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  • Authorities investigating body found in Taos gorge

    TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The Taos County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a body in the Rio Grande Gorge near Taos.

    The Taos News reports authorities hadn't yet recovered the body Tuesday.

    Undersheriff Ed Romero says authorities are still looking into whether the incident was a suicide.

    Romero says tourists found a bag on a viewing platform on the Rio Grande Gorge bridge on Sunday that contained a passport, wallet, rental car keys and various electronics including an iPhone.

  • 'Unreal': Residents tour Colo. blaze devastation--Video Extras

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Melted bowling balls in the front yard were among the strange sights that met C.J. Moore upon her return Sunday to her two-story home, now reduced to ashes by the worst wildfire in Colorado history.

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  • Two-vehicle accident closes Truck Route

    The Truck Route was closed for more than two hours Tuesday following a two-vehicle accident.
    A Los Alamos County trash truck heading east and a car heading west crashed around 1:30 p.m., LAPD captain Randy Foster said.
    Foster said the driver of the car sustained injuries as a result of the crash. Foster said Tuesday night that dispatch told him that the driver sustained minor injuries and was going to be OK even though fire fighter had to cut the door off the car to get him out. The truck driver received only minor injuries.
    The driver of the car was transported to the Los Alamos Medical Center.

  • State law aims to dig up chile fraud

    SANTA FE (AP) — A new law aimed at protecting authentic New Mexico chile is set to go into effect.
    The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that impostors of the state’s iconic agricultural product will be guilty of trademark infringement beginning Sunday thanks to a new protective law.
    The New Mexico Chile Advertising Act makes it unlawful for vendors to label fresh or processed chile as being from New Mexico unless it was actually grown in the state.
    Vendors subject to the law include groceries, restaurants, convenience stores, farmers’ markets and roadside vegetable stands.

  • Luján named ranking member

    U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) announced Monday he has been named ranking member of the House Natural Resource Committee’s Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.  Luján, who is serving in his second term, will replace Congressman Dan Boren of Oklahoma as ranking member.

  • Update 06-26-12

    Parents wanted

    Los Alamos Public Schools is looking for parents to try out potential new versions of their websites. Parents new to the community and parents of current elementary, middle and high schoolers are needed.  Email Colin MacArthur at c.macarthur@laschools.net or call 629-0776 to schedule a time to help.

    P & Z

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdsay in council chambers.

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Community Building.

    Pool closure

    The Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center will be closed for maintenance from 7-11 a.m. Friday.

    Restrictions