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  • Spaceport clears legislative hurdle

    ALBUQUERQUE — Amid a remote stretch of desert landscape, New Mexico’s springboard to space is evolving into final form.

    Construction activity is going at full throttle at the Sierra County location of New Mexico’s spaceport, which is billed as the world’s first site built strictly to launch commercial space vehicles. Officials hope to begin testing spacecraft prototypes next year.

    First, they’ll need an operating base.

    On that front, all systems are go.

  • Richard files for Dist. 43

    SANTA FE — With voter signatures from every precinct in House District 43, Stephanie Richard filed for state representative today, promising new energy and new leadership for New Mexico’s families.

  • Delegates pick their favorites

    POJOAQUE PUEBLO — Two candidates walked away with solid support Saturday at the Democratic Pre-primary Nominating Convention at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino. While unopposed gubernatorial candidate Diane Denish’s win was no surprise, Brian Colon’s 34.3 percent lead in the five-way race for lieutenant governor was significant.

  • News Alert: Candidates pack county council race

  • Los Alamos wants in on Google test

    Who has not wished that the Internet was 100 times faster?

    If Laura Gonzales, the IT manager for Los Alamos County, convinces Google that Los Alamos residents can push the limits of technology, that wish may be realized.

    Google is looking for communities to test ultra high-speed Internet, operating at one gigabit per second.

    At its meeting Tuesday in White Rock, the county council unanimously approved Gonzales’s plan to submit an application for the Google Fiber Initiative by the March 26 deadline.

  • Democrat Sheehey files for Dist. 43

    Los Alamos National Laboratory Scientist Peter T. (Pete) Sheehey is a Democrat running for New Mexico House District 43 Representative and not a Republican as stated incorrectly in Tuesday’s Monitor.

    Sheehey filed Tuesday at the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office to place his name on the June 1 Democratic primary election ballot.

  • Changes are coming

    Los Alamos County has awarded the management contract for The Art Center at Fuller Lodge to Village Arts.

    Longtime Los Alamos residents Ken Nebel and Jim O’Donnell purchased Village Arts several months ago. They will take over management of the Art Center July 1.

    “We received two good bids and have awarded the contract to Village Arts,” Community Services Director Stephani Johnson said during an interview Tuesday.

    The current contract expires June 30 and Village Arts will assume management of that contract the following day, she said.

  • 03-17-10 Update

    Dolomites adventures

  • NEWS ALERT: A slew of candidates file for office

    Eight Republicans have filed for positions on the Los Alamos County Council. They will battle each other in the June 1 primary election for just four vacancies. The top vote getters will move on to the November general election.

    Three Democrats also filed for council and will all have a place on the November ballot along with eight others, running for everything from judgeships to sheriff.

    The candidates had to file between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the County Clerk’s Office. READ MORE in Wednesday's Monitor.