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  • Natural gas pressures stabilize

    The natural gas pressure has returned to normal but there is still the task of re-lighting pilot lights.

    Department of Public Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith told the Los Alamos Monitor Friday morning he spoke to officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory, which monitors the pressure in the natural gas line, and was told the line pressure is back to normal, however, pilot lights now need to be relit.

  • Mass anti-Mubarak protest celebrates after battles

    CAIRO (AP) — Tens of thousands packed central Cairo Friday, waving flags and singing the national anthem, emboldened in their campaign to oust President Hosni Mubarak after they repelled pro-regime attackers in two days of bloody street fights. The U.S. was pressing Egypt for a swift move toward greater democracy, including a proposal for Mubarak to step down immediately.

  • US intelligence on Arab unrest draws criticism

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence agencies are drawing criticism from the Oval Office and Capitol Hill that they failed to warn of revolts in Egypt and the downfall of an American ally in Tunisia.

  • Thousands in NM without natural gas service

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — With tens of thousands of people across New Mexico without natural gas service, Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday declared a state of emergency, ordered government offices be shut down Friday and urged schools to "strongly consider" remaining closed for the day.

  • Española Animal Shelter is in crisis, urgent need for space heaters

    Shelter officials report that the facility has lost heat and water. If you have any extra propane tanks, water or blankets they need them. If you can foster a puppy or dog for the next 48 hours, they need to get the animals into warm homes asap. Call (505) 753-8662 if you are able to help in any way.
     

  • Update 02-03-11

    Kiwanis luncheon
    Los Alamos County Police Chief Wayne Torpy will be the speaker at Tuesday’s Kiwanis luncheon at noon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

    Free Film Series
    The Mesa Public Library continues its Free Film Series at 6:30 tonight with a showing of “Round Midnight,” an acclaimed fictional biopic of a jazz museum.

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

    CRC  meeting

  • Survey sheds light on local labor market

    In June 2010, the Los Alamos Commerce Development Cooperation (LACDC) and Foote Consulting Group completed a labor market survey and the results have created impacts that continue today.
    It’s always been assumed that Los Alamos offers great employment opportunities and now the data exists to support that assumption, said LACDC Executive Director Kevin Holsapple.

  • Cold weather causes delay

    Frigid temperatures continued to grip Los Alamos Thursday morning with temperatures dipping into the negative numbers. As a result, Los Alamos Public Schools were on a two-hour delay.

  • 'I Met Some Amazing Students'

    Two days after addressing the State Legislature, Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) made the trip to Los Alamos to visit the middle school, high school and the laboratory Wednesday.
    After a meeting in Espanola, Luján and his staff made their first stop at the middle school.

  • Autio fills top county positions

    Acting County Administrator Randy Autio filled two top vacancies at the county on Wednesday.
    He appointed Capital Projects and Facilities Department Director Anne Laurent and Chief Financial Officer/Director of Administrative Services Steven Lynne to the positions of acting assistant county administrators.
    One of these positions has been vacant since council appointed former Assistant County Administrator Tony Mortillaro to serve as county administrator Oct. 22, 2009.