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  • News Alert: NMED/LANL HazWaste Permit Hearing enters final days

    The NMED/LANL hazardous waste permit hearing begins again at 9 a.m. Wednesday, at the Courtyard by Marriott, 3347 Cerrillos Rd. in Santa Fe. 

    The hearing and the public comment period may end Friday. 

    The public comment period begins at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

    Anyone wishing to comment must be there at that time. If no comments, the Hearing Officer will return to the hearing process.

  • Absentee voting kicks off today for June 1 primary

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Absentee voting for New Mexico's June 1 primary begins Tuesday.

    The primary election is open only to registered Republicans or Democrats, who are allowed to vote only in their own party's primary.

    Voters can apply for an absentee ballot by contacting the county clerk in the county in which they live.

    The primary election decides the Republican and Democratic nominees for the Nov. 4 general election.

  • 05-04-10 Update

    Police Beat

      A $5,300 forgery, a $2,600 home burglary and a 13-year-old charged with six counts of battery top this week’s Police Beat. Read the full report on Page 2.

    Voting starts

      Voter registration closed today and absentee voting by mail and in person begins today for the June 1 primary election. For information, visit www.losalamosnm.us/clerk/Pages/Elections.aspx or call the County Clerk’s Office at 662-8010.

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  • DWI checkpoints to run throughout the summer

    The Los Alamos Police Department began conducting DWI checkpoints Saturday and will continue to do so throughout the summer.

    The public can help reduce the threat drunk drivers pose to motorists by calling the Drunk Busters hotline any time they spot a suspected drunk driver, Los Alamos Police Sgt. Andrew Goldie said.

    The number to call from a cell phone is simple: #DWI, or #394.

    Residents in Los Alamos can also call the Los Alamos County Police Department directly at 662-8222 to report drunk drivers seen traveling on the roads in Los Alamos County.

  • CIP oversight Committee to meet Thursday

    The county’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Council Chambers to continue discussions and make recommendations for those applicants who have indicated that they are ready to move from Phase 1 (Study) to Phase 2 (Construction).

    The County is considering Phase 2 applications for these 4 projects:

    • White Rock Visitor’s Center & RV Parking

    • North Mesa Ball Field Lights

    • Golf Course Community Building

  • Morris Chavez resigns

    SANTA FE — New Mexico Insurance Superintendent Morris Chavez is stepping down from his post.

    Chavez has turned in a resignation letter to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, which oversees the Insurance Division. He said in a statement that he reached his decision after deliberating with his family, but his letter did not cite specific reasons for his resignation.

    The commission indicated it would accept Chavez’s resignation.

  • N.M. Pre-K ranks 27 on funding

    New Mexico ranked 23rd nationally for percentage of children enrolled in pre-K, an important gain, according to the annual survey of state-funded preschool programs released today.   

    It served 17 percent of its 4-year-olds, up from 13 percent in the prior year.

    The State of Preschool 2009 showed that New Mexico met 8 of 10 quality standards benchmarks, but ranked only 27th for state funding per child.  The FY ’11 state budget cut the program further.

  • Economic vitality chief hired

    Scott Frederick has been selected to fill the county’s new economic vitality administrator position. Frederick has more than 20 years experience in the field with both rural and metropolitan markets. He began his new job April 19.  

    Frederick moved to Los Alamos from Midlothian, Va., where he served as director of economic development for Economic Development Trade Strategies, in McLean, Va.

  • Check out this week's Police Beat

    This week's Police Beat features a $5,300 forgery, a $2,600 loss of property in a residential burglary, and a 13-year-old charged with six counts of battery...

    Read the full story here, or pick up a copy of Tuesday's Monitor.

  • Retail sales: Tepid recovery just 'chugging along'

    NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers bought less clothing and footwear in April than they did in the same month last year but opened their wallets for electronics, major appliances and status goods, purchase data released Wednesday show.

    The month's rainy weather contributed to mixed results, including a sharp increase in online sales, according to the latest numbers from MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse.

    It was the ninth-straight month that online sales rose compared with a year earlier.