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  • More roadblocks to bypass

    Tuesday’s meeting of the county council was a brief one, with only one item for discussion on the business agenda: the approval of an agreement with the New Mexico Department of Transportation for $2 million in funding associated with the West Jemez bypass project.Public Works Director Kyle Zimmerman introduced the item to council and the public by first explaining the history of the funding from the state.“When we first started, the governor had promised $6 million, then the legislature said $2 million,” Zimmerman said.

  • Workshops to help lab workers make decisions

    In the wake of the reduction in force at LANL, many employees and contractors are wondering if they can successfully retire.Zia Credit Union and Charles Stephen and Company are co-sponsoring a pair of workshops to help separating lab workers answer this question and more. The workshops will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday and Dec. 3, in the Zia Credit Union training room, 1001 Central Ave.

  • Fairway housefire leaves mother, daughters homeless

    As fire burned under the floor, thick white smoke poured from the front windows and through the roof of a home at 4333-B Fairway Tuesday morning. The home’s occupant, Bobbie Logan, had already left for work and her two daughters for school.Off-duty Santa Fe Sheriff’s Deputy Julie York lives down the street and said she was driving by and noticed smoke coming from the side of the home.“I called it in and went to the front door to see if anyone was inside,” York said. “The door was hot. That’s when Los Alamos Police Lt.

  • Chavez: Not knowing is the worst

    In a game of political chairs, only one person will be seated in the Senate chair currently filled by Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., when the music stops after next year’s election. Party primaries will take place in June, and between now and then, Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez would like to convince Democrats that he brings better qualifications to the job of U.S. senator than Rep.

  • George (Guy) Loddy

    George (Guy) Loddy was born in Lindrith, N.M., on Feb. 22, 1922, to Charles and Gavina Loddy. George was preceded in death by his parents and wife of 65 years, Estell V. (Coons) Loddy. He is survived by his sister, Rita Brooks of Bakersfield, Calif.; his son, George J.

  • Pile-burning in the canyon

    Pile-burning will resume this week, as officials continue efforts to reduce hazardous fuels in forested areas before a La Nia spring.The Los Alamos County Parks Division and Fire Department, along with the Santa Fe National Forest, will burn piles of dead and down trees materials in the canyon south of Kwage Mesa.The piles are located east of the North Mesa Stable Area and below Sioux Street in Tsikimu Village.Given favorable ventilation for smoke, burning will begin Thursday and continue Friday and Saturday.“We only burn piles after th

  • Udall seeks language funding

    As part of his ongoing efforts to preserve ancient American Native languages, Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., said $4 million in funding will be included in the final version of the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (Labor-HHS) Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2008.The money will go to the Esther Martinez Native American Language ages Program, which Udall and Rep.

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: You are my Son-shine

    Josephine Boyer believes everyone has a God-given talent to share with others. The gift she offers is her art. Boyer started Son-shine Art, a business that provides one-of-kind personalized creations last year. These creations include baby announcements, pictures of children’s rooms, greeting cards, and face-painting and black-and-white drawings for special occasions. The business got started because Boyer finally found the time to focus on her art. Moving six times in six years and caring for her son, Justino, kept her busy.

  • County Beat

    Tuesday – Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board– 1 p.m., Chamber of Commerce Conference Room. On the agenda: new board member, discussion of visitor perceptions.

  • Holiday drawing, Magic Candy Canes Giveaway set for Dec. 1

    Two hundred and eleven gift certificates are up for grabs on Dec. 1 at the 22nd annual Free Holiday Gift Certificate Drawing and Magic Candy Canes Giveaway event at CB Fox. This year, for the first time ever $5,000 worth of free certificates will be given to lucky winners.“The gift certificates are all from locally-owned Los Alamos and White Rock retail businesses,” CB Fox co-owner Dave Fox said.