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  • Signals of construction

    County workers install temporary traffic signals along Diamond Drive near Los Alamos Medical Center this morning. The installation is part of the Diamond Drive project. Temporary signals also will be installed at the intersection of Diamond/West Road and Diamond/Canyon.

  • Gauging conflict of interest issues

    Small municipal governments face conflict of interest challenges because the pool of people willing to participate in public service is often relatively shallow. And, on occasion, the people in that pool will have connections to issues that come before them for a decision.

    In small town government, gray area far outweighs the black and white. Perceptions vary regarding when a person’s position, a vote, or decision crosses the line into the conflict of interest arena.

  • Santa Fe detective found guilty of DWI

    A jury in Santa Fe has found a police officer guilty of drunken driving.
    James Vigil, 31, was working as a detective in the Santa Fe Police Department when he was arrested May 29.
    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Vigil faces up to 90 days in jail, nearly a year of probation and must use an ignition-interlock device on any car that he drives.
    Vigil’s attorney said Wednesday they plan to appeal.

  • Tire dump stirs up discussion

    ALBUQUERQUE — Officials at the State Land Office have been busy reviewing records and charting a legal strategy as they consider what to do about a massive tire dump that stretches through a remote arroyo in northeastern New Mexico.
    Land Commissioner Ray Powell said his office expects to have a plan in place soon for dealing with the thousands of tires that are filling the dry wash. Powell was alerted to the tire dump last week by Albuquerque television station KRQE.

  • Mountaineers help climbers reach new heights

    The students have now become the teachers. Rick Light, a 2007 graduate of the Los Alamos Mountaineers’ Climbing School, and David Fellenz, a 2008 graduate, will step into the director shoes for this year’s class.

    Besides graduating the rock climbing school in 2007, Light has been leading adventure trips of various kinds in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona for about 20 years.

  • Pope's new book: Violence never in God's name

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI rejects the idea of Jesus as a political revolutionary and insists that violent revolution must never be carried out in God's name in a new book being released Thursday amid great fanfare at the start of Lent.

  • Gadhafi showers strategic oil port with rockets

    RAS LANOUF, Libya (AP) — Government forces drove hundreds of rebels from a strategic oil port with a withering rain of rockets and tank shells on Thursday, significantly expanding Moammar Gadhafi's control of Libya as Western nations struggled to find a way to stop him.

  • 14 indicted in pirate attack on American yacht

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted 13 suspected pirates from Somalia and one from Yemen in the February hijacking of a yacht that left four Americans dead, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday.

    Department spokesman Peter Carr said the men face piracy, kidnapping and firearms charges.

    The suspected pirates are expected to make an initial court appearance Thursday in Norfolk, which last year became home to the first successful piracy prosecution in nearly 200 years.

  • More people sought unemployment aid last week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week. But the rise comes after applications hit their lowest level in nearly three years, and economists expect further declines as the economy improves.

    Applications increased by 26,000 to a seasonally adjusted 397,000 during the week ended March 5, the Labor Department said Thursday.

    The latest report covers the week after the Presidents' Day holiday, when many government offices were closed. Applications usually rise in weeks following holiday-shortened weeks.

  • Back to the bargaining table for Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Their opening budget gambits history, lawmakers are returning to the bargaining table in search of a fiscal plan that cuts spending, as voters demanded in the last election, and could carry political value in the next one.

    The balance is particularly delicate for senators up for re-election next year. Some, mostly Democrats, bucked their parties in a pair of votes Wednesday that sank a slashing budget proposal passed by the House and killed a less onerous Senate alternative.