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  • Roofing detail

    Workers unload materials on the roof of the Mesa Public Library Thursday morning.

  • Lawmakers OK education panel redistricting

    SANTA FE (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers are nearing an agreement on a redistricting plan for an elective commission that has a voice in establishing charter schools in the state.
    The Senate and House approved separate, but identical bills Friday for drawing new district boundaries of the 10-member Public Education Commission.
     However, the two chambers must pass the same piece of legislation before it goes to the governor.
    The Education Commission is the first of several redistricting plans that the Legislature must create during a special session, which has entered its second week.

     

  • Seen at the Scene: Friday's concert

    The Los Alamos Concert Series had one last concert Friday night at Ashley Pond as Albuquerque rocker Ryan McGarvey took the stage. The concert served as a prelude to Saturday’s Next Big Idea.

  • Update 09-18-11

    County council

    The County Council will hold a special session at 6 p.m. Monday at the council chambers.

    LTAB meeting

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

    Reception

      There will be a reception to meet the County Administrator candidates. 5–7 p.m. Thursday in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge.

    CRC meeting

    Charter Review Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Community Building Training Room for discussion and a vote on voting methods.

    BPU to meet

    The Board of Public Utilities will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m.

  • Board recommends sculpture for Justice Center entrance

    Four finalists presented their proposals for a Justice Center sculpture to the Arts in Public Places Advisory Board Wednesday.

    After a closed door discussion, the board voted that Jemez Springs artist Troy Williams receive the commission for “The Scale of Justice.” The recommendation should go before the county council for consideration sometime in October.

    The board was looking for a piece that would honor the 12 jurors and the diversity of the juror pool here. The Request for Proposals (RFP) specified that the piece had to include one- or two-dimensional figures representing jurors of all ages and backgrounds, it had to be durable and sturdy and could not have a shiny finish. The budget parameter was $50,000 to $100,000.

  • Finalists in town this week

    The culmination of the search for a new county administrator is near at hand.

    Candidates will be in town this Thursday and Friday for interviews with councilors and staff and to answer questions from the community. Council expects to reach a decision by early October.

    Citizens may meet the candidates at a reception from 5–7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge.

    The public can also hear more of what the candidates have to say at two panels scheduled for Friday, Sept. 23. Councilors asked organizations that represent large segments of the community to choose panelists to interview the candidates.

  • One Dead in Pajarito Road Rollover Crash

    A person was killed Saturday morning in a rollover crash on Pajarito Road, which is restricted and on Los Alamos National Laboratory property.

    Allen L. Martinez, 31, of Chimayo was on his way to work at LANL when he was involved in a single-vehicle rollover crash near TA-46.

    The cause of the rollover is under investigation.

    Martinez was driving a black 1999 four-door Oldsmobile.

    Sgt. Jeff Regenold of the Los Alamos Police Department said Martinez did not have a pulse when he was transported to the Los Alamos Medical Center by the Los Alamos Fire Department.

    More details to follow on lamonitor.com.

  • Reno crash killed 9; probe focuses on wayward part--video extras

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The death toll in the crash of a World War II-era plane during a Reno air race rose to nine people Saturday as investigators combed through wreckage and scoured amateur video clips to determine why the aircraft suddenly spiraled out of control and plummeted to the ground near hundreds of spectators.

    The deaths include seven who died on the tarmac, including the 74-year-old pilot, and two others who died at hospitals, Reno Deputy Police Chief Dave Evans said.

    The higher death toll was announced at a briefing a day after the Friday afternoon crash. Authorities previously said that three people had perished.

  • Update 09-16-11

    County Council

    The County Council will hold a special session at 6 p.m.
    Monday at the council chambers.

    LTAB meeting

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

    Dance canceled

      The Big M.A.C. Dance scheduled for 7-9 p.m. today  at Pueblo Gym has been canceled.

    CRC meeting

    Charter Review Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Community Building Training Room for discussion and a vote on voting methods.

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m.
    Wednesday at the DPU Conference Room.

  • New fire suppression system pays off

    Wreaking havoc on Northern New Mexico, the Las Conchas fire consumed more than 150,000 acres primarily on the Santa Fe National Forest and parts of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, Bandelier National Monument, Pueblos of Jemez, Santa Clara, Cochiti and Santo Domingo, and private lands.

    To combat the fire, 215,000 gallons of water was available to firefighters to suppress the blaze around Pajarito Mountain thanks to a new water diversion/storage tank and hydrant system built and placed into operation a year ago by the Los Alamos Dept. of Public Utilities.