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Voters Will Decide Questions in November

on June 26, 2012 - 8:40pm

Council voted 5-2 tonight to let voters decide several questions, which if approved, would amend certain sections of the Los Alamos County Charter. From left, Council Vice Chair Ron Selvage, Chair Sharon Stover and Councilor David Izraelevitz. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Former Charter Review Committee members from left, Kyle Wheeler and Chris Chandler, along with Chandler's husband George Chandler, a local attorney, listen to Council as it decides to let the voters decide. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Council Ponders Taking Questions to the Voters

on June 26, 2012 - 8:11pm

Los Alamos County Contract Attorney Chay Rennick, left, and former Charter Review Committee Vice Chair Larry Warner brief Councilors on a proposed election resolution setting forth four questions to be submitted at the Nov. 6, 2012 General Election to the voters, which questions would amend certain sections of the Los Alamos County Charter. The Charter Review Committee recommends that Council approve the motion as presented. Earlier this year, the Council approved ordinances 598 through 618, which were a result of the work of the Charter Review Committee.

Vehicle Accident Closes Truck Route

on June 26, 2012 - 3:05pm

Courtesy photo

A County trash truck was sideswiped this afternoon while heading down the truck route by a car going uphill. The driver of the car left his lane and collided with the trash truck.

Los Alamos Firefighters used the jaws of life to remove the driver from his car. LAFD is transporting him to Los Alamos Medical Center with unknown injuries.

The gas tank on the trash truck punctured and leaked some fuel onto the ground where the accident occurred.

Hazmat is removing the fuel spill and the vehicles are in the process of being towed from the area.

Officials expect that by

Henderson Launches County Council Campaign

on June 26, 2012 - 8:58am

Coming off her top win in the June 5 Primary Election, Democratic County Council Candidate Kristin Henderson kicked off her General Election campaign with an outdoor barbecue event at Urban Park June 16. Photo by George Chandler

Photo by George Chandler

County Councilor David Izraelevitz shares a moment of humor with local attorney Chris Chandler during the Kristin Henderson campaign event. Photo by George Chandler

County Council Candidate Kristin Henderson speaks with supporters during her campaign kick off June 16 at Urban Park. Photo by George Chandler

Supporters chat during Kristin

Cone Zone: Road Construction Week of June 25

on June 25, 2012 - 11:55pm

Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at

N.M. 4 Improvements Project

Starting Monday, traffic will be switched to one lane of traffic on each side of the road. Work will continue in the middle median area. Speed limit within the construction area is 30 mph. Expect modifications to the work zone as work progresses. Drive defensively and watch for construction vehicles. The contractor plans to work on Saturday and Sunday, June 30-31.

Pavement Preservation Program

Muni Complex Running Months Ahead of Schedule

on June 25, 2012 - 9:44am

The 45,000 square foot Municipal Complex project is ahead of schedule for substantial completion by January 2013 instead of the original projected date of October 2013. However, at this stage of construction, County officials say that many factors could change that date again and it is most likely that the building will be finished and ready for occupancy in the fall of 2013. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Work continues high in the rafters of the new Municipal Complex in downtown Los Alamos.

Contractor Inserts Smart Pigs on Local Pipeline

on June 25, 2012 - 7:53am

New Mexico Gas contractor Eddie Saez, center standing, and his crew work on the pipeline near the anniverary water tank Friday morning. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

New Mexico Gas contractors are in the process of inserting a Smart Pig on the pipeline in Los Alamos County that runs from Quemazon down to the anniversary water tank at the entrance of town.

Contractor Eddie Saez said work on the pipeline is running two days ahead of schedule and should be completed by mid August.

Federal law requires the oil and gas industry to run a Smart PIG or Pipeline Inspection Gauge through big