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Local News

  • Spring is in the air

    The warmer weather sent Los Alamos residents outdoors Monday. Here, bikers and walkers enjoy the spring conditions along Central Avenue.

  • Legislature passes lobbyist, DWI, task force bills

    SANTA FE – New Mexico House and Senate passed several bills last week. The bills ranged from ensuring transparency in the government to issuing harsher penalties for repeat DWI offenders.

    Lobbyist limits measure passes House
    A  bill designed to increase government transparency and prevent elected officials from lobbying for one year after their terms end passed the House Saturday.  HB 67a, sponsored by Rep. Bill O’Neill received a vote of 44-14.

  • County reaches out to Silver City

    Los Alamos County has established a fund at Los Alamos National Bank on behalf of Silver City, a small community in southern New Mexico facing fire recovery challenges after the Quail Ridge fire destroyed 13 homes and burned more than 60 other smaller structures last week.
    Council Chairwoman Sharon Stover said she asked Acting County Administrator Randy Autio to establish the fund after she received calls from Los Alamos and White Rock residents asking how the county could help Silver City in their time of need.

  • Construction Zone 03-15-11

    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:
    On Monday, the contractor started the removal of the center medians from Los Alamos Canyon Bridge to Canyon Road. Paving operations will follow; this will allow the traffic in the work zone to be moved to one side of the road without the barrier of the median.

  • Update 03-15-11

    Public meeting
    A public meeting regarding the phase one study for a design alternatives for Central and Oppenheimer intersection will be 1-3 p.m. Tuesday at the Reel Deal Theater.

    Noise mitigation
    A public meeting regarding the noise mitigation study for the Eastern area will be from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fire Administration Building, located on 195 East Road.

    Quake coverage
    Get the latest on the Japanese earthquake at lamonitor.com.

    Council meetings

  • Business barriers come to light

    Eliminating blight pockets, developing suitable retail space and creating a more business-friendly community were among the issues voiced at Monday’s roundtable event at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.
    Business owners were given an opportunity to discuss and provide input on the issue of the County Council’s proposed strategic goals. They shared experiences, vented frustrations and suggested solutions during the 90-minute session with chamber officials and Acting County Administrator Randy Autio.

  • PAC 8 celebrates 30th birthday

    During PAC 8’s 30th anniversary bash Friday night, the public access television station, which is the oldest in New Mexico, had a lot to celebrate.

    The station has made many strides down through the years including moving to digital operations, adding live- streaming on its website and offering video on demand.

    While PAC 8’s accomplishments were being feted at the party, behind the scenes the station faces some daunting funding challenges.

  • Petraeus says Taliban's military momentum stalled

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first formal assessment of the war in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus said Tuesday that much of the Taliban's battlefield momentum has been halted, putting the U.S. on course to begin pulling out troops in July and shifting security responsibility to the Afghans.

  • Officials impose no-fly zone over damaged Japanese nuclear plant

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's transport ministry says it has imposed a no-fly zone over a 20-mile (30-kilometer) radius around the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.

    Ministry spokesman Hiroaki Katsuma said the decision was made Tuesday because of fears that radioactive particles leaking from the complex into the atmosphere could enter passing aircraft.

    The no-fly zone does not apply to helicopters that may be deployed to spray water over a reactor where a spent fuel storage pool is feared to be overheating.

  • Amid high demand, states cut mental health care

    DENVER (AP) — At the Ohio Department of Mental Health, Christy Murphy's days are filled with calls from people seeking help she can't seem to give.

    They plead with her, but budget cuts have trimmed services so much that she is not sure where to send them.