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  • Today in History for Thursday, February 7th
  • Update 02-06-13

    Movie premier

    The premier of Los Alamos resident Samantha Filer’s films, “The Sword of Arundel,” will be at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr. The show is free.

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers.

    Sierra Club

    Mariel Nanasi, executive director of New Energy Economy, will speak on “Securing a future without coal in New Mexico,” at the LASE/Sierra Club meeting at 7 p.m. today in media room 203, building two at UNM-LA.

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    'Topper Revue

    ’Topper Revue will be at 7 p.m. Friday. The performance includes 16 acts, ranging from dance and song to a variety of skits and comedy. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth, available at the door.

    Free Film Series

     Mesa Public Library presents the Free Film Series, featuring “Rear Window,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 

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  • Today in History for Wednesday, February 6th
  • Hall unseats incumbent for UNM-LA board

    Challenger Michelle K. Hall won the lone contested seat for a spot on the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board, beating out incumbent Ron Dolin, who has been on the board since 2009.

    According to County Clerk Sharon Stover, the unofficial results were 251-44.

    When reached at home, Dolin said that he did not have any statement to share with the public at the moment.

    UNM-LA candidate Micheline Devaurs, who went unchallenged, received 243 votes and John Hoffman, who received 234 votes, will replace Nelson.

    The other members of the board, Chair Stephen T. Boerigter and Secretary Linda Hull, do not come up for re-election until 2015.

    Hall was reached at the county clerk’s office shortly after the election results came in to the office Tuesday evening.

    She was glad to see so many people came out to vote in the election.

    “I’m thrilled to see that there was a strong showing of voters and support for UNM-LA overall. That’s a big plus,” Hall said. “I’m also honored to represent our community and to help UNM-LA through these next few years.”

    Hall will take office at the advisory board’s next meeting, March 11.

  • Police, FBI investigating suspected robbery at LANB in WR

    The FBI and Los Alamos Police Department are looking for a woman who robbed Los Alamos National Bank, 77 Rover Blvd., in White Rock this afternoon.

    The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Native American female in her late 20s or early 30s, approximately 5-feet-4 and weighing about 150 pounds.

    She may have a scar or tattoo below her left eye.

    The suspect wore a black jacket over a black hoodie and a gray hoodie. She also had on winter gloves. Frank Fisher from the FBI public affairs office in Albuquerque said no weapon was seen during the robbery.

    Witnesses say the suspect entered the bank shortly before 1:30 p.m. and demanded money from a teller.

    The teller gave an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect, who put the money in a plastic grocery bag and left the bank.

    Anyone with information about this bank robbery is asked to call the Albuquerque FBI Office at (505) 889-1300 (24 hours) or LAPD, (505) 662-8222.

    Bank robbery is punishable by a 20-year prison sentence for each offense, and the penalty increases if a dangerous weapon is used in the commission of the crime.

    LAPD was first on the scene and then the FBI was called in.

  • Briefs 02-05-13

    Authorities find fugitive hiding in Roswell home

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Authorities say a man described as New Mexico’s most wanted violent gang offender has been apprehended in Roswell.
    The Marshals Service says Jeremy Conde was found in a hiding space in the kitchen of a Roswell home after authorities received a tip Sunday.
    The service says Conde is on federal probation for being a felon in possession of a firearm and carjacking.

    Kirtland nuclear command changes Thursday

    ALBUQUERQUE — The command of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center at Kirtland Air Force Base is changing hands.
    The Air Force says Brig. Gen. Sandra Finan on Thursday will assume command of the center from Maj. Gen. Garrett Harencak during a ceremony on the base.
    Finan entered the Air National Guard in 1982 as an enlisted cryptographic equipment repair specialist. She received her commission by graduating from office training school.
    She most recently served as a top official for a Department of Energy program that stores and secures nuclear weapons.
    Harencak is being reassigned to the Pentagon to serve as an assistant chief of staff for the Air Force.
    Finan has been nominated for promotion to major general.

    Man sentenced to jail for death of
    Pennsylvania cyclist

  • Supreme Court rules family can sue after 2004 collision

    SANTA FE (AP) - The Supreme Court has ruled that the family of a couple killed in a 2004 head-on collision near Los Alamos can sue the state Transportation Department for failing to install center lane barriers on N.M. 502.
    The high court overturned the Court of Appeals, which had ruled the agency was immune from such lawsuits. But the high court says the department is responsible for maintaining highways, and keeping roads safe is part of that duty.
    The lawsuit argued that the state had previously been warned of the dangers of the winding section of the mountainous road that leads in and out Los Alamos.
    The court ordered a new trial for the family of Donald Espinoza and his pregnant wife Amelia Martinez, who were killed in the collision with Anthony Griego.

  • Broadband survey for county businesses

    Los Alamos County is continuing its market research to assess demand and interest in broadband services, as well as explore preferences regarding methods of financing the Community Broadband Network project and willingness to pay for the various costs to install and operate the network.
    CBN is a “last-mile” fiber network that will provide open and advanced broadband communications access to all county residents, businesses and institutions.
    In an ongoing effort to gather community input, an online survey is now available until Feb. 15 for Los Alamos County businesses.
    The online survey for county citizens can be found at the CBN project website at: losalamosnm.us, keywords search: broadband.
    For more information, call 663-1998 or email CBNProjectManager@lacnm.us.

    From a press release