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Today in History for June 7th

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On D-Day Anniversary, Vets Mass at WWII Memorial

Scores of World War II veterans fly in from around the country to Washington, D.C. on the 68th anniversary of D-Day, visiting the World War II Memorial to reflect on their time of service.

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Colorado Peak Fire at 80% containment--See Exclusive Photos

By John Severance

Fire crews have gotten a handle on the Colorado Peak Fire and firefighters are putting out hot spots and performing mopup duty.

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The latest update says the size of the fire is 245 acres. The size of the fire was downgraded because of better mapping, the Forest Service announced.

Incident Commander Chris Stevens told the Los Alamos Monitor Thursday afternoon that the fire is 80 percent contained. 

Stevens said that crews worked Wednesday night putting in a hand line around the perimeter of the fire.

"It's called a shaky containment," Stevens said.

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Sandia scientist pleads not guilty to data theft

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former scientist at Sandia National Labs in New Mexico has pleaded not guilty to charges of stealing research to share with China.

Jianyu Huang was arraigned Tuesday on five counts of federal program fraud and one count of false statements. He is accused of embezzling and sharing information from his position with the lab's Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies since 2009, according to a federal indictment.

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County: Kalogeros-Chattan rounds out management team

Council names community services head

By Arin McKenna

During a Monday's special session, council voted 6-0 (with Vice Chair Ron Selvage absent) to confirm Charlie Kalogeros-Chattan as community services director.


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Election: A little more than 3,000 residents cast ballots

Primary vote lacks drama

By John Severance

A little more than 3,000 Los Alamos County residents cast their votes in Tuesday’s primary.


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Vote: Incumbent prevails by 1,254 votes in District 5 Senate race

Martinez wins in tight race against Montoya

By Whitney Jones

Tuesday was a good day for 12-year-incumbent state Senator Richard Martinez, who led his campaign to victory against opponent Rio Arriba County Commissioner Alfredo Montoya.


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Espinoza, Montoya win PRC primaries

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe County Clerk Valerie Espinoza and Bernalillo County Assessor Karen Montoya won the Democratic primaries Tuesday for seats on one of the state's most powerful, highest paid and most scandal-plagued commissions.

Espinoza won the Democratic primary for the northern New Mexico District 3 seat on the Public Regulation Commission while Montoya won the District 1 seat.

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Today in History for June 6th

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US Forest Chief Surveys Massive NM Wildfire

The head of the U.S. Forest Service surveyed the burn scar being left behind by what has developed into the largest wildfire in the nation. Tom Tidwell took an aerial tour of the blaze, which has scorched more than 400 square miles in N.M.

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Byrd wins GOP nomination to take on Lujan

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tucumcari rancher Jefferson Byrd has won the Republican nomination for New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District.

Byrd will face Democratic Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, who ran unopposed.

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Romney wins NM primary--county totals statewide

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a vote that was largely symbolic, primary voters in New Mexico on Tuesday threw their support behind GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

With about 10 percent of the expected vote counted, Romney had 79 percent of the Republican vote to 9 percent for Ron Paul, 8 percent for Rick Santorum and 4 percent for Newt Gingrich.

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LAFD says the fires are under investigation

Boy confesses to starting North Mesa Stable fire; two others implicated

By John Severance

Three small fires broke out within minutes of each other at the North Mesa  Stables Tuesday afternoon, but were quickly extinguished by the Los Alamos Fire Department, according to LAFD battalion chief Richard Garcia and Fire Marshal Brian Nickerson.

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Garcia said there were three spot fires, including a brush fire, a grass fire and another started with wood chips.

LAPD captain Randy Foster said this morning the investigation implicated three boys ages 10-12 and one of them confessed. The boys were referred to the juvenile probation office, Foster said.

Foster estimated one of the three fires to be 10 feet by 10 feet.

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Local Results From Tuesday's Primary in LA County

In the county council race, while all candidates advance to the fall election, this could prove to be a bellwether in terms of how the November vote may go...

The last of returns have been posted for Los Alamos County... These results remain unofficial...

Democrats:

Pete Sheehey   1,013

Ken Johnson     924

Kristin Henderson 1,077

Republicans:

Marc Clay     1,061

Vince Chiravalle 1,059

Roger Waterman 927

In the county clerk race...

Sharon Stover (R) 1,358

Nathan Hjelm (D) 1,170

 

 

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Sandia scientist to be arraigned for stealing research

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The federal government says a former Sandia National Labs scientist stole research to share it with China.


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