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  • Update 06-19-12

    CIP meeting

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

    FAN Club

    The Betty Ehart Senior Center and Los Alamos Retirement Community, in conjunction with the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, will host a FAN Club event from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the BESC.

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. today for a work session at White Rock Fire Station No. 3. The council will meet in closed session at
    5:30 p.m. to discuss annual reviews of the utilities manager and county administrator.

    BPU meeting

  • Canyon Road work continues

    Workers continue their maintenance on Canyon Road, which has caused some inconveniences for residents. Canyon Road between East Road (N.M. 502) and the Myrtle Green continues to be closed to through traffic.

     

  • Martinez puts stop to use of private email

    SANTA FE (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez directed state workers on Monday to only use the government’s email system for conducting public business, a move that ends her administration’s practice of sending email through private accounts in some instances.

    The Republican governor’s directive came a week after it was disclosed that she and high ranking administration officials had discussed state issues using email accounts connected to her political action committee. Critics said the practice was unacceptable, particularly for a governor who had touted the need for more governmental transparency.

  • Council to draft priorities

    At tonight’s county council work session, Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher will present councilors with a range of options for economic development.  Although no action will be taken, staff will look to council for guidance on where to focus the county’s limited resources.

    As part of his preparation, Fisher presented his preliminary report to the county’s Economic Vitality Action Team (EVAT) for feedback. EVAT advises the county administrator on implementation of the Economic Vitality Strategic Plan (EVSP).

  • Fla. Teen Survives 3-foot Spear to the Head

    A 16-year-old boy from South Florida is recovering after doctors removed a 3-foot-long fishing spear that wait straight through his skull from front to back.

  • Colorado wildfire now 50 percent contained

    LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire that has charred nearly 92 square miles in northern Colorado since it began 10 days ago is now 50 percent contained, authorities said.

    Firefighters faced dangerous conditions across much of the Rocky Mountain region Monday, as they toiled in hot, dry weather to battle the blaze, which has now destroyed at least 189 homes — the most in the state's history.

    Eight more homes were found Monday to have burned in the fire near Fort Collins.

  • Today in History for June 19th
  • First Person: Losing a Home to Colo. Wldfires

    Jeff Corum recently finished work to make his Masonville, Colorado cabin his permanent home, but a wildfire tearing through the state burned it to the ground. He made it out with only a handful of possessions.

  • Feds say affidavit shows China paid NM scientist

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The attorney for a former Sandia National Labs scientist accused of stealing research says his client has not committed espionage.

    Brian Pori said Monday a search warrant affidavit only states what authorities hope to find to prove Jianyu Huang was passing data to universities in China.

  • Weather conditions helping fight Little Bear Fire

    RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters say they are continuing to take advantage of favorable weather conditions to battle a wildfire in southern New Mexico that has destroyed 242 homes and businesses.

    Meanwhile, officials said Monday that the ranging blaze in the Gila Wilderness, already the largest wildfire in state history, grew another 1,000 acres and is now 463 square miles. That fire is 80 percent contained.