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  • N.M. 502 study maps vision for Trinity Drive

    Things are starting to heat up along Trinity Drive and more activity is in the offing for the busiest stretch of road in Los Alamos.
    Should the county’s negotiations with North American Development Group prove successful on the Trinity Site project, then Trinity Drive will get even busier once construction actually begins.
    In order to craft a consistent vision for the roadway, a N.M. 502 Corridor Study is underway.

  • Update 11-14-10

    Joint meeting
    The Los Alamos County Council will host a joint meeting with the Pueblo de San Ildefonso at 6 p.m. Monday. Discussion items will include the pueblo’s enrollment into Los Alamos Public Schools, economic development in the pueblo and the county and the REDI middle-mile broadband network.

    LTAB meeting

  • 'A Geologic Tour of Death Valley'

    The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Christian Church, 92 East Road. The featured speaker will be Richard Stead. His talk is entitled, “A Geologic Tour of Death Valley.”
    Death Valley National Park is one of the highlights of the National Park system. The largest park outside Alaska, Death Valley is a place of extremes and is home to a wide variety of climates, ecological zones and for this tour, geology.

  • Election shows work for Obama to win back voters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Near the midpoint of his presidency, Barack Obama's diverse voter coalition reveals giant cracks and he faces major work repairing his standing among independents in states crucial to his re-election chances.

    Catholics. Older people. Women. Young adults. They shifted toward Republicans in this month's elections and failed to support Obama's Democratic Party as they did in 2008.

  • Big stock offerings next week could boost markets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the world of new stock offerings, everything about next week is big: The number of deals, the amount of money expected to be raised and the profiles of the companies going public — and now the world's most populous nation may be getting into the mix.

  • Insurgents attack NATO base in eastern Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Insurgents wearing suicide vests tried to storm a major NATO base in eastern Afghanistan but were repelled before they could enter on Saturday — the latest in a series of attacks on coalition targets that appear designed to show the Taliban remain strong despite U.S.-led offensives and an influx of troops.

    A bomb hidden in a motorbike also exploded on a busy street in the Imam Sahib district of the northern province of Kunduz, killing 10 people, including a police commander and three children, according to the Interior Ministry.

  • Gov-elect names Jim Hall to search committee

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov.-elect Susana Martinez has named a former state legislator to lead a search committee for top officials to run the General Services and Information Technology departments.

    Former Sen. Leonard Lee Rawson of Las Cruces is the committee chairman.

  • Director blossoms in artistic work

    Sometimes the simplest action can act as a seed; it takes root and blossoms into a whole new passion.
    That occurred to Valerie Silks, executive director of Dance Arts Los Alamos, when she took her children to dance classes at DALA.
    “At first, I was a ballet mom … just because my kids started taking classes there. I was impressed with the faculty and the quality of dance instruction,” she said.

  • Safety pushes CIP proposals

    Safety and environmental reasons motivated the Los Alamos County Recreation Division staff to seek funding for studies on improving and upgrading the Los Alamos Ice Rink.
    Three proposed capital improvement projects address the rink’s parking lot, bathrooms and locker rooms, as well as installing a lift station.  
    Los Alamos Hockey Association is proposing another potential upgrade to the outdoor rink, an arena cover.

  • Muni building issue takes another turn

    In yet another twist in what is fast becoming the most controversial issue in Los Alamos — the way forward for the municipal building — County Councilor Vincent Chiravalle plans to introduce an ordinance at Tuesday’s council meeting that calls for moving ahead with rebuilding the structure on its original site at Ashley Pond.