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  • Council OKs revision

    The atmosphere at Tuesday’s county council discussion of the White Rock Civic Center surged with excitement -- a marked contrast to the contentious debate that ensued during Capital Improvement Project (CIP) hearings just two months ago.

    Civic Center supporters were crestfallen when council voted down the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee’s (WRMPIC) request for $16 million to build a combined facility with a library, senior center, youth activity center, activity center and town hall,

  • Accuracy, relevance sought

    A boring sameness of errors, misstatements, baseless assertions and irrelevance pervades discussions of New Mexico’s economy and what to do about it. Lea, Eddy and Chaves counties are the big exception.
    The most recent sinner is one of the good guys, Paul Gessing of the Rio Grande Foundation. His op-ed is posted at www.riograndefoundation.org.
     (Disclosure: I worked with Gessing when RGF owned the former print incarnation of my Capitol Report New Mexico publication.)
    New Mexico doesn’t attract businesses, Gessing claims.
    That’s just not true. April brought the announcement that avionics supplier

  • Raw Video: Ohio Freight Train Derails

    A freight train derailment and explosion in Columbus, Ohio, has authorities evacuating a mile-wide area of the city as they try to contain the blaze and determine what's burning.

  • Today in History for July 11th
  • State Forestry lifts restrictions

    The New Mexico State Forestry Division has announced plans to lift its smoking, firework, campfire and open fire restrictions for all New Mexico counties, imposed in June. The rescission will take effect at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
     The restrictions were imposed on all non-municipal, non-federal and non-tribal lands across New Mexico due to extreme fire danger.  

  • Update 07-10-12

    Court closed

    The Los Alamos Municipal Court will be closed July 18-20 for staff to attend training.  Payments due during this period may be mailed to Los Alamos Municipal Court, 2500 Trinity Dr, Ste C, Los Alamos, N.M. 87544 or some payments may be paid online at citepayusa.com.  The court will re-open at 8 a.m., July 23.

    LANL meeting

    A public meeting for the LANL Individual Permit For Storm Water will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cities of Gold Conference Center.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers.

    Coalition meeting

  • Udall takes in flooding dangers at Pueblo

    After meeting with Santa Clara Governor Walter Dasheno, members of the Pueblo’s tribal council and staff, then touring the devastation in the Santa Clara Canyon resulting from last year’s Las Conchas Fire, Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) said he would work to expedite promised federal funds to the flood-prone Santa Clara Pueblo.

    “Inviting him out here to see things helped,” said Dasheno. “We’ve been promised $39 million in federal funding, but just got the first check of about $400,000 this past Monday. We need that money to prevent more destruction.”

  • Teen Loses Arm, Survives Gator Attack

    An alligator attacked a teenager in Southwest Florida and bit his right arm off below the elbow. The gator was caught and killed, but the arm could not be reattached.

  • Friend: Driver of Runaway Ohio Truck Saved Lives

    Friends of Christopher Burgess, the driver of a runaway dump truck in Ohio, say he's a hero. Burgess reportedly honked his horn and waved his arms to warn bystanders as the vehicle careened down an incline before crashing into a river.

  • Today in History for July 10th