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  • BREAKING NEWS: Former governor KIng dies at 85

    Read the story in Friday's Monitor

  • Richardson orders furloughs to deal with budget

     Thousands of workers in state agencies in Gov. Bill Richardson’s administration will be required to take five unpaid furlough days to help New Mexico plug a more than $650 million budget gap this year.

    To cut costs, the Democratic governor also plans to eliminate at least 84 political appointive jobs and won’t fill 1,000 positions that are vacant because of a hiring freeze.

    Richardson siged deficit reduction measures that will save $470 million this year.

  • Former N.M. governor dies

    Former New Mexico Gov. Bruce King, a folksy cattle rancher who served more time as governor than anyone else and became an institution in state politics, died Friday. He was 85.

    Attorney General Gary King announced his father’s death.

    King was a Democrat who served three terms that spanned three decades. He was in office in 1971-74, 1979-82 and 1991-94.

    King was with family members at his ranch in Stanley when he died Friday morning. His death comes less than a year after the death of his wife of 61 years.

  • Udall sees new missions in lab’s future

    A political figure who risked alienating some of his constituents by warning that the age of nuclear weapons was in eclipse a few years ago sees opportunities where others fear cuts.

  • Trinity Site becomes a reality

    The collective sense of relief was nearly palpable as an effort that began in 1965 ended Thursday night with the unanimous approval of lease agreements and property conveyances involving the Trinity Site Revitalization and Airport Basin projects.

    “I believe this is a win-win for both parties and establishes what we both want to work for,” County Administrator Tony Mortillaro said.

  • Pest control technician faces felony charges involving local woman

    Longtime Los Alamos Terminix man, Charles Herrera, has been charged with criminal sexual penetration.

    The charge stems from an alleged incident that occurred inside the home of a local woman for whom he has provided pest control services for many years.

    Read the full story in Thursday's Los Alamos Monitor.

     

     

  • NEWS ALERT: Lab begins new project to stabilize Pueblo Canyon wetland.
  • Environmental work begins in Pueblo Canyon

     Los Alamos National Laboratory is beginning to repair a degraded channel in Pueblo Canyon on the northwest side of the White Rock interchange with NM 502. While the work will have some short term impacts, the laboratory expects the job of stabilizing the wetland in the area to have positive results for the long term.

    The work is part of the comprehensive cleanup project at the laboratory, which is governed by the Consent Order with the New Mexico Environment Department.

  • Breaking News: Governor signs executive order mandating spending cuts

    SANTA FE – Gov. Bill Richardson takes steps today towards balancing the state’s budget. He signed legislation, while vetoing what he termed “irresponsible budget cuts that would have cut critical health services, closed prisons and jeopardized protection for kids.”

    After taking final action on the special-session legislation, Richardson signed an Executive Order that sets five furlough days for state employees and further cuts state agency budgets by an average of 7 percent for the budget year.

  • First Born turns one

    The local First Born Program was created to help families increase their web of support for building strong relationships. A trained pool of professionals work with parents to provide an individualized education plan, materials and resources to increase knowledge on child development.

    Kristine Coblentz heralded this effort, which is for first-time families and their newborns. Coblentz championed the program since its Grant County roots blossomed into a four county core of educational centers.