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  • Local lifestyle suits Laurent

    Steve Laurent took a calculated risk leaving the big city in search of a simpler life in Los Alamos. He and wife Anne sought to calm their busy lives and place more focus on family.

    Anne accepted a job as the county’s Capital Projects and Facilities director in 2008. Laurent partnered with local attorney Michael Lane to form LA Mesa Law Firm, P.C. attorneys and counselors at 1475 Central Avenue, Suite 125 in the Community Bank Building.

  • A more comfortable place to read

    It’s high noon on a balmy summer afternoon in July 2008. You are browsing the shelves of Mesa Public Library in search of a good read.

    A search that should be a relaxing and calming experience is instead marked by grave discomfort as a result of the hot and humid conditions in the library.

    Many patrons of the Mesa Public Library had experienced these feelings of discomfort during hot days.

  • 11-8 The Update

    Daddy and Me Fridays

      Family Strengths Network’s Daddy and Me Fridays will feature a Thanksgiving Day craft during the program from 10:30 a.m.-noon Friday. Fathers are encouraged to take the day off from work or take an early lunch to spend some time with their toddler. Daddy and Me Fridays provides snacks. There is no cost to attend.

    Lunch with a leader

  • LAHS principal prepares to call it a career

    Los Alamos High School Principal Grace Brown announced her retirement during a gathering of high school staff Tuesday after school.

    “But don’t count me gone just yet, I will be working up to my last day,” Brown said.

  • House demolition along Trinity to begin soon

    Demolition of two houses along Trinity Drive will get underway in the next week. This is the first step in a bigger project the County hopes to undertake in future years to eventually improve the alignment of 35th Street with the Trinity and 36th Street intersections.

  • BREAKING NEWS: LANS pay packages have been outed

    Read more in Friday's Los Alamos Monitor

  • County property tax bills are in the mail

    Los Alamos County property tax bills went out to property owners last week, according to an announcement by the county.

    Property tax bills for 2009 were mailed to property owners last week. The first half installment is due Tuesday and becomes delinquent after Thursday, Dec. 10. Payment must either be made in person at the 311 Customer Care Center by 5 p.m. on Dec. 10 or postmarked by midnight that same day to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges.  

  • Hopes are high for Mortillaro

    Hearty good wishes laced with ardent expectations for Anthony J. Mortillaro to lead Los Alamos in the right direction were expressed at two public receptions welcoming the new county administrator.

    County staff, community leaders and members of the public turned out for the first reception Wednesday at the White Rock Fire Station and more attended Thursday’s event at Fuller Lodge.

  • 11-6 update

    Catch the dive-in movie

      The Los Alamos County Recreation Division Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center will screen, “The Haunting in Connecticut,” on Nov. 13 at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

      The doors open at 6:30 p.m. Only teenagers age 13 or older will be admitted. The movie begins at 7 p.m. on the 10-by-

    19-foot-tall poolside screen and in the classroom on the 37- inch flat screen TV. Popcorn and refreshments will be available for all. Bring an inflatable air mattress or rings.   

  • Flu Alert: Five more New Mexicans die from H1N1