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  • NM police find missing Texas hikers

    SILVER CITY (AP) — A father and son from El Paso, Texas, have been found alive in the Gila National Forest after being missing for several days in extremely cold temperatures.

    State police search and rescue spokesman Peter Olson says 55-year-old Robert Fritz and his 15-year-old son, Austin, were found before noon Tuesday on the Little Creek Trail in southwestern New Mexico.

  • Sudan president: I'll support south if it secedes

    JUBA, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's government waged war with the south for more than two decades and repeatedly tried to delay an independence referendum. Now, in a rare visit, President Omar al-Bashir said Tuesday he will help the oil-rich south if next week's vote splits Africa's largest nation in two.

  • NM police search for missing hikers

    SILVER CITY (AP) — A Blackhawk helicopter from the New Mexico National Guard has joined the search for a father and son from Texas who didn't return when expected from a five-day hiking trip in southwestern New Mexico's Gila Cliff Dwellings area.

    The area was hit by a winter storm Dec. 30, three days after 55-year-old Robert Fritz and his 15-year-old son, Austin, went backpacking.

  • Albuquerque schools suffer busted water pipes

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The cold weather really did a number on Albuquerque Public Schools leaving behind damaged water pipes and bills upward of a half million dollars.

    School officials tell KOB-TV 39 schools have reported flooded hallways, classrooms, and offices. APS School Board member Brad Winters says repairing the damages could cost anywhere from $400,000 to $500,000.

  • Partial solar eclipse visible over Mideast, Europe

    GENEVA (AP) — Wintry skies darkened over Switzerland on Tuesday morning, but Romanians were treated to a pinkish ethereal light and Swedes to a beautiful sunrise, as a partial solar eclipse that began over the Mideast extended across much of Europe.

  • Pakistani governor killed by own guard in capital

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The governor of Pakistan's powerful Punjab province was shot dead in the capital Tuesday by one of his guards, who told interrogators afterward that he was angry about the politician's stance against the country's blasphemy law, officials said.

  • House Republicans schedule health care repeal vote

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders in the new House say they'll hold a vote next week to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

    The announcement of the Jan. 12 vote by the No. 2 House Republican, Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor, sets the stage for a showdown with the Democratic-led Senate.

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said earlier Monday that Democrats in that chamber will block any attempt to repeal the landmark legislation extending coverage to more than 30 million uninsured people.

  • 2010 drama-packed for council

    There is little question about it – 2010 was a dramatic year for Los Alamos County. Selecting a contractor for the municipal building, terminating the county administrator and snipping the ribbon on the new Justice Center are just a few of the major events that made last year a pivotal one for the county council.
    Council capped 2010 by approving a $19,536,868 lead-design build contract with Jaynes Corporation for the new municipal building. The building will be located at the former site of the Los Alamos Apartments.

  • LAPS receives awards

    It’s no secret that the Los Alamos Public School district is one of the best not only in the state, but also in the country. However, it may not be so obvious that this status doesn’t just apply to the students, but to the faculty as well.
    Recently, LAPS maintenance worker Anthony Archuleta received the 2010 Ben Luján Maintenance Achievement Award for his role in establishing the Preventative Maintenance program for the Los Alamos School District.

  • Community Development Director Rick Bohn moves on

    Before Rick Bohn, the position of Community Development Department Director frequently changed. For the past six years, however, Bohn has been able to bring stability to that spot but nothing can last forever. Bohn will retire this year with his last official day being March 31.