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  • Hopes are high for Mortillaro

    Hearty good wishes laced with ardent expectations for Anthony J. Mortillaro to lead Los Alamos in the right direction were expressed at two public receptions welcoming the new county administrator.

    County staff, community leaders and members of the public turned out for the first reception Wednesday at the White Rock Fire Station and more attended Thursday’s event at Fuller Lodge.

  • 11-6 update

    Catch the dive-in movie

      The Los Alamos County Recreation Division Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center will screen, “The Haunting in Connecticut,” on Nov. 13 at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

      The doors open at 6:30 p.m. Only teenagers age 13 or older will be admitted. The movie begins at 7 p.m. on the 10-by-

    19-foot-tall poolside screen and in the classroom on the 37- inch flat screen TV. Popcorn and refreshments will be available for all. Bring an inflatable air mattress or rings.   

  • Flu Alert: Five more New Mexicans die from H1N1

  • Contractors re-roof Los Alamos

    The damage from a fierce hailstorm that struck Los Alamos in July was hard on homeowners and insurance companies, but a boon for roofers. As of Wednesday, officials of the building division said, Los Alamos County has issued approximately 600 building permits for roof repairs.

    “We’ve had to double up on things and get these things out and make sure people are cared for,” said Chris Williams, head of the county’s building division.

  • 11-5 Update

    Special council meeting Nov. 14

      The Los Alamos County Council will meet on Nov. 14 in Council Chambers to review progress being made on their adopted goals and the associated Management Action Plans.   The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. Public comment will be accepted throughout the session. The session is expected to end around 1 p.m. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

      To read more about the adopted goals, visit the Council’s webpage at www.losalamosn.us.

    Line failure disrupts power

  • GAO: Trust lags in effort to become self-sustaining

    The Valles Caldera Trust is at least five years behind a timetable set in 2004 to become financially self-sustaining.

    A congressional report by the Government Accountability Office released Friday found that the preserve’s governing board still hasn’t developed an adequate management plan for its role as a federal corporation.

  • NEWS ALERT - Council wades into an economic development debate
  • NEWS ALERT: Art Center turmoil escalates
  • Art Center turmoil escalates

    The first rumblings of turmoil that bubbled to the surface last spring at the Art Center at Fuller Lodge has now reached a boiling point with a growing number of board members and patrons cutting ties with the troubled organization.

    Former Chairman Phil Kilgour resigned in June following a contentious board meeting the previous month at which he flipped a large table over, screaming, “This is anarchy, anarchy, I’m the chairman, let me chair, this is anarchy.”

  • The quest for economic vitality

    County councilors had widely differing perspectives Tuesday night, as they took aim at the next leg of the county’s economic journey.

    The original Economic Development Strategic Plan was approved in 1993 and has guided economic activities since then, but times have changed and some of the 142 or more strategic tasks that were to be accomplished have been crossed off the list.