2008 was a year of change for LA County

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By Jennifer Garcia

2008 was an interesting year for Los Alamos County.


A new skate park was built, despite the controversy it was embroiled in for many years. The Judicial/Police/Jail Complex began to take shape and new county councilors were elected.


The skate park was the hot topic for Los Alamos residents during the summer. The county decided to build the park, despite questions about its location.


County Councilors reported that several other possible sites had been considered, however, none proved to be as suitable as the site in front of Mesa Public Library.


This decision upset some county residents and in an effort to stop construction and get councilors to reconsider the location, a petition was circulated and presented to council.


Los Alamos residents Jack and Colleen Hanlon spearheaded the petition and attended numerous County Council meetings at which they voiced their opinions and concerns on the project.


In the end, Councilors voted to proceed with the project.


This decision did not please those who had signed the petition in a final effort to get the county to stop construction on the project, the Hanlons filed an injunction against the county.


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