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  • County officials travel to D.C.

    A trio of county officials will be heading to Washington D.C. Monday armed with a set of funding priorities that could potentially benefit the entire area.

    Acting County Administrator Randy Autio, County Council Chair Sharon Stover and Councilor Fran Berting will make the journey and they hope it will bear fruit not just for Los Alamos County, but Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the surrounding region.

    Their weeklong visit includes meetings with Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Rep. Ben Lujan (D-NM).

  • Mubarak's final hours: Desperate bids to stay

    CAIRO (AP) — Hosni Mubarak was supposed to announce his resignation on Thursday. The Egyptian military expected it. The new head of his ruling party pleaded to him face-to-face to do it. But despite more than two weeks of massive demonstrations by protesters unmoved by lesser concessions, the president still didn't get it.

  • 'Egypt is Free' chants Tahrir after Mubarak quits

    CAIRO (AP) — Cries of "Egypt is free" rang out and fireworks lit up the sky over Cairo's Tahrir Square where hundreds of thousands danced, wept and prayed in joyful pandemonium Friday after 18 days of peaceful pro-democracy protests forced President Hosni Mubarak to hand over power to the military, ending three decades of authoritarian rule.

  • Party names executive director

    Albuquerque — Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Monty Newman announced that Bryan Watkins will serve as the new executive director of the Republican Party of New Mexico.
    Watkins takes over the position after long-time party stalwart Marge Teague announced her retirement earlier this year.   

  • Gov. frees funds for NM gas outage

    ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez has signed an executive order that frees up as much as $750,000 in state emergency funding to help with costs incurred by state and local agencies after last week’s record cold temperatures and natural gas outages that affected tens of thousands of New Mexicans.
    The governor’s order was announced Thursday as teams with the Federal Emergency Management Agency began assessing damages from southern New Mexico north to Española and Taos.

  • LAFD responds to elevated level of carbon monoxide

    At about 3 p.m. Thursday an alarm sounded at the fire department and an investigation found an elevated level of carbon monoxide in an area in White Rock. Right, a firefighter is seen attaching a hose to a fire hydrant in the 120 block of La Senda Road in White Rock.

  • Errors double in air traffic control

    WASHINGTON — In a time of unparalleled aviation safety in the United States, reports of mistakes by air traffic controllers have nearly doubled — a seeming contradiction that puzzles safety experts.
    The near collision last month of an American Airlines jet with 259 people aboard and two Air Force transport planes southeast of New York City, coupled with the rise in known errors, has raised concerns in Congress that safety may be eroding.

  • Obama learned of resignation of Mubarak in Oval Office

    WASHINGTON — Caught up in stunning news like the rest of the world, President Barack Obama was in an Oval Office meeting Friday when he learned of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation. He watched the celebration on television and prepared to make an afternoon statement.
    “It is a historic day for the people of Egypt,” declared Vice President Joe Biden during an appearance in Kentucky.

  • Update 02-11-11

    Embroider’s Guild
    The Pajarito Embroider’s Guild, will have a show opening from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Village Arts, 216 DP Road.
    For more information call
    661-2526.

    ESB meeting
    The Environmental Sustainability Board’s meeting on Feb. 17 and has been rescheduled for 7 a.m., Feb. 24 at the Eco Station.

    DPU Board meeting
    The Board of Pubic Utilities will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 in the DPU Conference Room.

    Library Board

  • Day Out Program funding tightens

    The Day Out Program at the Betty Ehart Senior Center is utilized by caregivers across the county.
    The program has been described as a lifesaver, Board President Dick Tatro of the Los Alamos Retired Senior Organization (LARSO) told county council members during their regular meeting Tuesday. Yet, after operating for more than 20 years and despite increased usage in the past 24 months, the program is in trouble.