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  • BREAKING NEWS: Chance of earthquake threatens plutonium stores

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  • Breaking News: Los Alamos County Council appoints Y. Ellen Hong to probate judge post

    Los Alamos County Council this evening appointed Y. Ellen Hong to serve as probate judge. Read details in Wednesday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Municipal Building site in council’s court

    They persevered four long months, met 10 times together and even more with the community, held three straw polls on 25 potential sites and now the Site Selection Committee’s work is done.

    Tuesday evening the committee turned over to county council its

    300-page report – and with it the final decision of where to locate the Municipal Building.

    The report contains two site recommendations, both of which are in the center of downtown Los Alamos.

  • Homegrown goodness

    You can find Cindy Talamantes hanging out in the same location every Thursday but after this week, she’ll be hard to find for a while. Talamantes is the manager of the local Farmer’s Market.

    While her primary duty is managing some 40 plus vendors, Talamantes is also an artist in her own right, creating baskets for all occasions, which sometimes also make it to market.

  • Earthquake could threaten plutonium stores

    In an unusually blistering recommendation, an independent federal safety monitor for the nuclear weapons complex expressed concerns about potential consequences of an earthquake at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Continuing a theme that has reappeared regularly in the reports and correspondence of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, the board said it had identified a need to execute both immediate and long-term action that can reduce the risk posed by a seismic event at the Plutonium Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Judge vacancy nets three applicants

    The window of opportunity closed at 5 p.m. Friday to submit letters of interest to fill the probate judge vacancy in Los Alamos County.

    Three residents with varying degrees of experience applied to replace Janet Foster who resigned following her Sept. 27 appointment by county council to serve as county clerk.

    Foster fills the vacancy left by longtime County Clerk Mary Pat Kraemer who resigned Aug. 31 due to retirement pension issues.

  • A gentle touch

    For those who think dentistry is a mundane career that is rutted in routine, take a look at Dr. Daniel Borrero for a fresh perspective.

    Being a dentist has taken Borrero to many different locations — his home country of Puerto Rico, Santa Fe, Native American reservations in Arizona and now, Los Alamos.

    Borrero will work Fridays at the Los Alamos Orthodontics office as a pediatric dentist. The office is located at 3250 Trinity Drive, Site A.

  • County offices to be temporarily relocated

    The Los Alamos County Sheriff’s office and police administration will relocate to temporary office space this week.

    Bruce Takala, the sheriff and his staff, along with Police Chief Wayne Torpy and his support staff, will be co-located in a modular unit on the west end of the former municipal building parking lot where the new Judicial/Police/Jail Complex is being constructed.

  • Options for site of new muni building down to two

    Two sites along Central Avenue have emerged as frontrunners from among more than two dozen that were considered by the Municipal Site Selection Committee.

    Fifteen residents served four months on a committee tasked with locating, evaluating and recommending the best overall site in the entire county on which to construct a new Municipal Building.

    With their work now complete, the Municipal Site Selection Committee will present their final two choices to County Council Tuesday evening.

  • Call to fill local probate judge vacancy nets three takers