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  • 4 dead, 17 hurt when train hits Texas vets parade

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Authorities say four people are dead and 17 others are injured after a train slammed into a parade float headed to a West Texas event honoring wounded veterans.

    City of Midland spokesman Ryan Stout says the crash happened at a Union Pacific railroad crossing around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

    Stout says 10 of those injured are in critical condition at Midland Memorial Hospital, while the seven others are in stable condition.

    National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson says the NTSB is investigating. A message left with a Union Pacific spokeswoman was not returned.

    The parade was supposed to end at a "Hunt for Heroes" banquet. The wounded service members were then going to be treated to a deer-hunting trip this weekend.

  • Gonzales nominated for federal court

    President Barack Obama has nominated U.S. Attorney Ken Gonzales to a federal district court judgeship in New Mexico.
    Gonzales’ nomination was among seven announced by the White House Wednesday. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Gonzales will replace retiring federal Judge Bruce Black of Santa Fe.
    Gonzales was one of five candidates recommended to the president in September by New Mexico’s two U.S. senators.
    Gonzales has served as U.S. attorney since 2010. Before that, he spent 11 years working as an assistant U.S. attorney.
    He also is a major in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
    A graduate of the University of New Mexico law school, he began his legal career as a clerk for Joseph Baca, chief justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court.
    U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall applauded the nomination of Gonzales.

     

  • Recycling takes center stage

    Each year, like a national holiday, America Recycles Day comes around to remind people about the importance of recycling. New Mexico has seen continued growth of recycling programs with new or expanded programs taking off this past year in Los Alamos County, San Miguel County, Las Vegas, Raton, Angel Fire, Taos County, San Juan County, Torrance County, Deming, Cibola County, Otero County, Cloudcroft, Tularosa, Chaparral and Truth or Consequences.
    In Los Alamos County, a glass drop-off recycling program was established. This program began at the end of September and has seen great participation from residents. The program is estimated to help keep more than 100 tons of glass out of the landfill every year, which will benefit the environment and reduce costs.  
    Since 1997, communities across the country have come together on Nov. 15 to celebrate America Recycles Day. More than a celebration, America Recycles Day is the only nationally-recognized day and community-driven national awareness initiative dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. America Recycles Day is a program of Keep America Beautiful. Last year, 2 million people celebrated recycling at more than 2,000 events across the nation on America Recycles Day.   

  • Update 11-15-12

    ESB meeting

    The Environmental Sustainability Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the Community Building Training Room.

    Trash collection

    In observance of Thanksgiving, there will be no trash or recycling collection on Nov. 22 or Nov. 23. If Thursday or Friday is your normal pickup day put out trash and recycling by 8 a.m. Nov. 21 for collection. 

    Arts Fair

    The Los Alamos Arts Council will hold its holiday arts and  crafts fair at 9 a.m. Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Round. The fair runs until 3:30 p.m.

    Food drive

    The Boys Scouts of America and NALC-4112 Letter Carriers will conduct their 15th annual Fall Food Drive throughout Los Alamos County Saturday. Residents should place non-perishable donations of food and supplies near their mailboxes by 10 a.m. (no glass containers).

    Holiday bazaar

    The Girl Scout Holiday Bazaar will be from 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, McLaughlin Hall. There will be hand made items and food available for purchase.

  • The Hive seeks path forward

    The Hive opened its doors on Dec. 7, 2011 as a community project space, an experiment in providing co-work space and facilities, as well as networking and mentoring opportunities to anyone looking for a way to develop an idea.

    Less than a year later, 22 of The Hive’s supporters petitioned council for $36,000 to sustain its operations through February 2013 and the opportunity to develop an expanded grant application for its continued operations.

    Without some source of revenue, The Hive may have to close its doors at the end of this month.

    “The Hive is at a crossroads. Our initial funding is exhausted,” The Hive Steward Dave Jones said.

    “We believe there is a big payback for the county of Los Alamos,” Jones continued. “In my estimation, this is the kind of economic development that this county needs. We need to diversify, we need to develop products or services for sale outside of the county.

    “Our ultimate goal is to facilitate and catalyze people trying to get things done. Startup businesses would be at the top of the list, but it can be organizations, clubs, even hobbyists or artisans. But our ultimate goal is to further real and sustainable economic development.”

  • BP to Pay US Billions for Gulf Spill

    A source says oil giant BP has agreed to pay the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history, totaling $4.5 billion, for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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