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  • Residents warned about scam

    New Mexicans are being warned about a criminal enterprise that is using their residential addresses to create false documents and obtain drivers’ licenses for foreign nationals.

    The perpetrators are selecting random names and addresses of New Mexico residents from the phone book and using that information to file the “Official Mail Forwarding Change of Address Order Form” with the United States Postal Service.

  • Arrowsmith marks 20 years

    General Manager John Edward Arrowsmith of the Department of Public Utilities is celebrating two decades working for Los Alamos County.

    Arrowsmith was promoted to the department’s top spot after Robert Monday retired in 2008. He is responsible for electric, gas, water and wastewater operations, including electric generation and distribution, water production and distribution, gas distribution and wastewater collections and treatment in Los Alamos County.

    Council Chair Mike Wismer was on the county council when it appointed Arrowsmith.

  • Breaking News: Sandia National Laboratories taps new director

  • Economic Vitality Director reception on tap for this afternoon

    The public is invited to meet the county’s new Economic Vitality Director Scott Frederick during an open house from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge. According to the county's Web site, light refreshments will be served.

  • Health care bill could add $115 billion to government spending

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's new health care law could potentially add at least $115 billion more to government health care spending over the next 10 years, congressional budget referees said Tuesday.

    If Congress approves all the additional spending called for in the legislation, it would push the ten-year cost of the overhaul above $1 trillion — an unofficial limit the Obama administration set early on.

  • 05-12-10 Update

    Foxx book signing

      Terry Foxx will sign “Touched by Fire,” her most recent compilation of community stories about the Cerro Grande Fire, and her illustrated children’s book, “The Forest and the Fire,” from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at Otowi Station Bookstore.

    “The Spitfire Grill”

  • Candidates raise $285,000

    SANTA FE — Republican John Sanchez is bankrolling his campaign in a three-way primary election race for the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor, according to the latest fundraising reports.

    Sanchez, an Albuquerque roofing company owner, lent his campaign $75,000 during the past month, bringing to $348,800 the personal money he’s put into the race for lieutenant governor. He was the GOP gubernatorial nominee in 2002, but lost to Democrat Bill Richardson in the general election.

  • New Phase 1 CIP cycle to begin

    The county will open a new Phase 1 CIP cycle beginning May 24. Phase 1 applications can be submitted by any citizen or staff member at that time. The cycle will close Aug. 23. An informational meeting will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. May 19 in Council Chambers. Citizens or county staff with ideas for projects who might consider submitting a Phase 1 application are encouraged to attend. The committee will be available in this informal session to visit with them about their ideas and the application process. 

  • No changes to school calendar

    Gov. Bill Richardson signing a bill to delay school year and length changes put the brakes on developments of any new schedule for Los Alamos Public Schools, the board learned during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

    Superintendent Gene Schmidt explained to the Monitor after the meeting that the governor signed the bill, which lifts the requirement that districts move to a 180-day school year until the 2011-2012 school year.

    Schmidt added that there was not adequate time to work with the public on any proposed changes to the schedule.

  • 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.