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  • Budge quits White Rock master plan post

    The suggestion by two county councilors in a public meeting that members of the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee (WRMPIC) and, or county staff had pulled a “bait and switch” crossed the line for Chair Kent Budge. Budge has tendered his resignation.

  • 17 Idaho lab workers exposed to radiation

  • Y sponsors environmental clubs

    The Family YMCA received funding from two sources this fall in support of environmental clubs at the middle and high schools this year.
    A State Farm Insurance grant of $5,000 combined with $1,000 from the Thaw Charitable Trust based in Santa Fe will enable the Y to provide hands-on service for environmental learning in youth-driven activities.
    The Y is partnering with the school-based clubs to recruit community members and partners to assist with projects that club teachers do not have time to fully develop, and the Y will provide transportation to youth-identified projects during out-of-school time hours. Other supporting partners in the school-based clubs are the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Los Alamos Co-Op.

  • LASSCI seeking applications

    The Los Alamos - Sarov Sister Cities Initiative (LASSCI) is seeking applications from high school students interested in a life-changing, summer 2012 visit to its Sister City.
    Los Alamos and Sarov have been Sister Cities since the 1990s.
    Students from Los Alamos most recently went to Sarov in 2010, and high school students from Sarov were in Los Alamos in August 2011. These exchanges have been going on for a number of years.

  • Bring your pets inside


    Winter chills are creeping into New Mexico, and no one feels those more than animals who are left outside.  Dogs in particular are social creatures who enjoy companionship with their human pack. Citizens should assure animals are warm this season by keeping them indoors as much as possible. When it is not possible to keep companion animals inside, Animal Protection of New Mexico strongly encourages people to consider the following:
    It’s a common misconception that dogs and cats won’t get cold because of their fur.  If you are cold, your companion animal is cold. Most domestic animals are not well equipped for cold weather and can easily be susceptible to frost bite and hypothermia.

  • Update 11-08-11

    County Council

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 tonight in the council chambers.

    Trash collection

    There will be no residential or commercial trash or recycling collection on Friday due to the Veterans Day Holiday.  Those whose normal collection day is Friday should have trash and recycling out by 8 a.m. Wednesday Nov. 9. In addition, all County offices will be closed Friday.

    Fields closed

  • Muni Building utility construction

    Workers put in  utility lines for the new municipal building, under construction on Central Avenue near the Bradbury Science Museum. 15th Street will remain closed until the utility lines are in and road work is complete.

  • LA native part of (Un)occupy protest

    Barbara Grothus had joined the (Un) occupy Albuquerque protests, but she was not one of  those camping out at Yale Park on the University of New Mexico (UNM) campus. Then she heard some news at a general meeting that started the wheels turning in her mind.

    “When I found out they were going to kick us off our space, I decided to get arrested,” Grothus said.
    Grothus was one of 28 people sitting in peaceful resistance arrested at the park Oct. 25. The (Un) occupation had been going on since Oct. 1 when UNM President David Schmidly made the decision to close the park to protesters.

  • LAMC head hits ground running

    “Exciting” is how new CEO Feliciano Jiron describes his first week on the job at Los Alamos Medical Center.

    “We have a phenomenal organization,” Jiron said. “We definitely have the strength of our medical staff and all of our employees … I have been many places and I have never seen the open friendliness that I have experienced here at LAMC.”

    There is opportunity to grow as a medical community and to work with the physicians at the hospital to expand both services and outreach into the community, he said.

  • NM governor chooses Santa Fe consultant for PRC

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday picked Santa Fe consultant Doug Howe to fill the position left vacant by the resignation of embattled former Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr.

    Martinez described Howe as being well-versed in energy, environmental and regulatory issues.

    "Northern and Central New Mexicans deserve a commissioner who is competent, trustworthy and focused on the numerous issues in front of the PRC," the governor said in a statement. "... I am confident that he is the right pick to serve on the PRC and will approach his position thoughtfully and professionally."