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  • Update 12-19-10

    Communications Team seeking nominations

    Citizens interested in applying for the new Communications Team that will help Los Alamos County government implement its Communications Plan still have time to submit a letter of interest to the county administrator.
    The deadline is 5 p.m. Monday.
    The county is seeking at least four citizens who will join four county staff members.

    No trash pick-up on Christmas Eve

    Los Alamos County announced it will not have trash pick-up on Dec. 24.

  • Gimme Five

    Former Los Alamos Hilltopper and current University of New Mexico Lobo basketball player Alex Kirk is greeted by fans as he emerges from The Pit’s tunnel before Friday night’s game against Longwood University. Kirk’s first semester with the Lobos has been a successful one.

  • WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY THROUGH TUESDAY

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST TUESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR 2 TO 4 INCHES OF FRESH SNOW THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

    * TIMING... SNOW DEVELOPING THIS EVENING WILL INCREASE IN INTENSITY OVERNIGHT... WITH SNOW CONTINUING THROUGH MONDAY AND TUESDAY. ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY.

  • WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SATURDAY

    The National Weather Service has issued the following advisory for Saturday:

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... EXPECT AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES OF FRESH SNOW THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

    * TIMING... EXPECT SNOWFALL THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON... WITH LIGHT SNOW CONTINUING OVERNIGHT.

    * WINDS... WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

  • Winter storm hits area with a vengeance

    Old Man Winter seems to be making up for lost time.

    The relatively mild conditions in the Los Alamos area so far this season yielded to a powerful winter storm last night that dumped about 8 to 10 inches of snow on the area based on unofficial estimates.

    The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning Thursday that expired Friday morning. While skies were beginning to show some breaks in the overcast, snow was still falling at 10 a.m.

  • Improvements ordered for county’s CIP process

    County staff has been directed to prepare changes to the Capital Improvement Project (CIP) process by county council members.
    During a special meeting Wednesday night, council agreed that the current CIP method could be improved through ensuring projects representing maintenance or safety are planned and prioritized in accordance with an integrated evaluation process.
    Council approved that the CIP process changes ensure policy decisions precede the scoping of any capital project where required.

  • Newly elected officials sworn in at ceremony

    The Justice Center buzzed with excitement this morning as nine people took the oath of office.

    Incumbent Democrat Magistrate Judge Pat Casados administered the oath of office to incumbent Republican Municipal Judge Alan Kirk before he officiated over the remainder of the ceremony.

  • New councilors' talk priorities

    The elections have wrapped up and the swearing-in ceremony is complete, so now it’s time to get down to business.

  • Update 12-17-10

    Communications Team seeking nominations

    Citizens interested in applying for the new Communications Team that will help Los Alamos County government implement its Communications Plan still have time to submit a letter of interest to the county administrator.
    The deadline is 5 p.m. Monday.
    The county is seeking at least four citizens who will join four county staff members.

    GOP convention

  • House Roll Call: Bill to extend tax cuts

    The 277-148 roll call Friday by which the House passed a bill to avoid a Jan. 1 spike in income taxes, renew jobless benefits and cut Social Security taxes.

    A "yes" vote is a vote to pass the measure.

    Voting yes were 139 Democrats and 138 Republicans.

    Voting no were 112 Democrats and 36 Republicans.

    X denotes those not voting.

    There is 1 vacancy in the 435-member House.