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  • Obama at Facebook: New media, traditional tone

    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama likely has a few more "friends" after a town hall at Facebook headquarters Wednesday, but the real winner may be the medium of social networking itself, which commands not just the attention of politicians but now an appearance from the president.

    At the same time, the openness and accessibility praised by Obama himself as a key value of social media clashed with the tightly controlled nature of the event.

  • Two photo journalists killed in Libya

    ABOARD THE IONIAN SPIRIT (AP) — An aid ship on Thursday ferried the bodies of two Western photojournalists out of the besieged Libyan city of Misrata after they were killed and two others working alongside them were wounded while covering battles between rebels and government forces.

    British-born Tim Hetherington, the Oscar-nominated co-director of the documentary "Restrepo" about U.S. soldiers on an outpost in Afghanistan, was killed Wednesday inside the only rebel-held city in western Libya, said his U.S.-based publicist, Johanna Ramos Boyer. The city has come under weeks of relentless shelling by government troops.

  • Obama at Facebook: Deficits can be cut



    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Making his case to a young audience at Facebook headquarters, President Barack Obama says trimming $4 trillion from the nation's deficits over the next 12 years sounds like a lot but can be done.

  • Credit Union facelift

    There’s big news at Del Norte Credit Union. Officials announced a $1 million renovation of the Del Norte Credit Union facility at 1000 Trinity Dr. From left, Del Norte Credit Union Supervisory Committee Chair Roger Stutz, Board Treasurer Luis Alba, Los Alamos and White Rock Branch Manager Nickole Agilar Garcia and CEO Chuck Valenti broke ground in front of the building during an April 8 ceremony

  • Update 04-20-11

    Book signing
     Robert Kresge, author of “Murder for Greenhorns,” signs his debut mystery Western at 6 p.m. Thursday at Otowi Station Bookstore.

    DPU meeting
    The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the DPU conference room. 

    Dem Party meeting
    The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County will host its monthly meeting from 7-
    8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mesa Public Library meeting room 3.

    GOP meeting
    The Republican Party of Los Alamos County will meet Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Best Western Hilltop Hotel.
    ESB meeting

  • Bird’s eye view

    A bird flies by as work continues near the landfill on East Jemez Road Monday.

  • Fun at the park

    Richard Dutch and his Shetland sheepdog, Zoe, 3, get a morning work out at the soccer park near 19th and Nectar recently.

  • Officials: NADG, county close on Trinity Site deal

    New details surfaced regarding negotiations on the Trinity Site Revitalization Project during Tuesday’s county council meeting.

    Acting Assistant County Administrator Steve Lynne and Acting County Administrator Randy Autio told council that an appraisal of the property has been completed.

    The council selected North American Development Group (NADG) in November to develop the site, which is located at Trinity Drive and Knecht Street.

    Lynne said that the county met three weeks ago with NADG and Smith’s Food and Drug Center, which is proposing a Smith’s Marketplace as the site’s anchor store.

    The meeting allowed the county to ensure that all parties are on the same page, he said.

  • Hunt antlers at Valles

    Wanted: Youth groups willing to spend the day outdoors learning about elk and hunting for antler sheds.  
     The Valles Caldera National Preserve is offering this free, educational opportunity is for non-profit youth groups.  
    The   program includes education on elk habitat and behavior. It also offers  youth groups a chance to explore the preserve on foot while hunting for  antlers. The antlers gathered will be used to support this program and  the management of the preserve.  

  • Udall to attend DPU's ceremony

    Thursday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall will take part in the grand opening of the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ new low-flow hydroelectric turbine at the Abiquiu hydroelectric facility.
    The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m.  Following the ceremony, there will be tours of the facility from 11 a.m.-noon. Participating in the ceremony is just one stop on Udall’s tour through  eight New Mexico counties.  The newly-installed turbine, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), was created on site in Abiquiu and created 20 full-time jobs.