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  • Lack of rain means winter wheat crop in jeopardy

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Warm days and little rain mean the winter wheat crop in eastern New Mexico's Roosevelt and Curry counties is in jeopardy.

    Farmers in the area say the crop has suffered badly two months into the growing season. If rain doesn't arrive soon, much of the crop may fail.

  • Obama says opening markets key to jobs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says one of the most important things he can do to create jobs and help U.S. businesses is to open up more markets around the world to American goods.

    Warming up for a State of the Union address that is expected to focus on jobs and the economy, Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address that getting access to foreign markets is the reason he met with China's President Hu Jintao at the White House this week.

  • Iran talks fail, no new date set

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Talks meant to nudge Iran toward meeting U.N. Security Council demands to stop uranium enrichment collapsed Saturday, with Tehran shrugging off calls by six world powers to cease the activity that could be harnessed to make nuclear weapons.

  • Keith Olbermann leaving MSNBC, ends 'Countdown'

    NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC host Keith Olbermann announced Friday that he is leaving the network and has taped his last "Countdown" show.

    MSNBC issued a statement that it had ended its contract with the controversial host, with no further explanation. Olbermann hosted the network's most popular show, but his combative liberal opinions often made him a target of critics.

    Olbermann did not explain why he was leaving.

  • Firefighter set to dispute exposure rap

    Brandon Gore has returned to work as a Los Alamos firefighter after an administrative investigation found him fit for duty.

    Gore was arraigned in Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court Dec. 15. He pled not guilty to an indecent exposure charge during a court hearing on Dec. 20. He requested a trial by jury, which is set for 2:15 p.m. Monday.

    Gore, 25, lives in Edgewood. The charge stems from an incident that occurred in Bernalillo County Nov. 28.

  • Council approves legislative agenda

    Every year, the Los Alamos County Council’s State Legislative Committee submits a state legislative agenda for adoption. This year, though, the committee is not requesting capital funds.

  • Update 01-21-11

    Chat with the Chief
    From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 24, Chief Wayne Torpy will be available to talk with anyone on a walk-in basis at his office. This an opportunity to get your question asked, your concern voiced and your needs addressed. No oneed to make an appointment. For more information, phone 663-1733.

    Controlled burn
    Bandelier will burn five acres of land along N.M. 4 and Forest Road 289, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. today.

  • Up on the rooftop

    Work on the roof at Fuller Lodge is winding down. Construction began on Sept. 27. The original completion date was slated for Jan. 19, but because of two change orders, the date has been moved to Feb. 20. One change involved the contractor, that found a better product with which to construct the roof. The second change involved matching shingles with the uneven roof line of the building. The project involves removing the wooden shingles and replacing them with a metal roof that looks like the original.

  • Sierra Club sues Gov. Martinez

    ALBUQUERQUE — The Sierra Club has sued Gov. Susana Martinez after she prevented the publication of building codes intended to promote energy-saving standards.
    Shortly after the Republican governor took office Jan. 1, she issued an executive order suspending all pending and proposed regulations for 90 days while a task force reviews the measures.

  • Pile burning to continue Saturday

    The Los Alamos County Parks Division and the Santa Fe National Forest plan to continue maintenance burning in Pueblo and Acid canyons on Saturday.
    “We want to take advantage of the heavy snow cover on the north-facing slopes to get rid of fuel near the downtown area,” said Craig Martin, the Los Alamos County open space specialist.
    The burn plan calls for igniting about 100 piles on Saturday morning. The piles are located in Acid and Pueblo canyons along Canyon Road from the aquatic center to about 15th Street.