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  • STORM WARNING: Winter's icy grip struggles to hang on even as Spring approaches

    The National Weather Service issued the following advisory Friday morning:

    WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM MDT SATURDAY...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM MDT SATURDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 3 TO 6 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET AND 6 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET.

  • Land commissioner files to run for PRC

    SANTA FE — Land Commissioner Pat Lyons was among a crowded field of candidates to file Tuesday for seats on New Mexico’s utility regulatory agency.

    Lyons, who can’t run again because of term limits, is seeking the GOP nomination for the District 2 position on the Public Regulation Commission. The district covers much of eastern and southeastern New Mexico. Also running for the GOP nomination is Robert Corn, a retired magistrate and former state legislator from Roswell.

  • Labor pool study begins

    The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation is undertaking a labor supply study for the Los Alamos area. The overall effort will focus on continuing diversification and marketing for Los Alamos County since labor supply issues are so closely aligned with attracting new and emerging industry into the county.

  • “Silent slaves”

    Fire investigator Ed Hunter advises homeowners not to wait until their water heater starts blowing fire out the bottom and begins to eat away at the floor before checking it.

    Hunter’s advice comes on the heels of a home fire in the La Mesa Trailer Park earlier this month. His investigation concludes that the cause was a corroded water heater.

    The homeowner spotted the fire and firefighters from the golf course fire station knocked it down quickly, containing it to the area of origin and preserving the home, Hunter said.

  • Board presses plutonium safety issue

    An independent federal safety board that monitors nuclear facilities has concerns that the Department of Energy is no longer interpreting a key safety standard as they have agreed to do in the past.

    The issue is related to a safety analysis, known as “the safe harbor methodology” and its application at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Plutonium Facility.

  • 03-19-10 Update

    Membership social Saturday

      The Los Alamos Opera Guild Board of the Santa Fe Opera will host the LAOG Annual Membership Social from 2-5 p.m. at the Caspersons’ house, located at 135 La Senda.  

    Clean water project fundraiser

      A fundraiser to benefit the Waterlines’ Clean Water Project for Bajo Casicon, Panama, will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at Brownell’s Hallmark.

    A stange sort of love triangle

  • Winter weather may put a damper on first day of Spring

    The National Weather Service issued the following advisory Thursday morning:

    SPRING LIKE CONDITIONS ACROSS NEW MEXICO WILL COME TO AN ABRUPT END ON FRIDAY AS AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT MOVE ACROSS THE REGION. HIGH TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS ARE LIKELY TO BE REACHED DURING FRIDAY MORNING BEFORE FALLING SHARPLY DURING FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE COLD AIRMASS WILL IMPACT ALL OF THE STATE BY FRIDAY NIGHT.

  • No need to replace bridge

    At Councilor Michael Wheeler’s request, Public Works Director Kyle Zimmerman researched several design concepts for the pedestrian bridges on Diamond Drive. He presented his findings to the council and asked for approval to submit a pedestrian replacement project with the next set of Phase 1 Capital Improvement Projects.

    Zimmerman’s examples included designs that complied with the American Disability Act requirements and ranged in price from $2.5-3 million, depending on whether they used a ramp or an elevator and the complexity of the design.  

  • Council ends project with Elemetric

    With a 6-0 vote Tuesday night, the county council passed Ordinance No. 552, which terminated the Economic Development Project for Elemetric Instruments, LLC.

    In 2003, Elemetric received a loan of $73,027.25 from Los Alamos County under the condition that they maintain a physical presence in the county to create local jobs.

    County Administrator Anthony Mortillaro and County Attorney Mary McInerny said the company is in violation of the terms of the Project Participation Agreement, because they moved to a subsidized community in Santa Fe.

  • 03-18-10 Update

    A strange love triangle

      Los Alamos Little Theater presents the romantic comedy “Sylvia” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. This show contains adult language. Tickets cost $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors and are available at CB Fox and at the door. For more information, call 662-5493.

    St. Patty’s

     Day dance