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  • Classes on for Montessori

    Students displaced from Quemazon Montessori School after a minivan crashed into the building and burst into flames Thursday have a place to go Monday.

    The state granted approval to owner Tammy Tucker to transfer her students to First Baptist Church on Diamond Drive beginning Monday.

    The timing is fortunate because classes were suspended this week for spring break.

  • Cone Zone Alert! 15th and Central construction work underway

  • Geneva atom smasher sets collision record

     GENEVA (AP) — The world's largest atom smasher conducted its first experiments at conditions nearing those after the Big Bang, breaking its own record for high-energy collisions with proton beams crashing into each other Tuesday at three times more force than ever before.

  • 03-30-10 Update

    Police beat

      Thieves entering unlocked homes in White Rock and Los Alamos, a man yelling at grocery store employees and a boy charged with DWI while driving around at 1:40 in the morning top this week’s Police Beat. Read page 2 for the full report.

    There’s still time for skiing

  • More traffic delays on N.M. 4

    While repairs to a water leak on N.M. 4 were being conducted last week, crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities discovered a second leak slightly farther south.

    Crews have planned emergency repairs for this leak while the Los Alamos Public Schools are on spring break.

    A small section of the northbound lane on N.M. 4 south of East Jemez Road or the “truck route” will be closed at

    7:30 a.m.

  • Thursday marks Tax Freedom Day

    WASHINGTON, DC — Tax Freedom Day — the date on which Americans will have worked long enough to have earned enough money to pay this year’s tax obligations at the federal, state and local levels — will fall on Thursday for residents of New Mexico.

    That’s 91 days into 2010. The date for all Americans is April 9, the 99th day of the year.

    This year’s national Tax Freedom Day is one day later than in 2009, but more than two weeks earlier than in 2007.

  • Atom smasher sets record

    GENEVA — The world’s largest atom smasher conducted its first experiments at conditions nearing those after the Big Bang, breaking its own record for high-energy collisions with proton beams crashing into each other Tuesday at three times more force than ever before.

  • Seeking continuous improvement

    Twenty-three certified paramedics within a force of 150 firefighters may seem like overkill to some but that’s not so, says the Los Alamos Fire Department.

    “Our mission is to preserve lives and protect property and the environment and it’s our honor to do so,” EMS Battalion Chief Justin Grider said. “We want to consistently provide the finest level of service possible. We all live here, too and we want what’s best for our community and Los Alamos National Laboratory as well as for us and our families.”

  • News Alert: Investor and entrepreneur visiting Los Alamos for Open Coffee

  • News Alert: State Police Academy set for October