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  • Fiber project may cause traffic delays

    Construction projects and road closures seem to go hand in hand. Drivers traveling along Trinity have seen some lane closures lately, particularly between Knecht Street and 20th Street.

  • The seven percent solution: LANL has role to play in evolving discussion on energy efficience.

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    FAR OUT  Mass transportation and long distance electric transmission could be given a tremendous boost in some scenarios for the future, including this artist’s vision of a 4000 MPH long distance, underground MAGLEV system that also carries a superconducting cable.

  • Republicans to meet Saturday

    The Los Alamos Republicans are offering an opportunity to socialize, dine and meet one of the likely gubernatorial candidates, Allen Weh, during its annual picnic. The event begins at 4 p.m. in Rover Park.

    Additionally, the local party’s chairman, Ron Dolin, will speak.

    The menu for the picnic includes hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages. Participants are encouraged to bring either a side dish or a dessert.

    JoAnn Johnson of the Republican Party said the main purpose behind the picnic is to socialize.

  • Lab addresses fire protection criticism

    A new report by a federal auditor revisits old vulnerabilities in the area of fire protection at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    At the same time, the report gives laboratory managers credit for taking substantial actions based on the audit.

    The report found past failures to correct fire safety issues “that increased the risks of injury or loss of life had a fire occurred at Los Alamos,” along with the risk that hazardous or radiological material could have been released, operations disrupted and buildings and components lost.

  • County receives funds from DOT

    Los Alamos will get more than $377,000 in state road monies.

    The New Mexico Transportation Commission has approved more than $20 million in Local Government Road Funds to improve city and county roads, school bus routes and public school parking lots across the state.

    The county is slated to receive $81,885 from the County Cooperative Agreements for FY 2009-2010 to go toward pavement rehabilitation and improvements of various county roads.

  • School board wrestles with struggling sports programs

    A bleak but not hopeless picture of school sports and other extra-curricular activity programs was the topic of a presentation by Athletic Director Vicki Nelms Thursday evening.

    While the district is some $35,000 in debt between sports and other activities, Nelms made it clear that no sport or program will be “completely wiped off the map.”

  • Charges of Anarchy hurled at board members

    Chairman Phil Kilgour of The Art Center at Fuller Lodge board is charged with assault stemming from an altercation at a meeting of the board, said Lt. Reggie Briggle Monday.

    “He is being summonsed to appear before Magistrate Court,” Briggle said.

    The charge against Kilgour surrounds what he describes as a power struggle at the center.

    On a taped recording of the meeting, he accuses several board members of anarchy at the close of the May 19 meeting.

  • Art Center board chair resigns

    The embattled chairman of The Art Center at Fuller Lodge has resigned.

    Phil Kilgour of Chimayo was charged Monday with assault and resigned Tuesday through a letter read by ACFL Attorney Tracey Conner during the board’s general membership meeting in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge.

  • Townsite cleanup targets contaminants

    Like carpet cleaners for hazardous soils, Los Alamos National Laboratory will be doing what officials hope will be the final spot work in the Upper Los Alamos Canyon area.

    Although a number of residences in the townsite were included in the scope of the project, the contaminated sites designated for remediation so far are all on county or Department of Energy property.

  • LACDC contract gets council OK

    Based on a decision made by county council last night, it would seem that the county is interested in having the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation continue to provide economic development services.

    Councilors voted 7-0 in favor of approving an agreement with the LACDC, to provide economic development services in an amount not to exceed $319,970 including gross receipts tax and authorize the county administrator to enter into a renewal contract with LACDC in a form acceptable to the county attorney.