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Today's News

  • 02-23-10 Police beat

    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.

    Feb. 11

    3:30 p.m. ­— Steve Trujillo, 43, of Alcalde was arrested by New Mexico State Police in Española on a Los Alamos Magistrate Court warrant.

    Feb. 12

    1:06 p.m. — Mesa Public Library reported damage to its property. The estimated loss is $500.

  • A decent meal can make a big impact

    Fred Harvey, a food entrepreneur, grew disgusted with the poor quality “greasy spoon” restaurants found near all-western railroad depots in the 1870s.

    Harvey convinced the Santa Fe Railroad to let him test out his own food service ideas and in 1876 opened his first lunchroom at Topeka’s Santa Fe station.

    His formula was clean silverware, fresh tablecloths and napkins and good food served promptly by wholesome young women soon tagged with the name, the “Harvey Girls.”

  • UPDATE: Schedule released for weekend hoops games

    Los Alamos High School announced the times for the two state Class AAAA playoff baskteball games it will host this week.

    Los Alamos' girls will play 7 p.m. Friday against the St. Pius X Sartans and the Los Alamos boys will play at 2 p.m. Saturday against the Piedra Vista Panthers.

    Tickets will go on sale one hour before the scheduled tip-off times for each game. No advanced tickets will be sold and no passes other than New Mexico Activities Association-issued passes will be accepted.

    Tickets are $5 each.

  • Checkmate!

    Fifteen Aspen Elementary School students competed for the first time in the national chess tournament held Dec. 11-13 in Dallas. Several students took home trophies.

  • Giving youth a helping hand

    On Feb. 25, the Los Alamos Public Schools Youth Summit Meeting was held in the district boardroom. Assistant Superintendent Kate Thomas facilitated the 45 participants.

    Principals from every school were also in attendance and reported on the percentage of attendance, discipline referrals, grades and counselor referrals for each of their schools.  

  • NEWS ALERT Local woman surfaces, safe in Chile

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  • 03-02-10 Update

    Police beat

      A large piece of concrete thrown through the rear window of a parked vehicle, a rock thrown through the window of another parked vehicle and the windows of an office building damaged by shots from a pellet gun or firearm top this week’s Police Beat. Read the full report on Page 2.

    AAUW meeting today

      The American Association University of Women will host a talk titled, “Growing Up Female in

    India,” during their regular meeting at 7:30 p.m.

  • Gas cap debated

    SANTA FE — There was no shortage of grim economic and environmental predictions as a New Mexico environmental regulatory board heard Monday from dozens of people on both sides of a proposal that seeks a greenhouse gas emissions cap in the state.

    The Environmental Improvement Board was petitioned by an environmental group, New Energy Economy, to establish a cap. The group advocates for reductions of 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2020.

    Renewable energy advocates, social justice activists, environmentalists and physicians voiced their support.

  • Governor signs four bills into law

    LAS CRUCES — Gov. Bill Richardson has signed four bills into law from the recently concluded New Mexico regular legislative session, including a bill that protects state employees who speak out about unlawful activity and government corruption.

    Richardson signed the Spaceport Informed Consent Act, the Colonias Infrastructure Act and Fund and the Las Cruces Tax Increment Project Bond bill during an appearance Saturday in Las Cruces.

    The governor also signed the Whistleblower Protection Act, sponsored by Rep. Joseph Cervantes,

  • Local woman found safe in Chile

    The earthquake that devastated Chile Saturday morning also jolted Los Alamos.

    With growing apprehension Chuck Pergler and Mary Skarra reported that their daughter Isis Skarra-Pergler was still missing Monday.

    She was traveling with her boyfriend Joe Stoffers when the 8.8-magnitude quake occurred. The couple was believed to be camping on a beach at that time, most likely in an impacted area.