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  • Update 04-17-12

    Earth Day

    The Earth Day Festival will feature booths and displays where community groups will show their Earth-friendly products and practices, and provide information about our environment on the Pajarito Plateau. It begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at PEEC.

    Dem Party

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

    Budget hearings

    The Los Alamos County Council will hold budget meetings 6-10 p.m. today and Wednesday in council chambers.

    Chamisa carnival

  • Fire info session sizzles

    Despite an afternoon snow, dozens of people attended the fire prevention informational session hosted by the Los Alamos Fire Department Saturday in council chambers

    The session was the first since the Las Conchas fire that wiped out 156,593 acres last summer in the Jemez Mountains southwest of Los Alamos.

    Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider said between 50 and 100 people attended the event aimed at informing residents about ongoing fire mitigation efforts, how they can protect their own homes and show them the damage from last year’s fire.

    “It was a learning experience by all,” he said adding that the public came with great questions.

  • Budget hearings progress smoothly

    Los Alamos County Council’s first night of budget hearings progressed relatively smoothly Monday.

    After an overview of the proposed budget and a discussion of long range planning by County Administrator Harry Burgess and Assistant County Administrator and Chief Financial Officer Steven Lynne, council tentatively passed budgets for the following departments as follows:

    • County council, municipal court, county assessor, county clerk and county sheriff: passed 6-1, with Councilor Vincent Chiravalle voting no.

    • County attorney: passed 6-1, with Chiravalle voting no.

    • Fire department: passed 7-0

    • Police department: passed 7-0

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    The Secret Service is under new scrutiny following allegations of wild partying involving prostitutes ahead of President Obama's weekend visit to Colombia for a hemispheric summit.

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