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KRSN Radio to lunch with Donny Osmond and Bob Uecker in Las Vegas

on April 12, 2012 - 11:35am

From top left to bottom right, David Sutton with News 13 cameraman during the Las Conchas Fire, Donny Osmond, Nancy Coombs and Gillian Sutton in the KRSN studios, Bob Uecker. Courtesy

Los Alamos radio station KRSN AM 1490 is a finalist for the National Association of Broadcasters' Crystal Radio Awards for the station's coverage of the Las Conchas Fire.  Crystal Radio Award finalists are chosen by a panel of judges representing broadcasting, community service organizations and public relations firms.

School Board Adopts $5 Million Bond

on April 12, 2012 - 11:10am

LAHS student Holly Erickson, right, Northern New Mexico International Science and Engineering Fair Qualifier with alternate LAHS Freshman David Murphy, won an all expense paid trip for herself and her sponsor to the International Fair May 13-18 in Pittsburgh, PA. Erickson will compete against 1,500 students from across the globe for $2.5 million in prizes and awards. Photo by Art Brown

By Kirsten Laskey

The Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education adopted a $5 million bond, the final installment of the school district’s $40 million designated bank qualified bonds for construction

LANL’s Great Garbage Grab Sweeps Townsite

on April 11, 2012 - 9:00pm

Members of the Environmental Stewardship Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory from left, Beth Norris, Libby Jones, Rebecca Clark, Jeff Treasure and Debbie-Bryan-Ricketts join other employees cleaning up the landscape this week as part of the laboratory-wide Earth Day project – the Great Garbage Grab. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Members of the Environmental Stewardship Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory picked up several bags of trash in White Rock Wednesday, separating aluminum and plastic to run through LANL's recycle program.

Vance is Top Predictor in Weekly Pace Race

on April 11, 2012 - 8:49pm
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In the weekly pace race held on the road in lower Pueblo Canyon Linda Vance was the top predictor with a 42 second differential from her predicted time and she was also the fastest runner on the 1 mile course at 7:36.
Jennifer Leon has the next best prediction at 52 seconds off and also was the fastest participant on the 3 mile course with a time of 28:22.
Other accurate predictors were:  Jim Clifford at 87 seconds off and Bob Reedy with 99 second difference.
Next week's race will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday April 17 on the Canada del Buey Trail in White Rock.

Rep. Jim Hall Attends N.M. 4 Construction Briefing

on April 11, 2012 - 7:23pm

Rep. Jim Hall speaks with Time Out 4 Pizza owners Trish and Omar Sanchez Tuesday morning during the County's weekly meeting on the N.M. 4 road construction project. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County Engineer Kyle Zimmerman briefs Rep. Jim Hall on the N.M. 4 road project during Tuesday's public meeting. He said that the project is on time and on budget and scheduled for completion this fall. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Time Out 4 Pizza owner Trish Sanchez tells County Engineer Kyle Zimmerman that the N.M.

County Council Approves Updated Employee Compensation Plan

on April 11, 2012 - 8:27am

Gloria Maestas prepares to take the role of councilor votes for the new, updated compensation plan for county employees. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Two councilors disagreed with the motion on the table at Tuesday night’s council meeting, but in the end, the measure passed 4-2.

Councilor David Izraelevitzwas absent.

At issue was an amendment to the County’s FY2012 employee compensation and classification plan, including new and revised job descriptions and approval of the FY2013 compensation and classification plan.

Councilor Vincent Chiravalle voted no saying that he felt


Council Mulls Over County Employee Compensation

on April 10, 2012 - 9:07pm

County Councilors weigh the pros and cons of a proposed County Compensation Plan. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LAPS Creates Asset Manager Position

on April 10, 2012 - 9:01pm

Joan Ahlers introduced herself to the Los Alamos County Council explaining that she was just hired to the newly created position of Asset Manager for Los Alamos Public Schools. More details to follow. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County has Completed its Required Compensation Comparison and Job Description Review

on April 10, 2012 - 8:41pm

Los Alamos County Human Resources Manager Denise Cassel, center, Acting Assistant County Administrator Steve Lynne and consultant Carol Mercer discuss an amendment to the FY2012 Compensation and Classification Plan including new and revised job descriptions as well as approval of the FY2013 Compensation and Classification Plan. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Council Receives REDI Net Project Briefing

