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Local News

  • Deadline nears for hunting licenses

    Hunters planning to enter the drawing for 2011-2012 big-game licenses have until March 28 to apply with the Department of Game and Fish.
    This year’s deadline is earlier than previous years’ to allow hunters to take advantage of discounts available when they buy combination hunting and fishing licenses. The department is expecting more than 130,000 applications for about 62,500 licenses for deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep and other animals.

  • New UNM-LA board members sworn in

    The newest members of the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board, Stephen Boerigter and Linda Hull are sworn in by Municipal Court Judge Alan Kirk Monday.

     

  • Illinois abolishes death penalty

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn abolished the death penalty Wednesday, more than a decade after the state imposed a moratorium on executions out of concern that innocent people could be put to death by a justice system that had wrongly condemned 13 men.
    Quinn also commuted the sentences of all 15 inmates remaining on Illinois’ death row. They will now serve life in prison.

  • Update 03-09-11

    CMRR update
    A CMRR meeting will be at
    6:30 p.m. Thursday at Fuller Lodge for the public.

    CRC to meet
    The Charter Review Committee will meet Monday to explore the option of having a mayor/council form of government. The meeting is 5:30 p.m. in the Community Bldg. training room.

     PEEC offers new class
    “Exploring the World - Travel journals, artist journals and nature journals” workshop is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 10, 17 and 24 at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

  • DISH Network pulls plug on local affiliates

    Residents who have DISH Network received a rude awakening this week as the local Fox and CBS affiliates were pulled off the air.
    The dispute stems from LIN Media, a multimedia company based out of Providence, R.I., who couldn’t reach an agreement with DISH Network prior to the current contract expiring on March 4.
    LIN Media owns television stations in 19 markets.

  • LA Smart Grid project could have global impact

    A top official with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) said he expects the Smart Grid project to have a worldwide impact and solve some of the challenges involved in developing a sustainable world economy.

    The Smart Grid Collaborative Demonstration Project is a partnership that includes Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities and a consortium of 19 Japanese companies otherwise known as NEDO.

  • LAMC CEO resigns after physician vote

    Wally Vette announced his resignation as head of Los Alamos Medical Center in a letter to staff Tuesday.

    The news caught many by surprise because Vette has been in the top job at the hospital less than a year.

    He joined LAMC as chief executive officer last June.

    The news comes on the heels of a physicians meeting at which no confidence sentiments were expressed regarding Vette, according to a source close to the situation.

  • Suicide bomber kills 36 at funeral in NW Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck a funeral attended by anti-Taliban militiamen in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least 36 mourners and wounding more than 100 in the deadliest militant attack in the country this year. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility.

    The blast near the city of Peshawar was not far from the tribally administered regions bordering Afghanistan where militants are at their strongest. The area struck is home to several tribal armies that battle the Taliban with the government's encouragement.

  • Christian-Muslim clashes in Egypt kill 11

    CAIRO (AP) — Muslim-Christian clashes in the Egyptian capital Cairo have killed 11 people and wounded more than 90, security and hospital officials said on Wednesday.

    The clashes broke out Tuesday night when a Muslim mob attacked thousands of Christians protesting against the burning of a Cairo church last week. Muslims torched the church amid an escalation of tensions between the two religious groups over a love affair between a Muslim and a Christian that set off a violent feud between the couple's families.

  • Trooper: Fire in rural Pa. farmhouse kills 7 kids

    BLAIN, Pa. (AP) — Seven children are dead after police say a central Pennsylvania farm house caught fire while their mother was in a barn milking cows and their father was taking a nap in a milk delivery truck.

    Trooper Tom Pinkerton says a 3-year-old girl escaped from the blaze to alert her mother, who police believe tried to get into the home before running to a neighbor's home for help.