the ball to get it passed St. Michael’s goalkeeper Sally Feldwert and over the line to give the Hilltoppers a 1-0 win and the championship of the Los Alamos Girls Soccer Invitational.

  • Golf: LAGC course manager finalists have solid golf and business experiences

    A pair of out-of-towners and a course veteran are in the running for the top job at Los Alamos Golf Course.

    Michael Phillips, assistant course professional at LAGC is one of the three finalists for the LAGC manager’s job, along with Jeff Kent from nearby Towa Golf Course and Steve Wickliffe from far away Old Works Golf Course in Anaconda, Mont.

    The new manager, which will take over for retired LAGC manager Dennis McCloskey, could be announced sometime this month.

  • New Mexico plays influential role in author’s work

    New Mexico has played a major role in Lee Abbott’s work. The author of six collections of short fiction including “Wet Places at Noon,” “The Heart Never Fits its Wanting” and “Love is the Crooked Thing,” explained the easy answer behind his literary attraction to New Mexico is that he grew up in Las Cruces. The more complex answer is “everything that mattered to me happened in New Mexico,” Abbott said.

  • PUTTING ASSETS INTO ACTION: Lovin’ the Los Alamos Middle School Hawks

    This week, I had the priviledge of working with the Los Alamos Middle School Hawks on A Change of Heart. A Change of Heart is a 40 Developmental Assets based approach to improving school climate.

    New Mexico now requires schools to have a district wide plan for bullying prevention and a Change of Heart is a community building effort for the Hawks as they assemble for the new year.

  • Just dance!

    If you love to dance but missed starting ballet when you were 6, or if your feet itch every time you hear a fiddle play, you are in luck: Belisama Irish Dance has expanded its Los Alamos classes to two days a week. Classes will now be held on Tuesdays and Fridays at the New Mexico Dance Theater studio at 149 Central Park Square.