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  • Update 02-06-11

    School Board meeting
    The Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Building 1 at the Pajarito Cliffs Site.

    Coffeehouse tickets
    Tickets for the Valentine Coffeehouse at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Fuller Lodge are on sale at CB Fox for $30.

    Council meeting
    There will be a county council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the White Rock Fire Station.

    CRC  meeting
    The Charter Review Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the community building training room.

  • Governor issues update on natural gas crisis

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez released a statement Friday updating the status of the state’s natural gas crisis. She said that while the state is still dealing with natural gas shortages, a process is underway for restoring supplies and service to affected communities.

  • Records flap spurs measure

    A bill to reverse a 1967 loophole allowing former elected officials to submit documents to the State Records and Archives Center without the public having the ability to review those records was introduced in the legislature Friday.  
    Freshman Rep. Nate Gentry of Albuquerque presented House Bill 368, which would make sure outgoing officials can’t seal the public documents along with the personal files they donate to the state archives.

  • LA Reservoir may reopen in 2012

    Evidence that the Los Alamos Reservoir has been dormant for quite some time is apparent beginning with the barred entrance gate.

    The snow-covered road leading to the reservoir is uneven, making vehicles duck and weave around deep ruts and icy patches. Animal footprints in the snow far outnumber any signs of  humans treading in the area.

    The reservoir basin is choked with brush. The remains of a nearby hiking trail are crumbling.

  • With Egypt in turmoil, oil and food prices climb

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The turmoil in Egypt is causing economic jitters across the globe, pushing up food and oil prices so far, but bigger worries are ahead.

    Will popular uprisings and revolution spread to Egypt's rich autocratic neighbors, managers of much of the world's oil supply? Will the U.S. see its influence in the region decline and that of Iran and other fundamental Islamic governments surge?

  • Eye on unrest, Iraq PM says he won't seek 3rd term

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will not run for a third term in 2014, an adviser said Saturday, limiting himself in the name of democracy while keeping a wary eye on the popular anger at governments across the Middle East.

  • Gov. Martinez issues update on natural gas crisis

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez released a statement Friday updating the status of the state's natural gas crisis:

    "While we are still dealing with natural gas shortages across the state, the process is underway for restoring supplies and service to affected communities," said Governor Martinez. "Thanks to the generosity of our fellow New Mexicans, only 27 people were forced to stay in emergency shelters statewide last night, even though roughly 32,000 of us were without natural gas service.

  • Bandelier National Monument closed through this weekend

    Superintendent Jason Lott has announced that Bandelier National Monument will stay closed this weekend, February 4 through 6, because the main water supply has frozen, and to help prevent potential complications due to the statewide energy crisis. All non-essential staff have been dismissed from the monument. Remaining staff will be monitoring the situation, and will work to restore water to the park when the pipeline system begins to thaw.

  • Rush for gas

    With the cold and the threat of a natural gas shortage, Los Alamos drivers flock to the pumps at the Conoco station Thursday.

  • Giffords' astronaut husband decides to fly shuttle

    CAPE CANAVERAL — The astronaut husband of wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will head to space in April, a stunning decision coming almost one month to the day that his wife was shot through the head.
    The congresswoman not only survived, but by all accounts she is making good progress in rehab in Houston, where husband Mark Kelly will resume training Monday for shuttle Endeavour’s final voyage. One doctor has described her recovery as “lightning speed.”