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  • Local purchasing group organized

    Locals Care, an organization that offers incentives to shop locally, is taking shape almost overnight in Los Alamos.A meeting of local business leaders, facilitated by Bill Enloe and Steve Wells Nov. 9 at Los Alamos National Bank, got a swift green light to engage local businesses in a “buy local” consortium that offers cash back to card-holding consumers who do business with locally-owned Los Alamos businesses.

  • Be There

    TODAY - Nov. 18, 2007

  • Lab Notes: Work force meeting called; burns postponed

    Lab to confer on work force restructuring Monday

  • Workshop offers an education for Los Alamos leaders

    Challenges in education –  from the local to the global  – were the topic of Friday’s class for Leadership Los Alamos. The Leadership program, now in its fifth year locally, aims to engage local citizens and prepare them for all types of public involvement.

  • County Beat

    County Beat for the Week of Nov. 19 through 23

    • Monday–Art in Public Places Board – noon, Nambé Room, Fuller Lodge. On the agenda: reception for Frank Harlow, art for roundabout.
    • Monday– Youth Advisory Board – 7 p.m., Meeting Room #3, Mesa Public Library.
    • Tuesday–Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board –1 p.m., Chamber of Commerce, 109 Central Park Square.
  • Burns will continue in the area

    As the prescribed burn in the Upper Frijoles area of Bandelier National Monument winds down, Los Alamos National Laboratory plans to begin two prescribed burns Monday in an area known as Fence Canyon and Lower Potrillo Canyon.The laboratory’s prescribed burns, in Technical Area 68 and Technical Area 36, will take place along NM4 near White Rock. They start Monday, weather permittingThe lab’s Emergency Management Division is managing the burns, which will target a total of 88 acres of dead and fallen trees, shrubs and grasses.

  • Leaders meet here from near and far

    The eastside home of Roger Waterman and his wife Emily was filled with local leaders, leaders from across New Mexico and as far away as Russia Thursday evening.

  • Station 3 is now official

    Appreciation marked the faces of Los Alamos firefighters as officials and members of the public joined them Wednesday for the grand opening of White Rock Fire Station 3. Local, state and federal representatives took part in the late afternoon event.“This is just a wonderful occasion and I want to say thank you very much because we needed this facility,” Fire Chief Douglas MacDonald told the large crowd gathered in front of the state-of-the-art station.

  • Commission Accomodates Special Uses

    The planning and zoning commission approved two special use permits Wednesday, neither of which looked especially promising when they were first brought before the commission. The first permit granted allows a homeowner on “Little Urban” to add a kitchen to a room above his garage, creating an apartment. The second permit allows the owner of the Ashley Suites Hotel to convert his property to storage units.

  • Bandelier burn continues, up to nearly 1,000 acres

    The prescribed burn at Bandelier is being managed to protect human life and property and the Monument’s natural and cultural resources from the potential impacts of catastrophic wildfire by safely reducing forest fuels that have accumulated over the years, officials report.The burn is expected to last approximately eight-12 days if favorable weather conditions exist. Approximately 1,500 acres may be treated.