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  • Homestead Marker project gets go ahead

    Before the United States government claimed land for the Manhattan Project, even before the Los Alamos Ranch School, Los Alamos Mesa was home to a community of homesteaders. The Los Alamos Historic Homestead Tour, which commemorates those early settlers, earned council approval Tuesday.
    The idea for the tour was sparked by White Rock resident Belle Grant Hill, who approached Gerald Strickfaden, chair of the Fuller Lodge Historic Districts Advisory Board (FLHDAB), for advice on placing a marker at the site of her family’s homestead. Grant Hill is the daughter of homesteader Ottie Oman (Dot) Grant.

  • Tucker throws out first pitch
  • Bike and Hike is this weekend

    Pajarito Mountain will sponsor a Bike and Hike event from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The ski lift will take bikes up the mountain. The cost is $25 per bike or $10 per hiker. For more information, visit skipajarito.com.

  • Accusations continue to fly in alleged drug probe

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP)  — Accusations continue to fly about who’s being targeted in an alleged FBI cocaine investigation in Santa Fe.
    Earlier this week, a fired state police officer said during an arbitration hearing that he lost his job because he was helping investigate a drug case involving Santa Fe City Manager Robert Romero and Congressman Ben Ray Lujan. Both vehemently denied the allegations. Then former Det. James Vigil -- who was fired after a 2010 DWI -- said it was not Lujan but Public Regulation Commission Jerome Block who was being investigated.
    Now Block tells the Albuquerque Journal in a story Friday that he believes Lujan and his father, House Speaker Ben Lujan, manipulated Vigil to change his story.

  • CRC to discuss charter Monday

    The Charter Review Committee will meet in Council Chambers inside the Community Building at 5:30 p.m. Monday to discuss the section of the County’s charter pertaining to initiative, referendum and recall. The CRC will be reviewing recommendations from its subcommittee about possible changes.
    The subcommittee’s report is posted on the County’s webpage at www.losalamosnm.us under the link to Projects/Charter Review Committee. Copies of the report are also available at the two public libraries at the Reference Desk, or, at the 311 Customer Care Center.

  • Seen at the Scene: Los Alamos Says Thanks!
  • State jet sold to Alaska couple

    SANTA FE (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez waved goodbye Thursday to a state-owned jet she calls the “ultimate symbol of waste and excess.” Her administration sold the plane for $2.5 million.
    Martinez presented keys to the aircraft to the new owners, Robert and Linda Felland, a retired couple from Anchorage, Alaska, at a ceremony at Santa Fe’s municipal airport.

  • Update 08-28-11

    Movie night
     
    The Mesa Public Library Free Film Series will show “The Social Network” at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1.

    Fuller Lodge

     The Fuller Lodge Historic Districts Advisory Board will meet at 5 p.m. Sept. 7 in the Curtis Room.

    CRC meeting

    The Charter Review Committee will meet in council chambers inside the Community Building at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

    On the web

    Find the latest on Hurricane Irene as it strikes the East Coast. Check out lamonitor.com

    County council

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 in council chambers.

  • ACT changes after-school bus routes

    Changes in Los Alamos Public Schools scheduling and the need to comply with both school and federal regulations prompted changes in Atomic City Transit afterschool routes this fall.
    “As soon as we knew the schools times were changing, we spent a lot of staff time brainstorming ways to improve these things overall for the majority of riders,” said Nancy Talley, transportation division manager.
    School officials not only notified the transit officials about new start and stop times but of new regulations requiring  county transit buses to remain on county right-of-way instead of entering school property, in order to reduce liability issues and keep the school system in compliance with insurance regulations.

  • LA pays tribute

    A large crowd gathered for a special ceremony at Ashley Pond Park Thursday to thank the individuals and organizations that helped out during the Las Conchas Wildfire.

    The Los Alamos County Council, Los Alamos National Laboratory and National Nuclear Security Agency hosted the “Los Alamos Says Thanks” event.

    “This fire brought out the best of the best in all of us across the great state of New Mexico – we saw it 11 years ago during the Cerro Grande Fire and we saw it again during this fire,” said Council Chair Sharon Stover. “Firefighters and police officers and the National Guard top the list, but it went way beyond that.”