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Today's News

  • County slates meeting on golf course upgrades

    Proposed improvements to the Los Alamos County Golf Course will be the topic of a public meeting set for from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16 in the training room, at the Community Building.

    The county council funded a Phase 1 “study” for these improvements last spring as part of the county’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

    The project team will present optional improvements to the following course concerns: the current irrigation system, water storage facility, the possibility to expand the practice facility to mitigate safety concerns, the re-routing of holes, cart path replacement and potential renovations of fairways, bunkers, greens and tees.

  • Wedding: Johnson-Edlin

    Hannah Johnson, daughter of Kenneth Johnson and Claudia Krause-Johnson of Los Alamos and David Edlin, son of Kent and Michelle Edlin of Pueblo, Colo., exchanged wedding vows on June 21, 2011 at the Hudson Gardens in Littleton, Colo.
    Hannah graduated from the University of California, in Santa Barbara and David graduate from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.  Currently, Hannah is a graduate student at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine in Aurora, Colo.  David is presently a graduate student at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo.

     

  • NNSA reaches pact to produce Mo-99

    The National Nuclear Security Administration’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative announced today the signing of a cooperative agreement with NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes, LLC, to further the development of accelerator-based technology to produce molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) in the United States.
    The cooperative agreement between NNSA and NorthStar, which totals $4.6 million and is funded under a 50 percent/50 percent cost-share arrangement, will accelerate the development of the NorthStar technology to produce Mo-99 without proliferation-sensitive highly enriched uranium (HEU). The agreement would also support the goal of ensuring a reliable domestic supply of this critical medical isotope for U.S. patients.

  • Badge Ceremony: LAFD has a new chief

    Acting Assistant Fire Chief Justin Grider, left, looks on as Jodi Hughes pins the badge on her husband, new Fire Chief Troy Hughes, during his official badging ceremony Friday at the Fire Administration Offices.

  • Update 11-06-11

    County Council

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m., Nov. 8 in the council chambers.

    Trash collection

    There will be no residential or commercial trash or recycling collection on Friday, Nov. 11 due to the Veterans Day Holiday.  Those whose normal collection day is Friday should have trash and recycling out by 8 a.m. Wednesday Nov. 9.

    Healing art

    The Healing Art Foundation is hosting a presentation and slide show at noon Monday at the Betty Ehardt Senior Center. Call 662-8920 by 10 a.m. to reserve a meal. The foundation’s silent auction of art work is at the center through first week of December.

    Leisure pool

  • Lab releases 2010 environmental report

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory recently released its 2010 Environmental Report.
    The annual update is 412 pages and the Los Alamos Monitor did a quick review and here are some of the highlights.

  • New administrator takes county helm Monday

    Harry Burgess has been busy the last month: wrapping up his duties as City Administrator for Carlsbad, preparing for his move to Los Alamos and prepping for his new position as Los Alamos County Administrator.

    In addition to all that, Burgess had to undergo emergency gall bladder surgery shortly after being hired Oct. 4, and following his doctor’s orders to avoid lifting has hindered packing.

    Burgess has been doing his best to be in a position to hit the ground running on Monday. He has spent considerable time e-mailing and consulting with staff by phone, including teleconferencing in on staff meetings.

  • State Champs!

    The Los Alamos girls and boys cross country teams easily outdistanced the competition to win the Class 4A state title Saturday at Rio Rancho High School. Get the full story in sports.

  • County seeks wildfire grant to recoup expenses

    The funding process for a fire mitigation grant is underway to assist Los Alamos County in offsetting expenses incurred during last summer’s Las Conchas Fire.

    “The majority of the fire was on forest service land and adding up the losses for Los Alamos County, Sandoval County and a piece of Rio Arriba County did not reach the threshold for a Presidential Disaster Grant under the Stafford Act,” Emergency Management Coordinator Philmont Taylor said. “However, we do meet the requirements for the FMAG grant (Fire Management Assistance Grant.)”

  • Lobos remain winless

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Walter Kazee ran for a career-high three touchdowns as San Diego State cruised to a 35-7 win over New Mexico on Saturday night.
    Ronnie Hillman, the FBS’s leading rusher, ran for 141 yards and a touchdown for the Aztecs (5-3, 2-2 Mountain West).
    The Lobos (0-9, 0-4), one of only two winless FBS teams, stretched their losing streak to 12 games. New Mexico’s last win came Nov. 6, 2010 against Wyoming.
    Kazee, who entered with five career rushing TDs, had never scored more than one in a game. Hillman, who came in averaging 151 yards per game, scored on a 1-yard run.
    San Diego State’s five rushing touchdowns were its most in more than 15 years.