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  • Committee recommends 'Satch' Cowan trail -- proposed map attached

    Los Alamos County held a public hearing on Tuesday night regarding a recent citizen petition to name or rename a trail in the Quemazon trail complex in the Western Area after deceased local resident and hiking enthusiast Helen "Satch" Cowan.

    After hearing public comments, the Committee discussed the request and asked several questions of the petitioners, along with the County's Open Space Specialist Craig Martin, before they unanimously voted 6-0 in favor of naming a new trail the "Satch Cowan Trail.”

  • Bush, Obama on Stage Together Share Laughs

    President Barack Obama shared a stage with former President George W. Bush, the predecessor he often inveighs against, in a friendly White House welcome for the unveiling of the 43rd president's official portrait.

  • Edwards: Responsible for Own 'Sins'

    Ex-presidential candidate John Edwards thanked jurors and his family after a mistrial was declared in his campaign corruption trial and says he is responsible for his sins.

  • Early voting concludes Saturday

    Early voting concludes Friday and Saturday for Tuesday’s June 5 primary. Early voting takes place at the County Clerk’s Office, 2451 Central Avenue, Suite D, through 5 p.m. Friday, the Los Alamos County Community Building, 475 20th Street and the White Rock Fire Station No. 3, 129 N.M. 4, until Saturday.

  • Municipal Building update

    The Municipal Building on Central Avenue is starting to take shape as construction crews continue their work.

  • County Briefs 05-31-12

    Free Bandelier Shuttle Service starts Friday

    Atomic City Transit is partnering with Bandelier National Monument to provide free shuttle service for all Bandelier visitors starting Friday and continuing through Nov.  30.
    During this timeframe, Bandelier will be operating as a “car-free park” with the exception of tour buses, school buses, those with back-country camping permits, and those with handicapped parking permits.
    Visitors should park in the lot at the corner of Rover Boulevard and N.M.4 in White Rock.

  • Community, officials at odds over free-roaming dog 


    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Blue the dog doesn’t have a home. And he apparently doesn’t want one. But the blue-eyed Australian cattle dog has $1,800 in savings, a Facebook page and an air-conditioned dog house.
    He also has a lawyer, who is working to get him an exemption from local leash laws so he can continue his free-wheeling lifestyle in southern New Mexico’s lakeside community of Elephant Butte, where he was abandoned as a puppy a decade ago.
    The city council has scheduled a June 13 meeting, where supporters of Blue, who is also known as Bluedog, hope to end an impasse over his fate.

  • Update 05-31-12

    Fundraiser

    Hertz Car Rental will sponsor a carwash for the Los Alamos Nuke Rugby team from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel.

    ChamberFest

     ChamberFest is an annual event that showcases chamber members and this year’s event will be June 9. Located in the downtown area, businesses display their products and services to the public. There is also a Car Show and Kids Activity Area with a sand pile.

    Phone line work

    Work that is scheduled through today in White Rock will transfer telephone cable from temporary poles to more permanent power poles.  Windstorms recently damaged the permanent poles that held telephone cables.

    Summerfest shuttle

  • GOP U.S. House Primary Race

    As New Mexico’s primary election draws near, two Republican political neophytes will battle it out during Tuesday’s primary to determine who will be the GOP pick to run against incumbent Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) in the November general election for the District 3 House seat.

    Rancher and small business owner Jeff Byrd and electrical engineer and Booze Allen Hamilton project scientist Rick Newton will seek the Republican nomination.

    New Mexico native and Tucumcari resident Byrd said he decided to run after receiving a calling from God and talking with the pastor of his church in October.

  • Fisher upbeat after trip

    Los Alamos County launched a coordinated attack at the International Council of Shopping Centers’ RECon Las Vegas convention last week in an effort to attract the attention of large retailers.

    Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher and Marketing Specialist Kelly Stewart attended the convention as representatives of the county. Kevin Holsapple, Executive Director of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation, augmented the efforts of representatives from Grubb & Ellis to recruit for the Trinity Site.

    RECon Las Vegas is the largest shopping center industry convention in the world, with 1,000 exhibitors and more than 30,000 attendees.