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  • Council seeks RDC appointee

    The Los Alamos County Council is seeking letters of interest from a citizen interested in serving on the Regional Development Corporation (RDC) Board of Directors.
    The council is required under the RDC bylaws to appoint three Los Alamos County individuals to the Board to represent the community. There is currently one vacancy on the Board.
    The RDC is a non-profit, regional economic development organization focused on creating a diverse and sustainable economy, especially in Northern New Mexico. The RDC has a service area focusing primarily on Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, and Taos, San Miguel, Mora and Sandoval counties. They oversee a number of small business orientated programs.

  • Former SF Archbishop Sanchez dead at 77

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Former Santa Fe Archbishop Robert Fortune Sanchez, who became the nation’s first Hispanic bishop in 1974 and headed New Mexico’s largest Catholic diocese for nearly two decades before resigning over sex allegations, has died. He was 77.
    He was surrounded by his family when he died Friday in Albuquerque, said officials with the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. It did not release the cause of death but said Sanchez had been ill.
    “I ask for prayers for the repose of his soul and the comfort and consolation of his family members,” Archbishop Michael Sheehan said in a statement.

  • Update 01-22-12

    LAPS Board

    The LAPS Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26 for a work session at Chamisa Elementary.

    Golf Meeting

    A public meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Lodge to discuss the progress of the Golf Course Improvements project and two new conceptual layouts will be presented. 

    Deadline looms

    Residents interested in applying for the vacancies on the Regional Development Corporation (RDC) Board of Directors are reminded that the application process will close at 5 p.m., Tuesday.

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m., Jan. 31 in the council chambers.

    History nuts

  • Teen Center nears Phase II application

    Two design options for a new Teen Center generated excitement at the final public meeting for the phase I Capital Improvements Project (CIP) study. The meeting drew a crowd of more than 50, with teens outnumbering adults three to one.

    Autotroph Architectural Designs (AAD), the firm in charge of the study, incorporated as much of the teens’ wish list (garnered from previous meetings) as possible.

    The core feature of both designs is a large atrium, which serves as a lounge/snack bar.

  • Missing White Rock girl found OK

    Members of the Los Alamos Police and Fire Departments spent the better part of Saturday , searching for a missing 16-year-old girl Saturday. 

    Miranda Romero of White Rock has been missing since Jan. 19 after having an argument with her parents, deputy police chief Kevin Purtymun said Saturday.

    At 5:55 p.m., Purtymun said Romero had been found in a canyon north of North Mesa and was being walked out of the canyon by law enforcement officials.

    Earlier, Purtymun said that Romero had contacted her parents and that her disappearance was "voluntary."

    Fliers had been posted at various places across the community, Purtymun said. 

       

  • Chicago Deploys All Its Plows for Snowstorm

    Chicago has deployed its full fleet of snow plows as a winter storm whipping across the region led to the cancellation of hundreds of flights at city airports.

  • Forecast holds little promise for state 


    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A three-week surge of winter weather has helped pull New Mexico from the brink of a record-dry year, but officials said Thursday the state appears to be set up for another dose of dry, windy and warm weather this spring.
    New Mexico is coming off of what forecasters with the National Weather Service have logged as the state’s sixth driest year on record. It would have been one of the worst had a series of storms not dumped much-needed snow and rain around the state in December.

  • Construction to begin in February

    Mountain States Constructors, Inc., will begin construction of roadway and pedestrian improvements on N.M. 4 between east of Rover to west of Pajarito Road in early February.
    Planned improvements include landscaped buffers, sidewalks, a combined bike lane/turn lane, enhanced drainage, and a landscaped center median with left turn lanes.
    All work should be complete in October 2012.
    Expect to see work zones on N.M. 4 as the contractor gets started.
    According to the initial traffic control plan submittal, work will be accomplished in phases.

  • Update 01-20-12

    LAPS board

    The LAPS Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26 for a work session at Chamisa Elementary.

    Golf meeting

    A public meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Lodge to discuss the progress of the Golf Course Improvements project and two new conceptual layouts will be presented. 

    Deadline looms

    Residents interested in applying for the vacancies on the Regional Development Corporation (RDC) Board of Directors are reminded that the application process will close at 5 p.m., Tuesday.

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m., Jan. 31 in the council chambers.

    History nuts

  • Montaño talks about life in Los Alamos

    Editor’s note: This is the third installment of a three part series.

    Chuck Montaño began his LANL career June 1, 1978 working in the Special Nuclear Materials and Safeguards Division. He tracked the movement of all nuclear materials at the lab, conducting periodic audits to ensure materials were where they should be, he said.  

    Montaño raised his family in Los Alamos. Together with wife Elaine and children Carlos and Carla, both Los Alamos High School graduates, the Montaños lived in the Western Area and Barranca Mesa for 20 years.