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  • What's ahead? Health care, ethics and budget top list

    Citizens curious about the topics of this year’s 30-day legislative session, which begins Tuesday, filled Fuller Lodge Thursday evening for the annual legislative preview co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women.“This is a budget session,” said Rep. Jeannette Wallace, R-Los Alamos, Sandoval and Santa Fe, who sits on both the Appropriations & Finance Committee and the Capital Outlay Committee.

  • Richardson quits presidential race

    SANTA FE – A year on the road and some $22 million later, Gov. Bill Richardson drops out of the race for the White House saying, “I gave this race the best I had.”He called it quits Thursday in front of a crowd of supporters and state employees packed into the rotunda at the state capitol.

  • Region aims for progress through partnering

    A formal kickoff for the next stage of Los Alamos County’s regional development initiative was held Thursday in the history-filled El Convento in Española. The event was attended by officials from the city and county of Santa Fe, the city and county of Taos, the city of Española and county of Rio Arriba and from Los Alamos County, all of whom gathered to show their support for the new project.Los Alamos County Council approved a contract for $250,000 with the Regional Development Corporation (RDC) Nov.

  • Lab Notes

    Nuclear weapons chief warns lab on safety National Nuclear Security Administrator Thomas D’Agostino has formally admonished Los Alamos National Laboratory about its unsatisfactory nuclear safety performance.In a letter dated Jan.

  • Mary Ann Ahlbrand

    AHLBRAND – Mary Ann Ahlbrand died the week of Dec. 10, 2007, at her cabin at El Vado Lake. She was born Feb. 15, 1945.

  • P-Division says bon voyage to Shlachter

    Colleagues of longtime laboratory employee Jack Shlachter congregated at the Physics Auditorium Wednesday afternoon to honor – and occasionally roast – their division leader.Shlachter is retiring the helm of P-division in order to head to Vienna to work for the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO).

  • Assessing North Korea

    The nuclear scientist who helped thaw relations with Russian nuclear laboratories at the end of the Cold War has been deeply involved in North Korea lately. Wednesday evening, Siegfried Hecker described the reclusive country’s nuclear program history, current situation and future expectations to a full house at Graves Hall in the United Church.

  • No decision on site of Municipal Building

    What are we going to do about the Municipal Building?The ad hoc committee created by council in November 2006 suggested as one of its recommendations that the county pursue downtown redevelopment. The committee suggested that by locating the Municipal Building in the downtown core, it might serve as an anchor for retail development, as well as free up space around Ashley Pond for other cultural activities.

  • Diamond pothole patchwork continues

    The potholes on Diamond Drive near the high school have become worse since a so-called fix was applied in December. Public Works Director Kyle Zimmerman said that he had received complaints from county residents, and that he and his staff were doing everything possible to fix the problem.“As many residents have noticed, some areas of the overlay have failed and the transitions at the Canyon Road and Sandia Drive intersections were very poorly constructed,” Zimmerman said.

  • Fire Department receives new training trailer

    The Los Alamos County Fire Department received a new outreach training trailer this morning as part of their efforts to keep children safe.