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  • Returning Colo. Residents Proud of Firefighers
  • Pilot project takes shape

    Another proposal, researched and developed by Airport Manager Peter Soderquist, would bring a pilot project in commercial air service to Los Alamos.
    The proposal calls for subsidized flights, with LANL paying 50 percent of the $150,000 cost and the county paying the other half. One-way flights would cost $55, about $30 less than the shuttle. With the subsidy, the air service could be profitable with just four or five people on each of the six to nine flights a day.     
    “We have visitors, including chiefs of staff, top level government officials, CEO’s of companies, vice presidents - they land in Albuquerque. They drive one hour and forty five minutes to get here,” Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher said.

  • Hikers rescued at Bandelier

    Bandelier Rangers, with the assistance of National Guard air support, conducted a successful search and rescue operation in the area between Alamo Canyon and Capulin Canyon.

    Tuesday morning, Sandoval County 911 Center received a cell call from a group requesting aid in the backcountry of Bandelier  National Monument. Sandoval County provided Bandelier personnel with the call’s GPS coordinates, and Bandelier Archaeologist/Rangers Heath Bailey and David Shiffler, who were already in the vicinity, immediately responded.

  • Update 06-21-12

    CIP meeting

    The county’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold its monthly business meeting at 5:15 p.m. today in council chambers.

    P & Z meeting

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. June 27 in council chambers.

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos county council will meet at 7 p.m. June 26 at the Community Building.

    Evening meeting

    Come learn about county efforts to become more sustainable and share input at 5:30 p.m. today at the Community Building Training Room.

    Restrictions

  • Council mulls proposal

    Although Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher focused on foundation building at the council work session Tuesday evening, he also evaluated projects with the potential to grow the county’s economy. The two that garnered the most interest was a proposal from PLACE for a mixed-use downtown development (with a convention/event center option) and a pilot project for commercial air service.

    Fisher addressed the hotel/event center as a separate issue. By a conservative estimate, Los Alamos is losing more than $2.5 million to convention bookings to Santa Fe and nearby casinos; although Fisher believes it could easily be double that number. He proposed using development funds to support a Class A conference hotel and event center downtown.

  • LANL to cut more jobs

    The workforce cuts are not finished at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    In a memo sent to all employees, lab director Charlie McMillan said that 80 contractor position would be eliminated.

    In March, 557 employees left the lab as part of a voluntary separation program and the next month, another 60 people were terminated from the flexible workforce.

    McMillan has scheduled a meeting for all employees for 2:30 p.m., June 27 to discuss the workforce update.

    Here is the memo sent to employees Wednesday.

  • Hot day in Los Alamos

    It was definitely hot in Los Alamos Wednesday.

    How hot was it?

    It was so hot, county emergency manager Phil Taylor said the temperature registered 99 degrees in his vehicle.

    Taylor said the Los Alamos Airport had a high temperature of 91 degrees, one degree short of the record for June 20. On June 20, 1981, it was 92 degrees.

     The all-time high was 95 degrees in 1998.    

  • Federal agencies join forces to build Interagency Fire Center

    As the one-year anniversary of New Mexico’s second largest wildfire on record approaches, an focused multi-federal agency effort is now underway to build a permanent Interagency Fire Center in the heart of Northern New Mexico’s fire country.

  • Today in History for June 21st
  • Raw Video: Four-alarm Pier Fire in San Francisco

    Firefighters battled a four-alarm fire at San Francisco's historic Pier 29 on Wednesday. No injuries were reported, but the blaze disrupted traffic in the area.