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  • For Burgess, it's about economic development

    This is the second in a four-part series featuring highlights from the community panel interviews of county administrator candidates. Answers to some of the questions, such as the candidate’s experience and how it relates to the position, have been covered in previous Los Alamos Monitor articles.

    Harry Burgess has been the City Administrator for Carlsbad in southern New Mexico, since 2005. Burgess gave a number of specific examples regarding how that experience relates to Los Alamos’ needs.
    Burgess spoke to the Los Alamos Monitor last week about some of his economic development successes in Carlsbad. He gave more detail during the panel interview.

  • Santa Fe tops global list for its clean air

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's capital, which regularly tops rankings for its quality of life, has something new to brag about. The first-ever World Health Organization survey on air pollution said Santa Fe's air quality readings are among the cleanest in the world.

    Santa Fe Mayor David Coss said he's pleased but not surprised as the city consistently gets high rankings from the American Lung Association.

    "It's one of the things we love about living in Santa Fe," he said.

  • Update 09-25-11

    Council meeting

    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the council chambers.

    Public meeting

    The Eastern Area Maintenance Project Public meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m., Thursday at the council chambers.

    Piano recital

    Piano students of Lynn Lamb and Ronald F. Grinage, will perform in a student piano recital at 2 p.m. today at Fuller Lodge. Admission is free.

    Hall update

    State Rep. Jim Hall of Los Alamos will speak at noon Oct. 4 on what he has learned since he was chosen to succeed the late Rep. Jeannette Wallace in the legislature. Kiwanis meets each Tuesday, noon to 1 p.m., at the Masonic Temple on Sage.

    Public meeting

  • Redistricting battle likely to head to court

    Rep. Jim Hall (R-Los Alamos, Sandoval, and Santa Fe) leaned against the wall near the entrance of the House chamber Friday night at the Roundhouse.

    It had been a pretty stressful couple of weeks.

    The fight over redistricting will shift to the courts because of promised vetoes by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez of several redistricting plans passed by the Democratic-controlled Legislature. A judge probably will end up drawing the boundaries of House, Senate and Congressional districts.

  • Benda talks about balance in community

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a four-part series.

    The four candidates for the County Administrator’s post faced tough questioning from three different groups Friday: county councilors, senior administration and a community panel.

    The three groups then convened in closed session to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate. No decision was reached, and discussions will continue next week.

  • Bus service begins Monday at Bandelier

    Although much of Bandelier National Monument will have limited access for the foreseeable future due to the Las Conchas Fire and subsequent flooding, park officials are excited to announce that additional sections of the Monument are reopening on Monday, just in time for the influx of visitors from the Balloon Fiesta.

     “We’re excited to get people back into Bandelier enjoying the Monument. It’s been too long. And, we’re even more ecstatic that it’s just in time for Balloon Fiesta when we typically have 40,000 visitors,” said Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott.

    One major change for visitors to note upon reopening, Bandelier will be operating as a “car-free park” from Monday, Sept. 26 through Oct. 30.

  • County breaks ground on muni building

    County Councilors and other officials broke ground on the county’s new municipal building on Central Avenue this morning.

  • Flying high

    High Flyers Gymnastics cut the ribbon to open their gym in downtown Los Alamos on Tuesday. The High Flyers outgrew their space at the YMCA, and now have their own gym in the location formerly occupied by Cookin’ in Style, at 1631 Central, right next to Metzger’s downtown. Owner David Vosburgh is looking forward to offering many more classes and hosting fun events like birthday parties in the new space

  • Update 09-23-11

    Council meeting

    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the council chambers.

    Public meeting

    The Eastern Area Maintenance Project Public meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m., Thursday at the council chambers.


      There will be a reception to meet the County Administrator candidates. 5–7 p.m. today in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge.

    Bradbury museum

    Bradbury Science Museum unveils two exhibits next week and hosts a talk about Manhattan Project physicist Richard Feynman Thursday. All the events are open to the public.

    Public meeting

  • Computer Forensics Laboratory grand opening set

    ALBUQUERQUE — Alumni from the FBI Citizens’ Academy toured the New Mexico Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory on the University of New Mexico campus Wednesday. The NMRCFL officially is set to host its grand opening Oct. 12.

    The focus of the full service forensics laboratory and training center is the examination of digital evidence in support of criminal investigations into:  
    •Child pornography
    •Violent crimes
    •Theft or destruction of intellectual property
    •Internet crime
    •Fraud and more