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  • No need to replace bridge

    At Councilor Michael Wheeler’s request, Public Works Director Kyle Zimmerman researched several design concepts for the pedestrian bridges on Diamond Drive. He presented his findings to the council and asked for approval to submit a pedestrian replacement project with the next set of Phase 1 Capital Improvement Projects.

    Zimmerman’s examples included designs that complied with the American Disability Act requirements and ranged in price from $2.5-3 million, depending on whether they used a ramp or an elevator and the complexity of the design.  

  • Council ends project with Elemetric

    With a 6-0 vote Tuesday night, the county council passed Ordinance No. 552, which terminated the Economic Development Project for Elemetric Instruments, LLC.

    In 2003, Elemetric received a loan of $73,027.25 from Los Alamos County under the condition that they maintain a physical presence in the county to create local jobs.

    County Administrator Anthony Mortillaro and County Attorney Mary McInerny said the company is in violation of the terms of the Project Participation Agreement, because they moved to a subsidized community in Santa Fe.

  • 03-18-10 Update

    A strange love triangle

      Los Alamos Little Theater presents the romantic comedy “Sylvia” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. This show contains adult language. Tickets cost $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors and are available at CB Fox and at the door. For more information, call 662-5493.

    St. Patty’s

     Day dance

  • News Alert: Los Alamos Workforce Study Underway

    The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation is undertaking a labor supply study for the Los Alamos area. The overall effort will focus on continuing diversification and marketing for Los Alamos County since labor supply issues are so closely aligned with attracting new and emerging industry into the county.

  • Spaceport clears legislative hurdle

    ALBUQUERQUE — Amid a remote stretch of desert landscape, New Mexico’s springboard to space is evolving into final form.

    Construction activity is going at full throttle at the Sierra County location of New Mexico’s spaceport, which is billed as the world’s first site built strictly to launch commercial space vehicles. Officials hope to begin testing spacecraft prototypes next year.

    First, they’ll need an operating base.

    On that front, all systems are go.

  • Richard files for Dist. 43

    SANTA FE — With voter signatures from every precinct in House District 43, Stephanie Richard filed for state representative today, promising new energy and new leadership for New Mexico’s families.

  • Delegates pick their favorites

    POJOAQUE PUEBLO — Two candidates walked away with solid support Saturday at the Democratic Pre-primary Nominating Convention at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino. While unopposed gubernatorial candidate Diane Denish’s win was no surprise, Brian Colon’s 34.3 percent lead in the five-way race for lieutenant governor was significant.

  • News Alert: Candidates pack county council race

  • Los Alamos wants in on Google test

    Who has not wished that the Internet was 100 times faster?

    If Laura Gonzales, the IT manager for Los Alamos County, convinces Google that Los Alamos residents can push the limits of technology, that wish may be realized.

    Google is looking for communities to test ultra high-speed Internet, operating at one gigabit per second.

    At its meeting Tuesday in White Rock, the county council unanimously approved Gonzales’s plan to submit an application for the Google Fiber Initiative by the March 26 deadline.

  • Democrat Sheehey files for Dist. 43

    Los Alamos National Laboratory Scientist Peter T. (Pete) Sheehey is a Democrat running for New Mexico House District 43 Representative and not a Republican as stated incorrectly in Tuesday’s Monitor.

    Sheehey filed Tuesday at the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office to place his name on the June 1 Democratic primary election ballot.