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  • Clinton to campaign for Denish in Dem stronghold

    ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is coming to northern New Mexico to help energize voters for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Diane Denish.

    Clinton is to appear at an outdoor rally Thursday afternoon in Espanola, a heavily Hispanic community and traditional Democratic stronghold.

    Polls show Denish trailing Republican Susana Martinez in the governor's race.

  • Wheeler wraps up council career

    In 2002, Mike Wheeler entered the race for Los Alamos County Council without any glowing aspirations or huge ambitions.
    Wheeler’s career as a councilor may have had a modest beginning, but as it draws to a close, this career holds great significance for him.
    Wheeler said he became involved in the 2002 elections as result of being active in the Democratic Party. The chairman called to ask if he would consider running because he thought Wheeler would be “electable.”

  • Exercise caution when walking pets

    The Los Alamos County Animal Control Division wants to make sure residents and their pets are safe when using the county’s trails system.
    Charles Lujan of the Animal Control Division said there have been reports of coyote attacks on dogs recently and wants to warn residents about the potential danger.
    “Coyotes are hunting and they’re teaching their young how to hunt,” Lujan said. “When people are walking, we’d like them to use caution and keep their pets on a leash.”

  • Bad line causes morning power outage

    This morning's townsite-wide power outage appeared to be due to a bad line in the downtown area, a Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities spokesperson said.

    Allison Majure of the DPU said the underground line, located near Deacon and 20th Street, appeared to have failed at approximately 5:45 a.m. The line, connected to the county's No. 15 circuit, which sends power to the North Community area, failed at that time. The resulting failure created a "domino effect" which took down power to most of Los Alamos.

  • Update 10-13-10

    DWI planning council
    The DWI Planning Council will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Los Alamos Police Department Training Room. The meeting is open to the public and Interim DWI Planning Council Coordinator Teresina Berg said the board is actively recruiting new members. For information, call 662-8372.

    T-Board meeting
    The Los Alamos County Transportation Board will host a special meeting from 5:30-
    7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Pajarito Cliffs Site Building 1’s conference room.
    The meeting will discuss the street design guidelines.

  • Cat. 2 Paula roars off Cancun, threatens Cuba

    CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Paula roared off Mexico's top vacation resort of Cancun on Wednesday without immediate reports of major damage, and it was projected to veer into western Cuba's cigar-producting country.

  • Last of 33 Chilean miners pulled safely to surface

    SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) — The last of the Chilean miners, the foreman who held them together when they were feared lost, was raised from the depths of the earth Wednesday night — a joyous ending to a 69-day ordeal that riveted the world. No one has ever been trapped so long and survived.

    Luis Urzua ascended smoothly through 2,000 feet of rock, completing a 22½-hour rescue operation that unfolded with remarkable speed and flawless execution. Before a crowd of about 2,000 people, he became the 33rd miner to be rescued.

  • Paula becomes Cat. 2 hurricane, threatens Cancun

    CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — A strengthening Hurricane Paula roared toward Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday.

    The hurricane smashed homes and forced schools to cancel classes in Honduras early Tuesday, then grew into a Category 2 storm with top sustained winds of 100 miles per hour (160 kph) on its way to the Yucatan, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said.

  • State Representative candidates' warchests nearly even as election draws near

    Democratic challenger Stephanie Richard and Republican incumbent Jeannette Wallace are locked in a heated race to represent District 43 in the New Mexico State House of Representatives. Based on the latest campaign finance reports filed with the secretary of state's office, the two candidates have almost equal amounts in their respective warchests heading in to the final weeks of campaigning.

  • Fuller Lodge gets a new roof

    Rather than resort to filling Fuller Lodge with the pinging sound of water droplets meeting metal pots and pans, Los Alamos Capital Projects and Facilities Department is replacing the lodge’s roof.
    Dan Erickson, capital projects manager, said the last time Fuller Lodge got a new roof was 15 years ago.  Since then, he said the wood shingles have started to fail, meaning they were curling and cracking.