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  • Today In History, July 9
  • Flash Flood Warning in effect until 5 p.m.

     

    . A FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 PM MDT FOR EAST CENTRAL SANDOVAL AND SOUTHERN LOS ALAMOS COUNTIES...

    AT 338 PM MDT... STREAM GAUGE LOCATED WITHIN FRIJOLES CANYON INDICATED A 4 TO 4.5 WATER DEPTH. THIS INITIAL HIGHER WATER FLOW SHOULD REACH THE BANDELIER VISITOR CENTER AREA BETWEEN 4 TO 420 PM. LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN WILL CONTINUE OVER THE FRIJOLES CANYON AREA.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    BOTH LOCALIZED AND DISTANT HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CREATE DANGEROUS FLOWS IN ARROYOS AND OVER LOW WATER CROSSINGS.

  • Be There 07-08-14

    Today
    The Los Alamos Volunteer Examiner Group will be giving exams for Amateur Radio Licenses. This session will be 6:30 p.m. in the Club Meeting Room at 4017 Arkansas (the Old Fire Barn). For additional information about obtaining a new license or renewing an existing license, call Bill Boedeker at 662-4220, or email at boedeker@cybermesa.com.

    Summer Family Evenings: Tales about Tails. 6:30 p.m. Every animal has a tail and many have tales — myths and legends. Terry Foxx makes the raven, coyote, bear and other animals come alive through stories and activities. No advance registration required. Free. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    Jazz Brasileiro and Friends. 7-8:30 p.m. at Ashley Pond. An all ages show, free.
    Wednesday
    Jemez Thrift Shop Bag Days. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 13 Sherwood Blvd. in White Rock.

    Game Night: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library in the Upstairs Rotunda.
    Thursday
    Los Alamos Farmers Market. 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library parking lot. Come get this season’s tomatoes. First drawing for the contest 10 a.m. July 17.

  • Police chief to speak at Lunch with a Leader

    The League of Women Voters invites the community to attend the Lunch with a Leader that  will feature Los Alamos’ new police chief, Chief Dino Sgambellone. The event will be 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. July 15 at Mesa Public Library.
    Sgambellone’s topics for discussion will be where he wants to take the department, his impressions of the force, of Los Alamos, etc. Of course, there will lots of opportunity for questions.
    Sgambellone began his career with the Mansfield, Ohio Division of Police in 1991. He served in numerous capacities within the department including, patrol, community policing, SWAT, field training, First Line supervision, as the section commander for Special Investigations, and as project director for METRICH, a 10-county decentralized task force in North Central Ohio, and chief of police.
    He served with the United States Air Force from 1987‐1990 where he began his educational journey by obtaining an associate’s degree in industrial security. Sgambellone currently holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business and completed his Ph.D. in public safety with criminal justice specialization in 2011. 

  • Assets In Action: Make Assets in Action part of lifestyle

    What a wonderful Fourth of July and so much thanks to the Kiwanis Club for all of the wonderful things they do for the community.
    It is always so great to see everyone coming together all in the name of one great effort.
    If you needed another great thing to support, did you know that July is national ice cream month! How great is that? Technically, you can celebrate all month long, which is a good thing for those of us that need a little extra time to get things done.
    If you would like to celebrate the actual day, it is July 20. How will you partake?
    According to the National Dairy Association, it was former President Ronald Reagan that created the recognition in 1984.
    So if you need to boost your calcium intake, want to help support the dairy farmers of America or just enjoy something truly fun, get on board.
    Did you know that the Creamland Dairy makes a Los Alamos Lime Sherbet?
    How does all of this tie into the Assets you might ask? Well my answer would be, in some ways, in no way and in every way really.
    In one way, it would be to celebrate anything, anytime, anywhere, do it as a family. It doesn’t matter if it is your family by birth, by choice or by borrowing from those random families you are permitted to borrow people from, from time to time.

