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  • State News at a Glance 02-15-11

    Progress made in Ruidoso

    RUIDOSO — New Mexico officials say significant progress has been made in the effort to restore water service to the village of Ruidoso. The state Environment Department said  water in the system isn’t contaminated, but a boil water advisory still is in effect. Residents are being advised to boil water for 5 minutes before drinking, cooking and washing dishes.
    Bottled water for drinking is available at the main Fire Station in the village.

  • Public input needed for municipal building site layout and design

    The public is invited to attend one of two public meetings hosted by the county’s Capital Projects and Facilities’ staff, along with county contractor Jaynes Corporation/Studio Southwest Architects regarding the site layout and design of the new municipal building, historic archives and County records center.
    The meetings will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at White Rock Town Hall and from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Fuller Lodge’s Pajarito Room.

  • Sobriety monitoring devices gain momentum in the state

    A bill aimed at curbing the state’s DWI problem easily cleared Senate Public Affairs Committee this week.
    Senate Bill 197 from Sen. George Munoz, D-Gallup, targets DWI offenders who do not own cars but must avoid alcohol to meet terms of their probation by putting a Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor (SCRAM) type device in their homes.
    “It fixes the DWI Interlock problem, and allows people to serve their sentences,” Munoz said.
    Not everyone is so sure what the bill is proposing would work.

  • Reducing emissions proposed

    FARMINGTON–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has plans to reduce emissions at two New Mexico power plants.

  • Co-op assembles management team

    The Los Alamos Cooperative Market has assembled its management team in anticipation of its grand opening later this month. From left, Kwei-Hsuan Coats, marketing; Matt Dreier, grocery; Trinity Vigil, meat and cheese; Emily Chapman, deli; Steve Watts, general manager; Phil Kearney, produce; Tim Morrison, front-end; Aviv Stein, wellness; not pictured is Gloria Brehm, accounting.

  • Update 02-15-11

    T-Board meeting

    The Transportation Board will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Public Works conference room, which is located on 2101 Trinity Drive.

    DPU Board meeting

    The Board of Pubic Utilities will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the DPU Conference Room.

    Public meetings

  • Night in Monte Carlo hits jackpot

    Sometimes fundraising can be a gamble; it’s a dice roll if the event will succeed. The Family YMCA’s Red and Black Ball held Saturday at Central Avenue Grill, however, paid off big time.
    The annual event was completely sold out and raised a net of $53,660. With a theme of a Night in Monte Carlo, the Red and Black Ball included a dinner and silent and live auctions. Vacation stays at condos located in Hawaii and Las Vegas as well as benches and jewelry created by teens at the Española Teen Center were offered in the live auction.

  • LA mayor concept gains some traction with subcommittee

    Two things were certain at Monday’s Structure of Government Subcommittee meeting – Los Alamos was deemed a wrong fit for a “strong” mayor form of governance and the local county administrator’s title should be changed to the more typical title of county manager.

    Albuquerque is the only city in the state with a “strong” mayor, which essentially means that person wields significant power in running the city.

  • Will Palin's unconventional style bring success?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — She says what she wants, does what she wants and makes no apologies. And love her or hate her, you can't really argue with this: Politics as usual has never been Sarah Palin's style.

    "I wasn't wired to play that game," the former Alaska governor says in "Going Rogue," the memoir whose title reflects her affinity for going her own way.

  • Yemenis trying to oust leader protest for 5th day

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Thousands of people marching for the ouster of Yemen's U.S.-allied president clashed Tuesday with police and government supporters, and at least three demonstrators were injured in a fifth straight day of Egypt-inspired protests.