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Today's News

  • Beer co-op finds home

     The Los Alamos Beer Co-op (LABC) now has a place to call home: 163 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos.

    The co-op took a big step last month toward making its Los Alamos brewery and taproom a reality with the purchase of a 3.5-bbl Portland Kettle Works brewing system from Bosque Brewing in Albuquerque.

    The signing of a lease on the 163 Central Park Square location is another giant step forward for the state’s first co-op brewery, and one of only a few in existence in the U.S.

    The space, formerly occupied by the Canyon Bar & Grill, was on track to be demolished, but the co-op, and the owner and developer of Central Park Square, Phillip Kunsberg, felt that it could be remodeled and renovated to become the perfect site for the new brewery. 

  • District champs

     

    Here are the Los Alamos County girls softball 9-10 District 1 champions. Bottom – Left to right:   Aspen Deherrera, Rachel Norman, Kaitlin Remde, and Cecily Palmer. Middle – left to right: Isabella Robertson, Jenna Harris, Felicity Sandoval, Dailynn Rodriguez, Audrey Nolen, and Kaylee Ellsworth. Top – left to right: Coach, Michelle Harris, Manager, Robbie Harris, Coach Lori Norman. The All-Stars won the district with a 11-2 win against Pojoaque that was called after five innings because of rain. They advance to the state tournament in Bayard, beginning July 11. Highlights for the All-Stars were Kaylee Ellsowth with a  single and a double, Isabella Robertson with two singles and a double, Aspen DeHerrera with two singles and a double, Dailynn Rodriguez with a double and Cecily Palmer with a single. Jenna Harris was the winning pitcher as she recorded 13 strikeouts. She also helped out offensively with a  home run and a single. Courtesy

  • Howard’s best not quite good enough

     

    SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Tim Howard kept the ball out of the net with slides, with dives and with leaps.

    He couldn’t do it forever.

    With the United States trying to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 2002, he saved 12 of Belgium’s shots in regulation to keep the game scoreless.

    But Kevin De Bruyne scored in the 93rd minute and Romelu Lukaku in the 105th to build a two-goal lead for the Red Devils, who hung on for a 2-1 win Tuesday that eliminated the Americans in the second round for the second straight World Cup.

    Howard tried to sound modest.

  • Time for Splash and Dash

     

     

    Long Course

    Number Name Swim 400 Yd Run 5K Final Time

    A9 Matt Gonzales 05:48 0:20:04 0:25:52

  • Grants available at NMCF

     

    Applications for the third year of grants from the Community Involvement Fund (CIF) are now available from New Mexico Community Foundation (NMCF).

    NMCF has received $1.8 million from the Department of Energy - Environmental Management (DOE-EM) to extend grants to qualified nonprofit organizations nationwide that represent communities and residents who are most likely to be affected by the DOE environmental cleanup process and decisions. 

    Special consideration will be given to those organizations that are already, or plan to, actively develop training for a new generation (people 30 years old and younger) about community involvement regarding nuclear site clean-up issues.

  • On the Docket 07-03-14

     

    Records derived from Los Alamos Municipal and Magistrate Court:

    June 25

    Dung M. Vu was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court for speeding six to 10 miles an hour over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $50 and was ordered to pay $65. 

    June 26 

    Dawn Barr was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of having animals that made too much noise. Defendant was ordered to pay $60 in court costs. Sentence deferred until Sept. 25. 

     

  • Drought won’t stop fireworks

     

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Arizona’s largest city has gone four months without any measurable rain, and neighboring New Mexico is in the midst of four years of severe drought.

    But you’ll still see and hear fireworks sparkle and pop during the days around July 4, despite the dangerously high threat of wildfires.

    While some places in the West ban fireworks altogether, or greatly limit what you can light off when conditions are ripe for fire, other states are going in the opposite direction.

    Arizona actually loosened its restrictions this year and is now allowing residents of the two most populated cities to set off fireworks in the days around Independence Day, and an effort by the New Mexico governor to impose tougher rules during dry times has repeatedly fallen on deaf ears in the Legislature.

  • County remains under Stage 1 restrictions

     

    The following acts are prohibited until further notice:

    • Building, maintaining, attending or using an open fire, campfire, charcoal or wood stove on all Los Alamos County lands. (See Exemption 1)

    • Smoking is prohibited except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least 3-feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.

    Stage I Exemptions:

  • Residents question fire’s origin

     

    Though a scheduled update with Coyote residents went relatively smoothly Tuesday, they still had questions about why the fire was allowed to get this big in the first place.

    Currently, the fire, known as the “Diego Fire” started about eight miles south of Coyote in late June. It is currently moving in a southwesterly direction and is at 3,600 acres and the Thursday morning update said it is 30 percent contained. So far, no property has been burned, but residents at the meeting were concerned about something more personal. 

    Apparently, Coyote residents at the meeting had Los Alamos on their minds. Many of them lived in the area all their lives, and flatly accused those in charge of managing the fire of endangering their pristine corner of the Jemez Mountains by way of incompetence and bureaucracy.

  • Construction alters parade route

     

    Construction along Central Avenue has altered the route of Los Alamos’s July 4 parade slightly.

    Children who want to participate in the annual Y and American Legion Post 90 July 4 Kids’ Parade should meet at 10 a.m., at “the elephant” at Ashley Pond.

    The Parade begins at 11 a.m. and will take the route of:

    • East on Central to 20th Street; turn left.

    • Follow 20th Street around Fuller Lodge and down Bathtub Row to Nectar. Turn Right.

    ·• Follow Nectar to 15th Street; turn Right.