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  • Correction


    The capital improvement project for the Los Alamos Historical Museum and Fuller Lodge will be discussed during the Capital Improvement Project Oversight and Evaluation Committee’s March 24 meeting, not March 17, as reported in Wednesday’s  Los Alamos Monitor.
    Also, the Los Alamos historic archives were located in the west wing of Fuller Lodge, not the south.
     

  • County to hold public meeting

    Los Alamos County Council decided to include an Eastern Area Sound Mitigation Study in the Transportation Corridor Study and Plan for NM502.
    A neighborhood meeting for the study will be :5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Fire Administration Training Room; 195 East Rd.
    This will be a visioning meeting to discuss the noise calibration model, noise mitigation methods, and the advantages and disadvantages of different methods.
    At a second  meeting, noise mitigation and noise barrier plans with evaluations will be presented.

  • Take action against colorectal cancer

    Governor Susana Martinez has proclaimed March 20-26 as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Week in New Mexico.
    As part of New Mexico’s participation in this annual national health observance, the New Mexico Department of Health Colorectal Cancer Program and the New Mexico Cancer Council encourage all New Mexicans age 50 and older to get regular screening for colorectal cancer.
    Progress has been made in the war against colorectal cancer, according to the New Mexico Department of Health Colorectal Cancer Program.

  • State News at a Glance 03-11-11


    New Mexico jobless rate grows

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s jobless rate rose to 8.7 percent in January, up from 8.6 percent in December and 8.1 percent in January 2010.
    State labor officials said New Mexico lost 3,500 jobs between January 2010 and January 2011.

  • YMCA expands its cardio room

    Workers progress on the addition to the Los Alamos Family YMCA’s Cardio Wellness Area. The contractor, ESA, began work on Nov. 18.  The estimated dated for completion is April 15.

  • Update 03-11-11

    Public meeting
    A public meeting regarding the phase one study for a design alternatives for Central and Oppenheimer intersection will be held 1-3 p.m. Tuesday at the Reel Deal Theater.

    CRC to meet
    The Charter Review Committee will meet Monday to explore the option of having a mayor/council form of government. The meeting is 5:30 p.m. in the Community Bldg. training room.

    Noise mitigation

  • LANL geophysicist analyzes massive quakes

    While an 8.9 is currently the official measure of the enormous earthquake that hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan Friday, geophysicist Terry Wallace predicts it will be a magnitude 9 when it’s all over.

    Wallace knows about earthquakes and their ensuing tsunamis having spent 20 years as a professor of geosciences at the University of Arizona before coming to Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he currently serves as principal associate director of Science, Technology, and Engineering.

  • Session deemed sluggish

    It’s crunch time at the Roundhouse with nine days left in the 2011 legislative session to balance New Mexico’s budget, which has a shortfall of $250 million. Lawmakers have no choice since the state constitution demands that they pass a balanced budget.
    “We are all a little frustrated, we haven’t passed a lot of bills,” said Rep. Jeannette Wallace (R- Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval counties). “We still don’t have a budget; we normally have a budget by now so it’s a little unsettling.”

  • JTIP helps businesses expand

    Outsourced labor, layoffs, and consolidation of jobs may have defined the past few years, but as the economy begins to throw off the weight of recession, businesses are turning their attention to adding workers to handle expanding workloads. Investing in staff is a commitment, especially when lack of training can delay employee productivity. The New Mexico Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) helps businesses defray the cost of hiring and training new employees.

  • Forensics lab dealing with backlog of 500 cases

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Hundreds of drug and drunken driving cases are waiting to be processed at the Scientific Laboratory Division within the state Department of Health. The lab blames a U.S. Supreme Court ruling and a staffing shortage for the backlog.

    Lab director David Mills tells the Albuquerque Journal nationally accepted standards for doing forensic drug testing should take four to eight weeks, depending on the case.