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  • More US relief crews exposed to radiation in Japan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More U.S. military crews were exposed to radiation Tuesday as the Pentagon ramped up relief flights over a Japan reeling from an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis.

    The Defense Department said the Navy started giving anti-radiation pills to some of those exposed, and Americans on two military bases south of Tokyo were advised to stay indoors as much as possible. Meanwhile, U.S. aviation and energy officials also worked with Japanese counterparts on the nuclear developments.

  • Business barriers seen as hindering LA growth

    Eliminating pockets of blight in the downtown area, developing suitable retail spaces and creating a more business-friendly community were among the issues voiced at Monday’s roundtable event at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. 

    Business owners at the event were given an opportunity to discuss and provide input on the formulation of the county council’s proposed strategic goals.

  • Spring is in the air

    The warmer weather sent Los Alamos residents outdoors Monday. Here, bikers and walkers enjoy the spring conditions along Central Avenue.

  • Legislature passes lobbyist, DWI, task force bills

    SANTA FE – New Mexico House and Senate passed several bills last week. The bills ranged from ensuring transparency in the government to issuing harsher penalties for repeat DWI offenders.

    Lobbyist limits measure passes House
    A  bill designed to increase government transparency and prevent elected officials from lobbying for one year after their terms end passed the House Saturday.  HB 67a, sponsored by Rep. Bill O’Neill received a vote of 44-14.

  • County reaches out to Silver City

    Los Alamos County has established a fund at Los Alamos National Bank on behalf of Silver City, a small community in southern New Mexico facing fire recovery challenges after the Quail Ridge fire destroyed 13 homes and burned more than 60 other smaller structures last week.
    Council Chairwoman Sharon Stover said she asked Acting County Administrator Randy Autio to establish the fund after she received calls from Los Alamos and White Rock residents asking how the county could help Silver City in their time of need.

  • Construction Zone 03-15-11

    Public Works Projects:
    For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us or call 662-8150.

    Diamond Drive Phase 4 2011:
    On Monday, the contractor started the removal of the center medians from Los Alamos Canyon Bridge to Canyon Road. Paving operations will follow; this will allow the traffic in the work zone to be moved to one side of the road without the barrier of the median.

  • Update 03-15-11

    Public meeting
    A public meeting regarding the phase one study for a design alternatives for Central and Oppenheimer intersection will be 1-3 p.m. Tuesday at the Reel Deal Theater.

    Noise mitigation
    A public meeting regarding the noise mitigation study for the Eastern area will be from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fire Administration Building, located on 195 East Road.

    Quake coverage
    Get the latest on the Japanese earthquake at lamonitor.com.

    Council meetings

  • Business barriers come to light

    Eliminating blight pockets, developing suitable retail space and creating a more business-friendly community were among the issues voiced at Monday’s roundtable event at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.
    Business owners were given an opportunity to discuss and provide input on the issue of the County Council’s proposed strategic goals. They shared experiences, vented frustrations and suggested solutions during the 90-minute session with chamber officials and Acting County Administrator Randy Autio.

  • PAC 8 celebrates 30th birthday

    During PAC 8’s 30th anniversary bash Friday night, the public access television station, which is the oldest in New Mexico, had a lot to celebrate.

    The station has made many strides down through the years including moving to digital operations, adding live- streaming on its website and offering video on demand.

    While PAC 8’s accomplishments were being feted at the party, behind the scenes the station faces some daunting funding challenges.

  • Petraeus says Taliban's military momentum stalled

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first formal assessment of the war in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus said Tuesday that much of the Taliban's battlefield momentum has been halted, putting the U.S. on course to begin pulling out troops in July and shifting security responsibility to the Afghans.