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  • GOP forum set for Thursday

    The Republican Party of Los Alamos will host a Republican candidates forum from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Duane Smith Auditorium. The forum is open to the public at no charge.

    Statewide candidates as well as candidates for the 3rd Congressional District have been invited to participate.

    Unopposed candidates will be the first to speak.  

    Panels will be set up for the other candidates:  

    • Land Commissioners;

    • U.S. 3rd District House;

    • Lt. Governor; and

    • Governor.

  • Lemon lot to be relocated

    For decades Los Alamos citizens have been selling and buying personal vehicles from the county-owned lot on Diamond Drive just north of Trinity, otherwise known as the “Lemon Lot.”

     With the beginning of phase IV work on Diamond Drive, the Lemon Lot will be moving to make room for the county’s contractor to stage equipment for the two-year road project. 

    The Lemon Lot will temporarily relocate to the recently abandoned County Annex Building site at 901 Trinity Drive. 

  • Pic of the day: Something wild and different

    Sunday afternoon a vendor set up shop in the lot on Diamond Drive across from the high school. He wasn't selling peppers or plants, but instead some rather unique statues that could be used as yard art.

    The various wildlife statues are made of aluminum, according to the vendor, who said the life-size grizzly was priced at $3,500. The trailer full of various wildlife depictions did attract quite a few passersby.

  • Candidate seeks to tackle challenges

    After sitting out the required two-year period following her eight-year run on Los Alamos County Council, Fran Berting is seeking to serve again.

    Berting is running on a platform of common sense, fiscal responsibility and vision.             

    “The challenges facing the county council now and for the next few years are irresistible,” she said. “Hence I am running for election again to address the challenges for another four years.”  

  • Creative District Resource Team to visit Los Alamos Tuesday

    The public is invited to a reception with light refreshments at the re-opened Fuller Lodge Art Center from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and to meet a resource team of state officials who are visiting the community.

    The visitors represent state departments including cultural affairs, historic preservation, tourism, economic development and the New Mexico MainStreet program.

  • Breaking News: Polish leader dies in jet crash

  • 04-11-10 Update

    P.E.O. chapter meeting

      The Chapter AK of P.E.O. International will hold a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the home of Linda Anderson. The meeting will open with special guest speaker Gary Storkin, who will talk about an alternative approach to allergy treatment.

    Get some BBQ, support Senior Night

      In support of Senior Appreciation Night, Kenny’s North Carolina Barbecue will donate 10 percent of its sales from 11 a.m.-

    6 p.m. Monday to the event. Kenny’s is located in the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel parking lot.

  • Directors address Nuclear Posture Review

    The directors of the three Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration laboratories, Michael Anastasio from Los Alamos National Laboratory, George Miller from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Tom Hunter from Sandia National Laboratories, issued the following statement Friday on the Nuclear Posture Review:

  • SF mayor to address council

    City of Santa Fe Mayor David Coss will be in town on Tuesday to give a presentation to county council.

    The weekly council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall. In addition to Coss’ presentation, a proclamation will be made at the beginning of the meeting, declaring May 1 as “Clean Up Los Alamos Day.”

    There are four items slated for the consent agenda:

    • Council Review Committee report and recommendations on FY11 B&C work plans;

  • Touched by fire

    Rebirth, regrowth and a community that pulled together was the focus of Los Alamos County Open Space Specialist Crag Martin’s talk on the devastation of the Cerro Grande Fire.  

    “Touched by Fire: Hands that Heal, Hands that Create,” is Mesa Public Library’s newest exhibit. An opening reception was held in the upstairs gallery of the library, Thursday, during which Martin gave his talk to a roomful of people. Martin’s presentation focused on the revitalization efforts made by Los Alamos County residents following the Cerro Grande Fire in 2000.