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  • Luján named ranking member

    U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) announced Monday he has been named ranking member of the House Natural Resource Committee’s Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.  Luján, who is serving in his second term, will replace Congressman Dan Boren of Oklahoma as ranking member.

  • Update 06-26-12

    Parents wanted

    Los Alamos Public Schools is looking for parents to try out potential new versions of their websites. Parents new to the community and parents of current elementary, middle and high schoolers are needed.  Email Colin MacArthur at c.macarthur@laschools.net or call 629-0776 to schedule a time to help.

    P & Z

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdsay in council chambers.

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Community Building.

    Pool closure

    The Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center will be closed for maintenance from 7-11 a.m. Friday.

    Restrictions

  • Heat hampers wildfire fight

    Searing, record-setting heat in the interior West didn’t loosen its grip on firefighters struggling to contain blazes in Colorado, Utah and other Rocky Mountain states.

    Colorado has endured nearly a week of 100-plus degree days and low humidity, sapping moisture from timber and grass, creating a devastating formula for volatile wildfires across the state and punishing conditions for firefighters.

    “When it’s that hot, it just dries the fuels even more. That can make the fuels explosive,” said Steve Segin, a fire spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service.

    Much of Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and Colorado are under a red flag warning, meaning conditions are hot, dry and ripe for fires.

  • White Rock proposes alternate plan

    It took some time for the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee (WRMPIC) to recover from council’s decision not to allot $16 million in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funds for a proposed civic center. The center would have combined and expanded facilities for the White Rock Branch Library, Senior Center, Youth Activity Center, an Activity Center and Town Hall.

    Council instead allocated $8,400,000 remaining for implementing the White Rock Master Plan and directed the WRMPIC to return with options for separating the components of the civic center, reducing scope and reevaluating the siting.
    After council’s decision, county staff put together some options for the committee to consider.

  • North Mesa Library calendar


    Wednesday, June 27   5:30-8:30 PM  Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa Family Game Night Every Wednesday. Play our games or bring your own. All ages welcome!
     
    Thursday, June 28   7:00 PM Upstairs Rotunda at Mesa  Authors Speak Series presents Aimée and David Thurlo, acclaimed and bestselling southwestern mystery writers of the Ella Clah and Sister Agatha series.
     

  • North Mesa power restored

    The Department of Public Utilities reported a power outage in North Mesa at 9:18 this morning and crews restored power by 9:40. Crews are investigating the cause.

    Stay tuned to lamonitor.com for updates.

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  • Raw Video: Playful Pup Meets Crab on Beach

    A two-year-old dachshund named Madeline discovered a new playmate on the beach in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. The rescue dog playfully chased a crab until it got close enough to the water where a wave quickly washed it out to sea.