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Charges fly after LA jail melee

By Carol A. Clark

A jailhouse video that aired on a local television station Wednesday night showed a brawl at the Los Alamos County Detention Center last July that has resulted in criminal charges against the inmates and a lawsuit being filed against the county.


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Sustainability Town Hall sends a clear message

People are speaking up

The residents of Los Alamos County made a clear statement that they are ready, willing and able to assist in the creation of a sustainable community.  
The Town Hall held on March 5 had around 50 attendees that generated an array of innovative and actionable ideas.  While the coffee pot ran dry about half way through the event, the ideas kept flowing.


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The county changes the designation from federal land to public land

Council rezones A-19-A tract in White Rock

By John Severance

Los Alamos County has owned A-19-A, a 60-acre plot of land in White Rock, since 2002 and tried twice unsuccessfully to sell the parcel to developers.


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Watch for lane drop

Lane drop (temporary closure):
East bound traffic will be reduced to one lane on Trinity Drive between 20 and 17 streets.  
Beginning Tuesday, Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ contractor will begin trenching the sidewalk on the South side of Trinity to install a new electric conduit.  Pedestrian traffic will be safely routed around the construction zone.
Use the queue space provided, take turns merging at the merge point, don’t block intersections, and drive defensively.  


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Los Alamos County medical director found dead

New Mexico State Police located the body of Los Alamos County medical director Thursday afternoon near Ghost Ranch.

Dr. Laura Kay, a resident of Rio Rancho, provided programmatic oversight and training of the various components of the EMS system.

She was the subject of a missing person alert that was issued at 11 p.m. Wednesday after she failed to return home from work, said Los Alamos Deputy Fire Chief Patrick Sleik.

Law enforcement was able to locate Kay's car Thursday through her OnStar communications system. State Police went to the location and discovered Kay's body near her car.

The cause of death appears to be from a gunshot. A note was found on the front seat of her car, Sleik said.


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Council holds the line on fees at LA course

Cost of the game to remain the same

By Kirsten Laskey

Golf enthusiasts won’t be asked to pony up any additional fees this season even though the county is embarking on an ambitious $5.3 million makeover of the Los Alamos Golf Course clubhouse.


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Police, local church host retirement ceremonies for Sgt./Pastor Federico Rascon

Farewell Freddie Rascon

By Carol A. Clark

Laughter mixed with tears filled two events honoring retiring pastor and police Sgt. Federico (Freddie) Rascon and his family this week.


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Los Alamos could partner with Taos, Ruidoso and Las Cruces to offer service

Commuter flight idea takes wing

By Kirsten Laskey

Commercial airlines that attempted to serve Los Alamos have encountered some turbulence in the past.


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Creative district plan progresses

By Kirsten Laskey

The vision for a creative district in Los Alamos is beginning to take shape.  
Sharing and developing Los Alamos’ unique creative heritage, enhancing commercial businesses, increasing visitors and quality of life for residents, encouraging development of public cultural facilities and supporting historic preservation are some of the advantages.
But before these benefits come to fruition, a plan is needed. Therefore, the Cultural Planning Group will present a draft plan for the creative district during a town hall meeting from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Unitarian Church.
Additionally, local businesses are invited to attend an open house from 8-10 a.m. Friday at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.


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Forest Service: Valle Canyon wildfire 100% contained

By The Staff

Somewhat calmer winds and rain mixed with snow that started falling overnight is no doubt lending a hand with the efforts of firefighters Tuesday in snuffing out the Valle Canyon fire that’s been burning west of Los Alamos since last Thursday night.


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Police chief presents annual report to community today strategic goals

County crime dips in 2010 - video included

By Carol A. Clark

Hot off the press, the Los Alamos Police Department’s 2010 annual report released today shows that local crime remained relatively level with a few areas in the report actually revealing lower numbers compared to 2009.


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Another open house will be Wednesday to view the different possibilities

Muni building concepts down to three options - video included

By Kirsten Laskey

The beauty pageant is down to the final three contestants. The winner in this contest will become the county’s new $25 million municipal building.


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Airport renovation

The Los Alamos Airport will soon undergo some changes and updates.  The existing runway will be rehabilitated and  extended eastward by 450 feet.
A new visual approach system, which will involve electrical work at the airport, will also be installed.
The runway is expected to close May 31 for three weeks for the repaving to occur, followed by a closure for seven days in July for grooving and striping.
The possible return of scheduled air service to the airport will be discussed at 7 p.m. Tuesday at White Rock Fire Station 3.


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Construction Zone 03-20-11

Public Works Projects:
For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us or call 662-8150.

Diamond Drive Phase 4 2011  
Please review with inexperienced drivers.


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Demolition bid will be awarded March 29

Los Alamos golf course project swings into motion

By Kirsten Laskey

As the county embarks on an ambitious $5.3 million makeover project, expect to see some dramatic differences at the Los Alamos Golf Course beginning this week.


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