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  • NNSA: No new pits (for now)

  • Council candidates weigh in on skate park/Municipal Building

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third of a series of questions asked by the Monitor to the five candidates running for County Council. The candidates responses run each Sunday leading up to early and absentee voting, which begins Oct. 7. The election is Nov. 4.

    Mug shots of each...

  • Espaola truck company gets county contract

    The planned Los Alamos County Eco Station moved one step closer to becoming a reality Tuesday night during the County Council meeting in White Rock.

    Environmental Manager Regina Wheeler presented a motion to council suggesting approval for a contract for general services with Salazar Trucking Co., Inc., in Espaola. Councilor Fran Berting moved to approve the motion, which was seconded by Councilor Jim West.

    After a vote, the motion passed 5-0.

  • County to consider downtown purchase

    It's no secret that Los Alamos County has an ambitious load of projects that they are working on in an effort to improve the quality of life on the hill. Some of those projects are nearing completion, like the first phase of the Diamond Drive project and the skate park, while others are more long-term works in progress, like the Entrada project and the new judicial/police/jail complex.

  • Council, NNSA close to deal on fire services

    An agreement to provide fire department services for Los Alamos National Laboratory and Los Alamos County may have passed a hurdle at Tuesday night’s County Council meeting held at the White Rock Town Hall.

  • House probes cyber security

    A House investigations subcommittee resumed scrutiny of security issues at the national weapons labs Thursday in Washington, D.C., with more than one suggestion that Los Alamos National Laboratory may have turned a corner.

    The meeting was a follow-up on security at LANL, but new concerns about a physical security failure at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory drew sharp attention.

    LANL Director Michael Anastasio joined directors of the other two national labs and Department of Energy security officials at the hearing.

  • Resolution recognizes school-county partnership

    President Steven Girrens of the Los Alamos Board of Education presented a resolution Thursday evening recognizing a partnership between the schools and Los Alamos County.

    Girrens made the presentation during a special school board meeting, open to the public and attended by one person, inside the Los Alamos High School Speech Theater.

  • County to consider downtown purchase*

    It's no secret that Los Alamos County has an ambitious load of projects that they are working on in an effort to improve the quality of life on the hill. Some of those projects are nearing completion, like the first phase of the Diamond Drive project and the skate park, while others are more long-term works in progress, like the Entrada project and the new judicial/police/jail complex.

  • Activities planned for Public Land's Day*

    The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities will offer tours of the hydroelectric plant in Abiquiu tomorrow starting at noon. The DPU is offering the tours in celebration of National Public Land's Day.

    The Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Army Corps of Engineers and the DPU will provide conservation and clean electric power production information for Public Lands Day celebrants, following the group's work party tomorrow morning.

  • DUFFY

    James Duffy, a resident of White Rock, passed away at the age of 76 on Monday, September 22, 2008, after a lengthy battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

    James started his career in the U.S. Navy and worked many different jobs before coming to Los Alamos in 1978, where he retired from LANL in 1993.