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  • Pint-Sized Shoppers

    Classmates Maia Wells, 23 months, and Drew Bacrania, 2, shop at the Los Alamos Co-operative Market during Wednesday night’s FAN Club sponsored by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.

  • ESB will mull pay as you throw

    The Environmental Sustainability Board (ESB) hosts a forum on whether the county should consider a “pay as you throw” (PAYT) option for trash pick up this evening.  

    “This is an information gathering session,” said Brian Bosshardt, assistant to the county administrator. “We’ll explain the generalities of what it means and try to determine if the public wants us to pursue this.”

    The Los Alamos County Council has identified environmental sustainability as one of its key strategic goals. Reducing waste is one step toward achieving that goal. ESB is looking to raise awareness and get residents thinking about how they can decrease their own refuse, whether or not this system is implemented.

  • Airline passengers asked to pony up cash for fuel

    LONDON (AP) — Airlines have already begun charging for food, drinks, seat assignments and baggage. Now one is demanding that passengers cough up extra cash on board for fuel.

    Hundreds of passengers traveling from India to Britain were stranded for six hours in Vienna when their Comtel Air flight stopped for fuel on Tuesday. The charter service asked them to kick in more than 20,000 pounds ($31,000) to fund the rest of the flight to Birmingham, England.

    The situation may represent a new low in customer care in an era when flyers are seeing long lines, long waits and few perks.

  • October Fire Calls

    Los Alamos firefighters share safety tips with children at Little Forest recently. During October, local firefighters responded to 119 calls including four fires, 84 emergency medical calls, eight vehicle accidents, and 23 other calls for help.

  • Stronger factories, lower prices lift the economy

    WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturing is recovering from a slump, and inflation may be peaking.
    Data issued Wednesday point to an economy growing slowly but steadily. Still, surging oil prices and a possible European recession threaten to drain the economy’s momentum.
    “The continued resilience of manufacturing is encouraging, since this should be the sector most exposed to the global economic slowdown,” said Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist with Capital Economics.
    Industrial production rose in October at the fastest pace in three months. Output at the nation’s factories, utilities and mines rose 0.7 percent last month, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday.

  • Update 11-16-11

    Public Forum

    The Environmental Services division will host a public forum at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at UNM LA Bldg 5, Room 505, to begin discussions about a “pay as you throw” (PAYT) change in rate structure for trash pick up.

    Reception

    The Los Alamos County Council will host a reception to welcome the new County Administrator Harry Burgess, along with the new Fire Chief, Troy Hughes, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. The public is invited to attend.

    Court Closed

  • The Hive soon to be buzzing

    David Jones is steward of The Hive – White Rock’s newest business at which inventors, crafters, sales reps, lab researchers and local clubs find useful services. The Hive, at 134 N.M. 4 between Metzgers and Del Norte Credit Union, combines co-work space, meeting rooms, community project space and equipped user facilities with Wi-Fi available by day, week or month.   The Hive opens for business Monday with hours of operation of noon to 7 p.m.

  • Report says LA, WR the smartest places in NM

    This should not come as a big surprise but Los Alamos is No. 1 in New Mexico, according to On Numbers’ rankings of the smartest places with populations between 10,000 and 49,999.

    And White Rock is No. 1 for communities with less than 10,000 residents.

    The home to Los Alamos National Laboratory came in at No. 48 among 3,012 communities in the category. Almost 38 percent of its residents have earned a graduate and/or professional degree.

    Nationally, Stanford, Calif., is No. 1. Stanford -- the community, not the university -- is a census designated place with 13,700 residents. CDPs are unincorporated communities that have the characteristics of cities, as determined by the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • Lights come out on Central

    Workers put in some long hours Monday night in front of the Community Bank building on Central as construction on utilities for the new municipal building continues.

  • Residential permit process draws scrutiny

    The Los Alamos County Council praised the Community Development Department’s (CDD) progress on the permit process and urged them to move forward with implementation.

    Council asked Acting Community Development Director Steve Brugger to begin work on streamlining residential permits in May, after hearing the progress made on expediting commercial permits.

    Professional Facilitator Tim Karpoff was hired to moderate separate focus group sessions with county permitting staff, residential builders and designers. To assure that participants would speak candidly about perceived problems, no county staff participated in or observed the private sector sessions.