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  • Gov. frees funds for NM gas outage

    ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez has signed an executive order that frees up as much as $750,000 in state emergency funding to help with costs incurred by state and local agencies after last week’s record cold temperatures and natural gas outages that affected tens of thousands of New Mexicans.
    The governor’s order was announced Thursday as teams with the Federal Emergency Management Agency began assessing damages from southern New Mexico north to Española and Taos.

  • LAFD responds to elevated level of carbon monoxide

    At about 3 p.m. Thursday an alarm sounded at the fire department and an investigation found an elevated level of carbon monoxide in an area in White Rock. Right, a firefighter is seen attaching a hose to a fire hydrant in the 120 block of La Senda Road in White Rock.

  • Errors double in air traffic control

    WASHINGTON — In a time of unparalleled aviation safety in the United States, reports of mistakes by air traffic controllers have nearly doubled — a seeming contradiction that puzzles safety experts.
    The near collision last month of an American Airlines jet with 259 people aboard and two Air Force transport planes southeast of New York City, coupled with the rise in known errors, has raised concerns in Congress that safety may be eroding.

  • Obama learned of resignation of Mubarak in Oval Office

    WASHINGTON — Caught up in stunning news like the rest of the world, President Barack Obama was in an Oval Office meeting Friday when he learned of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation. He watched the celebration on television and prepared to make an afternoon statement.
    “It is a historic day for the people of Egypt,” declared Vice President Joe Biden during an appearance in Kentucky.

  • Update 02-11-11

    Embroider’s Guild
    The Pajarito Embroider’s Guild, will have a show opening from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Village Arts, 216 DP Road.
    For more information call
    661-2526.

    ESB meeting
    The Environmental Sustainability Board’s meeting on Feb. 17 and has been rescheduled for 7 a.m., Feb. 24 at the Eco Station.

    DPU Board meeting
    The Board of Pubic Utilities will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 in the DPU Conference Room.

    Library Board

  • Day Out Program funding tightens

    The Day Out Program at the Betty Ehart Senior Center is utilized by caregivers across the county.
    The program has been described as a lifesaver, Board President Dick Tatro of the Los Alamos Retired Senior Organization (LARSO) told county council members during their regular meeting Tuesday. Yet, after operating for more than 20 years and despite increased usage in the past 24 months, the program is in trouble.

  • LAPD gains three new officers

    A soldier, the son of a family steeped in firefighters and military personnel and a history/psychology buff are the newest officers to join the local police force.
    The newly-minted officers graduated from the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy in Santa Fe Feb. 3 and in a series of interviews, explain why they’ve chosen to serve in Los Alamos.

  • Man gets 60 years in prison in Levy slaying

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy nearly a decade ago was sentenced Friday to 60 years in prison.

    In November, a jury convicted Ingmar Guandique of first-degree murder in Levy's 2001 disappearance and death, despite a lack of witnesses and no DNA evidence linking him to the crime.

  • NM lawmakers to hear about natural gas outage

    SANTA FE (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers want to hear from state regulators, utility officials and residents who were without natural gas service for several days.

    The state Senate has scheduled a hearing Friday afternoon on the natural gas outage that left tens of thousands of New Mexicans without service as temperatures plunged to record lows last week.

  • Cold weather takes a toll on New Mexico plants

    LAS CRUCES (AP) — The prickly pear cactus in Magdalena Moreno's front yard sagged next to a 12-foot saguaro that showed leaking sap.

    Last week's sub-freezing temperatures wiped out landscaping and other vegetation around Las Cruces. Moreno said her saguaro should survive but the prickly pears are another story.