Lab facility sparks interest

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Agencies queue up while local businesses hope new training center will bolster their bottom lines

By Garrison Wells

The new training facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory could have a significant economic impact on the area.

The $8.8 million facility, which will be completed by August of 2011, already has its first event set for September of 2011, officials say.

Law enforcement and businesses contacted by the Monitor say they are looking forward to the facility’s completion, both for the impact to economy and for the advanced training.

“Our department would love it,” said Lt. Tim Gonterman of the Albuquerque Police Department. “Having facilities available for training can be nothing but good.”


Read the full story in Sunday's Monitor.