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  • Cone Zone 05-20-12

    Public Works Projects

    For more information about the projects listed below, please email lacpw@lacnm.us, call
    662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at losalamosnm.us.

    Eastern Area 2
    Concrete, Paving and Utility Project — Phase 1
    Expect shoulder work on Canyon Road between Manhattan Loop east and Nugget.
    Contractor will be potholing to verify utility locations in advance of actual construction, which will begin the week of May 28.
    If the potholing blocks the sidewalks, a pedestrian pathway will be provided. No traffic delays are anticipated.
    N.M. 4 Improvements Project

  • Today in History for May 19th
  • Video Surfaces of Alleged Abuse at Kansas School

    A 14-year-old boy struggling to stand on 2 broken legs pleads with an instructor to "please help me" as laughter from classmates drowns out his cries. Video obtained by the AP shows some of what the boy experienced at St. John's Military School.

  • House OKs $642 billion defense bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ignoring a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House approved a $642 billion defense budget Friday that breaks a deficit-cutting deal with President Barack Obama and restricts his authority in an election-year challenge to the Democratic commander in chief.

    The House voted 299-120 for the fiscal 2013 spending blueprint that authorizes money for weapons, aircraft, ships and the war in Afghanistan — $8 billion more than Obama and congressional Republicans agreed to last summer in the clamor for fiscal austerity.

  • County Briefs 05-18-12

    County considers petition to rename nature trail

    Los Alamos County officials are considering a citizen petition to name or rename the Quemazon Nature Trail to the “Satch Cowan Nature Trail” after Helen “Satch” Cowan.
    Or, the county may name one of the newly created/expanded trails in the Nature Trail Complex as the “Satch Cowan Canyon Rim Trail.” Under county code, a public hearing must be held prior to naming or renaming any county facility – or in this case, a trail – after a deceased individual.

  • Seen @ The Scene: Torch Run

    The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics took place Thursday.  The Los Alamos police officers turned out and made their way through the Jemez Mountains to Jemez Springs. Some 13 local officers participated along with volunteers and ambulance service provided by the Auxiliary Fire Brigade. Those interested in donating to the cause can contact Det. Sgt. Oliver Morris at 662-8281.

  • Update 05-18-12

    County council

    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers at the Community Building.

    Council forum

    Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor have invited all County Council candidates to participate in a forum set for 6 p.m. May 24. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    Concert series

    The Los Alamos Summer Concert Series opens at 7 p.m. today with the Tino Dimotrov Band and DK and the Affordables at Overlook Park in White Rock.

    Spring concert

  • Sheehey has record of advocacy, service

    Peter (Pete) Sheehey believes that county council could use better “communication and prioritization.”
    “Communication is just listening to people and telling people honestly and clearly what the issues are and what the choices are. Prioritization is making those choices. If we have good information, we’ll make good choices,” Sheehey said.

  • Hopefuls square off at forum

    Nearly 100 people crowded into the Lecture Room at UNM-LA Thursday evening for a primary candidate forum held by the League of Women Voters. Candidates from the District 3 United States Congressional race, the District 3 Public Regulation Commission race, First District Attorney race, Court of Appeals race and District 5 state Senate race spoke about their platforms and answered questions from the audience. See coverage of the forum in Sunday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • House passes Lujan-sponsored lab amendment

    Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District offered an amendment today to the National Defense Authorization Act, which in response to recent reports, calls for a study about broadening the mission of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) national laboratories.  The amendment passed with unanimous support.