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  • Power outage affects 20 customers

    A transformer failure caused a small power outage in the 600 block of San Ildefonso area on Tuesday afternoon from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. according to reports from the Los Alamos Dept. of Public Utilities. 

    Full power was restored to the 20  affected customers by 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Update 04-03-13

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will begin its budget hearings at 7 p.m. April 15 in council chambers.

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    Historic board

    The Fuller Lodge/Historic Districts Advisory Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the Curtis Room of Fuller Lodge.

    County web page

    As part of the upcoming move to the new Municipal Building, the County’s Information Management staff will be bringing down the server that hosts the County’s losalamosnm.us webpage. The server will be down at 5 p.m. on Friday and the webpage will be temporarily unavailable for a few hours while the server is physically moved to its new location in the new building.

  • NMDOT OKs Trinity Drive roundabout

    The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) announced this week that it is ready to move forward with a revised proposed alternative for N.M.502/Trinity Drive between Knecht Street and Arroyo Lane. The plan includes a roundabout at the intersection with Central Avenue.

    According to a NMDOT’s press release, “a roundabout will improve traffic flow and safety at this intersection.” Another factor in the department’s decision was that the majority of public comment supported the roundabout alternative.

    Los Alamos County Public Works Director Philo Shelton took issue with one statement in the NMDOT press release, which reads, “Under the revised proposed alternative, N.M. 502/Trinity Drive will be converted to two eastbound lanes along the entire corridor with currently planned construction of these two lanes ending just east of Arroyo Lane.”

    “This may lead some people to believe the entire corridor will be converted to two lanes. We do not have enough funding to do the entire corridor,” Shelton said. “The eastbound corridor will be converted to two lanes between Knecht and Arroyo Lane. The road will narrow to one lane just east of Arroyo Lane.”

  • Young woman injured in car accident

    An 18-year-old woman was driving down North Road Wednesday morning when the windows in her Nissan Sentra reportedly fogged up, causing her to veer into a parked Chevrolet truck. She was transported to the hospital for injuries. No other information was made available regarding the extent of injuries or her condition.

  • UNM taps Neal to replace Alford


    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico didn't have to look far to find its next head coach.

    Craig Neal, who spent the past six seasons as the team's top assistant, was hired Tuesday to replace Steve Alford.

    Athletic director Paul Krebs made the announcement in a one-word tweet: "Noodles," a reference to Neal's nickname. The university confirmed that Neal would be introduced as UNM's 20th head basketball coach during a news conference Wednesday.

    As assistant head coach under Alford, Neal helped the Lobos win back-to-back Mountain West Conference titles and reach three NCAA tournaments.

    Players and fans had voiced their support for Neal as the top choice after Alford revealed last weekend that he was leaving for UCLA. Emotions were raw the last few days, but Krebs' announcement helped dissolve some of the uncertainty and disappointment that was sparked by Alford's departure.

    While Krebs was guarded about the future of the head coaching spot on Saturday, he said during a news conference that Neal was a candidate and would provide continuity and stability for the program.

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    Video released by a Hillsborough County, Florida inspection crew shows various angles of the massive sinkhole that swallowed a man as he slept in his bedroom in February.

  • Two sculpture submissions gain support

     Those who did vote on the three options for the Bradbury sculptures in the public forum favored Los Alamos artist Garth Tietjen (19 votes) or Troy Williams (12 votes). Williams’ piece “The Scale of Justice” was commissioned for the Justice Center last year. 

    Santa Fe artist Monika Kaden, whose “Dancing St. Francis” is outside the Cathedral Basilica in Santa Fe, received seven emails of support, but no votes on the Open Forum. 

    Five residents did not like any of the options. 

    The majority of those who favored Tietjen did so because his submission was the most complete, including a very detailed maquette.