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  • Hard at work at the stables

    Recently an individual uses a tractor to gather up horse manure at the North Mesa Stables.

  • Update 02-22-11

    Field user meeting
    Spring and Summer Field User Meeting has been scheduled from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 24 at the Aquatic Center Training Room. For more information, call Kim Trujillo at 662-8173.

    Leisure pool meeting
    A public meeting regarding a potential leisure pool in Los Alamos will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 3 at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

    Public meetings

  • Turning a negative into a positive

    The first week of February was a tough one for the animals at the Española Valley Humane Society. With frozen pipes, record low temperatures, no heat or water, the situation became so grim that about 78 animals had to be evacuated and placed into foster care.
    But what started out as a dismal week finished on an optimistic note for a few animals when their foster homes became permanent. Foster families adopted eight pets during the week and an additional 20 were adopted during the society’s special adoption event on Feb. 5.

  • Hudson chronicles combat at Iwo Jima

    Editor’s note: Second of a three-part series.

    After a day that saw U.S. forces incur tremendous casualties, Bill Hudson figured out pretty quick what all those ponchos were for.
    “They were for the dead bodies and obviously we did not have enough.” Hudson and his platoon somehow survived the first night on Iwo Jima.
    And they still had not seen any Japanese.
    That would change the following day.
    Hudson and his platoon were a couple of hundred yards inland.

  • 4 American hostages killed by pirates, US says

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Four Americans taken hostage by Somali pirates off East Africa were shot and killed by their captors Tuesday, the U.S. military said, marking the first time U.S. citizens have been killed in a wave of pirate attacks plaguing the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean for years.

  • Tensions rise over Afghan civilian deaths

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An investigation into claims that international troops killed scores of civilians in northeast Afghanistan escalated into a feud Tuesday between President Hamid Karzai and senior U.S. military officials who cited a report that Afghan parents have been known to discipline children by burning their hands and feet.

  • 4 American hostages killed by pirates, US says

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A pirate fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a U.S. Navy destroyer shadowing a hijacked yacht with four Americans aboard Tuesday. Then gunfire erupted, the military said. U.S. special forces rushed to the yacht only to find the four Americans fatally wounded.

    The experienced yacht enthusiasts from California and Washington are the first Americans killed by Somali pirates since the start of attacks off East Africa several years ago. One of the American couples on board had been sailing around the world since 2004 handing out Bibles.

  • NASA: All looking good for Thursday shuttle launch

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is just two days out from sending space shuttle Discovery on its final voyage after a nearly four-month delay.

    Officials said Tuesday the countdown is going well. What's more, there's an 80 percent chance of good flying weather Thursday. Launch time is 4:50 p.m.

  • Bahrain king orders release of political prisoners

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain's king ordered the release of some political prisoners Tuesday, conceding to another opposition demand as the embattled monarchy tries to engage protesters in talks aimed at ending an uprising that has entered its second week.

  • Basketball: Source says Anthony headed to Knicks

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks finally landed Carmelo Anthony, ending a trade saga and their quest for a second superstar with one blockbuster deal.

    The Knicks beat out the rival New Jersey Nets to win the Anthony sweepstakes by agreeing to a trade with the Nuggets on Monday, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.