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  • County Council gives nod for another go at Trinity Site redevelopment

    The Los Alamos County Council voted 7-0 to move forward with a new strategy to get redevelopment of the Trinity Site kick-started yet again. The site is comprised of 15.26 acres of prime real estate located between Trinity Drive and Los Alamos Canyon.

    Redevelopment of the Trinity Site has long been viewed as the potential impetus to spur further retail growth and redevelopment of other portions of the downtown area in Los Alamos.

  • 04-07-10 Update

    “Touched by fire”

      “Touched by Fire: Hands that Help, Hands that Create,” the newest exhibit at Mesa Public Library will have an opening reception from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs gallery.

    Social dance Friday

      Ballroom Etcetera will host a social dance at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Unitarian Church. Music will include Ballroom, Latin, Swing, and Country and Western. A $3 donation per person is requested; no partner is required.

    Dark Night Saturday

  • Celebration to recognize companies

    The New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program (NMSBA) helped 320 companies in 25 counties last year to solve technical challenges. Nine companies that participated in the program in 2009 will be honored for their outstanding achievements Thursday at the NMSBA’s Innovation Celebration.

    Journalists are invited to meet small business owners, scientists, and LANL and Sandia officials at the NMSBA program’s Innovation Celebration from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at The Bishop’s Lodge in Tesuque.

  • Talk on arms treaty

    With the announcement that President Obama and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev have agreed to sign a new nuclear arms reduction treaty, a timely talk entitled “A New START and Beyond” by arms control expert Linton Brooks has been scheduled by the Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security.  

    The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m Tuesday in the meeting room at the new Holiday Inn Express located on Hwy 502 at the entrance to Los Alamos.

  • A brighter tomorrow

    A pregnant  woman needed a cesarean section for her baby to be delivered. When she went to the hospital, money was requested for the operation; money the woman did not have. In conclusion, the woman was refused care.

    This is when Americhelp, a nonprofit, non-governmental agency, stepped in. American volunteers along with the organization’s founder, Harold Salomon of Los Alamos, offered the fee for the cesarean section. At this point, Salomon said the hospital became embarrassed and ended up doing the operation for free.

  • Wind Advisory: Remains in effect through much of Tuesday

    The National Weather Service issued the following advisory Tuesday morning:

    A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

    * LOCATION... THIS INCLUDES MUCH OF WESTERN NEW MEXICO... INCLUDING THE SANTA FE AND ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREAS.

    * WINDS... NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

    * TIMING... WIND SPEEDS WILL INCREASE AGAIN EARLY THIS MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON... BEFORE TAPERING OFF EARLY THIS EVENING.

  • Los Alamos County Council green lights Economic Vitality Strategic Plan

    Following some two hours of discussion and public comment, Los Alamos County Council approved 7-0 an Economic Vitality Strategic Plan Monday evening.

    The plan will set the town on a course toward affordable housing, retail expansion, beautification, laboratory collaboration and more.

    Read the full story in Tuesday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Meet the high school principal candidates

    The community is invited to submit questions and provide input on the final selection of a new principal for Los Alamos High School.

    Principal Claudia Krause-Johnson of Carlsbad’s Alta Vista Middle School and Interim LAHS Principal Sandy Warnock and are the finalists who rose to the top of a pool of eight applicants.

    A “meet the high school principal candidates” forum is set for 6 p.m. Thursday in the LAHS Speech Theater.

    Parents, staff and community members are invited to submit questions by noon Tuesday.

  • Contract awarded to small business

    Funding obtained under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to clear out a World War II-era landfill on LANL property has resulted in a $100 million contract awarded to TerranearPMC, LLC.

    The company is a small, disadvantaged business, as recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration, with one of its offices in Los Alamos.

    The work will include removal of about 50,000 cubic yards of rubble (enough to fill a football field to a depth of about 25 feet) and transporting it in Department of Transportation-certified metal bins.

  • Pollen wages war on allergy sufferers

    Itchy eyes, runny noses and uncontrollable sneezing fill the town this time of year.

    People experiencing these annoying symptoms are allergic to something that’s in the air at springtime. Tree pollen is the most common culprit. The allergy occurs when trees produce flowers and pollen, lasting for several weeks.

    Grass in the spring through summer followed by ragweed and other weed pollens in the fall give sufferers fits for months.