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  • Living Treasure Rescued from Canyon

    Jay Wechsler, 87, parked his car near the roundabout on Diamond Drive Thursday afternoon and embarked on a hike.

    He apparently became disoriented and lost his way back out of the canyon.

    Wechsler used his cell phone three times during the evening. First calling around 8 p.m. to say he was lost and later to describe his location along a dry creek bed or wash.

    His final call was about 9 p.m.

  • Mountain principal resigns

    It’s finally official following weeks of speculation, a barrage of rumors, anonymous tips, off-the-record-meetings and “no comment it’s a personnel issue” responses - Mike Katko is no longer principal of Mountain Elementary School.

    “I’m amazed and still thankful for the 359 people who took their time and cared enough to sign a petition supporting my management style,” Katko said in an interview Wednesday evening. “All of these people recognized and supported my kind of leadership.”

  • Time to spruce up the home

    Is your home looking a little shabby? Are photos of houses in home and gardening magazines making you envious? There is a way to spruce up your home to make it camera-ready. All you need to do is head over to Central Park Square from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

  • Building division staff looks for partnering opportunities

    Those buying and selling homes in Los Alamos could be in for a more streamlined and timely process when it comes to home inspections.

    In addition to the economic development presentation given by the LACDC, council discussed the impact of House Bill 219 on the Los Alamos Building Division and how the legislation affects the issuance of local building permits.

  • Airport open house to be held Saturday

    Is your home looking a little shabby? Are photos of houses in home and gardening magazines making you envious? There is a way to spruce up your home to make it camera-ready. All you need to do is head over to Central Park Square from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

  • Ruby K’s recognized for excellence

    Ruby K’s Bagel Café is the recipient of the Los Alamos Rotary Club’s 2009 Sonny Brown Award.

    The prestigeous award is given to a creative and successful business that demonstrates strong customer relations and a commitment to community service.

    “Ruby K’s was just what we wanted when we began looking for this year’s recipient,” selection committee chair Ralph Damiani said. “This is a business that contributes positively to the community on several levels and we are proud to present them with this award.”

  • LEDs to replace incandescent lighting across state

    New Mexico’s Department of Transportation began retrofitting 380 intersections throughout the state with Light Emitting Diodes (LED) Monday.

    DOT signed a contract with the Department of Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources that received a grant of $5 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

  • Council gets business development update

    Economic development has been in the spotlight the past few years. Not only is the county interested in bringing businesses to the Atomic City, but so is the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corp.

    During Tuesday night’s county council meeting, LACDC Director Kevin Holsapple and Business Development Director Patrick Sullivan, gave council a presentation on the LACDC Business Development contract.

    Los Alamos National Bank Chairman and CEO Bill Enloe was also present and spoke to council as well.

  • Hospital board gets new leadership

    Steve Wells, president of Los Alamos National Bank, has assumed the chairmanship of Los Alamos Medical Center’s Board of Trustees, effective June 4.

    He succeeds Dr. A. Carolyn Linnebur whose second 3-year term expired in May.

    LAMC Chief Executive Officer Sandra C. Podley announced the transition following the June board meeting.

  • Pueblo, County share economic development interests

    Partnerships work best when all the parties involved share common interests. This holds true for neighbors, such as Los Alamos County and San Ildefonso Pueblo, especially when economic development is involved.

    Late last week, the county council met with San Ildefonso Pueblo leaders in a joint council meeting at Fuller Lodge to discuss common interests.