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  • NEWS ALERT Council goes big on municipal building

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  • Legislators concerned with forecast

    SANTA FE — New Mexico finance and taxation officials said Thursday they’re standing by their revenue forecast as lawmakers continue negotiations in an effort to hammer out a plan for financing public schools and state government.

    With a special legislative session looming Monday, the debate over spending cuts and tax increases in the Legislature has turned into a fight over revenue projections with the executive branch.

  • Getting a lesson in economy development 101

    What’s the definition of economic development? Whatever you want it to be. Easier said then done as the current Leadership Los Alamos class discovered on Feb. 19.

    The class gathered in the Research Park, rolled up their sleeves and set to work on pegging a definition and strategy for bringing economic development to Los Alamos.

    This wasn’t just an exercise, the ideas generated during the meeting will be included in public input as the county council works on updating its 17-year-old plan, which is now called an economic vitality strategic plan.

  • Slate of delegates selected

    State and local Democratic candidates turned out in force for Thursday’s combined Precinct Ward and County Convention hosted by the Democratic Party of Los Alamos County.

    Gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Diane Denish topped the list followed by all five candidates running for the vacancy she is leaving as she term limits out at year’s end.

  • 02-26-10 Update

    Enjoy a crab fest

      The Los Alamos Rotary Club will host a crab fest. at the Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. A social hour and a cash bar will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person or $360 for a table of eight. The dinner will feature an all-you-can eat crab and prawn dinner as well as live and silent auctions. Peace, a local band, will provide live music. All the proceeds will benefit local scholarships.

    Free talk Saturday

  • Council goes big on Municipal Building

    It took two meetings and several extra hours of discussion, but the Los Alamos County Council finally decided on an ambitious size for the new Municipal Building.

    At a special meeting Thursday night, they gave a go-ahead for selecting a design build team who would give them an expanded county seat and a more definite idea of what else they might afford.

    By a vote of 5-2, with councilors Robert Gibson and Vincent Chiravalle dissenting, council approved a basic building space program of 47,170 gross square-feet (GSF).

  • Health debate takes national stage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama argued Thursday that a sweeping overhaul of the nation's broken health care system is imperative for the nation's future economic vitality, clashing in an extraordinary live-on-TV summit with Republicans who want far more modest changes. "We believe we have a better idea," declared GOP Sen.

  • 02-25-10 Update

    LAMC launches CEO search

      National Division President Don Bivacca of Los Alamos Medical Center’s parent company LifePoint has announced CE0 Sandy Podley has left LAMC. She has accepted a position as CEO of Havasu Regional Medical Center in Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

      A search is underway to find a new CEO for LAMC, Bivacca said in a news release. Ruth McDaniel will serve as interim CEO until a permanent CEO is named.

      Podley served as LAMC CEO from November 2006 through Jan. 11.

    “Willie Wonka Jr.”

  • Evaluating disposal of surplus plutonium

    WASHINGTON, D.C.  — The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has signed an interagency agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to evaluate the use of mixed oxide (MOX) fuel made from U.S. surplus weapons-grade plutonium in TVA’s Sequoyah and Browns Ferry nuclear power reactors.  

  • Udall introduces ROADS SAFE act

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall, D–N.M., and Bob Corker, R–T.N., today introduced legislation designed to reduce the number of drunk driving crashes and fatalities on America’s roads by funding the development of new technologies to prevent drivers from operating vehicles while under the influence of alcohol.