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  • Council delays implementation of salary plan

    On April 10, Los Alamos County Council approved a higher compensation plan geared toward attracting and retaining “a high performing and motivated workforce.”After Wednesday night’s budget hearings, the new salary plan remains more or less an aspiration.

    The plan council approved would have targeted compensation levels at 15 percent above market average.  Most county positions currently average 5 percent above the mean. To implement the plan fully would mean an 8 percent increase in the salary plan.

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  • Bandelier sponsoring NPW activities in LA

    This year National Park Week is April 21-29, and Bandelier National Monument will be offering opportunities to celebrate National Park Week right in Los Alamos, as well as activities in the park itself.
    According to Park Superintendent Jason Lott, “Bandelier partners with many organizations in Los Alamos.  
    We’re very happy to be able to offer National Park Week activities in town where they are available to people who may not be able to get down to the park.  We hope to see lots of our neighbors this week.”

  • Update 04-19-12

    Earth Day

    The Earth Day Festival will feature displays by earth-friendly organizations; entertainment by Clan Tynker, the Hillstompers, and Wise Fool; “Walk like a Wolf” and puppet-making for kids; bird walks; food and more. Saturday, at PEEC.

    Dem Party

    The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County will have its monthly meeting at
    7 p.m. today at the Mesa Library.


    Kiwanis meets from noon-1 p.m. every Tuesday at the Masonic Temple on Sage, near the intersection of 15th and Canyon. The group will hold committee meetings April 24.

    Chamisa Carnival

  • Burgess realigns county staff, names deputies

    Los Alamos County Administrator Harry Burgess transformed what promised to be another contentious night of budget hearings regarding the addition of several full time employees (FTEs) with an unexpected announcement.

    “I’d first like to announce the appointment of two deputy county administrator positions,” Burgess said. “I have appointed Steve Lynne and Brian Bosshardt. I want to extend my congratulations to both of them.” Filling the positions was at Burgess’ discretion and not subject to council approval.

  • Court Rules Online Retailer Owes NM Sales Tax

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Court of Appeals has ruled a national online retailer must pay more than a half million dollars in taxes on sales of books, music and movies in New Mexico.

    The court's ruling on Wednesday involved a limited liability company that's a subsidiary of Barnes&noble.com, Inc.

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  • Lynne, Bosshardt named deputy county administrators

    During Wednesday night’s county council budget meeting, County Administrator Harry Burgess announced organizational changes within several management positions, following his review of the various county departments and divisions and their relationship to his office. Burgess was appointed as county administrator in October 2011.

    “I reviewed the organization after meeting with staff to gather input, then worked to develop the best path forward for the organization,” Burgess said after the meeting, adding that he had also taken the last few months to review the county’s strategic goals and evaluate areas where he felt the staff could take on a more active role.