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  • Two-term councilor looks toward future

    A lot has changed in Los Alamos since Nona Bowman first sat down in a chair at the county council dais.
    Eight years ago, the boundaries for “downtown” were yet to be determined, and other zoning questions remained to be answered. A case in point: the Trinity site was designated to become residential.
    She described the infrastructure as bad, and there were far more power outages than what is currently being experienced. And not unlike today, the school district was concerned with state funding cuts.

  • Science may solarize windows

    A transparent, thin film capable of absorbing light and generating electric charge over a relatively large area has been fabricated by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory.

    Group Leader Oleg Gang of Brookhaven’s Soft and Biological Nanomaterials Division spoke about the project in general terms during an interview Thursday morning.

  • Ex-congresswoman leads Martinez transition team

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico Congresswoman Heather Wilson will lead Gov.-elect Susana Martinez's transition team in preparing for the Republican to take office in less than two months.

    Martinez announced Wilson's appointment on Thursday, describing her as "respected, accomplished, honest and a very trustworthy leader who will ensure that the administration has the most qualified individuals and principled people."

  • Yemen bomb only 17 mins. from exploding

    PARIS (AP) — One of two mail bombs sent from Yemen last week was disarmed just 17 minutes before it was set to go off, the French interior minister said Thursday.

    Brice Hortefeux provided no other details in an interview on France's state-run France-2 television, or say where he got the information about the timing.

    "One of the packages was defused only 17 minutes before the moment that it was set to explode," he said.

  • New reality: Obama, GOP talk compromise, conflict

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A chastened President Barack Obama signaled a new willingness to yield to Republican demands on tax cuts and jettisoned a key energy priority on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after he and fellow Democrats absorbed election losses so severe he called them a shellacking.

    But he bluntly swept aside any talk of repeal of his signature health care law — right after the House Speaker-in-waiting, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, vowed Republicans would do everything they could to wipe the legislation off the books.

  • Voter turnout statewide was 52 percent, matching 2006

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — About half of New Mexico's registered voters cast ballots in the general election.

    Unofficial returns from the secretary of state's office showed about 599,000 people participated in Tuesday's election. That represents about 52 percent of New Mexico's voter registration.

    The rate of voter turnout matched the 2006 gubernatorial election, when not quite 569,000 voted. Turnout was 53 percent in 2002.

  • Gov.-elect Martinez shifts focus to governing

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With a historic election behind her, Republican Gov.-elect Susana Martinez faced the daunting task Wednesday of assembling a team to run state government and deal with a looming budget shortfall when she takes office in less than two months.

    Martinez spent the day after her victory in planning meetings and starting to reach out to legislative leaders and other elected officials.

  • Republicans sweep council race

    Republicans won big last night across the nation, as well as in Los Alamos County. With four seats up for grabs and seven candidates, the winners were anyone’s guess, but by the end of election night, the voters were heard loud and clear.
    Three of the winners have served on council before. Frances Berting, Jim Hall and Geoff Rodgers are no strangers to Los Alamos County government. Local businessman Ron Selvage is a newcomer to council, but has been active in several community issues.

  • State roundup: NM makes national history

    Gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez rode the Republican tidal wave of victory into office in Tuesday’s general election with a solid 53.4 percent of the vote. Two-term Lt. Gov. Diane Denish lost her bid for governor, pulling just 46.3 percent in this year’s overall trend to replace Democratic incumbents at the local, state and national level.
    “Together we did all that we could to win this election … we came up short, but I hold my head up high…and you should, too,” Denish told supporters in her concession speech.

  • Voters move to square charter with state statutes

    Los Alamos voters gave a thumb’s up to all 11 proposed county charter amendments in Tuesday’s election. As a result, the Los Alamos County Charter will now become more consistent with state statutes.