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  • Nature Center at $4.7M could be a ‘jewel’

    Dedicated proponents of a new nature center waited patiently for the Capital Improvements Projects (CIP) committee to review the Teen Center proposal before they could make their pitch.

    Project manager Steve Huebner presented three designs. Option 1 received “overwhelming” support from the public, as well as CIP members, who voted unanimously to recommend it.

    Option 1 is a “Fibonacci,” or spiral design, which would be located at the old skate park on Canyon Road. The structure would be 6,000-square-feet, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certified (for net zero energy use) and cost $4.7 million.

  • VIDEO: Danica Patrick Massive Crash 2012 NASCAR Gatorade Duels at Daytona

    Danica Patrick's first Duel ends with a huge crash on the backstraight. Thanks to all the safety innovations in the sport she was ok.

  • Lujan sends letter to NNSA concerning lab cuts

     Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District sent the following letter to National Nuclear Security Administration Administrator Thomas D’Agostino regarding the recently announced plan to reduce the workforce at Los Alamos National Laboratory.  

  • Dreicer-Griego to perform Sunday

    The Los Alamos Opera Guild of the Santa Fe Opera will hold a “Leap into Opera” event from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at 135 La Senda Road, White Rock. Light refreshments will be served.
    The program features a concert by pianist Zachary Dreicer-Griego. He is the son of Jarad and Janet Dreicer of Dixon, N.M. Dreicer-Griego has studied piano with Juanita Madland since he was four years old. His program includes two Chopin preludes, “Opus 28, numbers 4 and 15,” Bach’s “English Suite,” several Mozart pieces and one of his own compositions.

  • Corrections 02-24-12

    In “Major projects on the move in White Rock,” published Feb. 21, it was incorrectly stated, due to a source error, that RV’s would be allowed to camp at the White Rock Visitor Center for up to two weeks. The White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee did consider a two-week option, but the Planning and Zoning commission only approved overnight parking.

    The Conoco Gas Station, next to the Best Western Hilltop Hotel, was where the New Mexico Department of Public Safety Special Investigation Department held its minor alcohol compliance operation last week. Due to a source error, it was incorrectly reported the sting operation occurred at the Aspen Bar and Grill in the Best Western.

  • CIP meetings set for early March

    The County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will have two public hearings on Tuesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 8 at 5:15 p.m. in council chambers for those applicants who have indicated that they are ready to move from Phase 1 (Study) to Phase 2 (Design/Construction).
    The Committee will consider Phase 2 applications on these dates for these projects:
    • March 6 – Golf Course Improvements
    • March 8 – White Rock Civic Center & Ashley Pond Park Improvements

  • Update 02-24-12

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet in closed session from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 prior to the start of a regular meeting at 7 p.m. in council chambers at the Community Building.
     
    Little League

        White Rock Little League will hold registration at Time Out Pizza from 6-8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Interested participants can find registration information and paperwork online at eteamz.com/WRLL2.

    Film series

  • Trail recovery could take years

    The images were disheartening: acres of charred trees and scorched earth, trails buried by rockslides and piles of debris. The work entailed in restoring trails damaged by the Las Conchas fire and subsequent flooding is monumental.

    At a Wednesday meeting, Los Alamos County Open Space Specialist Craig Martin and Bandelier National Monument Trails Program Manager Dale Coker detailed the current state of area trails and discussed plans for restoring them.

    Despite some extremely damaged areas, county and national forest trails came through the crisis fairly well. All county system trails are open, although many within the Santa Fe National Forest are closed or only partially open.

  • $8.7M Teen Center gets unanimous nod

    Nearly 100 people were on hand to voice support for the Teen Center’s Capital Improvement Project (CIP) phase two application. The vast majority were teens, many of whom will graduate before a center can even be built.

    CIP Chair Gary Leikness has been impressed by that support since the process started. “I personally appreciate the leadership that the students are providing to the younger students. Some of them will move on and never occupy it.”

  • Eight killed in renewed shelling of Syrian city

    BEIRUT (AP) — Government troops shelled rebel-held areas in central Syria on Friday, killing at least eight people, activists said, as the United States, Europe and Arab nations met in Tunisia to seek ways to end President Bashar Assad's crackdown on an 11-month uprising against his rule.