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  • Municipal building ahead of schedule

    Project superintendent for Jaynes Corporation, James Trujillo, gave a construction update before councilors toured the municipal building last week.
    “Tentatively, our goal at the Jaynes Corporation is to have everything substantially completed by the end of January 2013. We’re making every effort to do that, and as of right now we’re right on schedule to meet our goal,” Trujillo said.

  • ER transition expected to be smooth at LAMC

    The transition to take over emergency services at the Los Alamos Medical Center from Healthfront in August is expected to be smooth.

    That was the assessment from an EmCare executive Wednesday after the announcement was made last week that LAMC was switching services from HealthFront to EmCare in August.

    “We were there approximately 10 years ago, so we are certainly familiar with the Los Alamos Medical Center,” said EmCare’s Vice President of Practice Development, David Copple. “We are not only familiar with Los Alamos, but we also have a number of contracts with other hospitals throughout the state.”

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  • Skydiver Fearless Felix jumps from 18 miles up

    Skydiver "Fearless Felix" Baumgartner has done it again.

    On Wednesday, Baumgartner took another stratospheric leap, this time from an altitude of more than 18 miles — an estimated 96,640 feet, nearly three times higher than cruising jetliners. He landed safely near Roswell, N.M. His top speed was an estimated 536 mph, said Brian Utley, an official observer on site.

  • Area leaders return from D.C. trip

    WASHINGTON, DC –Members of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (Coalition) along with representatives from Governor Martinez’s Office, the Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque Chambers of Commerce, and other New Mexico business leaders visited Washington, DC last week to discuss the importance of funding for the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the impact of funding cuts on New Mexico’s economy and employment rate.  

  • Water leak at golf course

    County staff announced today that there is a water leak in a pressurized irrigation line at the Golf Course. The irrigation line, which serves the Golf Course south of Diamond Drive has been shut off and water trucks are being used to water the greens, tee boxes and fairways until irrigation service can be restored.

  • July 4 church fire still under investigation

    The July 4 fire that destroyed the chapel at the New Beginnings Church still is under investigation.

    That’s the latest from the Los Alamos County Fire Department, New Mexico State Fire Marshal Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

    All three organizations are still in the process of conducting an investigation into the origin and cause of the fire located at 112 East Rd at the New Beginnings Church.

    According to a LAFD press release, the fire is still classified as under investigation and information is still being gathered and processed.

  • Governor names new leader for National Guard

    SANTA FE (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez on Tuesday named an Air Force National Guard colonel with more than 30 years of military experience to lead New Mexico’s Guard forces.
    Col. Andrew Salas will serve as the state’s adjutant general, succeeding Maj. Gen. Kenny Montoya, who resigned earlier this year to allow the Republican governor to select her own leader.
    Martinez described Salas as a diverse and well-rounded leader.

  • Shuffling at wildlife agency triggers concerns

    ALBUQUERQUE  (AP) — Environmentalists are concerned that reorganizing the New Mexico Game and Fish Department could spell trouble for the state’s nongame animals and programs aimed at conserving threatened and endangered species.
    Not so, the agency says.
    A lightning rod for controversy, the department is again sitting at the center of a longstanding debate over its mission and how it balances conservation and the interests of hunters and anglers whose license fees pay for much of the department’s work.