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  • Soldier receives Medal of Honor for heroism in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ambushed in Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta stepped into a "wall of bullets" and chased down two Taliban fighters who were carrying his mortally wounded friend away.

    Three years after that act of battlefield bravery, Giunta on Tuesday became the first living service member from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars to receive the nation's top military award, the Medal of Honor.

  • Bradbury to be featured on 'Mysteries at the Museum' tonight

    The Bradbury Science Museum will be featured on the Travel Channel tonight.

    The museum is the subject of a segment on the Travel Channel series "Mysteries at the Museum." The episode is scheduled to air at 7 p.m.

    The segment on the Bradbury Science Museum will focus on a possible breach of security during the Manhattan Project.

    Other featured museums will include the San Francisco Fire Museum, Los Angeles Police Museum and Ellis Island.

  • Update 11-16-10

    Power outage
    At 12:38 a.m. Sunday, power was interrupted to Circuit 17 affecting the downtown area along Deacon Street and Central Street eastward to Smith’s Food and Drug. The underground line there was patrolled that night and re-energized at 1:22 a.m. restoring power to the area.  The apparent cause of the outage was uncovered Monday when the remains of a large rodent were discovered inside the switchgear equipment box located at Deacon and 17th Street during the follow-up investigation.  

    Calling LA teens

  • Park Service to open Old Santa Fe Trail Building to the public

    SANTA FE – The National Park Service (NPS) will host a public open house and building tour on Nov. 30 in the Great Room of the Old Santa Fe Trail Building, located at 1100 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe.
    A tour of the building and its grounds will begin at 4:30 p.m.  and the open house will be from 5:15-7 p.m.
    This open house is meant to provide information about and invite public review and comment on the draft Cultural Landscape Report for the Old Santa Fe Trail property.

  • Economic chief vacates post after 7 months

    Los Alamos County’s top economic development leader, Scott Frederick, is no longer employed with the county. The county and Frederick reportedly came to a parting of the ways last Friday afternoon, but details are not being released by officials because it is a personnel matter.

  • Trouble brews beneath the surface of Ashley Pond

    Every town has a center, a location that is the hub of activity and a source of community pride. Ashley Pond could certainly be considered Los Alamos’ center; however, beneath the placid surface of the water trouble is brewing.

  • Muni building battle intensifies

    An estimated $3.1 million has been spent to date on the Los Alamos County Municipal Building and no earth has been turned.

    County Chief Financial Officer Steve Lynne said that cost includes $1.1 million for building designs, $900,000 to demolish the old building and $300,000 to demolish the LA Apartments to make room for the new 60,000 square foot building.

    In addition, another $800,000 has been spent for temporary county office space at various locations in the last three years.

  • Pilots among those dismayed at scanners, pat-downs

    CHICAGO (AP) — Airport security stops one airline pilot because he's carrying a butter knife. Elsewhere, crews opt for pat-down searches because they fear low-level radiation from body scanners could be harmful. And in San Diego, one traveler is told he can't fly at all when he likens an intrusive body search to sexual harassment.

  • House ethics panel: Rep. Rangel violated rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Charles Rangel, once one of the most influential House members, was convicted Tuesday on 11 counts of breaking ethics rules and now faces punishment.

    An ethics panel of eight House peers deliberated over two days before delivering a jarring blow to the 20-term New York Democrat's career. The 80-year-old Rangel was charged with 13 counts of financial and fundraising misconduct.

  • Murkowski leads in Alaska Senate race

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Election workers are scheduled to continue counting ballots in Alaska's still-undecided Senate race.

    About 8,800 ballots were to be tallied on Tuesday, a day after election officials said Sen. Lisa Murkowski had emerged from several days of counting with a 1,706 vote lead over GOP nominee Joe Miller.