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  • Update 11-09-10

    County council meeting
    Los Alamos County Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Building at 20th and Central Avenue. The meeting is open to the public.

    Property tax bills mailed last week

  • Public hearing reviews three more proposals

    Residents filled the seats and it became standing room only in the council chambers for Monday’s Capital Improvement Project (CIP) public hearing. In a show of force, teens were clad in neon colored T-shirts and environmentalists sported butterfly buttons as they pled their cases to the CIP Evaluation and Oversight Committee.

  • World’s largest laser sets record

    The National Nuclear Security Administration’s National Ignition Facility (NIF) has set world records for neutron yield and laser energy delivered from laser-driven capsules to an inertial confinement fusion (ICF) target.
    NIF researchers will report on these and other recent experimental results this week at the annual meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics in Chicago.

  • New Mexico cave closes to protect bats

    White nose syndrome is spreading west quickly
    Federal and state land management agencies will enact partial closures for some caves and abandoned mines on public lands in New Mexico in response to the spread of white-nose syndrome (WNS), a disease affecting bats. WNS is responsible for the death of more than 1 million bats in the eastern United States and Canada.

  • Nearly 4,500 stranded on cruise ship off Mexico

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A cruise ship stranded offshore with 4,500 passengers and crew must be towed slowly into a Mexican port and will not arrive until at least Wednesday night, the Coast Guard said Tuesday.

    The Carnival Splendor was 200 miles south of San Diego when an engine room fire cut its power early Monday, according to a statement from Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines.

  • Obama voices concerns about Mideast peace talks

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — President Barack Obama, visiting the world's most populous Muslim nation, expressed deep concern Tuesday that Israelis and Palestinians aren't making the "extra effort" to secure a breakthrough for achieving Middle East peace.

  • Blustery winter weather on tap to bring colder temps

    The National Weather Service has issued the following special weather statement for the area:

    BLUSTERY BLASTS OF WINTER HEADING INTO NEW MEXICO THROUGH THE WEEK...

    BLUSTERY WINDS... A DOZEN DEGREE TEMPERATURE DROP... AND MOUNTAIN SNOWS NEAR THE COLORADO LINE WILL COMBINE FOR A SHARP WINTRY WEATHER CHANGE OVER WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO TUESDAY.

  • Al-Awlaki's father sues to stop son's targeted killing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys for the father of a cleric trying to inspire Muslims to kill Americans argued in court Monday to keep his son from being targeted for death by President Barack Obama.

    U.S. District Judge John Bates heard arguments in the case of Anwar al-Awlaki on the same day that the American cleric made a renewed call for jihad against U.S. citizens in a video posted on extremist websites.

  • LA resident named to Martinez' engineer search committee

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov.-elect Susana Martinez has named a former state Environment Department secretary to help in selecting who will serve as New Mexico's top water policy official.

    Martinez announced Monday a search committee that will identify and recommend candidates to become state engineer.

    One committee member is Peter Maggiore (Ma-JOAR'-ee) of Los Alamos, who was environment secretary under former Republican Gary Johnson.

    The search committee chairman is Albuquerque developer and contractor Jack Westman.

  • New Mexico-born radical Yemeni cleric calls for killing Americans

    CAIRO (AP) — A U.S.-born Islamic cleric linked to attacks by al-Qaida in Yemen on U.S. targets called for Muslims around the world to kill Americans in a new video posted on extremist websites Monday.