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  • State Briefs 10-13-11

    ‘Occupy’ protests planned in Taos, Santa Fe

    TAOS — Activists are planning “Occupy Taos” and “Occupy Santa Fe” protests adding to a number of related rallies around New Mexico.
    The protesters have planned a Friday rally at Taos Plaza to target U.S. Bank and a Saturday protest at the Statehouse in Santa Fe.
    The rallies come after New Mexico activists have sparked similar protests in Las Cruces and Albuquerque.
    Authorities this week broke up a makeshift overnight campsite at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and gave students a limited permit to continue their protest. Las Cruces activists scheduled Thursday a walkout at New Mexico State University and promised future protests in the area.

  • Governor spent $177K on license program

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration says it has spent $177,000 on the program to review foreign nationals’ driver’s licenses before a judge halted it last month.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the New Mexico governor is continuing to sift through returned letters that had been sent to license holders, looking for evidence of fraud.
    The department’s Motor Vehicle Division in July sent out letters to 10,000 randomly selected foreign nationals — including illegal immigrants — with New Mexico driver’s licenses, ordering them to make appointments and show up with documents proving their residency or face license cancellation.

  • Finishing Touches

    Workers put the finishing touches on a median on the corner of Trinity and Diamond Drive Saturday.

  • Update 10-13-11

    Council meeting

    The County Council will hold a work session at 7 p.m., Oct. 18 at Fire Station No. 3 in White Rock.

    CIP meeting

    A Phase I study public meeting for the Teen Center will be at 5:30 p.m. today at council chambers.

    PEEC talk

    Nate McDowell of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Climate Research Lab, will give a talk on the “Effects of Climate on Plants,” at 7 tonight at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St. The talk is free.

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at 170 Central Park Square.

    Senior talk

  • A snowy backdrop

    The Jemez Mountains are dusted with snow from a recent storm

  • Council approves rezoning request

    During a special session Tuesday night, County Council unanimously approved a request to rezone a parcel of land owned by Nida Russ from R-3-H (multiple-family residential, high-density) to R-3-H-40 (multiple-family residential, very high-density). The hearing had been rescheduled from an earlier date.  

    There are two significant differences between the zones. R-3-H-40 allows for up to 43.6 apartments or condominiums per acres and heights of up to 50 feet. It also allows for rest homes or nursing homes, which the current zoning designation prohibits. R-3-H zoning allows a maximum of 21.8 dwelling units per acre and has a 35-foot height limit.

  • NCRTD to vote on Mortillaro's agreement

    The North Central Regional Transit District will vote Friday on a contract for its new executive director Anthony J. Mortillaro.

    The meeting will be at 9 a.m. at the New Mexico Municipal League in Santa Fe.

    On Sept. 2, the board approved the appointment of Mortillaro, the former Los Alamos County administrator, to be its new executive director. Mortillaro had served as the interim executive director since May, when Josette Lucero announced her retirement.

    At the September meeting, the board authorized chair Rosemary Romero, Robert Seeds, Los Alamos County Councilor Mike Wismer and Tim Vigil to negotiate a contract with Mortillaro.

  • CMRR Record of Decision issued

    The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) decided this afternoon to push ahead with the Nuclear Facility portion of the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement project (CMRR-NF).

    The NNSA issued an amended Record of Decision (ROD) after consulting with members of Congress  and other top officials in Washington.

    Following a supplemental environmental impact analysis and public input process, NNSA has selected the Modified CMRR-NF Alternative described in the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to proceed forward with the design and construction of the nuclear facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • 8 killed in Southern California salon shooting--video extra

    SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Every hair-dressing station was full at Salon Meritage and business was booming when a gunman burst through the door and began shooting, sending terrified customers diving for cover in the upscale salon tucked just blocks from the beach in this quaint seaside town. The shooter then stepped outside, shot a man sitting in a truck in the parking lot and sped off.

    By the time it was all over Wednesday, eight people were dead and another in critical condition in one of the deadliest shooting rampages in Orange County and the most violent crime in memory in Seal Beach, a town so calm the police spokesman couldn't even recall when the last homicide occurred when asked.

  • Sullivan Field Ribbon Cutting

    Before Friday night’s home football game, students and faculty cut the ribbon at Sullivan Field. The Toppers went on to beat Bernalillo.