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  • Today in History for May 17th
  • County announces updated process for Wednesday's Council meeting

    Here is the process and will also have posters announcing this process at the meeting as folks arrive.
     

  • Chamber tees it up for charity

    The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce held its annual golf tournament last week at Black Mesa Golf Club in Española.Approximately 50 players from Northern New Mexico took part in the tourney. In addition to the tournament, a silent auction was held. Proceeds went to the Northern New Mexico United Way.

  • Update 05-16-12

    Council meeting

    County Council will hold a special session at 6 p.m. today in council chambers.

    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.

    ESB meeting

    The Environmental Sustainability Board will meet at 7 a.m. Thursday at the Eco Station.

    Meeting canceled

  • Candidates pace themselves

    With the June 5 primary just weeks away, many of the candidates in local races are taking a restrained approach in terms of campaign spending.

    First up is the county council race and it seems that the candidates are pacing themselves since the primary will have no bearing in terms of who makes it onto the ballot for the general election in November.

    On the Republican side, Vince Chiravalle, who is seeking reelection, contributed $500 to his own campaign and spent $380 in bulk mailings in his first report. In his second report, Chiravalle reported $725 in contributions including $600 from Joseph Rinaldi of Carteret, N.J. and $100 from Michael Maier in Los Alamos.

  • Martin sees no change in consent order

    The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities made a trip to Taos last week and was met by various nuclear watchdog groups.

    The groups were apparently stoked by an editorial in the Taos News that portrayed the coalition as hardly a “benign organization offering neighboring towns and counties input into Los Alamos National Laboratory policies. In truth, the coalition was formed to employ a lobbying firm, paid for by coalition members, to milk the federal government for funding for LANL.”

    Some members of the coalition think the editorial was a little off base because for the coalition, it’s all about cleanup.

  • Battle of the Bike Repairmen

    “Attn: Bicyclists of Los Alamos,” the first line reads on signs posted at coffee shops and stores throughout Los Alamos, “I am Beau Gerard, the owner of the Bike Doc here in Los Alamos,” the notice reads further.

    The signs take issue with local businessman Mark Whitcomb, who owns and operates Atomic Repair out of his home in White Rock. The signs state that he is not a professional, lacks experience and that his business is essentially unsafe.

    Gerard said he became like a mentor to Whitcomb approximately three years ago, and claims that Whitcomb befriended him wanting to learn more about bicycle repair. He said Whitcomb then turned around and opened his own bike repair shop.

    Gerard said he felt set-up and used by Whitcomb.

  • Council mulls CIP quandary

    Los Alamos County Council chambers were buzzing Tuesday with supporters of various capital improvement projects (CIP). No time was allotted for public comment last night, but the community’s interest was evident in the high turnout and in the more than 100 emails council received in support of various projects.

    Tuesday night’s session was limited to 15-minute presentations on six projects that have phase 2 approval, followed by 15 minutes of council questions. Chair Sharon Stover kept a tight rein on the proceedings.

  • Raw Video: Ariz. Crews Battling Wildfire, High Winds

    Firefighters are trying to prevent a wildfire near Crown King from passing a fire line that's about a mile west of the historic mining town. If that happens, the blaze could move south and threaten homes and businesses.

  • NM governor makes statewide drought declaration

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — There's no question it's dry in New Mexico. Many argue that's an understatement, including Gov. Susana Martinez.

    The governor on Tuesday issued a drought declaration covering all of New Mexico, confirming what farmers, ranchers and municipal water utility managers already know.

    "Fire danger is high, water reservoirs run low and in some cases, we've seen towns like Las Vegas take dramatic steps to reduce basic water consumption in their residents' homes and businesses," Martinez said in a statement.