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2012 Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series Fundraiser Set for Friday April 13

on April 2, 2012 - 9:05pm

Join Russ Gordon of Gordons' Concerts of Los Alamos at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13 for live music by Eddy and the Nomads followed by DK and the Affordables.

This event is a fundraiser for the 2012 Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series ... go have a good time so the community can have more good times throughout the summer.

Buy tickets at the Hilltop House Hotel or at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.

The Summer Concert Series is presented FREE to the public by the County of Los Alamos and a number of sponsoriing businesses, professionals and neighbors.

The Series is coordinated and

Community Building Gets Springtime Makeover

on April 2, 2012 - 7:57am

The County landscaped the front grounds of the Community Building at 20th Street and Central Avenue with new plants, stones and a bench in time for spring. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Muni Building Crane Sparkles in Saturday Night's Sky

on April 1, 2012 - 8:26am

The 250-foot crane in operation during the day this week at the Municipal Building Complex construction site is strung with lights that give the neighborhood quite an evening sparkle. This shot was taken with a 20 second exposure, f7.1, ISO 220, Nikon D5000, from the north side of Iris Street midway between 9th and 15th streets. Photo by George Chandler

In this shot, the conjunction with Venus and Jupiter was just about more than an old physicist could stand. It was taken with a 30 second exposure at f7.1, ISO 280, Nikon D5000, from 9th Street just north of Central Avenue.

Appeals Court Upholds Constitutionality of Tax Lightning Law

on March 31, 2012 - 7:26am

County Assessor JoAnn Johnson with Chief Deputy Assessor Joaquin Valdez. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

By Carol A. Clark

The New Mexico Court of Appeals has upheld the constitutionality of a state law that can result in sharply increased tax assessments for homes that change ownership – a practice known as “tax lightning.”

“This doesn’t affect us at all in Los Alamos because we have followed State Statute 73621.2 for the past 10 years,” said Los Alamos County Chief Deputy Assessor Joaquin Valdez.


County Signs Ground Lease and Developer Agreement for Trinity Site

on March 30, 2012 - 6:04pm

County News:

It's a deal!

Los Alamos County Administrator Harry Burgess announced this morning that the County has executed the ground lease and developer agreement with Los Alamos Trinity LP for the property known as the “Trinity Site.”

The property is located just south of Trinity Drive and Mari Mac Plaza on the eastern edge of Los Alamos.

A slight modification to the agreement was made Thursday after a final meeting with the developer, North American Development Group (NADG.)

The change will add up to 90 days during the feasibility period for the developer to consider their


Sunday Pancake Breakfast to Benefit Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter

on March 30, 2012 - 10:28am

Shelter News:

Courtesy Photo

Join friends and neighbors from 7-11 a.m. Sunday at the Los Alamos Posse Shack Lodge, 650 North Mesa Road.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and have some fun – all to benefit the animals at the Los Alamos Animal Shelter.

Meet new furry friends at the shelter’s mobile adoption and get some unconditional love at the Doggy Kissing Booth – kisses are $1.

Also, breakfast goers can take the opportunity to bid on a $250 value photography package donated by Don Taylor's Photography.

All proceeds from Sunday’s event go to benefit animals at the shelter.


Municipal Building Construction Gets Exciting as Tall Crane Begins to Operate

on March 30, 2012 - 12:48am

Construction on the new Municipal Building Complex on Central Avenue is beginning to take shape. Photo by Alan Kirk

Photo by Alan Kirk

Photo by Alan Kirk