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  • Public input slated for White Rock CIP projects Wednesday

    The Public Works Department is seeking public input on two capital improvement projects – N.M. 4 alignment and Cañada del Buey Arroyo multi-use path.
    A public hearing on these projects will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge’s Pajarito Room.
    Just as some people need feedback on design choices for a home improvement project, the Public Works Department is asking the community to weigh in on landscaping, plants, lighting and other amenities.

  • Early voter turnout heavier than primary

    If the early and absentee vote count is any indication, turnout for today’s general election should bring out the crowds.
    “Voting in this election is definitely heavier than in the June primary,’ said Elections Manager Gloria Maestas of Los Alamos County this morning. “Through Saturday, we received 2,031 ballots cast at Mesa Public Library, 1,122 ballots cast here in the County Clerk’s Office and we mailed out 665 absentee ballots.”

  • NADG receives committee nod

    North American Development Group will get the nod to be the developer recommended to the county for tackling the Trinity Revitalization Project, the advisory committee announced during a public listening session Monday night.
    The committee is now formalizing its recommendation for County Administrator Tony Mortillaro, who is expected to endorse the pick for the Los Alamos County Council’s consideration during its regular meeting Nov. 9.

  • AP roundup: Key statewide races

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is making history in the general election as voters are poised to elect the state's first female governor.

    Republican Susana Martinez and Democrat Diane Denish waged a bare-knuckled campaign in which they pummeled one other with attack ads for months.

    Martinez, district attorney in Dona Ana County since 1997, became the nation's first Hispanic woman nominated for governor when she won a five-way primary in June.

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  • Early voting draws more than 200K in NM

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — With Election Day looming, more than 200,000 New Mexicans already have cast ballots in the general election.

    Polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

    Secretary of State Mary Herrera reported Monday that about 203,000 people participated in early in-person voting across the state. That ended Saturday. The early voting totals are preliminary and don't include final figures from two counties.

    Early voting is up from the last time New Mexicans went to the polls in a gubernatorial election year.

  • US issues mail advisory, tightens cargo scrutiny

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and allied governments tightened their scrutiny of air cargo and shipped packages Monday as investigators tried to trace bomb parts and scanned for more mail bombs possibly sent from Yemen.

    An official United Arab Emirates security source said authorities are tracing the serial numbers of a mobile phone circuit board and computer printer used in a mail bomb sent from Yemen and found in Dubai last week.

  • Update 10-31-10

    Fuller Lodge Board meeting

    The Fuller Lodge/Historic District Advisory Board will meet from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the community building’s training room.
    The board will discuss an assessment report, homestead subcommittee charter and members and how to make boards and commissions more effective. The board will also review a draft Fuller Lodge Historic District ordinance. Working group reports will include CLG grants, heritage tourism, historic resources, ordinance and guidelines and training.

  • DPU scraps 10 percent rate hike

    The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities has scrapped plans to ask for a 10 percent increase in favor of looking at other options and bringing the rate issue back to the Utilities Board.

    The board will discuss the alternatives at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the DPU office at 170 Central Park Square.

    Timing played a role in the decision to waive off on pushing for a rate hike. Council tabled the electric rate issue during their Aug. 24 meeting and instructed John Arrowsmith, manager of DPU, to return to the council with a proposal in 30 days.

  • Avoiding fire dangers through the winter

    Using wood and solid fuels to keep homes warm comes with inherent risks. It’s important to understand those risks given the fact that more than one-third of local residents use fireplaces, wood stoves and other fuel-fired appliances as primary heat sources in their homes, according to the National Fire Safety Council.