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  • Challenges remain for sustainability

    Los Alamos County is learning it isn’t easy being green as it grapples with the challenges of implementing environmentally sustainable practices.
    The county’s new hybrid refuse truck is one of those challenges. During a sustainable town hall meeting Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church, Tom Nagawiecki, environmental services specialist, said the county is experiencing problems with the truck.
    “We have not achieved the fuel efficiency levels we were suppose to achieve,” he told the Los Alamos Monitor Monday.

  • Update 03-08-11

    LA County Arts
    Los Alamos County Arts in Public Places Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mesa Public Library. Agenda items include electing new officers.

    School Board meeting
    The Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education will hold its regular meeting at 5 :30 p.m Tuesday in Building #1, Pajarito Cliffs Site.

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

     PEEC offers new class

  • Indictments issued in drivers license scheme

    SANTA FE – Four illegal foreign nationals, including the ring leader who is accused of charging $6,000 per individual to fraudulently obtain a New Mexico driver’s license, have been indicted on felony criminal charges.
    This is the sixth incident in the last seven months involving criminal operators bringing out-of-state illegal immigrants to New Mexico for the sole purpose of obtaining a license.
    A Santa Fe grand jury last week returned indictments against ring leader Siraj A. “Sunny” Poonawala, 55.

  • A new shipment for Starbucks

    A truck delivers a new shipment of inventory to Starbucks Monday afternoon.

  • Gadhafi forces score key victory against rebels

    RAS LANOUF, Libya (AP) — Forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi have scored a significant victory, recapturing the closest city to the capital to have fallen in rebel hands. On another front near the opposition-held east, loyalists trying to stop anti-government fighters from advancing toward the capital pounded the rebels with airstrikes and rockets.

    At least 20 people were injured in the clashes, some of them seriously.

  • US VP Biden in Moscow for 2 days of meetings

    MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived Tuesday in Moscow, the centerpiece stop on a three-nation swing through Europe.

  • Late-winter wallop shocks New England, upstate NY

    BOSTON (AP) — A powerful storm stunned New England and northern New York with a late-winter wallop, burying parts of the region in more than 2 feet of snow, hampering efforts to reach a small plane that crashed after the pilot reported icing problems and dropping rain that swelled rivers and swept away houses.

  • Female GIs struggle with higher rate of divorce

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two failed marriages were the cost of war for Sgt. Jennifer Schobey.

    The breaking point in her first marriage came when her husband deployed to Afghanistan, the last in a long line of separations they had endured as they juggled two military careers. Schobey married another combat veteran, but eventually that union failed under the weight of two cases of post-traumatic stress disorder — his and hers. They are now getting divorced.

    Separations. Injuries. Mental health issues. All are added weights to the normal strains of marriage.

  • Taliban car bombing kills 20 in east Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban detonated a car bomb in Pakistan's third-largest city on Tuesday, killing 20 and wounding more than 100 people in an attack they said targeted the offices of the country's main intelligence agency.

    The blast in the Punjabi city of Faislabad underscored the reach of al-Qaida and Taliban in the U.S.-allied nation.

  • Potential GOP presidential candidates visit Iowa

    WAUKEE, Iowa (AP) — Several Republicans mulling 2012 presidential bids descended on Iowa Monday to test their strength among social conservatives who hold the key to the state's lead-off caucuses.

    Whether any of them manages to stand out from the crowd hints at how a scattered and as-yet undeclared GOP field will eventually shake out. Five of the potential candidates took the stage for a forum at a church in the Des Moines suburb of Waukee, hoping to set themselves apart.