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  • State Briefs 07-20-14

    Woman accused of embezzling from Albuquerque church

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — An Albuquerque woman is accused of siphoning more than $70,000 from her church.
    KOAT-TV reports that 39-year-old Misty White was free on bond Thursday following her arrest on an embezzlement charge.
    According to a criminal complaint, White used her volunteer position at Indian Nation Baptist Church to access church bank accounts.
    White, who has been treasurer since 2011, allegedly used cash withdrawals and checks at grocery stores and restaurants. She also depleted another account reserved for buying the church a new building.
    Pastor Scott Tafoya says the embezzlement came to light after the bank called about a check bouncing. The check was made out to a day care center attended by one of White’s children.
    Police say the amount of stolen funds will likely rise as the investigation continues.

    Martinez visits immigrants at camp

  • Flood advisory in area until 6:15 p.m.

    The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued an arroyo and small stream flood advisory for Los Alamos County, as well as for east central Sandoval County.
    The warning is active until 6:15 p.m.
    At approximately 3:15 p.m., the NWS’ Doppler radar indicated heavy rains were coming from a stationary storm near Bandelier National Monument.
    Potentially impacted areas include Bandelier, Frijoles Canyon, Cochiti Canyon and Peralta Canyon. Other possibly impacted sites were N.M. 4 from N.M. 501 to the Las Conchas Campground and the Dome wilderness.

    According to the alert, strong flows and high water levels are expected in arroyos, small streams and over low water crossings.

  • The lives of Los Alamos wives
  • Nature on Tap: Can mountain biking stimulate local economy?

     

    The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will host “Nature on Tap,” part of the informal discussion series. 

    The Los Alamos Co-op Market General Manager Steve Watts will lead a discussion on how a local mountain bicycling association is hoping to stimulate economic development in Los Alamos, all centered around fun on our single-track trails. 

    The discussion will be 5:30 p.m. July 24 at the Blue Window Bistro. 

  • Births 07-20-14

     

    June 22: A boy, Callum Beckett Smith, born to Nicole and Brandon Smith

    July 14: A boy, Joshua David Heft, born to Geraldine and David Heft

    July 14: A boy, Al’xander Martinez, born to Jessica and Alex Martinez

    July 15: A girl, Zaylyn Alena Sanchez, born to Marlina Lucero and Jason Sanchez

    July 15: A boy, Josiah Nathaniel Hernandez, born Katrina Padilla and Isaac Hernandez

  • Recurring meetings

     

    The Atomic City Corvette Club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Time Out Pizza in White Rock. For more information, contact Chris Ortega at 672-9789.

     

    The Los Alamos Table Tennis Club meets from 7:30-10 p.m. Tuesdays; and from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays, at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, lower level. On Tuesday, there is a fee of $2 per player. There is no charge on Saturday. For more information, contact Avadh Saxena at AVADH—S@hotmail.com or Ed Stein at 662-7472.

     

    The Lions Club meets at 84 Barcelona in White Rock on the first and third Thursdays. For more information, call 672-3300 or 672-9563.

  • News for Retirees 7-20-14 to 7-26-14

     

    July 20-26, 2014

    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    MONDAY

    8:45 a.m. Cardio

    10:30 a.m. LARSO advisory council

    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Tilapia

  • People in the news 07-20-14

     

    Gina Stroud, of Los Alamos, recently received a degree of bachelor’s of science in biology and public health with a concentration in law and social justice from Santa Clara University. She graduated magnum cum laude and completed the university’s Honors Program. She was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Society. 

    Stroud is a 2010 graduate of Los Alamos High School and will begin her first year at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.  

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    Anna Scott and Jessie Bohn, 2013 graduates of Los Alamos High School, recently completed their freshman years at Montana State University in Bozeman.  

  • Animal Shelter 07-20-14

     

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt a new best friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:

     

    petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html

     

    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends.

  • Letters to the editor 7-20-14

     

    School Board takes no action on merit pay 

    Parents and students in this school district deserve good teachers who are well paid.  Consequently, it is disappointing that our school district is not participating in the New Mexico Public Education Department’s (NMPED) Incentive Pay Pilot (ped.state.nm.us/ped/RFPDocs/).

    A statement in a Los Alamos Monitor story (July 10) about the Incentive Pay Pilot Program incorrectly implies that NMPED will control and administer this pilot. 

    However, the Incentive Pay Pilot Application itself states that it is up to each participating school district to design an incentive pay model. If the application is accepted, funding is provided by NMPED.