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  • County Beat, week March 11 through 14

    County Beat, week of March 10 through 14

    Tuesday Planning and Zoning Commission 5:30 p.m., Annex Conference Room, 901 Trinity Dr. On the agenda: a discussion of changes to the sign code.

    Wednesday Planning and Zoning Commission 5:30 p.m. Annex Conference Room, 901 Trinity Dr. On the agenda: harassment training, board of adjustment nomination

  • Candidates cite LANL's significance at forum

    The hot topic at Wednesday evening’s candidates’ forum sponsored by the Democratic Party of Los Alamos County, was the current and future importance of Los Alamos National Laboratory.County Democratic Party Chair Stephen Fettig called this year's congressional race one of the most important in a long time.The public packed Fuller Lodge for the two-and-a-half hour event.DPLA board member Cathy Chapman drew names determining order of appearance, starting with congressional candidate Harry Montoya.Congressional candidates:

  • Aerospace engineer enters council race

    After careful consideration, Los Alamos National Laboratory Technical Staff Member (TSM) Vincent P. Chiravalle determined he has the time and energy necessary to devote to county council to make a positive difference in the community."I'm running for county council because I believe Los Alamos is a special place and I have the energy and ideas to keep it that way," he said.

  • New Mexico Press Women to hold state conference

    The New Mexico Press Women (NMPW), the states largest inclusive media organization since 1949, will hold its state conference April 11-12 at the Courtyard by Marriott at Journal Center, 5151 Journal Center Blvd. NE in Albuquerque.

    The annual event draws together professionals in journalism, broadcasting, public relations, advertising, photography, graphic arts, and writing from across the state for exciting workshops and its NMPW Communication Awards presentation and banquet.

  • In like a lion - White Rock buried under foot of snow

    A surprisingly heavy storm dropped eight to 12 inches of snow on White Rock overnight.

    "I live in White Rock and I had about a foot of snow at my house," Los Alamos Police Capt. Randy Foster said this morning. "We had a couple of minor accidents but fortunately county and state plow crews worked through the night clearing streets and roadways."

  • Lab asks for community support

    Get ready for transformation week: not the moment when everything changes in the nuclear weapons complex, but a critical week when sides line up and offer varying, and sometimes emotional, accounts about what should or should be done or not in the next decade.

  • Democratic forum: Congressional candidates hang hats on lab

    Among candidates for the Democratic nomination for the Third Congressional District, the hot topic at Wednesday's candidate forum sponsored by the Democratic Party of Los Alamos County was the current and future importance of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • WR hit hard by snowstorm

    A surprisingly heavy storm dropped eight to 12 inches of snow on White Rock overnight.“I live in White Rock and I had about a foot of snow at my house," Police Capt. Randy Foster said this morning. "We had a couple of minor accidents but fortunately county and state plow crews worked through the night clearing streets and roadways.”Meteorologist Scot Johnson of Los Alamos National Laboratory confirmed this morning that the storm measured between eight and 12 inches in White Rock.

  • LANL explains transformation plan, mission

    Get ready for transformation week: not the moment when everything changes in the nuclear weapons complex, but a critical week when sides line up and offer varying, and sometimes emotional, accounts about what should or should be done in the next decade.Los Alamos National Laboratory hosted the first of two bus tours Wednesday, looking to explain a program of consolidation outlined in a Department of Energy environmental statement – and hopefully gather support.

  • Council talks policy

    Policy discussions topped the council agenda on Tuesday, with topics ranging from the county’s capital improvement program and long-range financial plan, to an official county stand on the Department of Energy’s plan to transform the nuclear complex, including the production of pits at Los Alamos.Council decided in a 6-to-0 vote to send a letter to the document manager for the DOE, Theodore A. Wyka.