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  • Raw Video: Avalanche Destroys Ski Lift in France

    An avalanche rolled through a ski resort in France on Sunday, demolishing ski-lift pylons.There have been no reports of injury so far, but several skiers were left dangling in mid-air as they awaited rescue.

  • VIDEO: Storms Leave at Least 38 Dead in South, Midwest

    Across the South and Midwest, survivors emerged after dozens of tornadoes swept through the region, leveling small towns along the way. At least 38 people were killed in five states, but a 2-year-old girl was somehow found alive.

  • CRC meeting scheduled for Monday

    The Charter Review Committee (CRC) will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Training Room of the Community Building.
    The only item on the agenda is to discuss a question recently posed to them by the County Attorney’s office regarding logrolling and elections.
    The public is welcome to attend this meeting.
    Interested citizens can read the final report containing other recommended charter changes on the CRC’s  project webpage, at the 311 Customer Care Center or at the Reference Desks of the two public libraries.
    The 53-page report can be downloaded at losalamosnm.us under the Projects/Charter Review Committee link.

  • Clarification 03-04-12

    In the March 1 edition of the Los Alamos Monitor it was incorrectly stated that the Visiting Nurse Service purchased the parcel of land at 2202 Canyon Rd. from Roger Waterman, however, the land was purchased from Nida Russ for an undisclosed amount. Waterman had served as a representative seeking to change the parcel’s zoning at a Los Alamos Planning and Zoning Board meeting last October.

  • Governor signs state budget

    SANTA FE (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez agreed Friday with most of the budget handiwork of the Democratic-controlled Legislature, signing a $5.6 billion spending blueprint that will boost the take-home pay of educators and state workers.
    Although she signed the measure into law, the governor cut about $2 million of general state money, including $410,000 for possible shortfalls in district attorneys’ offices statewide. Martinez was a district attorney in Las Cruces before her election as governor in 2010.

  • Search for county attorney commences

    The search to fill the position vacated by County Attorney Randy Autio in December has begun. Considering the demands of the position, scrutiny of potential candidates is likely to be intense.

    All candidates must be a member of the New Mexico State Bar with a minimum of 10 years experience, including two years of advising public senior level policymakers and three years of management and supervisory experience. The successful candidate must also establish residence in Los Alamos County.

    Preferred qualifications include experience with Department of Energy regulations and contracting procedures and five or more years experience advising senior level public sector policy makers.

  • Update 03-04-12

    School board

    The Los Alamos Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High School. They will hold a special session to discuss the bus loop at LAHS.

    Council meeting

    County Council has a special session on Los Alamos Main Street, 6 p.m. Tuesday at the White Rock Fire Station #3.

    CIP meeting

    CIP Committee reviews Phase 2 Applications for Golf Course Improvements, 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Council Chambers.

    Photo exhibit

    The 17th Annual Los Alamos Photographers SHow will open with a reception at 5 p.m. Monday in the upstairs gallery of Mesa Public Library. The show will be on display through March 30.

    CRC meeting

  • Movie Depicts Manhattan Project Life -- VIDEO ADDED

    As everybody knows, most of the Manhattan Project era was shrouded in mystery.

    Scientists were hired to come to Los Alamos during World War II to construct the first atomic bomb. Everything was top secret. After all, the U.S. was in a race with Hitler’s Germany to be the first to harness nuclear technology.

    Hollywood has done its best with various movies to depict what they believe went on. And numerous books have been written about the subject.

    But in the past month, the Los Alamos National Laboratory has released rare footage of what life was like for scientists during their very rare spare time.

  • Raw Video: Indiana Picks Up Pieces After Storm

    Emergency crews desperately search for survivors Saturday after a violent wave of Midwest and Southern storms flattened some rural communities and left behind a trail of destruction.

  • Japan leader points to disaster response failures

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister acknowledged Saturday the government failed in its response to last year's earthquake and tsunami, being too slow in relaying key information and believing too much in "a myth of safety" about nuclear power.

    "We can no longer make the excuse that what was unpredictable and outside our imagination has happened," Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said. "Crisis management requires us to imagine what may be outside our imagination."

    Noda was speaking to reporters at his official residence ahead of the anniversary of the March 11 disaster that killed nearly 20,000 people in northeastern Japan and set off the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.