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  • Update 01-13-12

    Trinity Site

    The first of two question and answer sessions concerning the Trinity Site will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday 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.

    Council meeting

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday for a work session at the White Rock Fire Station No. 3.

    Campaign visit

    The John Davis for President Campaign will be making a stop in Los Alamos at Central Park Square at 10:39 a.m. Saturday, according to a press release from his campaign headquarters.

    Bandelier

  • Girl scout cookies from LA, WR

    New Mexico native, Capt. Jeremiah Kirschman (right) poses with a shipment of Girl Scout cookies he and his felllow soldiers in Afghanistan received from Los Alamos.  Los Alamos & White Rock girl scouts were able to send more than 250 cases to men and women in the U.S. armed forces.

  • N.M. 502 options take shape

    Four options under consideration for the NM 502 roadway project between Airport Road and the DP Road intersection became clearer following an in-depth review of the issue Thursday.
    Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) members presented a variety of pros and cons for each option during a special Transportation Board meeting at the Pajarito Cliffs Site.
    Los Alamos County Engineering Manager Kyle Zimmerman explained the advantages and challenges of the various options and conducted a slide show presentation with renderings of each design.   
    A synopsis of the options includes:

  • Touring the new LAHS

    LAHS principal Sandy Warnock conducts a tour for members of the Board of Education and representatives from various elected officials. From left to right: Board members Kevin Honnell and Dawn Venhaus, assistant superintendent Paula Deen, Matt Montano from the Public Education Department, Matthew Ruyball from Congressman Ben Ray Lujan’s office, board member Judy Bjarke-McKenzie, Michele Jacquez-Ortiz from Senator Tom Udall’s office and board member David Foster.

  • Council looks at CRC proposals

    Proposed revisions to several sections of the Los Alamos County Charter’s Structure of Government provisions have sparked some of the greatest controversy. Thursday night’s council session with the Charter Review Committee (CRC) to discuss those proposed changes was no different.

    Some revisions engendered little discussion, such as the decision not to recommend electing a mayor. Subcommittee Chair Kyle Wheeler explained the CRC’s reasoning.

  • VIDEO: U.S. Worried About Terror Attack in Thailand

    The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok sends an 'emergency message' to American citizens warning of a possible terrorist attack. It urges Americans to 'keep a low profile' in public, and to exercise caution in areas where Western tourists gather.

  • Pakistan's PM appeals for support in standoff

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister appealed for support Friday from the country's parliament in a standoff between his beleaguered government and the armed forces, saying lawmakers had to choose between "democracy and dictatorship."

    Tensions between Pakistan's army and government have soared in recent days over a memo sent to Washington, raising fears that the army might stage a coup or support possible moves by the Supreme Court to oust the government.

    The party of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and President Asif Ali Zardari is the largest in the ruling coalition.

  • Obama seeks power to merge agencies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday took aim at his government's own messy bureaucracy, prodding Congress to give him greater power to merge agencies and promising he would start by collapsing six major economic departments into one. Pressing Republicans on one of their own political issues, Obama said it was time for an "effective, lean government."

  • Missing teenager Natalee Holloway declared dead

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The parents of Natalee Holloway looked on somberly as a judge on Thursday declared their child dead, more than six years after the American teenager vanished during a high school graduation trip to the Caribbean island of Aruba.

    "We've been dealing with her death for the last six and a half years," Dave Holloway said after a brief hearing. He said the judge's order closes one chapter in a long ordeal, but added: "We've still got a long way to go to get justice.

  • Legal review, utilities recall are hot topics

    Tuesday night’s discussion between the Los Alamos County Council and the Charter Review Committee (CRC) covered the initiative, referendum and recall sections of the charter and public utilities.
    Much of the work on initiative and referendum involved clarification. “We had a terrible time just figuring out what the charter actually said, “ CRC Chair John Hopkins said. The county clerk’s office provided significant input.