  • Disconnect: World fame, excellence nation’s worst state economy

    “Santa Fe, N.M.,” the newspaper dateline said. The story resided on page one of the June 30 issue. The publication was the Wall Street Journal, which has the nation’s second largest newspaper circulation at 2.3 million (including 900,000 for the digital version) for the six months ending March 31.
    Ignoring the digital edition where the story was not prominent, that means 1.4 million newspapers, nearly all with page one given at least a glance, and the words “Santa Fe, N.M.” presented in a positive business context.
    The story was about Bill Miller, a mutual fund manager who has been way, way up (becoming, the story said, “the best stock picker in the business”), way, way down and now is back up. Miller lives in Baltimore, Md., and Vero Beach, Fla., but he comes to Santa Fe occasionally as chairman emeritus of the Santa Fe Institute and a major SFI donor.
    The 30-year-old SFI (santafe.edu) is a place with employees and resident faculty and a network of “external faculty” stretching round the world. A research institute, SFI does the science of complex adaptive systems.

  • Susana feasts on Dems' state chair

    Unless every last New Mexico Democrat with any influence whatsoever has suddenly fallen victim to persistent and pervasive masochism, Sam Bregman’s days as state party chairman are numbered.
    Aren’t they? Doesn’t everything we know about politics and the logic thereof dictate that he must either leave his post voluntarily or face pressure from those top state Democrats capable of rational election year thought to resign his chairmanship?
    The miracle is that prominent Democrats up for election or reelection this year — Tom Udall, Ben Ray Luján, Michele Luján Grisham, Hector Balderas, the whole lot of them, including Gary King — haven’t already quietly taken Bregman by the neck and given him the boot.
    Admittedly the metaphor is mixed. But Bregman has become the main course in the buffet of campaign hash Susana Martinez has been serving New Mexico voters since primary election day when she walked away with her party’s nomination for a second term as governor.
    Who knows what’s fair and what’s not in today’s political climate?

  • Obama seeks $615 million to fight wildfires

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $615 million to help fight wildfires as the summer season is already prompting blazes across western states.
    The White House said Obama will submit the request along with a bigger, $3.7 billion proposal to confront a wave of Central American children crossing the southern border illegally. The $615 million would go to the Department of Agriculture.  

  • Firefighter injured in Jemez

    LA CUEVA (AP) — Authorities say a firefighter from California who was helping with fire prevention and other duties on the Santa Fe National Forest has been injured.
    The Sandoval County Sheriff’s Department says the firefighter either kicked or stepped on something that exploded Monday near an intersection east of Fenton Lake State Park.
    Federal authorities are now investigating.
    Santa Fe forest spokeswoman Donna Nemeth says the firefighter’s injuries are non-life-threatening and he’s reported to be in good spirits.
    The firefighter’s name was not immediately released. The employee is stationed on the Six Rivers National Forest in California but was assigned to northern New Mexico’s Jemez Ranger District to help since fire danger has been high.
    Over the weekend, Santa Fe forest personnel responded to 14 small lightning-sparked fires and one abandoned campfire.
     

  • News Briefs 07-08-14

    Planned power outage scheduled

    Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities has scheduled a power outage for apartments on Timber Ridge Road and the Trinity Village Apartments for Wednesday.
    Electricity will be shut off at 9 a.m. and will be restored at around noon.
    In support of DPU’s Electric Reliability Plan, DPU linemen are proactively replacing critical underground switchgear infrastructure identified as needing to be upgraded. This type of work requires a full power shutdown for three hours to allow linemen to complete this work safely.
    “We are sensitive to the inconvenience that scheduled power outages have on our customers,” stated DPU’s Deputy Utility Manager for Electric Distribution, Rafael de la Torre. “Many times we are able to upgrade equipment without shutting off electricity. On occasion, we have no other choice but to schedule a power outage to ensure the safety of our crews. ”

    Hearing assistance comes to Fuller Lodge