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  • Senate divided over budget

    SANTA FE — A fight over spending and taxes is brewing in the Senate as lawmakers work on a $5.6 billion budget package passed by the House.

    Senators are split over how much to cut the budget passed by the House and whether to go along with $300 million in tax increases that the House approved to balance its blueprint for financing public education and government programs next year.

  • Council hedges on Municipal Building space

    A week after reaching a painstaking decision about where to build a new Municipal Building, county council grappled without success to get a grip on how big to make it.

    That decision has now been postponed until at least Feb. 25, when a follow-up meeting is scheduled expressly for that purpose.

    The discussion identified the main issues that will be revisited, while straggling from Tuesday night into the early hours of the morning Wednesday without resolution.

  • Keven Todd fills publisher post

    Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc., the parent company of the Los Alamos Monitor, has named Keven Todd as publisher of the newspaper. Todd has been serving as the paper’s interim publisher since mid-August of last year.

  • Rodgers announces run for council

    Geoff Rodgers held a seat on the Los Alamos County Council from 2000-2004 and he describes the current level of contention in the community as a major factor in his decision to seek a new term.

  • Job losses from Great Recession about to worsen

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Job losses during the Great Recession have been huge and they're about to get bigger.

    When the Labor Department releases the January unemployment report Friday, it will also update its estimate of jobs lost in the year that ended in March 2009. The number is expected to rise by roughly 800,000, raising the number of jobs shed during the recession to around 8 million.

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  • Domenici Jr. discusses Los Alamos

    Gubernatorial candidate Pete Domenici Jr. focused much of his attention on Los Alamos during a telephone interview from Albuquerque Wednesday morning.

    “The state of New Mexico is extremely fortunate to have Los Alamos National Laboratory as a major institution … it is a tremendous research and information source and provides a significant job base. The state should give the appearance and act appreciative of Los Alamos,” Domenici Jr. said.

  • Honor Society rummage sale

      Los Alamos High School National Honor Society, Natural Helpers and Key Club are hosting a rummage sale to raise money for earthquake relief aid in Haiti. The sale will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Donations can be dropped off at the high school main office Friday.  

      For more information, call Catherin Puranananda at cpuranananda@laschools.net. at ca.black@laschools.net.

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  • Meeting scheduled for Monday

    The Issues Identification Subcommittee of the Charter Review Committee (CRC) will hold the first of a series of “listening sessions” from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers, according to a county announcement.

    The subcommittee is seeking public comments about two recent petitions for changes to the County Charter that were considered by the Council on Jan. 3.

  • Mapping the economic development plan

    In a new economy precariously emerging from hard times, private and public partnerships are increasingly called upon to make up for dwindling credit and capital resources.

    Los Alamos County’s new economic vitality strategic plan replaces a framework put forward 17 years ago. The previous plan recognized challenges like affordable housing and quality of life issues that still exist today, but it came out of a different era.