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  • On the Docket 10-19-11

    Oct. 14

    Laura Gluvna, 22, of Santa Fe pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to the charge of one count of contempt of court and two counts of failure to appear. Judge Alan Kirk sentenced Gluvna to pay $340 in fines and fees.

    Jose Rosales, 26, of Santa Fe pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to the charge of one count of failure to pay and two counts of failure to appear. Judge Alan Kirk sentenced Rosales to pay $292 in fines and fees.

    Oct. 18

  • Seen at the Scene: Piffaro

    This was the scene at the after party at Central Avenue Grill Sunday night following a concert by the seven multi-instrumentalists who comprise “Piffaro.”

  • Update 10-19-11

    Council meeting

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the council chambers.

    CIP meeting

     The Capital Improvement Project Committee will meet at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the council chambers.

    Benefit dinner

    Leadership Los Alamos (LLA) is hosting the Kids Ski Pajarito Benefit Dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Pajarito Mountain Lodge.

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at 170 Central Park Square.

    ESB meeting

    The Environmental Sustainability Board will meet at 7 a.m. Thursday at the Eco Station.

  • Beverly Agnew dies at age 91

    Beverly Agnew, the wife of the laboratory’s third director, Harold Agnew, died Oct. 11 in Solana Beach, Calif., where the Agnew’s have lived for more than 30 years.

    Beverly Agnew was a Manhattan Project Lab employee who worked in the office of LANL’s first director, J. Robert Oppenheimer. She also served as Robert Bacher’s secretary in the Physics Division and in the former Gadget Division. Harold Agnew, now age 90, was LANL director from 1970 to 1979.

  • Session addresses CDD priorities

    The Los Alamos Community Development Department (CDD) staff briefed county council on proposed Development Code changes at Tuesday’s work session.

    Steve Laurent, planner I, presented a more fully developed proposal for a Planned Development (or mixed use) zoning code, based upon council’s direction during a Sept. 20 work session.  

    Staff was asked to develop a plan that requires sufficient detail from the developer upfront so that council could make a well-informed decision on rezoning requests, yet not so detailed that costs would discourage proposed development.

  • Violence erupts as 2-day strike shuts down Greece

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Demonstrators on Wednesday threw stones and gasoline bombs at police outside parliament during a two-day general strike that unions described as the largest in years.

    The protest, which has grounded flights, disrupted public transport and shut down shops to schools in Greece, comes ahead of a parliamentary vote on a fresh package of tax increases and spending cuts required by international creditors in return for crucial bailout cash. Without the money from its partners that use the euro and the International Monetary Fund, Greece has said it will run out of money within a month.

  • GOP contenders turn fire on each other

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican presidential candidates tore into each other as never before in their latest debate, mindful that voting starts within 11 weeks and many GOP voters remain up for grabs.

    Mitt Romney emerged from the two-hour forum Tuesday night still the person to beat, but he was considerably scratched up on the issues of illegal immigration, health care and jobs.

    The feisty faceoff in Las Vegas marked the first time the contenders treated Herman Cain as a serious threat, and they aggressively ripped his 9-9-9 tax plan, perhaps inflicting grave wounds.

  • Update 10-18-11

    Council meeting

    The County Council will hold a work session at 7 tonight at Fire Station No. 3 in White Rock.

    Training and tour

    The Department of Energy and the Los Alamos National Security, LLC, are holding Electronic Public Reading Room training and a tour of the Hard copy Public Reading Room at 5-6 tonight.

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at 170 Central Park Square.

    ESB meeting

    The Environmental Sustainability Board will meet at 7 a.m. Thursday at the Eco Station.

  • LACA Concert

    LANL Director Charlie McMillan, second from left, and his wife Janet McMillan, right, with Los Alamos Concert Association Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin, left, at an after party at Central Avenue Grill Sunday evening following a concert by the seven multi-instrumentalists who comprise “Piffaro.” They are dubbed the pied pipers of early music and the nation’s finest Renaissance wind band. The concert included works by several composers, some anonymous, active in the 16th and 17th centuries in Portugal, Spain and the New World. LACA’s next concert will feature pianist Haochen Zhang at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan 22.

  • Update 10-18-11

    Council meeting

    The County Council will hold a work session at 7 tonight at Fire Station No. 3 in White Rock.

    Training and tour

    The Department of Energy and the Los Alamos National Security, LLC, are holding Electronic Public Reading Room training and a tour of the Hard copy Public Reading Room at 5-6 tonight.

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at 170 Central Park Square.

    ESB meeting

    The Environmental Sustainability Board will meet at 7 a.m. Thursday at the Eco Station.