News Briefs 08-07-14

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Urban Court repair work begins today

Repair work will get underway today at the northeast tennis court located in Urban Park. Contractors will be resurfacing a large area of this court to make it safer for play. Although the tennis court may not be available during the day, contractors plan to leave the court playable in the evenings.
Visitors in the area are asked to use caution around the court, obey closure signs and generally avoid resurfacing activities in progress. Parents are especially asked to keep close watch on their children at play in the parks - advise small children to avoid the construction areas for their own safety.
Completion of work is weather dependent.
For questions or concerns, please call the Parks Division at 662-8159.

Free flight up for grabs at fair

During the County Fair on Saturday, Los Alamos County Airport (LAM) will promote the new commercial air service being offered between Los Alamos and Albuquerque by giving away one free round trip flight on New Mexico Airlines, the company under contract to the County that provides commercial airline service between LAM and Albuquerque’s Sunport (ABQ).
To enter, fair-goers should drop by the County Council fair booth and complete a short survey which is also the entry form. The survey asks a few questions about the individual’s use or knowledge of the airline service. A name, e-mail address and phone number will be required on the winning entry to qualify.
The drawing will be held at noon on Monday, and the winner will be contacted by Airport Staff by e-mail or phone with instructions on how to receive the certificate of award for the free flight that will be issued from New Mexico Airlines. The winner will then need to contact the airline’s toll free number and furnish them with the certificate number in order to redeem the award.
One entry per person allowed Saturday.
In accordance with New Mexico Airlines’ policies, the winner must be over the age of 12. Travel is only valid between LAM and ABQ. The certificate will expire on January 1, 2015. All other New Mexico Airlines’ rules and policies apply to this promotion. To review rules and policies, visit PacificWings.com

Attrep named district judge

A Santa Fe lawyer has been appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez to a newly created district court judgeship but will only serve temporarily until the general election.
Martinez announced Tuesday that Jennifer Attrep will fill the new spot on the 1st Judicial District Court in Santa Fe until the end of the year. Attrep’s appointment fills a position created with the signing of a new law establishing additional judgeships throughout the state.
The Democratic Party has nominated Matthew Wilson, a district judge who lost in the primary election, to appear on the ballot for the position.
The GOP hasn’t announced a nominee.
Normally, candidates for a judgeship would face off in a primary. But because the position wasn’t officially available until May, there was not enough time for candidates to participate in the primary.