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Today's News

  • GOP women tap Johnson for top post

    Los Alamos Federation of Republican Women installed new officers Thursday during a special ceremony at the Hilltop House Hotel.

    Longtime Republican Party leader JoAnn Johnson is the organization’s new president. Immediate past president, Marie Todd, is now vice president, Norma Tech is the organization’s secretary and Cathy Walters is the treasurer.

    New Mexico’s National Committee Woman, Rosie Tripp, traveled from Socorro to attend the installation of new officers.

  • Council did the right thing

    The council’s action in taking no action was the right thing to do in regards to the vacancy left by Jim West. While we would not have had any issue with the council beginning the process of seeking out applicants, there is nothing wrong with waiting until January.

    Yes, this will delay the process but that is a small price to pay when you consider that this really needs to be done right – and by those it will impact most, the council coming on board in 2009.

  • United Way helps many - thanks to you!

    Well, the 2009 United Way campaign is over and thanks to all of you, the United Way of Northern New Mexico will be able to help many agencies help many people.

    The generous giving from those living here put the campaign over the $2 million mark. It is something to be proud of.

    With all the uncertanties in the economy and nation, for us to dig so deep and allow all these agencies the chance to really help those in need, is truly remarkable.

    Here are the agencies that we have all helped:

  • Take a look at a marvelous collection

    The Alexander Girard collection at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe is not filled with glittery gems or shiny gold pieces that once belonged to royalty. No, this is a different type of collection.

  • Taking note of teen’s interests

    Surveys have indicated that when looking for things to do, young people like to head over to a bowling alley and the Los Alamos Recreation Department is working to satisfy this interest.

    From 9 p.m. - midnight Friday, the recreation staff is inviting ninth- through 12th-graders to the Strike Gold Bowling Center at the Cities of Gold Casino, located at 10 D Cities of Gold Road in Pojoaque. Tickets will be sold for $7 Friday at the Los Alamos High School and then for $10 at the door.

  • Web site features power outage reports

      In a recently launched website at (www.losalamosnm.us, click Public Utilities, click “Controlling Outages & Enhancing Reliability”) the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities provides comprehensive reporting on power outage occurrences, mitigation strategies, and progress to date on system improvements.

  • Council proclaims West day

    Thoughtful words were plentiful and a heartfelt outpouring of good wishes for a speedy recovery were heard in council chambers Tuesday during the recognition and proclamation of the service given to the county by former Councilor Jim West.

    “This is a proclamation that I read with a heavy heart,” Council Chairman Jim Hall said. “Jim couldn’t be here because he’s not feeling well,” he continued. He also said that West told him that he’d watch the meeting from home.

  • Cat survives plague

    “He’s doing fine and is basically all well,” said Veterinarian Dan Dessauer of The Animal Clinic of Los Alamos. “If you catch it early, put the animal in isolation and start a treatment of antibiotics, it’s something that’s not too difficult to cure.”

    The cat was a little more than one year old, he said, adding that no one at the animal clinic was infected by the cat.

  • Bratcher named preserve director

    The governing board of the Valles Caldera Preserve held its last meeting of the year Thursday and most likely the final meeting for several trustees whose terms are ending early next year.

    Valles Caldera Trust Chair William Kelleher of Albuquerque announced that Gary Bratcher had been hired to fill the vacant post of executive director. Bratcher, an Artesia native, served as economic development secretary under former Gov. Gary Johnson from 1995-1998 and then was appointed to a vacancy on the New Mexico Lottery Authority.

  • Bringing the holidays to everyone

    The holiday season does not always evenly distribute its fruits to everyone. Fortunately, there are people in Los Alamos who recognize this fact and take action.

    Rae Douglas began the Christmas box program to collect items and food for people in Española Valley; partly as a result of her work and knowledge of people in the Valley, Los Alamos First United Methodist Church began its own Christmas box program 20 years ago.