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  • Speculation About Plane’s Passengers

    The 1988 Gulfstream IV plane, with its blue bottom and white top and “United States of America” painted above the passenger windows, sat idle at the Los Alamos County Airport for most of Wednesday morning.

    Who was on that plane, though, remains a mystery.

    NNSA spokesperson Toni Chiri said that on occasion “we have distinguished visitors who want to learn more about the lab. But they also want to remain anonymous.”

  • CDD ramps up code revisions

    With new development such as the municipal building and Trinity Site either underway or continuing to look promising, Community Development Services has prioritized reviewing the downtown code.

    Acting Community Development Director Steve Brugger asked Council for some guidance before staff begins the process.

    The Downtown Master Plan was approved in 2002 and the Standards Code implementing it was enacted in 2004.

  • Libya's Moammar Gadhafi killed in hometown battle--video extras

    SIRTE, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi, who ruled Libya with a dictatorial grip for 42 years until he was ousted by his own people in an uprising that turned into a bloody civil war, was killed Thursday by revolutionary fighters overwhelming his hometown, Sirte, the last major bastion of resistance two months after his regime fell.

    The 69-year-old Gadhafi is the first leader to be killed in the Arab Spring wave of popular uprisings that swept the Middle East, demanding the end of autocratic rulers and the establishment of greater democracy.

    "We have been waiting for this moment for a long time. Moammar Gadhafi has been killed," Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril told a news conference in the capital Tripoli.

  • Ski benefit dinner scheduled for Friday

    The Los Alamos Ski Club is implementing a new program focused on providing financial assistance to underprivileged youth interested in learning to ski or snowboard.
     The program will offer financial assistance with ski lessons as well as equipment to children ages 6 to 18.
    To raise the money necessary to begin offering the program to area youth, members of Leadership Los Alamos (LLA) are hosting the Kids Ski Pajarito Benefit Dinner on Saturday Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. at the Pajarito Mountain Lodge.
    The evening will include an old fashioned shrimp boil, drinks, music, both a live and silent auction, and door prizes.  

  • On the Docket 10-19-11

    Oct. 14

    Laura Gluvna, 22, of Santa Fe pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to the charge of one count of contempt of court and two counts of failure to appear. Judge Alan Kirk sentenced Gluvna to pay $340 in fines and fees.

    Jose Rosales, 26, of Santa Fe pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to the charge of one count of failure to pay and two counts of failure to appear. Judge Alan Kirk sentenced Rosales to pay $292 in fines and fees.

    Oct. 18

  • Seen at the Scene: Piffaro

    This was the scene at the after party at Central Avenue Grill Sunday night following a concert by the seven multi-instrumentalists who comprise “Piffaro.”

  • Update 10-19-11

    Council meeting

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the council chambers.

    CIP meeting

     The Capital Improvement Project Committee will meet at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the council chambers.

    Benefit dinner

    Leadership Los Alamos (LLA) is hosting the Kids Ski Pajarito Benefit Dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Pajarito Mountain Lodge.

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at 170 Central Park Square.

    ESB meeting

    The Environmental Sustainability Board will meet at 7 a.m. Thursday at the Eco Station.

  • Beverly Agnew dies at age 91

    Beverly Agnew, the wife of the laboratory’s third director, Harold Agnew, died Oct. 11 in Solana Beach, Calif., where the Agnew’s have lived for more than 30 years.

    Beverly Agnew was a Manhattan Project Lab employee who worked in the office of LANL’s first director, J. Robert Oppenheimer. She also served as Robert Bacher’s secretary in the Physics Division and in the former Gadget Division. Harold Agnew, now age 90, was LANL director from 1970 to 1979.

  • Session addresses CDD priorities

    The Los Alamos Community Development Department (CDD) staff briefed county council on proposed Development Code changes at Tuesday’s work session.

    Steve Laurent, planner I, presented a more fully developed proposal for a Planned Development (or mixed use) zoning code, based upon council’s direction during a Sept. 20 work session.  

    Staff was asked to develop a plan that requires sufficient detail from the developer upfront so that council could make a well-informed decision on rezoning requests, yet not so detailed that costs would discourage proposed development.

  • Violence erupts as 2-day strike shuts down Greece

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Demonstrators on Wednesday threw stones and gasoline bombs at police outside parliament during a two-day general strike that unions described as the largest in years.

    The protest, which has grounded flights, disrupted public transport and shut down shops to schools in Greece, comes ahead of a parliamentary vote on a fresh package of tax increases and spending cuts required by international creditors in return for crucial bailout cash. Without the money from its partners that use the euro and the International Monetary Fund, Greece has said it will run out of money within a month.