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  • 50 Years Later, Underground Fire Still Burning

    Most of Centralia, Pa. was demolished in the 1980s after the slow-burning fire that began in 1962 spread to the underground network of coal mines. Only a handful of people remain now, resisting the state's efforts to help them leave.

  • Church listings 5-25-12

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. Summer worship at 9 a.m., fellowship with refreshments following at 10:15 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided.  All are welcome. Come join the Family.

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist

  • Ask Fr. John: Explaining the Didache

    What is the Didache? — B.A.

    The Didache is a first century church document that contains the teaching of the 12 Apostles.
    It had such a prominent place in the ancient church that it may have been considered, but ultimately not included, in the canon of scriptures. It remains a prominent source for Orthodox Christians.
    Regardless, it is an authoritative ancient church document, which reflects the lifestyle of believers, that is, the belief and practice of the ancient Christian gatherings.

  • Travel trends to take dip over long weekend

    Memorial Day is the traditional start of the summer travel season.  According to the 2012 Garrity Perception Survey, New Mexico residents appear to be taking fewer in-state trips this year than they did last year.  
    While 78 percent of New Mexico residents took a leisure trip somewhere in New Mexico during 2011, only 73 percent indicate they plan to travel in-state during 2012.

  • High Wind Warning Until 10 p.m. Today

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 10 PM MDT SATURDAY. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

    * LOCATION... WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS AND THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS.

    * WINDS... SOUTHWEST 35 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH.

    * TIMING... STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP LATE SATURDAY MORNING AND PEAK DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS.

    * VISIBILITY... OCCASIONALLY REDUCED TO BETWEEN 2 AND 5 MILES IN DUST PRONE AREAS... NEAR OPEN FIELDS... AND CONSTRUCTION SITES.

  • Raw Video: NM Wildfire Burns 110 Square Miles

    A huge wildfire in New Mexico's Gila National Forest has destroyed 12 homes and scorched 110 square miles. Dangerous fire conditions are expected to continue through Saturday.

  • Today in History for May 25th
  • Council candidates speak out on economic development -- updated stories and more photos added

    The six candidates running for three open spots on the Los Alamos County Council vied for voter support during a forum hosted by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor Thursday evening.

    Four questions focused on economic growth for the county. Here are some highlights of each candidate’s two-minute responses.

    The first question was about how well the recent capital project (CIP) decisions aligned with and supported the goals of the county’s Economic Vitality Strategic Plan (EVSP) and how important it was that the capital budget align with the EVSP.

  • Senate panel passes defense bill, puts $150M to CMRR for FY13

    If the Senate Armed Services Committee has its way, there will be no five-year deferral of the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement facility.

    As part of a $621 billion defense bill passed Thursday, the committee voted to fund the CMRR-NF project for $150 million for FY13. And it required the facility to be operational by the end of 2024.

    In addition, the bill puts legislative cost caps on the CMRR-NF building at $3.7 billion.

  • Attorney general joins starving horses probe

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The New Mexico Attorney General’s office is considering criminal charges against a Los Lunas auction business after four emaciated horses were found struggling for life.
    Attorney General Gary King told the Albuquerque Journal   on Thursday that he has assigned an attorney to help Valencia County prosecutors review a criminal complaint against Southwest Livestock Auction.
    District Attorney Lemuel Martinez says King’s office is also looking into whether they can help pay expert witness fees.
    The Livestock Board began investigating Southwest Livestock Auctions in March after a graphic video was posted by a national livestock rights group.