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  • BAER update

    - BAER Treatment Information -

  • Analysts: Senate plan saves $2.2 trillion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Budget analysts said Wednesday that a Senate Democratic plan to reduce the deficit and increase the nation's borrowing authority would save $2.2 trillion over a decade, more than a rival House Republican proposal but less than promised. With both bills stuck in neutral, Congress, financial markets and the public remained on edge days before the deadline for heading off a potentially calamitous default.

  • Texas agriculture losses could set new record amid drought

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Randy McGee spent $28,000 in one month pumping water onto about 500 acres in West Texas before he decided to give up irrigating 75 acres of corn and focus on other crops that stood a better chance in the drought.

    He thought rain might come and save those 75 acres, but it didn't and days of triple-digit heat sucked the remaining moisture from the soil. McGee walked recently through rows of sunbaked and stunted stalks, one of thousands of farmers counting his losses amid record heat and drought this year.

  • South Korea landslides leave 32 dead, 10 missing--video extra

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A blast of heavy rain sent landslides barreling through South Korea's capital and a northern town Wednesday, killing at least 32 people, including 10 college students doing volunteer work.

    The students died as mud and debris engulfed them as they slept in a resort cabin in Chuncheon, about 68 miles (110 kilometers) northeast of the capital Seoul, said Byun In-soo of the town's fire station. A married couple and a convenience store owner also died.

  • Clarification 07-26-11

    The Las Conchas Burned Area Emergency Response team released the acreage burned by jurisdiction last week. The chart said that 133 acres burned on Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Laboratory property. Lab spokesperson Jeff Berger emailed to clarify saying that just two acres burned on actual lab property and the rest burned on DOE property. The headline in Sunday’s story indicated that 133 acres burned on lab property.

  • NCRTD interviews 5 candidates

       The North Central Regional Transit District conducted interviews of its five executive director finalists last week.
       Search committee head Rosemary Romero said there will be a conference call Aug. 1 to make a recommendation to the board, which will meet Aug. 5, in the Santa Fe County chambers at 9 a.m.
    Executive director applicants include former Los Alamos County administrator Tony Mortillaro, Greg Trujillo, Joe Briscoe, Harry Montoya and Lauren Reicheldt.

  • Pedestrian hit at Trinity and Oppenheimer

    A 16-year-old Los Alamos girl driving a pick up collided with an 82-year-old Los Alamos woman walking across the intersection of Trinity Drive and Oppenheimer this morning.

    The driver was southbound on Oppenheimer turning left on to Trinity Drive when her truck struck Lois Coffin who was in the east crosswalk heading north, according to police.

    The Los Alamos Fire Department transported Lois Coffin to Los Alamos Medical Center.

    Officials are awaiting results from the Emergency Room but said that the woman suffered "some injuries."

    Police said the driver will be cited.

  • Update 07-26-11

    Bulk item pickup

    Items will be picked up July 25-Aug. 5 in White Rock. Items must be curbside by 8 a.m. each day.

    Court date

    Five members of the Trinity Nuclear Abolition who demonstrated at LANL last month and were arrested for trespassing are set to appear at 9:15 a.m., Wednesday in Magistrate Court.

    Work session

    The Los Alamos County Council is holding a work session on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Fire Station No. 3 in White Rock

     

  • BPU, CRC on possible collision course

    The Charter Review Committee (CRC) and the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) met last night to discuss proposed changes to the charter. Tension filled the air as positions staked out on both sides of the issue expressed their differences face-to-face.

    The position of most members of the CRC seemed to mirror committee member Chris Chandler’s view that the subcommittee had done an “outstanding job” of clarifying the language in Article V, the section addressing the Department of Public Utilities (DPU).

    CRC Chair John Hopkins said that the committee had been specifically directed by council to “review utilities, the relationship to general county government, board terms, rate setting process and financial policies.”

  • Working in White Rock

    Construction workers lay some asphalt at the corner of Rover and Meadow in White Rock Tuesday morning.