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  • Roundhouse Roundup

    By Rep. Jim Hall

    The week of Jan. 16 started with a joint meeting of the House Appropriations and Finance Committee (HAFC--one of my standing committees) and the Transportation Committee on Monday morning.   The committees held their joint meeting to discuss the state of road maintenance and the road fund.   Both committees agreed on concerns about (1) lack of adequate funding for road maintenance and (2) the high cost of Railrunner bond payments, which must be paid from the road fund. 

  • Winds wreak havoc on LA
  • NNSA releases performance evaluation summary

    The National Nuclear Security Administration released a summary of Los Alamos National Security, LLC’s performance evaluation for fiscal year 2011.

  • Ashley Pond could sing swan song

    Many Los Alamos residents consider Ashley Pond Park “the jewel” of Los Alamos. But, unlike a jewel, the pond is a living system - a living system that is dying. 

    Ashley Pond’s in the early stages of eutrophication - a depletion of oxygen in the water. A combination of factors are contributing to the pond’s demise including an overabundant fish population, waterfowl and pollutants from storm water runoff. Dissolved nutrients from fertilizer or sewage encourage the growth and decomposition of oxygen-depleting plant life, which harms other organisms. 

  • VIDEO: Heated Charges, Counter-Charges in Fla. Debate

    Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich clashed repeatedly in heated, personal terms Monday night in a crackling campaign debate in Tampa, Fla.

  • 2 Dead, 100 Hurt in Ala. As Storms Pound South

    Severe storms and possible tornadoes pounded the South on Monday, injuring more than 100 people and killing at least two in Alabama, including a man who lived in an area devastated by a deadly twister outbreak in the spring.

  • VIDEO: Rep. Giffords to Resign From Congress This Week

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona says in a video on her campaign website she intends to resign from Congress this week to concentrate on recovering from wounds suffered in an assassination attempt a little more than a year ago.

  • VIDEO: Gingrich Looks Ahead to Florida in GOP Race

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich stormed to an upset victory in the South Carolina primary Saturday night, dealing a sharp setback to former front-runner Mitt Romney.

  • Gingrich Storms to Victory in SC Primary--VIDEO EXTRA

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich stormed to an upset win in the South Carolina primary Saturday night, dealing a sharp setback to former front-runner Mitt Romney and scrambling the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

    "Thank you, South Carolina!" Gingrich swiftly tweeted to his supporters. He appealed for a flood or donations for the next-up Jan. 31 primary. "Help me deliver the knockout punch in Florida. Join our Moneybomb and donate now," said his tweet.

  • Council seeks RDC appointee

    The Los Alamos County Council is seeking letters of interest from a citizen interested in serving on the Regional Development Corporation (RDC) Board of Directors.
    The council is required under the RDC bylaws to appoint three Los Alamos County individuals to the Board to represent the community. There is currently one vacancy on the Board.
    The RDC is a non-profit, regional economic development organization focused on creating a diverse and sustainable economy, especially in Northern New Mexico. The RDC has a service area focusing primarily on Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, and Taos, San Miguel, Mora and Sandoval counties. They oversee a number of small business orientated programs.