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Today's News

  • Weather causes power outage

    Businesses east of, and including Los Alamos County’s new Airport Basin facilities, were without power Friday afternoon for a little more than 30 minutes.  

    Lightning strikes associated with a sudden winter storm are the suspected cause for a breaker at the LANL EA4 substation to open around 2 p.m. Linemen with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU)  backfed the area with another circuit and restored power by 2:35 p.m.

  • Contributions keep coming

    Max Baker retired last December as Los Alamos County administrator, but his efforts in contributing to the community have continued.

    Baker serves on the board of the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE), an organization that works in support of first responder excellence. His wife, Kath Baker, has been involved with the CPSE through the board members’ wives group.

  • Nix the food tax

    Many New Mexicans are asking whether Governor Bill Richardson will line-item veto the reimposition of the local portion of the food tax that was passed during the recent Special Session.  

    However, once they learn the story behind the food tax’s passage, New Mexicans are more likely to ask instead: “Why wouldn’t Richardson veto the food tax?”  

  • More winter weather headed for Los Alamos

    The National Weather Service issued the following advisory late Tuesday afternoon:

    WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM MDT WEDNESDAY...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM MDT WEDNESDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... EXPECT 4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT... WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE OVER SUMMITS AND HIGHER SLOPES.

  • A slew of candidates file for office

  • Labs vice president to retire

    ALBUQUERQUE — Joan Woodard bristled at the word “contractor.”

    The 57-year-old nuclear weapons program manager is retiring in May, and she was reflecting on the changes she has seen since she first stepped through the doors at Sandia National Laboratories 36 years ago as a young solar energy researcher.

  • Some red-light cameras banned

    ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico State Transportation Commission voted unanimously Thursday to ban red-light cameras and mobile enforcement vans on state or federal roads over which it has jurisdiction.

    The policy gives cities 60 days to remove any red-light cameras now operating in areas where the state claims jurisdiction. The policy does not cover the equipment on roads not regulated by the state Department of Transportation.

    The commission said there’s no convincing proof such cameras make streets and highways

    safer.

  • Charter Review Committee schedule

    The subcommittees of the Charter Review Committee have set their meeting schedules for the next two months:

    • 5:30-7 p.m. March 25, 31 and April 8 – The “Voter Control Over Capital Projects” Subcommittee will meet in Council Chambers.

    • 5:30-7 p.m. March 22 – The “Poor Communication/Transparency” Subcommittee will meet in the White Rock Town Hall.

    • 5:30-7 p.m. April 7 – The “Poor Communication/Transparency” Subcommittee will meet in Council Chambers.

  • Former councilor wants a second stint

    After sitting out two years, Jim Hall cites three reasons pushing him to run for another term on the Los Alamos County Council.

    First, he wants to work with other councilors, citizens and county staff to continue to improve the local community.  

  • News Alert: County Council Candidate Resigns from Charter Review Committee

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