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Local News

  • On the stump

    Rep. Martin Heinrich D-N.M.) greeted White Rock residents and later took part in a fundraiser in White Rock Saturday. Heinrich is running for the U.S. Senate seat against Republican Heather Wilson.

  • Raw Video: Oklahoma Refinery Fire

    Fire was reported at a Holly Sinclair oil refinery in Tulsa, Oklahoma early Thursday. Flames could be seen several miles away.

  • Today in History for August 2nd
  • Big Day for Team USA in Olympic Swimming
  • Power out in Eastern neighborhoods

    The Department of Utilities is reporting a power outage in the Eastern area neighborhoods of Los Alamos. The neighborhoods are bounded by Myrtle, Canyon and Rim Roads.

    DPU has sent out crews to investigate.

  • 15th Street to open by end of week

    After weeks of construction, an end is in sight. Paving on 15th Street between Central Ave. and Trinity Drive began Tuesday. A paving subcontractor will verify the test results of the first coat before applying the second round Thursday. The road is expected be reopened at the end of the week. Road crews will be completing concrete work and other finishing touches over the next two weeks.

  • Update 08-01-12

    Focus On

     Doug Howe, District 3 PRC commissioner  will hold a “Focus On” meeting to discuss the new-found attention on unconventional natural gas supplies, at 7 p.m.  today in the upstairs meeting rooms at Mesa Public Library. 

    Foreign Film Series

    The Mesa Public Library Film Series presents “I Am Love,” starring Tilda Swinton, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. This will be the final movie of the Foreign Film Series. See the review on page 6.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 in council chambers.

    Martian celebration

  • Apprenticeship program honors Navajo Code Talker

    Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board (NNMCAB) member Michael Loya presented a special guest last week during the board’s monthly meeting –Navajo Code Talker Jack Jones.

    Jones spoke briefly about his experiences in the South Pacific during World War II. He survived a bomb blast that damaged his hearing, his eyesight and his sense of smell.

    But Jones’ real objective for attending the meeting was winning support from NNMCAB members for an apprenticeship program that will train Navajo and other American Indian youth to build sustainable homes. Jones is 93 years old, and wishes to leave something behind that will help native people.

  • Today in History for August 1st
  • Los Alamos Ranch School alum, Vidal dead at 86--Video Extras

    In a world more to his liking, Gore Vidal might have been president, or even king. He had an aristocrat's bearing — tall, handsome and composed — and an authoritative baritone ideal for summoning an aide or courtier.

    Vidal also was an alum of the Los Alamos Ranch School.

    But Vidal made his living — a very good living — from challenging power, not holding it. He was wealthy and famous and committed to exposing a system often led by men he knew firsthand. During the days of Franklin Roosevelt, one of the few leaders whom Vidal admired, he might have been called a "traitor to his class." The real traitors, Vidal would respond, were the upholders of his class.