Local News

  • DVRs give 'Conan' the lead among young viewers

    NEW YORK (AP) — After two months on the air, Conan O'Brien's late-night talk show is the favorite of younger viewers — that is, when DVR usage is factored in, according to basic-cable network TBS.

    Most ratings figures count TV viewership only within the 24-hour period after a show is aired. By this standard, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" is the champ in total viewers, as well as in the desirable 18-to-49 demographic.

  • Northeast shouldering snow that crippled South

    NEW YORK (AP) — Up and down the East Coast, armies of emergency workers with plows and salt spreaders hit the streets Wednesday morning, as the snowstorm that caused mayhem in the South moved into the region and dumped more than a foot in some areas overnight.

    New York City's public school system will remain open despite the snow, but schools were shut elsewhere, including parts of Massachusetts and Connecticut, where the storm was windier and snow was heavier than expected.

  • Action to halt election finalized

    District Judge Barbara Vigil approved a settlement on Jan. 3 between attorneys George and Christine Chandler and Los Alamos County to stop an election regarding the new municipal building.
    “It feels great. We’re very pleased that the council recognized that the petition question was illegal and agreed to settle so we wouldn’t have this thing hanging over us and we can go on with life in Los Alamos,” George Chandler said.

  • Bicycle riders face ice patch hazards on road

    Stretches of ice on the bike lane running along the shady south side of Central Avenue are presenting some hazardous obstacles for area bike riders.
    “I was on that bike lane Monday morning and had to get out into the regular travel lane a few times because of the ice,” said bicycle safety instructor Khal Spencer. “One motorist decided he didn’t like me there and honked at me to get over on to the ice patch and proceeded to pass me with about seven inches to spare – possibly closer, I could’ve reached out and touched his car.”

  • Rees awarded AAAS Fellow

    William S. Rees, Jr. of Los Alamos National Laboratory has been awarded the distinction of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow.
    As part of the Chemistry section, Rees was elected as an AAAS Fellow for scientific and educational contributions to the field of materials chemistry, and for sustained policy contributions leading to enhancements in national security basic research. Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

  • Update 01-11-11

    School board meeting today

    The LAPS board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Pajarito Cliffs Building 1 conference room.

    No trash pickup

    In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day there will be no trash or recycling collection on Monday. If this is your normal trash day then put your trash out two days later on Wednesday, Jan. 19.


  • County launches pile burning initiative

    After a two-year break, pile burn operations aimed at reducing the impacts of wildfire will resume on county land this week.
    The Los Alamos County Parks Division and the Santa Fe National Forest plan to continue maintenance burning in Pueblo, Bayo, and Walnut canyons beginning Thursday.
    “We’re anticipating a dry spring and we’d like to remove as much wildland fuel as we can while it remains cold and there is snow on ground,” said Craig Martin, Los Alamos County Open Space Specialist.

  • Verizon to start selling iPhone on Feb. 10

    NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Wireless made the long-awaited announcement Tuesday that it will start selling a version of the iPhone 4 on Feb. 10, giving U.S. iPhone buyers a choice of carriers for the first time.

    Since its 2007 debut, Apple Inc.'s phone has been sold exclusively for AT&T's network in the U.S.

  • NM veterans receiving scam phone calls

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico VA Health Care System is warning veterans not to give out personal information over the phone.

    The VA in Albuquerque says several veterans who have been patients have received phone calls from an individual claiming to be from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Veterans Affairs officials say the agency is not making the calls, and they are warning veterans that it's a scam.

  • Hamas tells other Gaza militants to stop attacks

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The militant Hamas rulers of Gaza appealed to other armed Palestinian groups in the territory Tuesday to halt a recent spike in violence, fearing an all-out Israeli invasion in response.