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  • ViDEO: Today in History for April 10th
  • South Korea says North preparing for nuclear test

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Recent satellite images show North Korea is digging a new underground tunnel in what appears to be preparation for a third nuclear test, according to South Korean intelligence officials.

    The excavation at North Korea's northeast Punggye-ri site, where nuclear tests were conducted in 2006 and 2009, is in its final stages, according to a report by intelligence officials that was shared Monday with The Associated Press.

  • VIDEO: Today in History for April 9th
  • VIDEO:Mike Wallace, `60 Minutes' Star, Dies

    CBS newsman Mike Wallace, the dogged, merciless reporter and interviewer who took on politicians, celebrities and other public figures in a 60-year career, has died. He was 93.

  • UPDATE - Woman released from hospital after attempting suicide, back at LA jail

    28-year-old Marion Loope of Los Alamos was released from  Christus St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe Monday after attempting suicide while incarcerated at the Los Alamos Detention Center. Deputy chief Kevin Purtymun said Monday night the woman was in custody of the Los Alamos Police Department and returned to the detention center.

    Purtymun said Loope was found at 12:30 a.m. Sunday and was transported to the Los Alamos Medical Center. She was then transported to St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe where she was initially labeled as being in critical condition.

  • Update 04-08-12

    Easter closures

    In observance of Easter, the Eco Station and Overlook Convenience Center will be closed today.
    LWV luncheon

    The League of Women Voters will have County Clerk Janet Foster and Election Manager Gloria Maestas as speakers at 11:45 a.m. Thursday for Lunch with a Leader.  The luncheon will be at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

    School board

    The Los Alamos Board of Education will have a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High School.

    TV appearance

  • Four residents become newest Living Treasures

    Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series.
    On April 15, Edward Macmann, Rosemary O’Connor and John and Nancy Bartlit will be recognized and honored as the newest members of Living Treasures of Los Alamos. The ceremony and reception, sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank, is at 2 p.m. in the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The public is invited to attend.
    The annual event is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of individuals who have enhanced life on the Hill. Friends, family and co-workers are encouraged to participate in the ceremony by sharing stories and remembrances about each new Treasure.

  • Making a pilgrimage

    The sun was high in the sky at 8:15 a.m., the morning crisp and cool. I knew what awaited me. I had been down this road before. I made the trek once before, in 2009, but this walk would be much shorter than that one. The first time I walked, it took all day to walk more than 20 miles.

    My family and I made our way down to Santa Cruz and parked at La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Cañada. We stocked up on water and set out. Our final destination would be El Santuario de Chimayó, approximately seven miles (give or take) down the long, windy road.

  • County closes in on attorney pick

    Los Alamos County will soon pass another major milestone, as it prepares to hire an attorney to fill the spot vacated by Randy Autio in December.

    The role of acting county attorney has been filled by Brian James for the better part of a year, since Autio served most of his tenure as acting county administrator. James is one of three candidates who were interviewed to take the job on a permanent basis Friday.

    The county received 15 applications from as far away as Los Angeles, Calif. The three finalists are all experienced city and/or county attorneys with a range of other experience.

  • Popular painter Thomas Kinkade dies at age 54--Video Extra

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Artist Thomas Kinkade once said that he had something in common with Walt Disney and Norman Rockwell: He wanted to make people happy.

    And he won success with brushwork paintings that focused on idyllic landscapes, cottages and churches — highly popular works that became big sellers for dealers across the United States.

    The self-described "Painter of Light," who died Friday at age 54, produced sentimental scenes of country gardens and pastoral landscapes in dewy morning light that were beloved by many but criticized by the art establishment.