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  • Up on the rooftop

    Work on the roof at Fuller Lodge is winding down. Construction began on Sept. 27. The original completion date was slated for Jan. 19, but because of two change orders, the date has been moved to Feb. 20. One change involved the contractor, that found a better product with which to construct the roof. The second change involved matching shingles with the uneven roof line of the building. The project involves removing the wooden shingles and replacing them with a metal roof that looks like the original.

  • Sierra Club sues Gov. Martinez

    ALBUQUERQUE — The Sierra Club has sued Gov. Susana Martinez after she prevented the publication of building codes intended to promote energy-saving standards.
    Shortly after the Republican governor took office Jan. 1, she issued an executive order suspending all pending and proposed regulations for 90 days while a task force reviews the measures.

  • Pile burning to continue Saturday

    The Los Alamos County Parks Division and the Santa Fe National Forest plan to continue maintenance burning in Pueblo and Acid canyons on Saturday.
    “We want to take advantage of the heavy snow cover on the north-facing slopes to get rid of fuel near the downtown area,” said Craig Martin, the Los Alamos County open space specialist.
    The burn plan calls for igniting about 100 piles on Saturday morning. The piles are located in Acid and Pueblo canyons along Canyon Road from the aquatic center to about 15th Street.

  • State News at a Glance 01-21-11

    Session bill passes

  • USS NM model on display

    ALBUQUERQUE— During the waning days of World War I, it took the New York Navy Yard just 18 months to build the USS New Mexico, a sleek, 624-foot-long battleship that survived two kamikaze strikes in the Pacific during World War II.
    In contrast, it’s taken Albuquerque modelers Cecil Whitson and Keith Liotta more than 30 years to complete a model of the ship. This weekend, the modelers’ efforts will go on display at the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe as part of the museum’s new exhibit, “A Noble Legacy: The USS New Mexico.”

  • Future leaders discuss youth issues

    During a recent Leadership Los Alamos session, Ken Bigley of Bandelier National Monument and Agatha Marquez of  Holiday Inn Express discuss youth issues and possible solutions with other class members and several youths from Los Alamos and Española. Sharon Stover and Police Chief Wayne Torpy co-chaired the session.  For more information about this or next year’s Leadership Los Alamos program, call 930-1200.

  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter won't lead SCLC

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Bernice King said Friday she will not assume the presidency of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the civil rights group co-founded by her father more than 50 years ago.

  • Rep. Giffords leaves Tucson for rehab in Houston

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords left a Tucson hospital Friday and is being flown to a Houston rehabilitation center for her next steps in her recovery, less than two weeks after the congresswoman was shot in the head.

    Well-wishers holding flags and signs that read "Get well Gabby" lined the ambulance's route between the hospital and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, where Giffords was loaded on a specially outfitted jet.

  • Obama seeks to highlight nation's econ potential

    SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — President Barack Obama is touting America's business potential in an upstate New York speech, while a new poll shows more than half of Americans disapprove of how he's handled the economy during his first two years in office.

  • 127 charged in Northeast Mafia crackdown

    NEW YORK (AP) — For nearly 30 years, federal authorities say, reputed gangster Bartolomeo Vernace got away with murder.

    They say the bloodshed — a double slaying at the Shamrock Bar in Queens — was all over a spilled drink.