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  • Trinity Site developer selection process revealed to public in a series of meetings

    Los Alamos County will host the following meetings to present information on the developer selection process and to gather public input.
    The meetings will be conducted by the Trinity Site Revitalization Project (TSRP) Advisory Committee, along with county staff. The first meeting, a special council presentation will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at council chambers.

  • Public input needed in CIP process

    The County’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold the next set of public hearings on Phase 1 applications at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at council chambers.
    The CIP projects that will be discussed are:
    • Ice Rink Bathroom and Locker Rooms (CIP-048-1) - Study for construction of new locker rooms, ADA/Family style bathrooms and a storage area at the County Ice Rink;

  • Accusations fly during gubernatorial debate

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - With just over two weeks left until Election Day, New Mexico's gubernatorial candidates are using their first televised debate to woo any voters who have yet to make up their minds.

    Democratic Lt. Gov. Diane Denish and Republican Susana Martinez appeared this evening on Albuquerque television station KOAT. They talked about government spending, the sputtering economy and education.

    Denish went on the offensive early, calling Martinez a liar and accusing her of siding with big corporations

  • Wheel of Fortune try outs coming to Buffalo Thunder

    Wheel of Fortune’s Wheelmobile, the show’s promotional vehicle, will be in the area next weekend in search of good game players who are energetic, enthusiastic and fun.

    Viewers interested in being a contestant on an upcoming episode are invited to attend.

    Fans will have the opportunity to fill out an application, have his or her name drawn at random to play a simulated version of the game onstage, win unique prizes and be evaluated as a potential contestant for the broadcast version of the show.

  • Denish draws on Clinton for support

    President Bill Clinton stumps for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Diane Denish during a political rally in the plaza in Espanola this afternoon.

    Read the full story in Friday's edition of the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • State scores well on energy efficiency

    New Mexico moved to the head of the class in regards to energy efficiency, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) 2010 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.
    In the scorecard, states are ranked according to their energy efficiency policies and programs in a wide range of categories. The 2010 Scorecard designates three southwest states – Arizona, New Mexico and Utah – as “most improved” since the 2009 Scorecard.

  • Capital improvement project public meetings to begin today

    The county’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold the next set of public hearings on Phase 1 applications at 5:15 p.m. today at council chambers in Los Alamos and from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at White Rock Town Hall.

  • PV vehicle receives GreenGov award

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced that a photovoltaic (PV) vehicle created by Sandia National Laboratories has received a 2010 GreenGov Presidential Award.
    The awards recognize extraordinary achievement in the pursuit of President Obama’s Executive Order 13514 on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance.

  • Fight the flu with an influenza vaccine shot

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends for the first time that everyone older  than 6 months get their flu vaccine to prevent the disease from spreading.
    There are numerous locations in Los Alamos to get the vaccine.
    The Public Health Office, located at 3917 West Los Alamos, provides free flu shots, which are available by appointment. Currently, the office has 700 doses of the vaccine. To make an appointment, call 662-4038.

  • Fluke storm saves September from drought

    Normally, it is early September when monsoon moisture diminishes in Los Alamos.
    And, as a rule of thumb, 2 inches of precipitation can be expected during September, splitting the difference between 3 inches during each of July and August and 1 inch during every other month.
    This year, however, the monsoon ended with the closing of August.
    A normally moist September threatened to go into the books as unusually dry until a tropical storm kicked moisture to the north on Sept. 22.