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  • Breaking News: H1N1 claims five more New Mexico victims

  • Higher tax bills coming to a mailbox near you

    Increased property tax bills will be mailed out Monday to local residents and Los Alamos County Assessor JoAnn Johnson and Chief Deputy Assessor Joaquin Valdez sat down to discuss the situation during a meeting in their office Tuesday.

    “Property owners will see an increase on their 2009 tax bills compared to their 2008 tax bills. The property taxes are based on the 2009 assessed value, which are based on 2008 market levels and notices of those values were mailed out to residents back in April,” Valdez said.

  • Candidate arraigned on battery charges

    Manuel “Manny” Baca was arraigned this morning in Los Alamos Magistrate Court on charges related to an incident involving Baca’s 21-year-old son that occurred at their  home at 138 Aragon Oct. 4.  

    Baca, 45, was arrested and charged with two counts including aggravated assault on a family member with a deadly weapon and battery on a household member.

  • Entrepreneurs get a lesson in start-up 101

    Can technical innovation chase away the recession blues?

    In a high tech, scientific community like Los Alamos, it’s a local question with global implications.

    Technology Ventures Corporation had some of the answers this week at a motivational lunch that also supplied a jolt of practical information.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Chance of earthquake threatens plutonium stores

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  • Breaking News: Los Alamos County Council appoints Y. Ellen Hong to probate judge post

    Los Alamos County Council this evening appointed Y. Ellen Hong to serve as probate judge. Read details in Wednesday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Municipal Building site in council’s court

    They persevered four long months, met 10 times together and even more with the community, held three straw polls on 25 potential sites and now the Site Selection Committee’s work is done.

    Tuesday evening the committee turned over to county council its

    300-page report – and with it the final decision of where to locate the Municipal Building.

    The report contains two site recommendations, both of which are in the center of downtown Los Alamos.

  • Homegrown goodness

    You can find Cindy Talamantes hanging out in the same location every Thursday but after this week, she’ll be hard to find for a while. Talamantes is the manager of the local Farmer’s Market.

    While her primary duty is managing some 40 plus vendors, Talamantes is also an artist in her own right, creating baskets for all occasions, which sometimes also make it to market.

  • Earthquake could threaten plutonium stores

    In an unusually blistering recommendation, an independent federal safety monitor for the nuclear weapons complex expressed concerns about potential consequences of an earthquake at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Continuing a theme that has reappeared regularly in the reports and correspondence of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, the board said it had identified a need to execute both immediate and long-term action that can reduce the risk posed by a seismic event at the Plutonium Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Judge vacancy nets three applicants

    The window of opportunity closed at 5 p.m. Friday to submit letters of interest to fill the probate judge vacancy in Los Alamos County.

    Three residents with varying degrees of experience applied to replace Janet Foster who resigned following her Sept. 27 appointment by county council to serve as county clerk.

    Foster fills the vacancy left by longtime County Clerk Mary Pat Kraemer who resigned Aug. 31 due to retirement pension issues.