on April 10, 2012 - 8:22pm

From left, REDI Net Project Coordinator Monica Abeita, Executive Director Tim Armer and board member Laura Gonzales briefed members of the County Council on the project that will bring fiber optics and connectivity to Los Alamos and other communities. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos County Council Welcomes San Ildefonso Governor

on April 10, 2012 - 8:10pm

San Ildefonso Gov. Terry Aguilar was elected Feb. 18 and came to tonight's County Council meeting at the request of Council Chair Sharon Stover to introduce himself to the other members and staff. He told Council that he just past the bar and that he planned to invite the Los Alamos County Council to his Pueblo to meet with his Council. Photo by Carol A Clark/

Tonight's County Council Presentations Feature Youth

on April 10, 2012 - 7:58pm

County News:

Los Alamos High School student Alexander Castille is presenting a distracted driving survey to the County Council that he and members of the Los Alamos Youth Leadership team conducted through spending time on strategic intersections around towncounting the motorists who were chatting on their cells, applying make-up, smoking and exhibiting other distracted behaviors. Most drivers were doing something other than just driving. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos High School students Alexandra Berl, speaking, and Olivia Snyder, Tessa Snyder and teacher Nora

Suspicious Item at Lab Determined to be Duct Tape and Wire

on April 10, 2012 - 1:51pm

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Emergency responders descended on the area near the parking garage next to Technical Area 3 at Los Alamos National Laboratory a few minutes ago.

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Lab security, the hazardous devices team and local police and fire personnel surrounded the area where a suspicious item was spotted and reported to officials.

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

After securing the area, authorities determined that the item was simply duct tape wrapped in wire. 

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

The all clear was

Update to Loope Story

on April 10, 2012 - 9:52am

Marion Loope

Staff report

Marion Loope, 28, of Los Alamos is back in the Los Alamos Detention Center after her short stay at St. Vincent’s Hospital following a suicide attempt.

She has been incarcerated since her arrest in November on a District Court warrant for failure to comply with conditions of the court stemming from an October arrest.

The judge denied Loope’s request for release at a District Court hearing Thursday.

She was placed in ICU when first entering the hospital.

“I’m glad she was taken care of and is ok,” Capt. Randy Foster said.

Loope has had several incidents

Patent Attorney to Speak at The Hive

on April 10, 2012 - 8:07am

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Attorney Rod D. Baker will give a presentation regarding intellectual property and the ongoing major changes in U.S. patent law to the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network at 6 p.m., April 26 at The Hive.

Baker was born and raised in Los Alamos and still considers himself a “Hilltopper.”

He has 24 years experience in the law and for the last 20 years, his practice has been limited to patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, and related matters. 

Baker’s experience includes the successful prosecution of hundreds of patent applications in a variety of technological


Public's Help Sought in Bank Robberies

on April 10, 2012 - 7:46am

Suspect wanted in Santa Fe bank robberies. Courtesy/FBI

The FBI and Santa Fe Police Department are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who is now a suspect in the April 2 robbery of the US Bank branch located at 3787 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe.

The unidentified man may also be connected to the robberies of three other banks in Santa Fe this year.

Suspect captured on a surveilance camera is wanted in the Santa Fe bank robberies. Courtesy/FBI

During all four robberies, the robber has worn a dark jacket with a hood, dark ski mask and rubber gloves.

He also displayed a handgun.

¡Fiesta Primavera! A recital of Spanish Dance and Music is Coming to Town

on April 10, 2012 - 7:35am

Flamenco dancers during a recital last year at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy Photo

Prepare to immerse yourself in the beauty and passion of flamenco music and dance in the historic beauty of Fuller Lodge at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14 as the Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance presents its annual recital, ¡Fiesta Primavera!.

This year’s subtitle, “¡Qué Alegría!” reflects the joy of living life through song. 

The company is directed by Ellen Walton and includes artists from the larger Northern New Mexico area.

Inmate Returns to Jail Following Suicide Attempt

on April 9, 2012 - 11:53pm

By Carol A. Clark

St. Vincent’s Hospital in Santa Fe today released the 28-year-old woman who attempted suicide in her cell at the Los Alamos Detention Center just past midnight Sunday.

