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  • Death Toll Up, Captain Blasted in Ship Disaster

    Criticism has mounted against the captain of a cruise ship that ran aground off the Italian coast. As the death toll climbed to six, he was accused of steering it too close to shore, and abandoning it during the evacuation.

  • Pile burning near North Mesa

    The recent mild weather on the Pajarito Plateau provides a good opportunity for local wildfire mitigation officials to conduct pile burning operations.  Craig Martin, Los Alamos County’s Open Space Specialist will coordinate the activities of local fire crews as they work to address burn units located below San Ildefonso Road and Camino Redondo, below Walnut Street, south of Camino Encantado, west of El Gancho, and along the south edge of the golf course.

    Burning began Friday. Burning will continue through the day from Friday through Monday. Lingering smoke may be visible throughout and beyond this period as fire crews monitor the piles and consolidate the material to reduce the volume of smoke.

  • Business Breakfast

    County Administrator Harry Burgess and Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Gene Schmidt reviewed the proposed timeline for the Trinity Site Revitalization Project with a group of more than 40 Los Alamos business people during the Los Alamos Chamber Business Breakfast at UNM-LA Thursday morning.

  • TAC Meeting

    County employee Leah Sullivan takes notes as facilitator Carl Moore shares TAC member comments with the Transportation Board including from left, Chair Eugene Dougherty and member Khal Spencer Thursday at the Pajarito Cliffs Site.

  • CIP meeting scheduled

    The county’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold its regular business meeting at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday in Council Chambers.
    They will continue discussions about the CIP criteria and overall CIP process.
    All committee business meetings are open to the public and agendas are posted 72 hours in advance of the meeting. Public comment is accepted at the beginning and close of each meeting.

     

  • Council seeks RDC representative

    The Los Alamos County Council is seeking letters of interest from a citizen interested in serving on the Regional Development Corporation (RDC) Board of Directors.

    The council is required under the RDC bylaws to appoint three Los Alamos County individuals to the Board to represent the community. There is currently one vacancy on the Board.

  • Update 01-13-12

    Trinity Site

    The first of two question and answer sessions concerning the Trinity Site will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Pajarito Room in Fuller Lodge. The second will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the White Rock Fire Station No. 3.

    Council meeting

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday for a work session at the White Rock Fire Station No. 3.

    Campaign visit

    The John Davis for President Campaign will be making a stop in Los Alamos at Central Park Square at 10:39 a.m. Saturday, according to a press release from his campaign headquarters.

    Bandelier

  • Girl scout cookies from LA, WR

    New Mexico native, Capt. Jeremiah Kirschman (right) poses with a shipment of Girl Scout cookies he and his felllow soldiers in Afghanistan received from Los Alamos.  Los Alamos & White Rock girl scouts were able to send more than 250 cases to men and women in the U.S. armed forces.

  • N.M. 502 options take shape

    Four options under consideration for the NM 502 roadway project between Airport Road and the DP Road intersection became clearer following an in-depth review of the issue Thursday.
    Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) members presented a variety of pros and cons for each option during a special Transportation Board meeting at the Pajarito Cliffs Site.
    Los Alamos County Engineering Manager Kyle Zimmerman explained the advantages and challenges of the various options and conducted a slide show presentation with renderings of each design.   
    A synopsis of the options includes:

  • Touring the new LAHS

    LAHS principal Sandy Warnock conducts a tour for members of the Board of Education and representatives from various elected officials. From left to right: Board members Kevin Honnell and Dawn Venhaus, assistant superintendent Paula Deen, Matt Montano from the Public Education Department, Matthew Ruyball from Congressman Ben Ray Lujan’s office, board member Judy Bjarke-McKenzie, Michele Jacquez-Ortiz from Senator Tom Udall’s office and board member David Foster.