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  • Councilors step up pressure on permits and code enforcement

    County staffers began to feel some heat over the issue of the building permit and code enforcement process during Friday morning’s budget hearing in council chambers.

    “We are constantly getting complaints about the process of getting permits, primarily from the business community but we do get some from the retail community … true or not … the perception is this is an unfriendly business community,” Councilor Robert Gibson told Director Rick Bohn of the Community Development Department (CDD).

  • News Alert: New Mexico no longer recognizes Utah concealed carry license

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  • News Alert: LA Chamber/LA Monitor Candidate Forum set for Thursday

  • Ahlers makes second bid for bench

    Undeterred by his loss in the last election, Republican Gary Ahlers is running for Magistrate Court judge against two-time Democratic incumbent Pat Casados.

    “I feel we need to get back to our principals and values,” Ahlers said. “We have a lot of areas that need more attention such as our drunk driving, domestic violence and timely adjudication of cases. Also, the bail amounts need to be set higher for dangerous and violent offenders.”

  • Breaking News: Missing woman found alive this morning!

    Search and Rescue located a 29-year-old Santa Fe woman missing for 48 hours near the Bandelier Campgrounds.

    Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Kevin Purtymun said a few moments ago that a cousin of Thiliay Lama reported her missing at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. She had apparently experienced relationship issues and decided to take a hike to think about things.

    “It appears she got turned around because she usually hikes in Santa Fe and was unfamiliar with this area,” Purtymun said from the scene.

  • 04-25-10 Update

    Audition for “Seussical”

      Los Alamos Little Theater will host auditions for “Seussical” at 5 p.m. today in the theater. Cast includes adults and children. Scripts and scores are available at Mesa Library in Los Alamos. For more information, visit www.lalt.org or call Director Bev Brunson at 474-3621.

    Party for PEEC

      A Party for Pajarito Environmental Education Center, a native meal and auction, will be from 4–

    8 p.m. today at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel.

  • Task force warned of continued problems

    SANTA FE — A legislative task force started Wednesday to consider how to reorganize New Mexico state government to deal with the likelihood of lean finances in the future.

    The director of the Legislative Finance Committee, David Abbey, warned the study group that New Mexico faces more financial problems in the next few years despite tax increases enacted this year to balance the budget.

  • Candidates spread message

    SANTA FE — Republicans running for governor have started to fill the television airwaves with advertising as early voting nears, but the campaigns also are using online videos to attract supporters and show a lighter side of the candidates — from changing tires to cooking.

    In a five-way race for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, candidates look for a way to set themselves apart in the crowded primary field.

  • Modest tax relief measure gets nod from council

    Property taxes have been somewhat of a hot issue for Los Alamos County residents in recent years. Complaints about taxes that are too high have been heard at various county council meetings, but until recently, residents held little hope that things would change.

    Property owners will now get some breathing room thanks to a motion passed Tuesday at the county budget hearings, by county council.

    Council Chair Michael Wismer said that by approving the property tax cut, it will equate to a reduction of  $200 for a home valuation of $300,000.

  • 04-23-10 Update

    Celebrate Earth Day

      Pajarito Environmental Education Center will host an Earth Day Festival from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

    Enjoy Wild Day

      Los Alamos Youth Leadership will host the Third annual LAYL Wild Day from 10 a,m.-2 p.m. Saturday. A $15 fee includes fun activities, lunch and a T-shirt. To learn more, send e-mail to LAYL@laymca.org. Los Alamos Parks and Recreation will also host its Hershey Track and Field event. To learn more call Parks and Recreation at 662-8173.

    “Let the River Run”