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  • Raw Video: Former New Orleans Hotel Imploded

    A former hotel was imploded in New Orleans Sunday morning. It's destruction clears the way for the construction of the future University Medical Center.

  • Statue of Penn State Coach Paterno Taken Down
  • Today in History for July 22nd
  • Police: Colo. suspect planned attack for months

    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — The shooting suspect who went on a deadly rampage inside a Colorado theater planned the attack with "calculation and deliberation," police said Saturday, receiving deliveries for months which authorities believe armed him for battle and were used to rig his apartment with dozens of bombs.

    Authorities on Saturday removed dangerous explosive materials from inside James Holmes' suburban Denver apartment a day after police said he opened fire and set off gas canisters in a suburban theater minutes into the premiere of the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises." The attack left 12 people dead and 58 injured.

  • Inventory methods probed

    Apparently, there has been some problem keeping track of storage drums at Area G.

    Last month, Los Alamos National Laboratory management discovered a significant breakdown in inventory control and material at risk (MAR) for several locations in Area G.

    The news came to light in a weekly memo the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board receives from its on-site representatives.

    According to the memo, the facility uses a software database to track the physical location of transuranic waste inventory and to protect TSR-level MAR limits for defined areas and facilities inside Area G.

  • Clock ticks down

    Time is running out for the current incarnation of the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

    When the 89,000-acre preserve was created in 2000, it was placed under the management of the Valles Caldera Trust, which was charged with achieving financial self-sufficiency by 2015, with a potential extension to 2020.

    At this point, the consensus is that the preserve is unlikely to reach that goal.

  • State Homeland Security to ‘beef up’ local analysis

    Gregory A. Myers an official with the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency, recently made an appearance at a local luncheon hosted by the Los Alamos Public Safety Association.

    Myers, who is the agency’s incoming cabinet secretary, said in an interview after the luncheon he’d like to concentrate on building up his agency’s analysis capabilities.

    “I’m not saying New Mexico has a problem there, but analysis is something no one is really looking at,” he said.
    Myers aid his priority will be to retrain people at the agency in techniques used by the FBI, CIA and other federal agencies

  • Pojoaque Valley grad escapes massacre

    A New Mexico woman who recently moved to Denver is among the wounded in the movie theater mass shooting in Colorado.

    Albuquerque TV station KRQE-TV says shrapnel punctured one of Patricia Legarreta’s legs.

    She and fiance Jamie Rohrs and their two small children were in Aurora at the midnight premiere of the new Batman movie.

    Rohrs is a University of New Mexico graduate and a 2005 graduate of Pojoaque Valley High School.

    The couple was going to sit in the theater’s front row, but instead sat in the second-floor balcony with their infant son and 4-year-old daughter.

  • Update 07-22-12

    Presentation

    Presentations on recovery efforts in Haiti will be given at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. A free-will offering will be taken to support the 2012 Carter Work Project and continued rebuilding in Haiti.  Refreshments will be provided.

    P&Z meeting

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in White Rock Fire Station No. 3.

    National Parks Night

  • Fuel spill threatens Abq. water supply

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Environmentalists call it the largest threat to a city’s drinking water supply in history, as much as 24 million gallons of jet fuel - or twice the size of the Exxon Valdez oil spill - seeping into an underground aquifer and steadily toward this drought-stricken city’s largest and most pristine water wells.