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  • Budget hearings progress smoothly

    Los Alamos County Council’s first night of budget hearings progressed relatively smoothly Monday.

    After an overview of the proposed budget and a discussion of long range planning by County Administrator Harry Burgess and Assistant County Administrator and Chief Financial Officer Steven Lynne, council tentatively passed budgets for the following departments as follows:

    • County council, municipal court, county assessor, county clerk and county sheriff: passed 6-1, with Councilor Vincent Chiravalle voting no.

    • County attorney: passed 6-1, with Chiravalle voting no.

    • Fire department: passed 7-0

    • Police department: passed 7-0

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  • VIDEO: Questions Rife in Secret Service Scandal

    The Secret Service is under new scrutiny following allegations of wild partying involving prostitutes ahead of President Obama's weekend visit to Colombia for a hemispheric summit.

  • VIDEO: GSA Executive Asserts Right to Remain Silent

    The General Services Administration inspector general said Monday that he's investigating possible bribery and kickbacks in the agency, as a central figure in the spending scandal asserted his right to remain silent at a congressional hearing.

  • VIDEO: Norway Killer Says Massacre Was Self-defense

    At the start of his trial, Norwegian killer Anders Breivik acknowledged killing 77 people last July, but said he carried out the massacre in self-defense. He was mostly calm in court. His lawyers said he's anxious to prove he's not insane.

  • VIDEO: Residents Digging Out After Tornadoes

    At least 120 tornadoes were reported across the Midwest and Plains states early Sunday. The severe weather left at least five people dead in Oklahoma and hundreds of thousands of families without electricity.

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  • Youth plan trip to Sister City

    Los Alamos High School students will visit Russia this summer under an ongoing youth exchange program sponsored by the Los Alamos-Sarov Sister Cities Initiative (LASSCI).
    The last week of June, 11 students and three chaperones from Los Alamos will fly overseas to spend two weeks in Los Alamos’ Sister City of Sarov and experience life in Russia.
    To help cover the costs of this trip, LASSCI is sponsoring fundraising dinner — A Taste of Russia.
    The fundraiser is at 6:30 p.m. April 27 at the Best Western Hilltop House. It will feature Russian food and youth performances.
    Half of the $50 tickets is tax deductible. Tickets may be purchased from school employee Nora Arbuckle or any of the Sarov students.

  • Libraries to offer expanded service

    Los Alamos County Library System has expanded its services with audiobooks and eBooks available to download from the library’s website. Starting May 7, library cardholders can check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere by visiting lacnm.lib.overdrive.com.  
    Users may browse the library’s website, check out with a valid library card and download to PC, Mac and many mobile devices.
    Users will need to install free software: OverDrive Media Console for audiobooks; and Adobe Digital Editions for eBooks.
    Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod, Kindle, Sony Reader and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on the go.