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  • Bachmann wins GOP 2012 test vote

    AMES, Iowa (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann won a test vote of Iowans on Saturday, a show of popularity and organizational strength for the tea party favorite five months before the state's caucuses kick off the GOP presidential nominating season.

    The result is the first indication of what Iowans think of the field of Republicans competing for the chance to challenge President Barack Obama next fall. But it's hardly predictive of who will win the winter Iowa contest, much less the party nod or the White House.

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  • Event supports Alzheimer's research

    Aging is a fact of life. Despite efforts to fight the process, it’s a futile struggle. Though retirement years are considered the “golden years,” many elderly — and even some younger people — are developing Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Bandelier comes back to life

    Rumors have been flying about Bandelier National Monument since the Las Conchas fire, including one that the park will remain closed for three years. Although some areas of the park may be closed that long, Public Information Officer Rod Torrez is quick to put that rumor at rest.

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  • Best of Best winners are doing what they love

    The Los Alamos County Fair offers residents a chance to share their passions with the community and receive some recognition for their talent.

     In addition to first through third place awards in each category, entrants compete for Reserve Grand Champion and Grand Champion. 

  • In search of a fire starter

    A group of scientists went on a field trip Friday.

    Their mission?

    Scientists from the Valles Caldera and the United States Geological Survey at Bandelier National Monument ventured into the forest near Las Conchas, and found the fallen Aspen tree that started the largest wildfire in state history. 

  • Church listings 08-11-11



    Baha’i Faith

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


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  • Girl obtains restraining order against alleged stalker

    A state district judge granted an order of protection to a 15-year-old Los Alamos girl who fears a 42-year-old pianist has been stalking her since they met at a musical theater camp in 2010.

    District Judge Mary Marlowe-Sommer issued the restraining order against Solon Pierce of Wisconsin Thursday. The order prohibits Pierce, who was an instructor at the Michigan-based musical theater camp last summer, from contacting the girl or anyone she knows for five years and he is barred from being within 100 yards of her.