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  • Wish comes true for local youths

    Los Alamos teenagers dreaming of a place to call their own have little more than 30 days to wait. The Los Alamos County Council granted the longtime wish to local youth through its unanimous approval of a new teen center near the high school.
    During its Dec. 21 regular meeting, council approved a $189,327 contract with the Family YMCA to operate an interim teen center. The contract has an effective date of Jan. 15 and the goal is to open the center on Feb. 14.

  • Arctic blast keeps LA in deep freeze

    A massive blast of artic air pushed into the area and across the state Christmas Eve and many areas have experienced difficulty warming up again.
    “This is because of the inversion that occurs this time of year,” said meteorologist Chuck Jones from the National Oceanic Atmospheric  Administration office in Albuquerque. “But it’s not extraordinary by any means to have temperatures below freezing for six or seven days in a row.”

  • LAPS ponders investments

    Los Alamos Public Schools and Los Alamos National Bank are forming a partnership. LAPS has money it would like to invest and LANB wants to help in guiding those investments.

  • Update 01-07-11

    Waffle breakfast
    A waffle breakfast will be from 7:30-10 a.m. this Saturday, at the Masonic Temple in Los Alamos, to raise funds for the Julie Meadow’s Memorial Scholarship.  Meadows was a Los Alamos resident that passed away of brain cancer on Dec. 13, 2009.  Tickets are $6 at the door for  “all you can eat” Belgian waffles, bacon, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Meadows’ scholarship fund, as directed by the White Rock Presbyterian Church.

    Public meeting

  • Protect domestic animals during cold weather

    ALBUQUERQUE — Animal Protection of New Mexico would like to remind people that protecting domestic animals from freezing weather is the law. New Mexico’s state cruelty law (NMSA 30-18-1) mandates that animals be provided with adequate shelter.
    Most local city and county animal ordinances contain provisions for shelter requirements to protect animals.

  • US says too much fluoride in water

    ATLANTA (AP) — Fluoride in drinking water — credited with dramatically cutting cavities and tooth decay — may now be too much of a good thing. Getting too much of it causes spots on some kids' teeth.

    A reported increase in the spotting problem is one reason the federal government will announce Friday it plans to lower the recommended levels for fluoride in water supplies — the first such change in nearly 50 years.

  • House takes first step toward health care repeal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronting President Barack Obama, the new Republican-led House took a first step Friday toward a symbolic vote to repeal his landmark health care overhaul law, which would provide coverage to more than 30 million now uninsured.

  • Suicide attack kills 17 in southern Afghanistan

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up in a bathhouse in a southern Afghan border town as men gathered to wash before Friday prayers, killing 17 people, a provincial official said.

    About an hour later, gunmen shot dead a police inspector in the nearby city of Kandahar, local police said. The attacks came the same day NATO announced that three of its service members were killed in roadside bombings, underscoring the continuing threat the Taliban pose, despite a stepped-up coalition offensive.

  • Holiday storm just gone, more snow falling in NY

    NEW YORK (AP) — Snow began dusting the city Friday morning, less than two weeks after a post-Christmas blizzard paralyzed the city and its airports for days. Reeling from criticism over a slow cleanup, city officials put GPS devices on sanitation trucks and quality-of-life teams on the streets and promised to do a better job.

  • Palestinians: Israeli troops mistakenly kill man

    HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — Israeli troops mistakenly shot and killed a 65-year-old Palestinian man Friday during a predawn raid to arrest a Hamas militant in the West Bank, Palestinian officials said.

    Omar Kawasmeh lived on a different floor of the same building, according to security and rescue officials in the city of Hebron.

    They spoke on condition of anonymity because no official announcement was made.

    Associated Press television footage showed a bloodstained bed and shell casings in the man's bedroom.