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  • Dems earn top spot on November ballot in NM

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic candidates will be listed first on the general election ballot in New Mexico, with Republicans next in order.

    The secretary of state's office said Wednesday that the ballot position for the political parties was determined by a drawing.

    Some candidates consider it an advantage to be listed first on the ballot.

    The general election is Nov. 2.

    However, absentee voting starts Oct. 5 and early in-person balloting begins on Oct. 16.

  • White Rock Tourist Center Reopens Today

    The White Rock Tourist Information Center is reopening for business today. The center was closed yesterday for temporary repairs to a wall that was pierced by the front end of a runaway vehicle Sunday. Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce officials said the temporary fix was sufficient enough to resume operations Tuesday. Permanent repairs are expected to get underway in the next couple of weeks.

  • Classes Resume At Chamisa Elementary School

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  • Feds Prepare for Evacuations as Hurricane Earl Intensifies

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Earl, now a powerful Category 4 storm, barreled toward the U.S. coast early Tuesday after battering tiny islands across the northeastern Caribbean with heavy rain and winds that damaged homes and toppled power lines.

    Earl is forecast to potentially brush the U.S. East Coast late Thursday, before curving back out to sea, potentially swiping New England or far-eastern Canada. The U.S. National Hurricane Center warned coastal residents from North Carolina to Maine to watch the storm closely.

  • Smith takes over at NNSA in Los Alamos

    Kevin Smith takes the reins Monday as Los Alamos Site Manager for the National Nuclear Security Administration.

    Smith most recently served as the Acting Site Office Manager at NNSA Kansas City Site Office and Deputy Manager at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Site Office.

    In Los Alamos, Smith is responsible for the management and operations contract for the Los Alamos National Laboratory and all federal activities at the laboratory.

  • Cable break kills power to Chamisa Elementary

    Chamisa Elementary School students got an unexpected day off from school Monday.  

    A failed cable in the electric line at the school caused a power outage Sunday night and the time needed to make repairs to the cable resulted in school being canceled.

  • Whooping cough, West Nile make an arrival

    SANTA FE (AP) — New Mexico has reported 57 cases of whooping cough so far this year, 13 more than last year at this time.

    The state’s health department also reported two cases of West Nile.

    The total cases of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, include confirmed and probable cases. No deaths from whooping cough have been reported in the last couple of years.

    But Joan Baumbach, who is medical epidemiologist with the New Mexico Department of Health, said people should be aware.

  • LAFD deemed among best in the world

    CHICAGO – The Los Alamos Fire Department was one of only five in the world when it received international accreditation 15 years ago. That accreditation stands for five years and the Commission on Fire Accreditation International Inc. (CFAI) bestowed a new accreditation on LAFD, its third, at a ceremony in downtown Chicago Thursday evening.

    Officials from Los Alamos attended the gala event including former County Administrator Max Baker. Baker serves on the Center for Public Safety Excellence Inc. (CPSE) board of directors of which the CFAI is one of its programs.

  • Chamisa Elementary Cancels Classes for Monday Due To Power Outage

    Chamisa staff are being asked to report at the regularly scheduled time. Check back here for any updates as they become available.

  • Bingaman gets piece of LA, LANL history

    Politicians often receive a lot of souvenirs when they visit a town – a plaque or a group photo – but U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman was a given a gift that stands out from all the other memorabilia during his visit to Los Alamos Wednesday afternoon.

    Los Alamos County Councilor Mike Wismer presented the New Mexico senator with a lock that is an artifact of the Zia Company, which ran Los Alamos living areas and the laboratory after World War II.