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  • Update 03-18-11

    Waffle breakfast

    The Gridiron booster club is having a waffle breakfast fundraiser from 7:30-10 a.m. Saturday at the Masonic Lodge. Tickets are $6.

    Shamrock dance

    The Youth Activity Center’s Big MAC hosts its Shamrock Dance from 7-9 p.m. at Pueblo Gym, 1900 Diamond Dr. The dance is for 7th and 8th graders only.

    Book signing, lecture

    Best-selling author Dinesh D’Souza will hold two lectures and a book signing from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the United Church of Los Alamos.

  • Super perigree moon visible

     On Saturday, a full moon of rare size and beauty will rise in the east at sunset. It’s a super “perigee moon”—the biggest in almost 20 years.
    “The last full Moon so big and close to Earth occurred in March of 1993,” says Geoff Chester of the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington DC. “I’d say it’s worth a look.”

  • St. Patty's Day Rugby Fundraiser

    From left, Julia Montoya, 15, Katie Lofton, 15, and Mali Snyder, 15, encouraged passing motorists to stop into the Elks Club for corned beef and cabbage in honor of St. Patrick’s Day Thursday. Proceeds from the event went to support the girl’s rugby team.

  • Wall may cut decibel level for residents

    Improving traffic flow has become a major focus for Los Alamos County. As a result, county officials are taking a closer look at Oppenheimer Road and Central Avenue and traffic noise in the Eastern Area, which are now both included in the N.M. 502 Corridor project.

  • Democrats elect Wheeler

    Local Democrats elected recently retired county councilor Michael Wheeler chair of the Democratic Party of Los Alamos during a meeting at the Hilltop House Hotel Thursday night.

    “I’m glad Michael has retired and has all this experience – he’s probably the best candidate for chair we’ve had in years,” outgoing chairwoman Cathy Chapman said, adding that she and outgoing vice chair Carl Newton will continue to be active in the party.

  • Aquatic center to be closed for repairs

    The Aquatic Center will be closed for maintenance beginning at 9 p.m. March 25 and is scheduled to re-open by noon March 28.  
    Centermark Mechanical will replace the domestic hot water boiler and storage tank.  
    This will require shutting off the hot water to the showers, restrooms and the therapy pool.
    The current boiler is an older unit, has been leaking water, cannot be repaired and must be replaced.  

  • CIP committee to hear phase 2 applications

    The county’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will conduct a public hearing at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in council chambers for those applicants who have indicated that they are ready to move from Phase 1, a study, to Phase 2, construction.
    The county has received Phase 2 applications for these two projects:
    • Fuller Lodge, Art Center and historical museum improvements
    • Aquatic Center Leisure Pool

  • Officials: Chance of radiation hurting NM remote

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State emergency management officials say the possibility of airborne radiation from Japan causing health problems in New Mexico is extremely remote.

    The state's secretary of homeland security and emergency management, Michael Duvall, says federal agencies don't expect to see radiation at harmful levels reaching any part of the United States from Japan.

  • Fed clears way for some banks to boost dividends

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve on Friday cleared the way for some major banks to boost stock dividends, prompting announcements from JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and U.S. Bancorp.

    JPMorgan Chase said it is increasing its dividend to 25 cents a share from 5 cents, Wells Fargo hiked its dividend to 12 cents a share from 5 cents and U.S. Bancorp boosted its dividend.

  • With aid slow to come Japanese fend for themselves

    KARAKUWA, Japan (AP) — There may be no water, no power and no cell phone reception in this tsunami-struck town, but in the school that serves as a shelter, there are sizzling pans of fat, pink shrimp.

    Relief supplies have only trickled into the long strip of northeast Japan demolished by a powerful earthquake and the wave it unleashed a week ago, leaving affected communities to fend for themselves.