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  • Daffodils for hospice

    Don Casperson and Katelyn Littleton of the Key Club helped deliver daffodils, which was part of the Visiting Nurse Service Daffodils for Hospice sale. This year, 2,500 bunches had been sold by March 2.

  • Update 03-13-12

    Town hall meeting

    Republican Senate candidate Heather Wilson will hold a town hall meeting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel. The public is invited.

    Council meeting

    County Council will hold a regular session at 6 p.m. March 20 in Council Chambers.

    Planning and zoning

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

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5:30 p.m., March 21, at 170 Central Park Square.

    LANL meetings

  • Legion cited in sting operation

    Official documents recently obtained show that last month’s liquor license compliance sting included more establishments than originally reported.

    The report initially showed that two Los Alamos establishments sold alcohol to a minor, but a recent review of the state Public Safety Department’s report of that operation indicates that the American Legion Post #90 was also named in the report for serving alcohol to two non-members – two undercover police officers.

    The report stated that Legion server Clene Cusuman was cited twice for failing to ask the two men, who came in to the establishment through the Fabulous 50’s Diner, if they were members before serving them each a 12-ounce beer.

  • Futuristic technology set for test in town

    It almost sounds like science fiction: smart meters talking to smart grids and passing the word on to smart appliances. But — as the Smart House will demonstrate — that technology already exists today. However, its practical application is likely to be some years in the future.

    As with any new technology, smart meters are highly variable in their capacities. Their greatest potential allows them to function as the brain center of a house, deciding where to draw power (from the grid, batteries, or solar panels) and then determine how to allocate it to appliances and climate control systems.

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  • VIDEO: Lost Mural by Leonardo May Have Been Discovered

    Researchers may have discovered traces of a lost mural by Leonardo da Vinci by poking a probe through cracks in a 16th-century fresco painted on the wall of one of Florence's most famous buildings.

  • VIDEO: Today in History for Tuesday March 13
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  • Raw Video: 1 Year Since Japan Quake, Tsunami
  • Debate Nearly Drowns Ashley Pond Decision

    Project manager Richard McIntyre, Capital Projects and Facilities Department Director Anne Laurent and George Radnovich, senior principal of Sites Southwest, LLC, spent two hours Thursday night responding to challenges from the Capital Improvements Program committee concerning improvements to Ashley Pond.

    Committee member David Schiferl felt council’s direction had not been adequately addressed. The project addresses a depletion of oxygen in the water called eutrophication, which affects water quality and the need for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility.