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  • Details of suspect in Ariz rampage slowly emerge

    TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — An initial portrait of the man accused of shooting Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the head in an attack that also killed six people outside a Tucson grocery store slowly began to emerge, as authorities described a young man with a troubled past and neighbors recalled a 22-year-old who often kept to himself.

    One former classmate said the accused gunman, Jared Loughner, often did his own thing. Another described him as a student who disrupted class with occasional outbursts.

  • NM heads of environment, veterans affairs selected

    SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — An experienced engineer and adjunct professor was nominated Friday by Gov. Susana Martinez to run a state agency that has been in the spotlight recently over its plans to participate in a regional cap-and-trade program aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions.

    F. David Martin, a New Mexico Tech adjunct associate professor, was selected as cabinet secretary of the Environment Department.

  • Martinez makes two nominations to cabinet

    Governor Susana Martinez announced today that she has made two nominations to her cabinet – Col. Timothy Hale as Secretary of Veterans Affairs and F. David Martin as Secretary of the Environment.
     

  • Wish comes true for local youths

    Los Alamos teenagers dreaming of a place to call their own have little more than 30 days to wait. The Los Alamos County Council granted the longtime wish to local youth through its unanimous approval of a new teen center near the high school.
    During its Dec. 21 regular meeting, council approved a $189,327 contract with the Family YMCA to operate an interim teen center. The contract has an effective date of Jan. 15 and the goal is to open the center on Feb. 14.

  • Wish comes true for local youths

    Los Alamos teenagers dreaming of a place to call their own have little more than 30 days to wait. The Los Alamos County Council granted the longtime wish to local youth through its unanimous approval of a new teen center near the high school.
    During its Dec. 21 regular meeting, council approved a $189,327 contract with the Family YMCA to operate an interim teen center. The contract has an effective date of Jan. 15 and the goal is to open the center on Feb. 14.

  • Arctic blast keeps LA in deep freeze

    A massive blast of artic air pushed into the area and across the state Christmas Eve and many areas have experienced difficulty warming up again.
    “This is because of the inversion that occurs this time of year,” said meteorologist Chuck Jones from the National Oceanic Atmospheric  Administration office in Albuquerque. “But it’s not extraordinary by any means to have temperatures below freezing for six or seven days in a row.”

  • LAPS ponders investments

    Los Alamos Public Schools and Los Alamos National Bank are forming a partnership. LAPS has money it would like to invest and LANB wants to help in guiding those investments.

  • Update 01-07-11

    Waffle breakfast
    A waffle breakfast will be from 7:30-10 a.m. this Saturday, at the Masonic Temple in Los Alamos, to raise funds for the Julie Meadow’s Memorial Scholarship.  Meadows was a Los Alamos resident that passed away of brain cancer on Dec. 13, 2009.  Tickets are $6 at the door for  “all you can eat” Belgian waffles, bacon, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Meadows’ scholarship fund, as directed by the White Rock Presbyterian Church.

    Public meeting

  • Protect domestic animals during cold weather

    ALBUQUERQUE — Animal Protection of New Mexico would like to remind people that protecting domestic animals from freezing weather is the law. New Mexico’s state cruelty law (NMSA 30-18-1) mandates that animals be provided with adequate shelter.
    Most local city and county animal ordinances contain provisions for shelter requirements to protect animals.

  • US says too much fluoride in water

    ATLANTA (AP) — Fluoride in drinking water — credited with dramatically cutting cavities and tooth decay — may now be too much of a good thing. Getting too much of it causes spots on some kids' teeth.

    A reported increase in the spotting problem is one reason the federal government will announce Friday it plans to lower the recommended levels for fluoride in water supplies — the first such change in nearly 50 years.