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  • Rodgers announces run for council

    Geoff Rodgers held a seat on the Los Alamos County Council from 2000-2004 and he describes the current level of contention in the community as a major factor in his decision to seek a new term.

  • Job losses from Great Recession about to worsen

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Job losses during the Great Recession have been huge and they're about to get bigger.

    When the Labor Department releases the January unemployment report Friday, it will also update its estimate of jobs lost in the year that ended in March 2009. The number is expected to rise by roughly 800,000, raising the number of jobs shed during the recession to around 8 million.

  • NEWS ALERT Public noodles economic plan
  • Domenici Jr. discusses Los Alamos

    Gubernatorial candidate Pete Domenici Jr. focused much of his attention on Los Alamos during a telephone interview from Albuquerque Wednesday morning.

    “The state of New Mexico is extremely fortunate to have Los Alamos National Laboratory as a major institution … it is a tremendous research and information source and provides a significant job base. The state should give the appearance and act appreciative of Los Alamos,” Domenici Jr. said.

  • Honor Society rummage sale

      Los Alamos High School National Honor Society, Natural Helpers and Key Club are hosting a rummage sale to raise money for earthquake relief aid in Haiti. The sale will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Donations can be dropped off at the high school main office Friday.  

      For more information, call Catherin Puranananda at cpuranananda@laschools.net. at ca.black@laschools.net.

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  • Meeting scheduled for Monday

    The Issues Identification Subcommittee of the Charter Review Committee (CRC) will hold the first of a series of “listening sessions” from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers, according to a county announcement.

    The subcommittee is seeking public comments about two recent petitions for changes to the County Charter that were considered by the Council on Jan. 3.

  • Mapping the economic development plan

    In a new economy precariously emerging from hard times, private and public partnerships are increasingly called upon to make up for dwindling credit and capital resources.

    Los Alamos County’s new economic vitality strategic plan replaces a framework put forward 17 years ago. The previous plan recognized challenges like affordable housing and quality of life issues that still exist today, but it came out of a different era.

  • Sunshine Portal Bill Passes New Mexico Senate

    The Sunshine Portal Bill, Senate Bill 195, passed the New Mexico Senate unanimously today.

    The Sunshine Portal would put the state's checkbook and other public information online for the public to inspect.

    "In this day and age, New Mexicans deserve to have access to government information in an easy-to-use, online format.  The Sunshine Portal is an idea whose time has come." Lt. Gov. Diane Denish said.  “This type of openness and transparency is a major step forward for New Mexico.”

  • NEWS ALERT - Los Alamos National Lab opens at 10 a.m. Thursday morning; schools are on a 2-hour morning delay.
  • Initial claims for jobless benefits continue to escalate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of newly laid-off workers filing initial claims for jobless benefits rose again last week, evidence that layoffs are continuing and jobs remain scarce.

    The rise is the fourth in the past five weeks. Most economists hoped that claims would resume a downward trend that was evident in the fall and early winter.

    The Labor Department said Thursday that new claims for unemployment insurance rose by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 480,000. Wall Street economists had expected a drop to 460,000, according to Thomson Reuters.