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  • Governor formed bond with LA

    Governor Susana Martinez had been on the job for a little less than six months.

    And she had been to Los Alamos only once as the governor.

    That would change.

    On the night of June 26, while the Las Conchas Fire blazed through the Jemez Mountains, the governor was driven to the Emergency Operations Center where she stayed for a couple of hours.

  • Burgess, Trinity top county beat

    As 2011 began, Los Alamos County was still reeling from council’s decision to terminate County Administrator Tony Mortillaro in December. The search for a new county administrator was one of the year’s success stories. 

    The process began in February. A subcommittee comprised of councilors Fran Berting, Geoff Rodgers and Vincent Chiravalle worked with Prothman Company, an executive recruitment firm, to establish qualifications and evaluate candidates.

  • Patriots, 49ers lead Pro Bowl rosters

    NEW YORK (AP) — The usual names — Tom Brady, Ray Lewis, Troy Polamalu, Tony Gonzalez — are headed for Hawaii, barring a trip to the Super Bowl.

    Joining them at the Pro Bowl will be the not quite so familiar, from Rob Gronkowski to Jimmy Graham, from Marshal Yanda to Earl Thomas.

  • Broncos have injury problems in secondary

     

       

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.  (AP) --  The Denver Broncos might have to face former quarterback Kyle Orton with two backup safeties if Brian Dawkins and Quinton Carter can’t play in Sunday’s showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs, who are trying to deny Tim Tebow a trip to the playoffs.

  • Killing of bin Laden voted top news story of 2011

    NEW YORK (AP) — The killing of Osama bin Laden during a raid by Navy SEALs on his hideout in Pakistan was the top news story of 2011, followed by Japan’s earthquake/tsunami/meltdown disaster, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.

  • 'Jingles' helps transplant patient
  • Local distillery expands to Pojoaque

     

       

    Even by the standards of Northern New Mexico’s boutique wineries, White Rock’s Don Quixote Distillery & Winery is small and quaint. Ron and Olha Dolin built the distillery behind their home three years ago and opened a small tasting room in front. The intimate setting boasts no vineyards or embellishments that normally announce a winery.  

  • Schools grapple with challenge and change

    2011 was a year of change for the Los Alamos Public Schools. It was faced with budget cuts and construction projects that ran behind schedule. 

    In addition, the high school was revamped and a new school board member was added, replacing longtime officeholder, Thelma Hahn.

  • Local Distillery Expands To Pojoaque

     

       

     

    Even by the standards of Northern New Mexico’s boutique wineries, White Rock’s Don Quixote Distillery & Winery is small and quaint. Ron and Olha Dolin built the distillery behind their home three years ago and opened a small tasting room in front. The intimate setting boasts no vineyards or embellishments that normally announce a winery.  

  • Bandelier boss eyes bigger picture

    Fifth of a series

    “He seems to be the type of person who brings us together as a community,” said  Nancy Talley, transportation division manager for the county. 

    When people speak about Bandelier National Park Superintendent Jason Lott’s contributions, his skill as a community builder rises to the top of the list.