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  • Montaño settled case to preserve lab worker rights

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a three part series.

    A major reason Chuck Montano said that he decided to settle his complaint against the Los Alamos National Laboratory, “besides the fact that it had dragged on for over five years,” was because of the judge assigned to the case.

  • Residents question aspects of Trinity lease agreement

    The first of two public meetings scrutinizing the proposed lease agreement between Los Alamos County and the North American Development Group (NADG) for the Trinity Site development was Wednesday night at Fuller Lodge.

    Members of the Trinity Site Revitalization Project Advisory Committee fielded a series of questions they had asked themselves for several years.

    The questions raised by approximately 30 attendees echoed those County Administrator Harry Burgess has been answering in small informational meetings during the past few weeks.

  • Redistricting fight carries on

    The House redistricting fight is not over yet.

    The Legislature and some Democrats are appealing a court-ordered plan for drawing new district boundaries for the state House of Representatives.

    Lawyers for the Legislature and a group of Democrats and minority voters filed separate appeals Tuesday with the state Supreme Court and Court of Appeals seeking to overturn a redistricting decision by District Court Judge James Hall. The State Supreme Court will hear the case Feb. 7.

    The judge earlier this month adopted a House plan advocated by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and other GOP statewide officials.

    In his ruling Judge Hall, adopted Executive Plan 3, which kept Los Alamos County intact.

  • Perry Drops Out of Race, Supports Gingrich
  • Woman Hit by Lightning Gives Birth

    A Colorado Springs woman has given birth to a healthy baby girl, months after she was hit by lightning. The lightning bolt struck Stephanie Alberti when she was three months pregnant.

  • Appeals aim to overturn State redistricting map

    SANTA FE (AP) — The Legislature and some Democrats are appealing a court-ordered plan for drawing new district boundaries for the state House of Representatives.

    The outcome of the political fight could influence policy decisions in New Mexico for the rest of the decade by determining whether Democrats or Republicans gain an advantage in future elections that determine the makeup of the 70-member House.

    Lawyers for the Legislature and a group of Democrats and minority voters filed separate appeals Tuesday with the state Supreme Court and Court of Appeals seeking to overturn a redistricting decision by District Court Judge James Hall.

  • PRC sets fines against Espanola towing company

     

    The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) recently passed an order to impose heavy cash penalties against a long-time Española-based towing company after it failed to follow state motor carrier laws. 

    Following a non-consensual tow late last year, Robert Seeds Towing Services was found to be in violation of four state and PRC rules. Commissioners closed the case this week, ordering fines totaling more than $15,000. Seeds, an Espanola City Councilor, sits on the North Central Regional Transit Board.

  • LA to be represented by two senators

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A New Mexico district judge on Monday adopted a bipartisan plan for revamping the boundaries of state Senate districts.
    Under the plan, two Republican incumbents in southeastern New Mexico will be paired in the same district. The plan also lumps together two Democratic incumbents in Albuquerque.

  • Update 01-18-12

    Trinity Site

    The first of two question and answer sessions concerning the Trinity Site will be at 5:30 p.m. today at the Pajarito Room in Fuller Lodge. The second will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the White Rock Fire Station No. 3.

    T-Board meeting

    The Transportation Board will hold a special meeting with TAC at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Pajarito Site Conference Room.

    Business meeting

    The CIP Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold a business meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the council chambers.

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the DPU Conference Room at 170 Central Park Square.

    Nature Center

  • Council assesses Progress through Partnering pacts

    In the strategic goals adopted by the Los Alamos County Council in 2005, the second highest priority was to improve intergovernmental relations, with a specific strategic objective to strengthen and expand regional activities.

    The Progress through Partnering (PTP) program was implemented in 2007 to help the county achieve those goals. The county entered into five year cooperative agreements with neighboring local governments, designed to enhance regional partnerships in a mutually beneficial manner. The target investment for the first five years was $1.5 million per year.