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  • 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.

  • Finalists for LAHS principal talk education

    Finalists Sandy Warnock and Claudia Krause-Johnson faced a crowd of some 30 people gathered in the Speech Theater Thursday evening to assess which would best lead Los Alamos High School.

    Los Alamos Public Schools teachers and administrators comprised roughly 50 percent of the audience. Parents, school board members and community leaders  made up the rest.

    Each finalist answered a set of questions related to education, leadership style and why they're seeking the job.

    Read more details in today's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • News Alert: Fire burns 50 acres at Ohkay Owingeh Reservation

  • 04-09-10 Update

    Get your waffle fix

      The Los Alamos High School baseball team is having a waffle breakfast from 7:30-10 a.m. Saturday at the Masonic Lodge, located at 15th Street and Canyon Road, to help raise funds for uniforms, equipment and travel. The full breakfast of homemade waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, coffee, tea and juice will cost $6 per person.

    P.E.O. meeting

  • Electric outage planned for Saturday

    A planned power outage will affect residential utilities customers south of Trinity Drive in the Oppenheimer/Loma Vista neighborhood from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, according to officials at the Los Alamos Dept. of Public Utilities.

    Five commercial customers in the area will be affected by the planned power outage from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday and have been notified individually.

  • GOP fields bevy of challengers in bid to gain control of NM House

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Republicans have fielded more challengers against Democratic incumbents in state House races than they have in a decade.

    Democratic incumbents face GOP candidates in 25 legislative races this year.

    Democrats have maintained a majority in the House for nearly 60 years.

    This year is a critical election for both parties because of redistricting.

  • State could face more budget woes

    SANTA FE — There are troublesome clouds looming on New Mexico’s financial horizon and if the problems continue to grow it could mean another round of budget cuts.

    Revenue collections for the current budget year are running $76 million below what had been anticipated, according to the Legislative Finance Committee.

    That spells potential trouble for public schools, colleges, courts and state agencies, although it could be July or August before it’s clear whether weak revenues force more budget reductions.

  • CRC doubles up

    The Charter Review Committee (CRC) will hold two meetings next week. The first meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday in council chambers, in order to review the recommendations of its first Issues Analysis Subcommittee working on “Poor Communications, Transparency and Engagement” solutions. The subcommittee will present its list of possible solutions to the full CRC for discussion and feedback.

  • Verdict on new principal draws closer

    Finalists for principal of Los Alamos High School faced a crowd of some 30 people gathered in the Speech Theater Thursday evening to assess which would best lead the school.

    Local teachers and administrators comprised roughly 50 percent of the audience attending the “meet the finalists forum.”

    Parents, school board members and community leaders  made up the remainder of the group listening to Sandy Warnock and Claudia Krause-Johnson speak.