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Baby Goats and Councilors Invigorate Farmers' Market

on June 15, 2012 - 8:18am

A baby goat draws attention in front of the Old Windmill Farms booth at Thursday's Farmers' Market. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Joyce Nichols and her grandson Ean chat with County Council Chair Sharon Stover. County  Council members were at the Farmers' Market Thursday morning greeting residents and answering questions. Photo by Salvador Zapien/
Andrea Anderson of Los Alamos feeds a baby goat underneath the Old Windmill Farms tent at the Farmer's Market. Photo by Salvador Zapien/
Mike Lyon of Los Alamos engages Councilor Frances Berting and Council

Manhattan Project Historical Park Site Bill Moves Through Congress

on June 14, 2012 - 7:22pm

Chairman Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) today introduced legislation that would designate Manhattan Project sites around the country as a National Historic Park. 

Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Tom Udall (D-NM) and Patty Murray (D-WA) are cosponsors of S. 3300

In the House of Representatives, Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA) said today that he will introduce a similar bill when the House returns to session next week.

As an expert panel of historians reported in 2001, the top-secret program to create an atomic bomb during World War II centered in Los

LA Skateboard Competition Set for June 23

on June 14, 2012 - 9:01am

The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the LA Skateboard Competition at 11 a.m., Saturday June 23 at the Los Alamos Skate Park. 

The competition consists of Two 90-Second Runs in the Park and an Ollie Competition. 

Following the events will be a demonstration from the BZ Skate Team from Beyond Waves in Albuquerque.

Fees are $5 pre-registration and $8 on-site registration the day of the competition. 

Registration forms are available at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center or online at

Contact the Recreation Division at 662-8173 or for

Russian Delegates Visit State Capitol

on June 13, 2012 - 9:26pm

The Russian delegates visiting Los Alamos from Sarov this week listen as Rep. Jim Hall of White Rock talks about the workings of state government with Lt. Gov. John Sanchez at the State Capitol in Santa Fe Wednesday. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Rep. Jim Hall, R-Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval counties receives a small token of gratitude from the Russian delegates on the House floor. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

The delegates take a tour of the Capitol building. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

Maura Shelden takes a picture of the group as they tour the

Committee to Hear Project Re-caps at Public Meeting

on June 13, 2012 - 4:32pm
Los Alamos County’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold its monthly business meeting at 5:15 p.m., Thursday June 21 in Council Chambers in the Community Building at 475 20th St.
The Committee will hear a re-cap of the Council’s May meetings regarding selection of CIP projects and discuss how it relates to the Committee and the overall CIP process.
All Committee business meetings are open to the public and agendas are posted 72 hours in advance of the meeting.
Public comment is accepted at the beginning and close of each meeting.

County Announces Movies in the Park: 2012 Series

on June 13, 2012 - 12:40pm

Enjoy a summer evening in the park with a fun, family movie. Bring your blankets, pajamas, and snacks to watch a movie under the stars.

Showtime is 7:45 p.m.

Weather cancellations are made an hour before show time. all showings are FREE and open to the public.


6/13 Dolphin Tale (PG), Ashley Pond

6/20 Cars 2 (G), Urban Park (Sponsored by "Bandelier National Monument")

6/27 Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (PG), East Park

June Rain-out Date: Thursday, June 28, Ashley Pond


7/11 Chicken Run (G), Barranca Mesa Park

7/18 Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (PG), Rover Park


County Council Takes Action on CRC Recommendations

on June 13, 2012 - 9:47am

Los Alamos County Councilors listen to members of the Charter Review Committee during Tuesday's mCouncil meeting held in Council Chambers. Councilors from left include Fran Berting, Mike Wismer, Vice Chair Ron Sevage, Chair Sharon Stover, Vincent Chiravalle, David Izraelevitz and Geoff Rodgers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

During its meeting in Council Chambers Tuesday, the Los Alamos County Council took action on the following items researched and reported on by members of the Charter Review Committee.

Sheriff and Police:

Councilor Berting moved, seconded by Councilor Wismer