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  • High winds cause power outages

    Several power outages occurred during the high winds last night and early Friday morning according to officials at the Los Alamos Dept. of Public Utilities. 
     At 6:40 p.m. Thursday, LANL Circuit EA4 went out affecting the East Gate area down to Rendija Canyon. These areas were transferred to DPU’s Circuit 14 while LANL worked on the EA4 problem.  Power was restored by 7 p.m.  Approximately 20 DPU customers were affected.
    In White Rock at 7 p.m. Thursday, a transformer on Monte Rey failed which was replaced by DPU’s electric linemen. Power was restored at 159 Monte Rey by 10 p.m. Friday. One customer was affected.

  • Update 04-27-12

    Taste of Russia

    A Taste of Russia, a benefit for the youth visit to Los Alamos sister city of Sarov, will be at 6:30 tonight at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel. $50 per person, $400 per table.

    Council forum

    Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor have invited all County Council candidates to participate in a forum set for 6 p.m. May 17. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    Kiwanis

    Kiwanis meets from noon-1 p.m. every Tuesday at the Masonic Temple on Sage, near the intersection of 15th and Canyon. Rose Montoya will speak on the Boys and Girls Club.

    Fabulous 50s

  • Covered arena gets P&Z approval

    The Planning and Zoning Commission approved a plan for a new covered riding arena at the North Mesa stables Wednesday night. The arena is a Capital Improvement Project (CIP) submitted by the Los Alamos Pony Club in 2008.

    The 200’x75’ foot prefabricated structure will be used for riding during inclement weather, for Search & Rescue team practice, activities sponsored by the local 4H organization and training grounds for the Los Alamos Dog Obedience club.

    County animal control requested the addition of three 25’x25’ covered pens adjoining the arena to shelter large animals such as neglected or abandoned horses.

  • Promotions mark end of holding pattern

    County Administrator Harry Burgess created a stir when he announced three staff promotions and proposed a major restructuring of the Community Development Department (CDD) and the Capital Projects & Facilities Department (CP&FD) during budget hearings last week.

    “Trying to fill vacant positions has been a big task, especially doing it while trying to prepare this year’s budget,” Burgess said. Nine upper management positions have been filled with “acting” staff for close to 18 months, waiting for the hire of a new county administrator. Burgess took up his post in November.

  • Israeli official warns of nuclear arms race

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister says the world must prepare to "swiftly and firmly" stop Tehran from acquiring atomic weapons and setting off a regional nuclear arms race.

    In a thinly veiled reference to a military strike, Ehud Barak acknowledges that such an operation would be "complex, risky and unpredictable."

    He warns that a nuclear Iran "would be far more complex, dangerous and immeasurably more costly," both in terms of human lives and financially.

  • VIDEO: Today in History for April 27th
  • VIDEO: ABQ Hot Dog Cart Used As Deadly Weapon

    An Albuquerque hot dog vendor faces a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after police say he rammed his food cart into a competitor.

  • County Briefs 04-26-12

    Fire chief Hughes graduates

    Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes was among 20 statewide professionals to graduate from the tenth Local Government Program.
    The program is a partnership between the state Association of Counties, Municipal League and School Boards Association and Leadership New Mexico.
    The program contributes to developing a larger understanding of statewide topics of concerns and opportunities for improvement, and ultimately prepares leaders to meet these challenges.

    Property tax bills due

    The second-half installment of the 2011 Property Tax Bills became due April 10 and will be considered delinquent after May 10.  Payment must either be made in person at the 311 Customer Care Center by 5 p.m.

  • Update 04-26-12

    School board

    The Los Alamos Board of Education will hold a work session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the high school speech theater.

    Council forum

    Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor have invited all County Council candidates to participate in a forum set for 6 p.m. May 17. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    Kiwanis

    Kiwanis meets from noon-1 p.m. every Tuesday at the Masonic Temple on Sage, near the intersection of 15th and Canyon. Rose Montoya will speak on the Boys and Girls Club.

    Blood drive

  • CMRR meeting

    Steve Fong of the Los Alamos Site Office takes questions during a semi-annual Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement facility update meeting at Fuller Lodge Wednesday night. With the decision to defer the project for five years, there was talk about the future of this meeting, which was set up as part of a 2005 settlement between DOE/LANL and a network of community groups. Details of the meeting will be reported in Friday’s Los Alamos Monitor.