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County officials say there is not truth to the rumors of Los Alamos County planning to build a new golf course in Pueblo Canyon. They insist they are fully committed to the current course.
Atomic City Update: Officials say no truth to golf course rumor

In last week’s column, I talked about an idea that had been brought to my attention that I found interesting.

It involved selling the existing golf course and building a new one in Pueblo Canyon, something I had heard about from a small group of people. However, it was just an idea and I attempted to present it in that way.

Since the column was published, there has been a lot of reaction from the community and county officials about the idea. Although many people think that it is an interesting concept, it doesn’t seem to be very realistic at this time.

County Council Chair David Izraelevitz explained that this idea is not a totally new one, and that it has been brought up in the past, but has been quickly dismissed each time.

“It hasn’t been taken too seriously because of opposition to closing down the course for a long period of time,” Izraelevitz said.

It has been discussed at least as far back as the 1980s, when then-County Councilor Roger Waterman brought up the idea of moving the golf course and building houses on the current site, according to Morris Pongratz, his fellow councilor at the time.