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  • IRS to offer assistance Saturday

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Taxpayer Assistance Center, at 5338 Montgomery Blvd., N.E., Albuquerque, will be open from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday.  
    The IRS office will be open to provide free assistance to New Mexicans who may need help getting tax forms and schedules for this year’s tax return or information on making a payment arrangement or questions about a lien withdrawal and more. 
    For some issues, assistance may be offered over the telephone by IRS employees who are working in other offices around the country. 

  • Musicians perform for students at Fuller Lodge

    Members of the quintet Imani Winds performed for a group of Los Alamos National Laboratory post-doctorates March 17 at Fuller Lodge.

  • Update 03-22-11

    School board meeting
    The Los Alamos Board of Education has been rescheduled for 4 p.m. Friday at Suite V of 2075 Trinity Drive.

     Council meeting
    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fire Station No. 3 in White Rock.

    Star party
    Pajarito Environmental Education Center will host a Star Party at 7 p.m. March 26 with Dr. James Maxwell. Learn about the universe with a short illustrated talk.

  • NM Legislature heads off emission rollback

    ALBUQUERQUE — Environmental groups rejoiced Monday after efforts to roll back New Mexico’s new greenhouse gas emissions rules failed during the legislative session that ended over the weekend.
    Gov. Susana Martinez has vowed to continue reviewing all state regulations, however, with an eye toward improving the business climate in New Mexico and creating jobs.
    Martinez said at a news conference after the end of the session Saturday that she’s looking at laws passed by the Legislature as well as those approved by various state boards, commissions and executive agencies.

  • Forest Service: Valle Canyon wildfire 100% contained

    Somewhat calmer winds and rain mixed with snow that started falling overnight is no doubt lending a hand with the efforts of firefighters Tuesday in snuffing out the Valle Canyon fire that’s been burning west of Los Alamos since last Thursday night.

    Forest Service spokesperson Lawrence Lujan said late in the day Tuesday the wildfire is 100% percent contained.

    “Yesterday due to heavy winds, firefighters were removed from the fire to protect them from dead falling trees (snags,” Lujan said.  “Safety always comes first in fire management.  Last night’s snow and colder temperatures assisted with suppression efforts.

  • Muni building concepts down to three options - video included

    The beauty pageant is down to the final three contestants. The winner in this contest will become the county’s new $25 million municipal building.

    The public viewed the latest development in the project during an open house Monday night at the White Rock Town Hall. Another open house is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.

    The open houses are hosted by Jaynes Corporation and Studio Southwest Architects.

  • SD governor signs 3-day wait for abortion into law

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a law Tuesday requiring women to wait three days after meeting with a doctor to have an abortion, the longest waiting period in the nation.

    Abortion rights groups have already said they plan to file a lawsuit challenging the measure, which also requires women to undergo counseling at pregnancy help centers that discourage abortions.

  • As Japan mourns dead, many bodies remain missing

    NATORI, Japan (AP) — Those in search of the dead go to Natori's bowling alley, walking up the cracked concrete steps and through the glass door. "Enjoy Coca-Cola," says a neon sign out front.

    They go under the two-story painting of the bowling ball crashing into giant pins. They walk past the lists of the dead and the descriptions of the bodies yet to be identified. Inside, they step slowly through the makeshift morgue, peering into satin-wrapped coffins arranged in neat rows where bowlers so recently faced off.

    They rarely find the people they seek.

  • Japanese police say disaster death toll near 9,100

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's police agency says nearly 9,100 people are dead after an earthquake and tsunami. Almost 13,800 are missing.

    Those tallies are likely to overlap, but police officials estimate that the final figure will likely exceed 18,000 deaths.

    A police spokesman from one of the of the hardest-hit prefectures, Miyagi, estimates that the deaths will top 15,000 in that region alone. Police in other devastated areas declined to estimate eventual tolls, but said the confirmed deaths in their areas already number nearly 3,400.

  • Israeli aircraft strike Gaza

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military struck a series of Palestinian militant targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, damaging smuggling tunnels and suspected weapons sites. Palestinian officials said 19 people were wounded.

    Israel's volatile border with Gaza has been largely quiet since an overwhelming Israeli military offensive two years ago. But Israeli officials say Gaza's ruling Hamas militant group has recovered from the fighting, and the area has begun to heat up in recent weeks.

    Palestinian health official Adham Abu Salmia said one man was critically wounded in a border clash Tuesday.

    The Israeli army confirmed the incident, saying it opened fire at a group of militants who were about to fire a missile at a tank.