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  • Revised golf course designs gain favor

    Andy Staples, president of the Golf Resource Group (GRG), met Tuesday with four diverse groups to address concerns about Phase I design for the Golf Course improvements project. Homeowners, trail users and open space advocates were represented in three of the groups. The fourth was comprised of golfers.

    Staples worked most of the night creating two conceptual designs based on earlier feedback. Approximately 40 people gathered Tuesday to review the new designs. Staples said his minimal goal was to create a win/no lose design, but ultimately wanted at least a “tilt” toward win/win. Based on response from those at the meeting, it appears as though Staples may have achieved his goal.

  • Update 01-12-12

    CIP meeting

    The Parks Division will hold a CIP Phase I Public meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at the Betty Ehart Senior Center to discuss the Renovation and Rebuild of the Ashley Pond Capital Improvement Project.

    Council meeting

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in Council Chambers for the second of two meetings on proposed charter revisions.

    Broadband

    A public meeting for Community Broadband Network will be at 5:30 p.m. today at Fuller Lodge.

    T-Board meeting

    The Transportation Board will meet with TAC in a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at the Pajarito Cliffs Site Conference Room.

    Teen Center

  • Council reviews charter revisions

    After two years of work, more than 40 committee meetings, countless subcommittee meetings and independent research, the Charter Review Committee (CRC) and county council held the first of two meetings to discuss the committee’s recommendations.

    “I think it’s safe to say there’s probably been thousands of hours of work,” Council Chair Sharon Stover said. “Whether you agree with them or not, they’ve done a lot of hard work on this report and we need to thank them for their dedication and their perseverance. I never thought when we made the appointment back in 2009 that we would still be here in 2012 discussing charter issues.”

  • VIDEO: Thai Navy Rescues Dogs Destined for Dinner Table

    Thai authorities say they have rescued more than 750 dogs that were bound for cooking pots in Vietnam.

  • Business-friendly SC may forgive Romney's job cuts

    LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — At first glance, South Carolina seems like a place where attacks on Mitt Romney's experience at the helm of a venture capital firm that cut jobs would resonate in the GOP primary.

    The state's unemployment rate hasn't been below 9 percent in three years and a third of its manufacturing jobs have disappeared in the last decade.

  • Progress Slow Two Years After Haiti Quake

    Almost two years on from Haiti's devastating earthquake, government buildings, churches and homes across the country are still in urgent need of reconstruction.

  • LATA elects new VP

      The Board of Directors of Los  Alamos Technical Associates, Inc. (LATA) has elected Mark J. Duff to a  position as corporate Vice President. Duff joined LATA Environmental  Services of Kentucky, LLC in June of 2011 as Project Manager for the Paducah  Environmental Remediation project, which LATA Kentucky is performing for the  U.S. Department of Energy.
     In his new position, primary responsibility will continue to be management of the Paducah project.  In  addition, he will participate in development of corporate business strategy  as a member of LATA’s executive management team.

  • Council approves legislative agendas

    The Los Alamos County Council wants to be heard at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe as well as with lawmakers in the nation’s capital. Councilors voted to support legislative agendas during their meeting Tuesday.
    The council voted unanimously to approve a state legislative agenda, and the vote was 6-1 to advocate preference for legislation on the federal level. Councilor Vincent Chiravalle cast the lone dissenting vote.
    Los Alamos County State Legislative Agenda for FY 12
    Support:
    a. Legislation that enhances affordable housing programs.
    b. NMAC and NMML legislative priorities.
    Monitor:

  • Update 01-11-12

    CIP meeting

    The Parks Division will hold a CIP Phase I Public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center to discuss the Renovation and Rebuild of the Ashley Pond Capital Improvement Project.

    Council meeting

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in Council Chambers.

    Broadband

    A public meeting for Community Broadband Network will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Fuller Lodge.

    Arts meeting

     The Arts in Public Places board meeting will be at 4:30 p.m. today at Mesa Public Library.

    Teen Center

  • Burning to reduce wildfire impact

    In an effort to reduce the impacts of wildfire on the community, pile burn operations will resume on county land this week.
    “We’re anticipating another dry spring and we’d like to remove as much wildland fuel as we can while it remains cold and there is snow on ground,” said Los Alamos County Open Space Specialist Craig Martin. “Because prevailing winds in the spring and summer are generally out of the southwest, we’re focused on reducing fuels in areas that might carry embers into neighborhoods that lie to the northeast.”
    Los Alamos County Parks Division and Santa Fe National Forest plan to conduct maintenance burning in Rendija, Bayo and Walnut canyons beginning Friday.