Marion Loope of Los Alamos has been incarcerated since her arrest in November on a District Court warrant for failure to comply with conditions of the court.

She had been out on bond following an Oct. 4 incident at Los Alamos Medical Center in which she was charged with two felonies – battery on a health care worker and criminal damage to property.

The judge denied Loope’s request for release at a District

FBI Asks Public's Help in Locating Suspect

on April 9, 2012 - 10:58pm

FBI News:

Perfinna King

The FBI and Navajo Department of Criminal Investigations are looking for a suspect in connection with the April 6 stabbing and shooting of a Navajo woman in Ojo Amarillo, on the Navajo Indian reservation near Farmington.

Perfinna King, 32, of the Navajo Nation, is wanted on federal charges.

King is suspected in the stabbing and shooting of a 33-year-old woman whose identity is not being released at this time.

The woman was taken to San Juan Regional Medical Center.

King should be considered armed and dangerous.

King is 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs about 165

Los Alamos Police Blotter: March 29 to April 4, 2012

on April 9, 2012 - 10:38pm

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department. Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.


March 29 at 11:20 a.m. / Police arrested Danny Salazar, 35, of Espanola on Trinity Drive on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant for unknown charges.

March 29 at 9:36 p.m. / A 91-year-old Los Alamos man reported that he was the victim of larceny on Oppenheimer Drive. The estimated loss is $9,000.

March 29 at 10 p.m.

Party for PEEC Will Benefit Nature Programs

on April 9, 2012 - 8:46pm

A smorgasbord of traditional Native American dishes served at previous annual benefit parties for PEEC. Courtesy/PEEC

The annual benefit party for the Pajarito Environmental Educational Center, the nature center in Los Alamos, is being held at the Hilltop House Hotel from 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Sunday April 22.

This is the 13th year for PEEC’s involvement in the community-wide Earth Day Festival with its fund-raising effort.

For the last three years, Felicia Orth has been the chef extraordinaire at the Party for PEEC.  

In 2010, she prepared food of the Native American period of our history. 


Resurrection of Faith: Life With Cancer

on April 9, 2012 - 8:25pm

Cancer and Faith, particularly religious faith, is a complicated and impassioned subject, one I usually steer clear of.

But a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, by Lawrence Krauss, questioned what faith really is, given our ever increasing knowledge of cosmology and quantum mechanics.

It’s a subject, which is especially soul searching for cancer survivors, who are forced to address their own mortality and the meaning of their lives frequently.

For some, it reaffirms their religious faith in which they find solace.

For others, it reawakens years of separation from their faith as they


Associate Degree Students Inducted into Honor Society

on April 9, 2012 - 7:10pm

UNM-LA News:

Jeff Bold is inducted into Phi Theta Kapp as PTK Advisor Dr. Zandree Stridham and UNM-LA Executive Director Dr. Cedric Page offer congratulations. Courtesy/UNM-LA

Nine new members were inducted into Beta Zeta Chi, the UNM-Los Alamos chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), on Friday, April 6.

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society of the two-year college that recognizes and encourages scholarship among associate degree students.

It provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate to exchange ideas and ideals, for scholarly


BREAKING NEWS: Local Inmate Attempts Suicide

on April 8, 2012 - 2:08pm

A woman incarcerated in the Los Alamos County Detention Center apparently attempted to commit suicide in her cell overnight.

“We had a suicide attempt in the jail last night of a young lady,” Deputy Police Chief Kevin Purtymun said. “We called for an ambulance just after midnight and she was initially transported to Los Alamos Medical Center and subsequently transported to St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe.”

The 28-year-old Los Alamos woman was arrested Oct.

Heavenly Day Greets Easter Sunrise Service

on April 8, 2012 - 2:04pm

Easter Sunrise Service was conducted at Overlook Park in White Rock this morning as a joint effort by the Church of the Nazarene, White Rock Baptist, White Rock Presbyterian and White Rock United Methodist churches. Photo by TK Thompson/
The Reverend Harry Cole, Interim Pastor of White Rock Presbyterian Church, gave the Homily. Photo by TK Thompson/
A brass quartet supplied the music at the Easter Sunrise Service this morning at Overlook Park. Photo by TK Thompson/