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  • 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.


    Sunday was Flag Day and a ceremony was held at Ashley Pond in celebration of the event. Rep. Jeannette Wallace read the governor’s proclamation and Council Vice Chair Mike Wismer read the county’s. There was a parade of flags from our past (such as the Grand Union flag to the upper left) and lessons on flag history. The event was sponsored by the Order of Elks 2083, the Military Order of the World Wars, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary and the Los Alamos Republican Women.

  • Big prize for a young naturalist

    Nathan Clements, a thoughtful 15-year old student at Los Alamos High School, was honored with a Young Naturalist Award on May 29 in New York City.


    “There’s a lot of competition,” he said Friday, back from an extended trip to the East Coast. “But if you put the effort into it and follow the outline they give you, it’s a very rewarding and exciting contest.”


  • Council to meet in White Rock this week

    County council will meet at 7 p.m. at the White Rock Town Hall on Tuesday for their monthly work session.

    The consent portion of the agenda is heavy, with seven items of business listed. The business portion of the agenda has only three items listed.

    The first consent agenda items is a motion that would grand applications to the Federal Aviation Administration and New Mexico Department of Transportation, Aviation Division, in the amounts of $450,288 and $11,850 respectively, to fund the construction of drainage improvements at the Los Alamos Airport.

  • A-19 toured for the first time

    Economic development is at the forefront of the White Rock Center Master Plan/Economic Development Strategy.

    The community’s vision for the White Rock Center is to create a thriving, active focal point that serves the community with a range of sevices and amenities. Part of creating such a community involves developing Parcel A-19.

    Earlier this week, the White Rock Master Plan Committee, along with residents, representatives from the county and LACD Executive Director Kevin Holsapple took a tour of the parcel.

  • Blowing out 60 candles

    Flames from 60 candles flickered and danced on a pale blue birthday cake Friday at Fuller Lodge to celebrate Los Alamos’ 60th anniversary.

    Members of the community, young and old, came to wish the town a happy birthday and help blow the candles out.

    Fuller Lodge was decked to the nines for the party, which was sponsored by the county, Los Alamos National Bank and Los Alamos National Security LLC. On the lawn were inflatable jumping games for children and blue and white balloons.

  • ChamberFest creates reflection of decades

    The Chamber of Commerce Banquet drew officials, their staff and their spouses from top organizations to Central Avenue Grill Friday evening. The event reflected on past decades as part of the county's 60-year birthday celebration.

    The annual affair traditionally kicks off ChamberFest weekend created to celebrate the business community. It attracts the masses to the downtown area for family fun including jolly jumpers and a large sand pile for the kids along with music, food and shopping for everyone.

  • Bringing the Manhattan Project to the classroom

    For the first time, teachers from New Mexico and Colorado had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the history of the Manhattan Project for future use in their classrooms.

    Made possible by the Atomic Heritage Foundation, the group of 25 educators spent three days in Santa Fe at St. John’s College, making their way to Los Alamos where they toured various properties and absorbed information about the Manhattan Project.

    The teachers have diverse plans for how they will put what they learned at the workshop to use in their classrooms.