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  • Raw Video: Marines Practice Amphibious Assaults

    Thousands of U.S. Marines are taking part in amphibious training exercises in Virginia and North Carolina. The exercises resemble the beach assaults conducted by U.S. Forces during World War II.

  • Raw Video: NY Fans Celebrate Super Bowl

    Fans in New York celebrate after the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl Sunday Evening.

  • Blast Kills Husband of Missing Utah Mom, 2 Boys

    Authorities in Washington state say they think Josh Powell, the husband of a Utah woman who's been missing for two years deliberately, set off a house explosion today that killed him and his two young sons on Sunday.

  • N.M. 4 construction begins Monday

    Mountain States Constructors, Inc., will begin construction of roadway and pedestrian improvements on NM4 between east of Rover to west of Pajarito Road Monday.
    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.
    Traffic control restrictions for NM4 include providing a minimum of one lane of traffic in each direction at all times during construction and non-holiday weekends from
    7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Jim Hall's Roundhouse Roundup: It’s getting pretty busy

    The legislative session is heating up.  This week saw the last opportunity to submit bills and capital funding requests.  Memorials can still be submitted, but as time grows short it becomes more unlikely that a memorial will pass.

    Some 373 bills were submitted in the House, along with 23 House Joint Memorials that require action by both House and Senate, 28 House Joint Resolutions proposing amendments to the State Constitution, and 47 House Memorials that are intended to give a sense of the House.

    There are a similar number of bills, resolutions, and memorials on the Senate side.  About 50 bills on each side (House and Senate) are labeled “Public Peace, Health, Safety and Welfare.”

  • Update 02-05-12

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5:30 p.m.
    Feb. 15, at the DPU Conference Room, 170 Central Park Square.

    Dinner series

    The Los Alamos Cooperative Market will host the second of its seven-session Dinner and Discussion series entitled Menu for the Future, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    Council meeting

    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 in Council Chambers.

    Ashley Pond

    A public meeting regarding Ashley Pond will be at 6:30 p.m Feb. 9. in the Community Building Council Chambers

    Reading event

  • Council looks to cement N.M. 502 design option

    Time is running out for the Los Alamos County Council to decide on a design concept for the Tewa Loop to Knecht Street section of the N.M. 502/Trinity Drive corridor, which is slated to receive $3.8 million in state funds for construction in FY14.

    Council has allocated $1,125,000 in the FY12 budget for 25 percent matching funds.

    On Tuesday night, staff will present five designs for council’s consideration. Once a design concept is chosen, there will be discussions with the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) regarding any additional costs for redesign and a new Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). An EIS was conducted for a 2007 NMDOT design option, but that study is now outdated and would have to be redone regardless.

  • Santa Fe boy airlifted off Pajarito Ski Mountain

    A 14-year-old Santa Fe boy was airlifted from Pajarito Ski Mountain Saturday afternoon and was transported to Christus St. Vincent Hospital.
    Pajarito Mountain GM Tom Long said this morning the boy sustained a broken clavicle and a concussion and was released from the hospital Sunday.

  • Correction 02-03-12

    There were two reporting errors in the “Broadband moves forward” article in Wednesday’s Los Alamos Monitor. “100 gigabits today is probably fine, but it won’t be next year” should have read “100 mbps,” and the cost of the 90 percent phase of the study is  $182,500, not $1,825,500.

  • House OKs proposals to revamp regulatory agency 


    SANTA FE (AP) — Proposals to streamline New Mexico’s utility regulatory agency and establish minimum qualifications for its elected members sped through the House on Thursday.
    Supporters contend the proposals to revamp the Public Regulation Commission will make it more efficient and should ensure that elected regulators are better prepared for the increasingly complex utility and telecommunications issues they must decide.
    “This is a baby step, but it is a step in the right direction in trying to improve the actions that this particular agency is taking,” said Rep. Larry Larranaga, an Albuquerque Republican.