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  • CRC applicants needed

    The deadline for applications for the Charter Review Committee is approaching.
    Applicants wishing to be considered for appointment to the Committee should send a one or two-page letter to the Council no later than 5 p.m. on Feb. 22. The letter should contain their name, address, phone number and e-mail address, along with their employer (if applicable) and if they belong to any civic organizations.

  • Registration open for cancer retreat

    Having cancer is similar to running in a race, Cancer Survivor Mendola Bakker of Los Alamos said. It’s a sprint to make decisions and find a path to a normal life.
    Cancer Services of New Mexico offers guidance to get through this race through its Spring 2011 Family Cancer Retreat on May 20-22 at the Lifeway Glorieta Conference Center in Glorieta.

  • New homeowner sought for Habitat for Humanity house

    The Habitat for Humanity of Española and Los Alamos is looking for its next homeowner.
    Yvonne Maestas, director of operations, said the newest home will be located on N.M. 30, which runs through the Santa Clara Pueblo.
    This will be the eighth Habitat for Humanity house, Maestas said.
    The seventh home was able to be occupied just before the holidays.
    Habitat for Humanity offered the new home owner a great gift.

  • Archives move to new location

    Workers with Delancey Street Movers recently put Los Alamos Historical Museum’s archives into boxes. The archives, which were located at Fuller Lodge, had to be removed after a pipe burst last week. The boxes piled up as the historic archives were moved to the community building. The archives will remain there until the new county records and historical archives facility is constructed.

  • December shows unusual temperatures

    Surprisingly, December was warm, as was 2010 overall.
    The incredibly cold temperatures we experienced around New Year’s Eve and Day make it hard to believe, but December was quite a bit warmer than average.
    The average temperature in Los Alamos and White Rock was 35 and 34 degrees, respectively, where 29-and-a-half is the norm for December in both towns.
    The Los Alamos average for 2010 overall was 49 degrees, half a degree warmer than the 1981 through 2010 average.

  • Pat Soran receives "Spirit of the West" award

    Longtime community volunteer and Kiwanis member Pat Soran received the "Spirit of the West Award" at tonight's gala event.

    Check back to view a slideshow of nominees honored during a special ceremony at the Hilltop House Hotel.

  • Pat Soran receives "Spirit of the West Award" at tonight's gala event

    Longtime community volunteer and Kiwanis member Pat Soran received the "Spirit of the West Award" at tonight's gala event.

    Check back to view a slideshow of nominees honored during a special ceremony at the Hilltop House Hotel.

  • Pipe bursts at golf course

    Steve Wickliffe, golf course manager, got an unwelcome surprise when he walked into his office Wednesday morning.
    A burst water pipe caused quite a bit of damage to Wickliffe’s office. The burst pipe was discovered Monday. Wickliffe said county workers were able to isolate the pipe and the building should be utilized in a week or two.  It is currently closed.

  • No big increase in local gas prices

    While some states face a $4 per gallon price tag for gas this year, locally, gas prices appear to have stabilized.
    Gasoline prices at stations throughout Los Alamos did not drastically deviate.
    As of Monday afternoon, the price for regular ranged from $2.89 to $2.91, regular plus went from $2.99 to $3.08, premium gas ranged from $3.09 to $3.20 and diesel went from $3.34 to $3.45.
    The Conoco stations, Metzger’s Mobil and Chevron shared similar gas prices.

  • No big increase in local gas prices