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  • New administrator takes county helm Monday

    Harry Burgess has been busy the last month: wrapping up his duties as City Administrator for Carlsbad, preparing for his move to Los Alamos and prepping for his new position as Los Alamos County Administrator.

    In addition to all that, Burgess had to undergo emergency gall bladder surgery shortly after being hired Oct. 4, and following his doctor’s orders to avoid lifting has hindered packing.

    Burgess has been doing his best to be in a position to hit the ground running on Monday. He has spent considerable time e-mailing and consulting with staff by phone, including teleconferencing in on staff meetings.

  • County seeks wildfire grant to recoup expenses

    The funding process for a fire mitigation grant is underway to assist Los Alamos County in offsetting expenses incurred during last summer’s Las Conchas Fire.

    “The majority of the fire was on forest service land and adding up the losses for Los Alamos County, Sandoval County and a piece of Rio Arriba County did not reach the threshold for a Presidential Disaster Grant under the Stafford Act,” Emergency Management Coordinator Philmont Taylor said. “However, we do meet the requirements for the FMAG grant (Fire Management Assistance Grant.)”

  • News for retirees 11-5-11

    Nov. 6-12

    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

     

    Betty Ehart

     

  • Animal shelter 11-5-11

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes. 

    Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, www.lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.

  • Learn about climate change at PEEC Wednesday

    Dr. Eric Blinman, director of the Office of Archaeological Studies in Santa Fe, will give the second in a series of talks about climate change at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

  • Help the needy with a shoebox gift

    Christmas is arriving early in Los Alamos, as White Rock Baptist Church prepares to serve as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child. Soon, with the help of local volunteers, the site will be brimming with festively wrapped shoeboxes full of gifts.

  • Team places in preliminary tryout match
  • Christmas trees brighten up BESC

    For most people, the holiday season officially begins on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, but for Los Alamos residents, the holiday season starts a bit earlier during the second week of November. 

    The Festival of Chocolate, on Nov. 12, will kick off the Festival of Trees, an event that has become popular with locals. This year will mark the 8th Annual Festival of Trees, a time during which the public can bid on fully-decorated trees during a silent auction at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. 

  • Festival is a chocolate lover's paradise

    There are very few times in life when you can be bad for a good cause. The 2011 Festival of Chocolate is one of those times.

    On Nov. 12, local and regional chefs, bakers and chocolatiers will tickle your taste buds with an array of edibles to kickoff the holiday season.

  • LA cross country teams win state title

    The Los Alamos boys and girls cross country team easily won the Class 4A state championship Saturday morning. More details to come on lamonitor.com and Sunday's Los Alamos Monitor.