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  • Washington honors local problem solver

    A few months ago, fire protection issues stuck out as persistent sore point at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    This month, an emergency program manager at Los Alamos was recognized as a co-winner of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Federal Safety Professional of the Year award for 2009, partly for his work in improving fire protection capabilities at the lab.

  • You can't go home again

    County Council voted Thursday evening to approve a site selection committee’s top choice of where to build the new Municipal Building.

    In a 5-2 vote, council selected the Los Alamos Apartments property located east of the Bradbury Science Museum, downtown along Central Avenue.

    The committee, chaired by local builder Stan Primak, was praised repeatedly Thursday evening by councilors, county staff and community leaders for its work in evaluating 25 possible sites.

  • Journey to a wild and wacky place with the 'Toppers

  • Weather Update: Winter Storm Warning in effect through Friday morning

    The National Weather Service issued the following advisory Thursday morning:

    WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST FRIDAY...

    A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST FRIDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... LOOK FOR 4 TO 8 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET AND 8 TO 16 INCHES WITH LOCALLY UP TO 24 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET.

    * TIMING... SNOWFALL WILL REMAIN HEAVY AT TIMES TODAY INTO TONIGHT BEFORE DIMINISHING LATE TONIGHT OR FRIDAY MORNING.

  • Don't miss this week's Police Beat

    Check out the latest in this week's Police Beat here.

  • New jobless claims decline, but miss expectations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of newly laid-off workers claiming unemployment benefits fell less than expected last week, fresh evidence the job market remains a weak spot in the economic recovery.

    The Labor Department said Thursday that first-time jobless claims dropped by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 470,000. Analysts had expected a steeper drop to 450,000, according to Thomson Reuters.

  • NEWS ALERT Council shuns state tax raid -- Legislature urged not to alter gross receipts tax statutes
  • 01-28-10 Update

    Rib dinner tonight

      Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps will host a rib night from 5-8 p.m. tonight at the Posse Lodge. The menu includes pork ribs, corn on the cob, potato salad, baked beans, dessert and a drink. The fee is $10 and proceeds will benefit the NJROTC’s activities.

    Guitars and Gateaux

      Los Alamos Arts Council’s Guitars and Gateaux series will present The Albuquerque Honors Guitar Quartet at 7 p.m. tonight at Fuller Lodge. Music begins at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for council members and $15 for non-members.

  • Department of Health releases H1N1 stats

    SANTA FE — A recent analysis of death and hospitalization data due to H1N1 in New Mexico found that children younger than age 5 have the highest rate of hospitalizations, and people age 50 to 64 have the highest death rate.

    The New Mexico Department of Health’s Epidemiology and Response Division analyzed data collected since April 2009.

  • Ballots due Tuesday

    The ballots for the all mail special election for the Los Alamos Public Schools and UNM-LA bond issues must be returned to the Clerk’s Office before 7 p.m. Feb. 2, and that date is almost here.

    As of mid-day Wednesday, 4,275 ballots had been returned to the County Clerk’s Office, according to Chief Deputy Clerk Sheryl Nichols.

    For reference purposes, she said 6,626 total votes were cast in the 2009 special school bond election.