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Today's News

  • MyCD workshop series slated

     

    Adults with ongoing health issues might be interested in joining a free, two-and-a-half-hour MyCD Workshop, being sponsored by Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization, the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service and the Family Y.  

    Attendees will get the support they need, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices and learn better ways to talk with their doctor and family about health.  Those with conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain or anxiety could benefit from a MyCD Workshop.

    MyCD Workshops will be once a week, from 1:30-4 p.m., for six weeks, beginning Feb.5 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.  

  • 12-30-12 Animal Shelter report

     

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home. Others are currently off-campus in loving foster homes.

    Be sure to visit the Friends of the Shelter website, lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. Also check out the Petfinder page for pictures and to learn more about all of the adoptable pets, petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.

    This would be a wonderful time to consider giving a home to one of the animals in the shelter. Open Sunday, Monday, but closed Tuesday. Happy holidays from Friends of the Shelter and the shelter staff. All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro chipped.

     

  • 12-30-12 News for Retirees

     

    Dec. 30, 2012-Jan. 5, 2013

    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

    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Green chile tortilla soup

    7 p.m. No ballroom dancing

  • Today in History for December 29th
  • Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until this evening

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 2 TO 4 INCHES GENERALLY EXPECTED AT ELEVATIONS NEAR AND BELOW 7500 FEET. 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE LIKELY FOR THE HIGH PEAKS OF THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS AND UPPER GILA REGION.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS MORNING BEFORE TAPERING OFF FROM WEST TO EAST OVER THE AREA THIS NEW YEARS EVE.

    * WINDS... SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

    * SNOW LEVELS... TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL ELEVATIONS.

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN FALLING SNOW COMBINED WITH SNOW PACKED AND ICY ROADS WILL CREATE DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL PRIMARILY CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES.

    PLAN WITH THE LATEST UPDATES FROM LAMONITOR.COM.

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  • Happy holidays from NCRTD

    This year the North Central Regional Transit District hosted a Holiday Giving Tree in its Jim West Regional Transit Center headquarters to benefit the foster children of Rio Arriba and Los Alamos Counties, through the Española Center for the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department. Drivers and administration were quick to snap up gift tags for recipients and before long, the tree was surrounded by brightly wrapped gifts. Representatives from CYFD joined RTD drivers and staff by the tree as they came by the RTD headquarters to collect presents that were being dispersed to the kids at their holiday party Dec. 13. NCRTD/Courtesy

  • Rio Arriba County Sheriff suspects cartels in slayings

    ESPAÑOLA (AP) — The Rio Arriba County Sheriff said he believes the recent execution-style slayings of two men and the case of two other men found dead in a burned out trailer are linked to Mexican drug cartels.

    Sheriff Tommy Rodella said one of two men found dead in the burned trailer in Medanales on Dec. 21 was a suspect in the double murder 11 days earlier in Hernandez. Those bodies were also found in a mobile home that had been set on fire.

    Rodella said the slayings have all the earmarks of a Mexican cartel hit.

    “There was drugs involved,” he said. “And I think because of the level of drug dealing that has been going on now for some time I think that is indicative that the (cartels) are here. The thing is, that this isn’t the first case where someone has been murdered and burned. That sends a hell of a message.”

    Rodella said 20-year-old Tomas J. Sanchez was one of two people found dead inside the burned trailer.

    He said he was the top suspect in the Dec. 10 deaths of 53-year-old Matthew Maestas and 47-year-old Joseph Eugene Valdez, both of whom has been shot five times before their trailer was set on fire.

    The men, who were friends, were found dead in Maestas’ trailer home and appeared to have been targeted by someone they knew.

  • Sheehey's main goal: Boosting retail

    Third in a three-part series

    Municipal Judge Alan Kirk swore in new councilors Steve Girrens, Kristin Henderson and Pete Sheehey, along with new county clerk Sharon Stover last week.

    The priorities each of the new councilors has established as they prepare to take up the reins may point to some shifting alliances as the council is reformulated after the first of the year and it may also shed some light on how these new councilors will reshape local governance during the next four years.

    Pete Sheehey
    “The thing that I was talking about all through the campaign and people were telling me about as I was knocking on doors was priorities,” Sheehey said. “Can we really afford all the things we’ve committed to and are they the most important things that we should be spending our money on?”

    Sheehey’s priorities are public safety, infrastructure and support for public education, economic development and recreational amenities — in that order. He asserts that most of the people he has talked to have similar priorities and questions whether the previous council followed those priorities when they decided on CIP funding.