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  • Council addresses other business

    The Los Alamos County Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance authorizing the execution and delivery of a water project fund loan/grant agreement between the New Mexico Water Trust Board and the New Mexico Finance Authority and Los Alamos County in the amount of $350,000 ($140,000 zero interest loan/$210,000 grant) to finance the costs of preparing a conservation and reuse water master plan.
    The loan will be repaid from the water production fund.

  • VIDEO: Remembering the Day That Lives in Infamy

    About 120 survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, bombing of Pearl Harbor observed a moment of silence to commemorate the Japanese attack and the thousands who lost their lives that day 70 years ago Wednesday.

  • Update 12-07-11

    Road closure

    Northbound 15th Street between Central Avenue and Iris Street will be closed for utility work for the new municipal building. Detour signs are posted. For more information, call 662-8112.

    Parks and Rec

    The Parks and Recreation Board will meet at 5:30 p.m.. Thursday. They have changed the location of the meeting from the Training Room in the Aquatic Center to Fuller Lodge’s Pajarito Room.

    LWV lunch

    Los Alamos County Water and Energy Conservation Coordinator Christine Chavez will be the speaker at the League of Women Voters’ Lunch with a Leader Thursday at Central Avenue Grill.

    LTAB meeting

  • Vets request Pearl Harbor burial

    HONOLULU (AP) — Lee Soucy decided five years ago that when he died he wanted to join his shipmates killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

    Soucy lived to be 90, passing away just last year. On Tuesday, seven decades after dozens of fellow sailors were killed when the USS Utah sank on Dec. 7, 1941; a Navy diver took a small urn containing his ashes and put it in a porthole of the ship.

    The ceremony is one of five memorials being held for servicemen who lived through the assault and want their remains placed in Pearl Harbor out of pride and affinity for those they left behind.

    “They want to return and be with the shipmates that they lost during the attack,” said Jim Taylor, a retired sailor who coordinates the ceremonies.

  • Former principal follows his dream

    A conversation with a student was the final straw for Principal Mike Katko to make a career change. The 12-year-old girl at the Sixth Grade Academy in Pojoaque where Katko was principal appeared depressed, he recalled, as she informed him that she intended to quit school as soon as she was old enough.

    “You can’t do that,” he said. “Stay in school so you can live your dreams.”

    Katko recalled that she thought about his words for several moments before asking, “What was your dream Mr. Katko?”

    He answered without hesitation, “A writer ... All my life I wanted to be a writer and live that lifestyle.”

  • Council approves consortium grant

    In a unanimous decision, council approved a request by the New Mexico Consortium, Inc. (NMC) for additional economic development support.

    The new ordinance grants the consortium $2 million for the construction of a new research laboratory facility and a grant of lot 6B-1 (estimated value of $640,000) in the Entrada Research Park. The grant will be paid for from approximately $9 million in New Mexico Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) funds available in FY 2012.

    The new ordinance nullifies an ordinance passed in June that granted NMC $1.5 million for laboratory infrastructure and equipment. That grant facilitated NMC’s recruitment of Dr. Richard Sayre, a leading researcher in algae and plant cell metabolism, who joined the consortium in October.

  • VIDEO: NY boy's message in bottle found in the Azores

    A 10-year-old upstate New York boy's message in a bottle dropped in the Atlantic as part of a school project has been retrieved across the ocean in the Azores.

  • Dealership showcases cars in LA

    Despite inclement weather, a number of Los Alamos residents turned out for a showing of the latest models available from Beaver Toyota Saturday afternoon at Del Norte Credit Union.

  • Golf course meeting scheduled

    Several residents have voiced concerns about possible impacts to trails near the Golf Course if safety improvements being proposed for the driving range were to be implemented.
    The proposed improvements are currently being studied as part of a Capital Improvement Project funded last year by the council.
    To address these concerns, the Parks & Recreation Board has placed this item as a discussion topic at the beginning of their next regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.
    They have changed the location of the meeting from the Training Room in the Aquatic Center to Fuller Lodge’s Pajarito Room.
    No final design or construction of the proposed project has been approved or funded at this time.

  • Update 12-06-11

    County Council

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

    Court closed

    The Magistrate Court will close Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for computer training for the judge and staff. Anyone who has court business may come to the court before or after those closing dates.

    LTAB meeting

    The Lodgers Tax Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m., Dec. 13 at the Chamber Conference Room.

    Parks and Rec

    The Parks & Recreation Board will meet at 5:30 p.m.. Thursday. They have changed the location of the meeting from the Training Room in the Aquatic Center to Fuller Lodge’s Pajarito Room.