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  • Ordinance 555 rejected

    A motion backed by the voice of more than 2,000 petitioners died in a 5-1 vote of the county council at Tuesday’s meeting. County Councilor Vincent Chiravalle was the lone vote in favor of the motion and Councilor Nona Bowman was absent.

  • News alert: Beware of driver's license scam

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  • More wicked winds set to blow through later today

    The National Weather Service has issued the following advisory for Tuesday:

    WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

    THE WIND ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

    * LOCATION... THIS INCLUDES CENTRAL AND MUCH OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO.

    * WINDS... SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS FROM 50 TO 55 MPH.

  • 05-11-10 Update

    Police Beat

      Girls spraying graffiti on Aspen Elementary School, boys charged with possession of marijuana and a 12-year-old victim of harassing telephone calls top this week’s Police Beat. Read the full report on Page 2.

    Ice cream social

      The Los Alamos Historical Society will hold its annual meeting and ice cream social at 7:30 p.m. today at Fuller Lodge.

    LAPS Board meeting

      The Los Alamos Public School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. today in the LAPS boardroom.

    Meet the chief

  • Board realizes investment boost

    ALBUQUERQUE – Investments by the New Mexico Education Retirement Board realized an impressive 40.4 percent return for the 12 months ended March 31, netting $2.34 billion for the fund that pays retirement benefits for retired teachers and education employees.

    The fund grew from $6.21 billion on March 31, 2009 to $8.55 billion on March 31, 2010, and ranked in the ninth percentile of the Public Funds over $1 billion universe, according to NEPC, the Fund’s advisor.

  • Saying goodbye

    Former scientists, engineers, and operators gathered at LANL’s TA-21 on Monday morning for a commemoration at the former Tritium Systems and Test Assembly facility, or TSTA.

    At the conclusion, an excavator began tearing away walls of the historic facility — one of 21 lab buildings and structures set for demolition with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

    Among the speakers was Jim Anderson, a Lab Fellow and former group leader of the team that performed early research on nuclear fusion.

  • County remembers the fire

    Los Alamos County’s simple, heartfelt remembrance of the day the Cerro Grande Fire entered Los Alamos 10 years ago hit just the right note with community members. The anniversary tribute held Monday around the “Touch the Sky” statue at Ashley Pond Park was fitting, having been dedicated to the community one year after the fire to symbolize hope in the town’s future.

  • UNM-LA learns a lesson

    Whenever a mistake or a miscalculation occurs, there is always an opportunity to learn from it. The University of New Mexico- Los Alamos Advisory Board is determined to pay attention to the lessons gained from this year’s failed mil levy election.

    During its regular meeting Monday night, the board agreed to take initial steps to pursue another mil levy question. Only this time, the board is determined to do it right.

    Board member Nelson Hoffman encouraged the board to go after another mil levy.

  • News Alert: NMDOT teams up for bike safety

    SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has partnered with the Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico (BCNM) to increase the number of bicycle safety trainers throughout New Mexico.

    NMDOT and BCNM recently entered into a two-year, $64,000 agreement to have BCNM provide League of American Bicyclists‚ (LAB) safety trainings across the state.

  • News Alert: Federal election voter guides to be printed in native languages

    WASHINGTON — Citizens who speak Cherokee, Dakota, Navajo and Yup'ik, the most commonly spoken Native American and Alaska Native languages in the U.S., will now have access to federal election voter guides in their native languages.

    The U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s Language Assistance Program translated the guides to improve voting accessibility for Americans who speak these languages and have limited English proficiency.