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  • In search of common ground

    The outcome was still fluid, but the petitioners and the Charter Review Committee began talking to each other on another level Monday.

    For one thing, they began exploring on what terms citizens might participate in the approval process for major expenditures, a role they can be currently denied when the projects are paid for by gross receipts taxes.

  • News Alert: The Art Center at Fuller Lodge to have new management

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

    Ken Nebel and Jim O'Donnell purchased Village Arts several months ago and will take over management of the Art Center July 1.

    Read the full story in Wednesday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • ALERT: Schools and lab on delay

    Due to inclement weather, the lab will open at 10 a.m. Monday morning. An announcement asks that employees not report for work before that time.

    Los Alamos Public Schools issued the following schedule changes for Monday morning:

       * Before school activities and morning 3/4 year-old classes are canceled.

       * PM 3/4 year-old classes will run as normal.

       * All buses will report to their assigned bus stops 2 hrs late.

       * Elementary & LAMS classes will start 2 hours late.

  • Social Security set to begin cashing in Uncle Sam's IOUs

    PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The retirement nest egg of an entire generation is stashed away in this small town along the Ohio River: $2.5 trillion in IOUs from the federal government, payable to the Social Security Administration.

    It's time to start cashing them in.

    For more than two decades, Social Security collected more money in payroll taxes than it paid out in benefits — billions more each year.

  • A call for collaborative governing

    Council candidate Debbie Gill describes the local community as facing challenges on multiple levels.

  • "Knockout" film crews working in and around Los Alamos through Thursday

    Filming activities for “Knockout” will occur in or around Los Alamos through Thursday with minimal traffic impacts expected.

    Locations are listed in order of scheduled occurrence:

    Monday through Tuesday

    Location – Based camp at West Road between the Ice rink and Camp May Road. Filming at State Road 4 near American Springs Road/Dome Road. West Road open to traffic. Intermittent traffic control at SR 4.

    Wednesday through Thursday

  • News Alert: Winter storm predicted to continue at least another day

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  • WEATHER ALERT: Strong storm system targets Los Alamos area Sunday

    The National Weather Service issued the following watch advisory early Saturday morning:

    A WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

  • Robert Gibson will not seek re-election

    In a written statement, County Councilor Robert Gibson announces he will not seek reelection.

    “I ran for council this term to promote my dream that Los Alamos contribute as much to the world in the 21st century as it did in the 20th while remaining a great place to live. I had hoped to see us develop a strong, challenging community vision along those lines.

  • Council goes for high-speed Google

    At a meeting in White Rock Tuesday, county council will consider applying to participate in the Google Fiber Initiative, an experimental “open access” network that will offer fiber-to-home connections. The Google service proposes to operate at gigabit per second speeds, 100 times faster than current home service. County staff believes Los Alamos is especially suited for the test, because of its high educational levels, affluence and advanced scientific and technological interests, among other factors.