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  • Clarification 11-13-12

    Justin Dunn, who was quoted in the Word on the Street column on Sunday’s Teen Pulse page, sent an email to clarify his remarks. “I was happy with the election results because I believe President Obama is a good candidate for the job,” Dunn said.

  • Update 11-13-12

    ESB meeting

    The Environmental Sustainability Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Community Building Training Room.

    JJAB

    The Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Pajarito Cliffs Site Building No. 1 on Camino Entrada Road.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. today in council chambers.

    Ashley Pond

    An informational meeting to show the public the 90 percent Final Design Plans for Ashley Pond Park renovations will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will hold a public hearing on a proposed sewer rate increase and restructuring at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at 170 Central Park Square.

  • Legislature to feature new faces

    SANTA FE. (AP) — Nearly a third of the 112 members of Legislature will be new to the House and Senate when lawmakers convene in January, and that could end up helping Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and her push to end driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants.
    There will be at least 15 new senators and 20 or 21 new House members — depending on a recount in one race — when lawmakers meet for next year’s 60-day session.
    In the Senate, the election appears to have added more supporters of the license proposal that has been a centerpiece of the governor’s legislative agenda.
    Democratic leaders and the governor say they can put aside their election year differences, but others aren’t so certain. Some of the harshest campaign attacks against Democrats came from a political committee run by the governor’s political adviser. One of the new lawmakers will be Democrat Stephanie Garcia Richard, who beat Jim Hall in House District 43.

  • Don't let winter catch you off guard

    If the cold temps and snow this weekend hasn’t quite woken you up yet,  the National Weather Service would just like to remind you, winter is here.

    Last week, NWS meteorologist Kerry Jones gave the low-down on what the residents of Los Alamos can expect this winter.

    “Winter happens,” he said and that means people should get ready. Too many times, he said a certain number of people are caught unprepared when winter comes and demonstrate it through their driving habits and other ways — endangering their lives as well as those around them.

    “The first storm or two of the season, regardless of strength, always seem to catch people off guard,” Jones said.

    He also said that this winter may have a little more snow than usual, just because it will be the third winter in Los Alamos that won’t have a La Niña type weather pattern.

    “That is significant,” he said. “It’s what we’ve been in for the last two years.” Though it’s no guarantee that we will get more snow than usual, he said a La Niña pattern always favors a drier pattern of precipitation and according to his charts, he doesn’t see that happening this year.

  • Valles Caldera EIS finalized

    Valles Caldera National Monument has passed a milestone. The Final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Public Access and Use Plan has been released.

    The draft EIS offered six alternatives for locating a new visitor center and providing access either through shuttles or private vehicles. The goal was to expand visitor access while preserving the natural and cultural resources of the preserve. One option would have reduced access to the preserve.

    The Valles Caldera Trust received 125 comments over a 60-day period. The preferred option was Alternative 3A: Entrada del Valle Visitor Center with primary access via a shuttle system. Other options for the visitor center included the Banco Bonito area in the southwestern part of the preserve and a new Vista del Valle Visitor Center, located south of N.M.4 below Rabbit Mountain.

    The FEIS was posted on the Federal Register Citations Nov. 2. Once the trust’s Executive Director Dennis Trujillo signs the statement — following a 30-day waiting period — the FEIS becomes the plan of record, guiding the future development of the preserve.

  • Celebrating Veterans Day
  • With 24M expected to fly, Thanksgiving travel poses challenges

    Flying this Thanksgiving and worried that you won't be able to sit with family? Nearly 24 million people are expected to fly during the 12 days surrounding Thanksgiving, up slightly from last year. Many will be separated from their loved ones.

  • Today in History for November 13th
  • Timeline of events in Petraeus case


    WASHINGTON (AP) — The extramarital affair that brought down David Petraeus' celebrated career last week raised many questions. Among them: when exactly the affair began, how the FBI stumbled upon the information and who was told about it. Here's a timeline of events, according to officials involved in the investigation:

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    Spring 2006 — Paula Broadwell meets Petraeus at Harvard University where she is a graduate student. Petraeus is a lieutenant general working on a manual about counterinsurgency and is invited to give a speech about his experiences in Iraq.

    January 2007 — The Senate confirms Petraeus as the commanding general for U.S. troops in Iraq.

    2008 — Broadwell initiates a case study of Petraeus' leadership. On a visit to Washington, Petraeus invites Broadwell to join him and his team for a run along the Potomac River.

  • Elmo Puppeteer Accused of Underage Relationship