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  • First Born Graduate

     The First Born Program of Los Alamos and Los Alamos Medical Center recently honored the first family to complete its full three-year home visiting course, Itzia Rodriguez, her mother, Crystal, and their extended family. Free to all first-time families, First Born staff offers parents researched suggestions for best parenting from prenatal to three years old, and connect families with community services as needed. The First Born Program is Los Alamos County’s only early childhood program. It is supported by Los Alamos Medical Center and the LAMC Auxillary, and funded by the LANL Foundation; N.M. Children, Youth and Families Division; and community donors. For more information, contact Patricia Worth R.N., Program Manager, 661-9230.

  • Happy birthday, councilor

    It was a team effort to light 50 candles on a cake to celebrate Councilor Geoff Rodgers birthday at council Tuesday night. “Ten years ago I was here on this dais for my 40th birthday. I make a promise to the community I will not be here for my 60th birthday,” Rodgers said.

  • Broadband moves forward

    Support for a community broadband network was evident in public comment from more than 50 people who attended Tuesday night’s council meeting.

    “No one would ever accuse me of being a high tech person, but I do understand the importance of technology in today’s world. I also understand the importance of a fast flow of information today and in the future,” resident Lori Heimdahl Gibson said. “Information is power. Information supports economic development. Information enhances our quality of life. Broadband will allow greater amounts of information to flow into and out of each of our homes and businesses and will allow us to thrive in this modern world.”

  • Soul Train Creator Found Dead
  • Romney says GOP fight strengthens him for fall

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Barreling out of Florida with money and momentum on his side, Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney said Wednesday that the bare-knuckled nomination fight thus far has toughened him up for contests to come. Chief rival Newt Gingrich is regrouping after a significant loss and faces serious disadvantages in the next states to vote.

  • Obama details broader housing plan

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama called on Congress Wednesday to make it easier for millions of additional homeowners to refinance their mortgages at lower interest rates even if they owe more than their homes are worth. He conceded that his administration's housing plans so far have not lived up to their promise.

    Calling the housing problem "massive in size and in scope," Obama detailed a proposal he outlined in his State of the Union speech last week, tackling an issue of vital concern in states key to his re-election.

  • LA Sheriff: Teacher Gagged, Photographed Kids

    A veteran Los Angeles teacher has been arrested on charges of abusing at least 23 children in his classroom. The main evidence in the case is hundreds of photos of children with blindfolds on and their mouths taped shut.

  • Romney walks away with Florida primary

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mitt Romney won a commanding victory in the Florida primary Tuesday night, rebounding from defeat and taking a significant step toward the Republican presidential nomination. Despite the setback, Newt Gingrich vowed to press on.

    Returns from 38 percent of Florida's precincts showed Romney with 48 percent of the vote, to 31 percent for Gingrich.

    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum had 13 percent, and Texas Rep. Ron Paul 7 percent. Neither mounted a substantial effort in the state.

    The winner-take-all primary was worth 50 Republican National Convention delegates.

  • Update 01-31-12

    Historic board

    The Fuller Lodge Historic Districts Advisory Board will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.

    T-board meeting

    The Transportation Board’s regularly scheduled meeting has been moved to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the public works conference room, 2101 Trinity Drive.

    Special session

    A special session with council and the Los Alamos Board of Education is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at council chambers.

    Council meeting
    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. today in the council chambers.


  • House panel puts off vote on $5B budget

    SANTA FE (AP) — A proposed $5.6 billion state budget hit a last-minute snag in a House committee Monday after Republicans objected that several of the GOP governor’s initiatives might get chopped if the state’s revenue outlook dims.
    The Appropriations and Finance Committee postponed a final vote on the budget, and the chairman, Rep. Henry Kiki Saavedra, D-Albuquerque, said he was surprised by the GOP complaints because members of the panel had tentatively agreed last week on provisions of the spending plan.
    The budget proposal calls for a spending increase of nearly $216 million, or about 4 percent, in the fiscal year that starts July 1.