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  • Relentless snow brings out the best in Easterners

    MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — Between storms, a builder in Connecticut uses his skid loader to plow his neighbors' driveways. In Maryland, a good Samaritan hands out water and M&Ms to stranded drivers. The mayor of Philadelphia urges residents to "be kind" and help one another out — and they respond by doing just that.

  • Council set to revisit DPU electric rate hike request

    After proposing an increase, delaying it, re-evaluating it – the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has put the electricity rate hike issue back on the table.
    DPU initially recommended a 10 percent hike in August 2010, which would have increased the average electric bill $5. However, the county council agreed to table the issue and directed staff to research alternatives permitted by the state. Council also wanted to help Los Alamos Public Schools with the rate increase and to clarify whether the hike complied with the county charter.

  • DWI statistics decrease in 2010

    The Los Alamos Police Department conducts sobriety checkpoints throughout the county on a regular basis and the number of local arrests is dropping.
    “There have been no DWI related fatalities in Los Alamos County in the last three years,” Capt. Randy Foster said, “and we’ve seen a reduction this past year in DWI arrests.”
    Police arrested 49 people for suspected DWI in 2010, Foster said. In 2009, 61 people were charged with DWI and 41 people were charged in 2008.

  • Update 01-27-11

    Brisket Night

    The Los Alamos High School NJROTC will serve a full brisket meal from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at the Posse Shack. The cost is $10 per plate.


    School Board meeting

    The School Board will hold its regular meeting, along with a work session at 5:30 p.m. today at Chamisa Elementary in White Rock.

    LAPS and UNM-LA Board election

    Early voting is currently underway. The election is Feb. 1. To learn more about the candidates, visit www.lamonitor.com.

  • Men at work

    Los Alamos County workers perform maintenance on Canyon Road earlier this week.

     

  • Egypt ruling party offers no concessions

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's ruling party said Thursday it was ready for a dialogue with the public but offered no concessions to address demands for a solution to rampant poverty and political change heard in the country's largest anti-government protests in years.

  • Winter weather continues to batter East Coast

    NEW YORK (AP) — A storm that had been predicted for days caught much of the East Coast off guard with its ferocity, tearing through with lightning, thunder and mounds of wet snow, leaving nearly 300,000 customers around the nation's capital without power Thursday and forcing people to shovel out their cars and doorsteps all over again.

  • Bomb strikes funeral, killing 48 in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A car bomb ripped through a funeral tent in a mainly Shiite area of Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 48 people and triggering skirmishes between Iraqi troops and demonstrators angry about security failures.

    The blast and three other small bombings Thursday were the latest in more than a week of attacks that have killed more than 200 people, raising fears about an uptick in violence as the U.S. military prepares to withdraw from the country.

  • Foreclosure activity up across most US metro areas

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The foreclosure crisis is getting worse as high unemployment and lackluster job prospects force homeowners in an increasing number of U.S. metropolitan areas into dire financial straits.

  • Mandela hospitalized for tests in S. Africa

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela was in the hospital Thursday for what his office said were routine tests, as the 92-year-old anti-apartheid icon's overnight stay drew extraordinary media attention.