Local News

  • UK military planes rescue 150 from Libyan desert

    LONDON (AP) — British military planes entered Libyan air space in a daring rescue of more than 150 civilians from desert locations, officials said Saturday.

    The C-130 Hercules planes, carrying Britons and other nationals, safely landed in Malta after picking up the civilians from desert locations south of Benghazi, Defense Secretary Liam Fox said.

  • Muni building site options unveiled

    For months, the former Los Alamos Apartments site has been an empty space. With the apartments demolished and the rubble cleared away, a veritable blank canvas awaits a new municipal building.

    A picture of how the new seat of Los Alamos County government will be situated on the available land began to take shape this week as site options were discussed with the public.

    In all, five options were unveiled during two informal open houses, one Wednesday in White Rock and another in Los Alamos Thursday.

  • Mesa Public Library and LALT present 'Gone with the Wind'

    “Gone with the Wind” was possibly one of the greatest American novels of all time.
    Like the book by author Margaret Mitchell, the film version tells the timeless story of southerner Scarlett O’Hara and her romantic encounters with Ashley Wilkes and Rhett Butler during the Civil War.

  • Queens for a day

    School Board members Joan Ahlers and Jody Benson were presented with crowns Thursday night at the LAPS Board of Education meeting. It was the last meeting for both Ahlers and Benson.

  • Hilltoppers advance to district finals

    Hilltopper Erin Kirk tries to battle her way through two of Bernalillo Spartans for a loose ball during Thursday’s District 2AAAA semifinal game at Griffith Gymnasium. Los Alamos won Thursday’s game and will advance to Saturday’s district finale at Española Valley.

  • Update 02-25-11

    Music Marathon
    The Marathon will be from 2-
    9 p.m. Sunday in the UNM-LA Student Center. The event is free and will kick off with a one-hour Student Musicale, showcasing local music students.

    Town hall meeting
    A sustainability town hall will from 8 a.m.-noon March 5 at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.  The event is free and snacks and refreshments will be provided.   


  • Bingaman's impact on Valles Caldera

    News of Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s retirement is bittersweet to the Valles Caldera National Preserve (VCNP). It’s been a successful collaboration between the preserve and the senator but whether Bingaman’s successor will continue his work is unknown.
    Bingaman, who has served in the U.S. Senate for 28 years, will not seek reelection in 2012.
    The Caldera Action, a nonprofit organization that advocates for increased access and the restoration and protection of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, has worked with Bingaman for 20 of those years.

  • From NZ rubble, haunting texts to Mom beg for help

    The first text message said: "Mommy, I got buried." About 40 minutes later: "Mommy, I can't move my right hand." Then, a brief call from New Zealand's earthquake rubble to parents in the Philippines pleading to send help.

    After another harrowing hour in a crumpled building, when she sent a half-dozen more texts about increasing pain, continued shaking and overwhelming smoke, came the final one: "Please make it quick."

  • House GOP say shutdown irresponsible

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Friday urged Senate Democrats to accept $4 billion in cuts as a compromise to keep the government running for two weeks past a March 4 deadline.

    "A government shutdown is not an acceptable or responsible option for Republicans," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia said in a conference call where he and other Republicans promoted their plan for avoiding the first government shutdown since 1996.

  • 6 killed as Iraqis protest in 'Day of Rage'

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands marched on government buildings and clashed with security forces in cities across Iraq on Friday, in the largest and most violent anti-government protests here since political unrest began spreading in the Arab world several weeks ago.