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Local News

  • 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.

  • Tens of thousands march against Yemen president

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Tens of thousands of demonstrators, some chanting "down, down with the regime," marched Thursday in several towns and cities in Yemen against the country's autocratic president, a key U.S. ally in the fight against Islamic militants.

  • Illinois' Reagan country celebrates centennial

    DIXON, Ill. (AP) — As Bill Jones remembers it, Ronald Reagan lost badly.

    During an early 1990s visit to the old school in Dixon where the former president attended classes for three years, Reagan and friend Norm Wymbs played a game of HORSE in the second-floor gym. Reagan couldn't make a shot, said Jones, who directs the museum that now occupies the building,

  • Mammoth storm leaves bitter cold, destruction

    MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — An enormous winter storm left Midwesterners shivering in its frozen footprint and crushed snow-laden buildings in the Northeast, where a combination of ice, snow and rain pushed much of the winter-cursed region to its breaking point.

  • Rural air subsidies test resolve to cut spending

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A program that subsidizes air service to small airports, often in remote communities, is shaping up as an early test in the new Congress of conservatives' zeal for shrinking the federal government.

    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has proposed an amendment to an aviation bill pending before the Senate in order to eliminate the $200 million essential air service program. The program pays airlines to provide scheduled service to about 150 communities, from Muscle Shoals, Ala., to Pelican, Alaska.

  • Egypt army moves to stop assault on protesters

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian army tanks and soldiers cleared away pro-government rioters and deployed between them and protesters seeking the fall of President Hosni Mubarak, moving to halt violence as the prime minister made an unprecedented apology Thursday for the assault by regime backers that turned central Cairo into a battle zone.

    Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq said the attack Wednesday on the anti-Mubarak protesters was a "blatant mistake," acknowledged it was likely organized and promised to investigate who was behind it.

  • LA schools on delay

    Los Alamos Public Schools announced it will be on a 2-hour delay this morning due to the cold, windy conditions.

    Los Alamos National Laboratory, however, is on time and running on normal schedule as of 6:50 a.m.

    On the schools' Web site, www.laschools.net, it said the start of school would be postponed due to "severe winter temps/wind chill." Temperatures dropped below zero Wednesday night and into early Thursday.