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  • KRSN nails first hurdle in quest to house satellite off North Mesa

    A packed room full of supporters cheered along with the owners of KRSN AM 1490 as the Parks and Recreation Board unanimously approved a request that essentially moves along the process for the station to acquire land at Loma Linda Park to house its satellite.

    Transferring the satellite from its current location in White Rock to the town site will greatly enhance reception, owner David Sutton said, adding that reception in White Rock can be maintained through the purchase of a 10-watt booster.

  • School Board meets Friday

    The Los Alamos Board of Education has called a special meeting for 9 a.m. Friday in the district boardroom at 751 Trinity Drive.

    The purpose of the meeting is to Budget Adjustment Requests.

    The meeting is open to the public.

     

  • Likely gubernatorial candidate meets local business leaders

    Traveling the state on his “Back to Business Tour,” Albuquerque businessman Allen Weh met this morning with local business leaders gathered at the Hilltop House Hotel.

  • Health study meets on draft final report

    A decade-long study by the Centers for Disease Control is drawing to a conclusion.

    The Los Alamos Historical Document Retrieval and Assessment (LAHDRA) project has issued its final draft report and has announced that the study team will hold a public meeting on June 25 to discuss the project status, the draft report and findings and the peer review process that is now underway.

  • NM502/DP Road project to begin in 2011

    New Mexico Department of Transportation improvements to NM502/DP Road have been put on hold for a couple of years.

    During Tuesday night’s county council meeting, NMDOT Tech Support Engineer David Martinez and Project Development Engineer David Quintana presented council with an update and laid out plans for what’s in store for that stretch of road.

  • School Board breezes through Tuesday night’s agenda

    Three of the five school board members attending Tuesday’s regular meeting in the district boardroom whipped through the topics, unanimously passing several in short order.

    A $5,000 funding transfer for Los Alamos Middle School’s cafeteria program, the 2009-2010 budget and a one-year lease extension for Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) were all approved.

    Board Secretary Jodie Benson led the meeting as President Joan Ahlers and Vice President Ken Johnson were absent.

  • Panel hears eco-park proposal

    A House subcommittee on science and technology held a hearing Tuesday on a bill proposed by Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., to breathe life into an orphaned system that has been living off the land, so to speak, for nearly 40 years.

    Last week Luján introduced a bill to authorize the National Environmental Research Parks (NERPs) at seven Department of Energy sites, including the one at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Council votes against sewer rate increase

    Utilities customers can breathe a sigh of relief, at least for now.

    A divided council rejected an ordinance that would have increased sewer utility rates.

    Four of the seven councilors had enough concerns about the increase to vote against it.

    As a result, the motion to adopt the ordinance failed 4-3, with councilors Robert Gibson, Ralph Phelps and Mike Wismer voting in favor of the motion.

  • Gold theft investigation at LANL nearly complete

    The Investigation into an attempted gold theft that occurred in late March at Los Alamos National Laboratory's TA-55 is close to wrapping up.

    “We expect the investigation to conclude most likely by the end of the month, at which time it will be referred to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Albuquerque for a decision on whether to prosecute,” FBI Agent Todd Hulsey said Thursday.

    Hulsey mentioned it appears the employee acted alone in his attempt to steal gold from his workplace at TA-55.

  • Police cadet charged with DWI

    Officers responding to a crash on 46th street near Yucca shortly after 1 a.m., Sunday arrested Daniel LaDuke at the scene and charged him with DWI and careless driving.

    LaDuke, 32, is a cadet on probation with the Los Alamos Police Department who was off duty at the time.

    According to the Statement of Probable Cause, LaDuke admitted crashing the police cruiser he was using to travel back and forth to the police academy in Santa Fe.