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  • 06-30-10 Day of Enchantment

    The Los Alamos Monitor and Chamber of Commerce are partnering to support a statewide initiative called “Day of Enchantment.” Day of Enchantment is a promotional campaign by the New Mexico Tourism Department (NMTD), to highlight New Mexico’s many interesting places, attractions, landscapes, events and activities. Individuals, businesses and organizations are invited to upload a photo and a short description of their own day of enchantment to the NMTD Web site at www.dayofenchantment.com where it will be displayed throughout the summer. 


    In a 7-0 vote cast at 12:15 a.m. today, KRSN AM 1490 was finally granted approval to erect a radio tower near Los Alamos Middle School in North Mesa. Two commissioners recused themselves.

    This is the fourth time KRSN has gone before the Planning  and Zoning Commission seeking approval to place an antenna in the townsite and said it would close its doors for good if denied the antenna at this meeting.

    Read the full story in Thursday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • BREAKING NEWS UPDATE! More details begin to emerge in Albuquerque shooting rampage


    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former employee opened fire at an Albuquerque fiber optics manufacturer Monday, killing two people and wounding four others before turning the gun on himself in what police called a domestic violence dispute.

    The shooting at Emcore Corp. appeared to involve the 37-year-old gunman's girlfriend, police Chief Ray Schultz said. It was not immediately clear whether she was among the dead.

  • POLITICAL NEWS ADVISORY!Gingrich says he's considering presidential run

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday he's seriously considering seeking the Republican presidential nomination and will announce his decision early next year.

    Gingrich, 67, told The Associated Press that he would focus on helping Republican candidates through the midterm elections in November, then decide in February or March whether to seek the GOP nomination.

    "I've never been this serious," Gingrich said.

  • LOS ALAMOS UPDATE!County Council set for special session on capital projects Monday at 6 p.m.

    The Los Alamos County Council is meeting in special session Monday at 6 p.m. at the Community Building to consider moving forward on a number of Capital Improement Program projects.

    Items being mulled over by the council include the White Rock Visitor Center, the county golf course community building renovations, lighting upgrades to the North Mesa Sports Complex, and the location of the Los Alamos Archives and Records Center.

    The meeting is scheduled to be televised by PAC 8.

  • GUSHER IN THE GULF BREAKING NEWS!Cap in place, appears to be holding

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP finally gained control over one of America's biggest environmental catastrophes by placing a carefully fitted cap over a runaway geyser that has been gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico since early spring, though no one was declaring victory just yet.

  • Richardson to host meeting of border governors in Santa Fe

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) ee" New Mexico will host a meeting of U.S. and Mexican border governors, providing a new venue for a conference that was scrapped in Arizona because of a dispute over its new immigration enforcement law.

    However, the governors of Arizona and Texas will not attend the rescheduled meeting.

    The meeting will be held in Santa Fe in late September, according to Gilbert Gallegos, a spokesman for Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson.

    The governors of six Mexican states are expected to attend, he said Thursday.

  • American Eagle dials back on Santa Fe-Dallas flight schedule

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — One of three daily flights to and from Santa Fe and Dallas/Fort Worth is being cut by regional airline American Eagle.

    Santa Fe airport manager Jim Montman calls the change a seasonal adjustment.

    The airline is cutting the early morning flight from Santa Fe to Dallas, and the late flight from Dallas to Santa Fe. Montman says that will make it harder for business travelers who rely on those flight times.

    The change takes effect on Aug. 23 and the third flight is expected to return to the schedule on April 5.

  • Thousands evacuated as typhoon hits southern China

    BEIJING (AP) — A typhoon that left a trail of destruction and deaths in the Philippines hit southern China late Friday evening as emergency workers prepared for torrential rains and lashing winds, flights and ferries were canceled and tens of thousands of residents were evacuated.

  • Palestinians: home demolitions hurt peace talks

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians have warned a U.S. envoy that it will be difficult to revive peace talks if Washington cannot stop Israel from demolishing Arab homes or building for Jews in east Jerusalem, their chief negotiator said Friday.