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  • County Briefs 07-19-12

    Portions of Central Avenue to close

    In order to complete the final stages of utility water line work and installation of curb, gutter, drive pads, ramps and sidewalks associated with the new Municipal Complex, the contractor will close westbound Central Avenue from 9th Street to the new construction site entrances near Knecht Street beginning today.
    Westbound traffic on Central will be detoured onto 9th Street — north to Iris, then west to 15th Street. The southbound lane of 9th Street will be intermittently closed between Iris and Central for curb, paving, utility adjustments and concrete work. Traffic delays should be minimal. Construction is expected to occur over the next two weeks.

    Shotgun competition scheduled

  • Update 07-19-12

    Court closed

    The Los Alamos Municipal Court will be closed Wednesday-Friday for staff to attend training.  Payments due during this period may be mailed to Los Alamos Municipal Court, 2500 Trinity Dr, Ste C, Los Alamos, N.M. 87544 or some payments may be paid online at citepayusa.com.  The court will re-open at 8 a.m., July 23.

    P & Z meeting

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. July 25 in council chambers.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. July 24 at White Rock Fire Station 3.

    Mud volleyball

  • Interns get hands-on experience

    Four New Mexico State University students have been getting some on the ground training through an internship program launched by the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) this year.

    “We thought we had a unique opportunity to expose students to four utilities - work some actual construction projects, see the contract administration and the customer service that’s involved in an engineering job,” said Deputy Utilities Manager James Alarid. “And we had some tasks that we needed some help with, so it filled a gap for us.”

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  • Raw Video: Fla. Man Shoots Would-be Robbers

    Authorities in central Florida say two men were trying to rob an Internet cafe when a 71-year-old patron began shooting his own gun, wounding the suspects.

  • Westbound Central Avenue to close Thursday

    In order to complete the final stages of utility water line work and installation of curb, gutter, drive pads, ramps and sidewalks associated with the new Municipal Complex, the contractor will close westbound Central Avenue from 9th Street to the new construction site entrances near Knecht Street beginning  at 6:30 a.m. Thursday.

  • Israel: Bus Blast in Bulgaria Caused by Bomb

    Israel's Foreign Minister says the deadly bus explosion in Bulgaria that has killed at least six people was caused by a bomb placed on the vehicle.

  • Senators introduce bill to fund water projects

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Some of New Mexico’s rural and tribal communities would get help in meeting their future water needs through legislation introduced by the state’s two U.S. senators.
    Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall are co-sponsoring a bill that would allow the Bureau of Reclamation to direct $80 million annually into high-priority rural water projects that have already been approved by Congress.
    The senators say these are funds that would otherwise be paid into the Reclamation Fund.
    Congress currently appropriates only a portion of the fund each year, leaving hundreds of millions of dollars unspent.
    Meanwhile, Bingaman and Udall say rural water projects that Congress has already approved lack funds for construction.

  • Church volunteers help Habitat

    Some 45 youth members from the Santa Fe Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participated in a service project for their annual Youth Conference.  They helped the Habitat for Humanity in Espanola organize the Restore, sort a semi truck trailer load of clothing for the thrift store, and clean up a yard.