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  • Deadline looms for letters of interest

    The deadline for letters of interest for the soon to be appointed “County Charter Review Committee” is quickly approaching. Letters of interest must be received by the county administrator no later than 5 p.m. on Nov. 10. Up to nine citizens will be selected at the next council meeting on Nov. 17. The charter has not been reviewed for many years, and the council is interested in hearing recommendations from citizens about what they think should be changed, updated or added to the charter.

  • VFW plans Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday

    On Wednesday at 11 a.m. the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will conduct a commemorative program to honor the Veterans of the United States. The program will be held at the VFW Building at 1793 Deacon Street and is open to the public.

    Other community groups will be represented and several speakers and an appropriate patriotic program will be presented.

  • New Mexicans plan observances

    At 11 a.m. Wednesday in Los Alamos, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will conduct a commemorative program to honor the Veterans of the United States. The program will be held at the VFW Building at 1793 Deacon St. and is open to the public. Other community groups will be represented and several speakers and an appropriate patriotic program will be presented.

  • Shining a light on the teen mind

    Deciphering what goes on in the teenage mind is sometimes harder to crack than Egyptian hieroglyphics.  Adults sometimes wonder what makes a teen tick and exactly what goes on in those heads. Luckily, a bit of insight was given at the Leadership Los Alamos session Friday.

    The class met in the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel to get a clearer understanding on youth. To get the scoop, LLA went straight to the source.

  • Native celebration

    The sound of drums and the jangle of bells and rattles could be heard at Fuller Lodge Monday. The smell of fry bread was in the air.

    An event featuring official posters and Native American dancers helped Los Alamos National Laboratory kick-off its celebration of Indian Heritage Month at Fuller Lodge.

    Two children’s dance groups performed — Ice Mountain Dance Group from Ohkay Owingeh and Walatowa, a youth dance group from Jemez Pueblo.

  • A winning move

    Friday marked the three-way win in a local business transaction. Former owners, new owners and many loyal customers throughout the community all gain something from the sale, which keeps Village Arts by Marilyn operating in town.

    Marilyn and Gary Warren officially sold their business to local businessman Jim O’Donnell and artist Ken Nebel. The men are keeping the Village Arts name and the framing portion of the business. They also plan to expand the art supply section, eliminate the gift items and add art classes.

  • Watchdogs assail LANS pay plans

    Nuclear watchdogs in New Mexico have seized on compensation data in federal recovery act records to call attention to the total compensation packages paid to top managers in the nuclear weapons complex.

  • Geochemical processes help reduce chromium levels in aquifer

    Los Alamos National Laboratory and its downstream neighbors may have dodged a chromium bullet.

    If the latest analysis of the contaminant found in the regional aquifer is sustained, the chromium problem appears to be taking care of itself by a natural geochemical processes.

  • 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.