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  • Suspicious package found on lab property a false alarm

    Emergency personnel raced to the scene as a suspicious package was found in the garage on West Jemez Road, on Los Alamos National Laboratory property Tuesday.   

    By 1 p.m., lab spokesman Kevin Roark, who was on the scene, said it was a false alarm and the emergency personnel were "standing down."

    Roark said it's a reminder for employees to tag their bags.

    "We do get a lot of calls for suspicious packages and there is always this kind of emergency response," Roark said. "To date, all have been false alarms."

    Deputy police chief Kevin Purtymun said the suspicious package was wire wrapped in duct tape.

  • National teen birth rate: NM comes in at No. 2

    NEW YORK (AP) — Teen births fell again in the United States in 2010 with the highest rate once more in Mississippi, according to a new government report.

    Nearly every state saw a decline in teen births from 2007 to 2010, with the biggest drop in Arizona at 29 percent. Rates stayed about the same in three states: Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention previously reported that U.S. births by mothers of all ages had dropped in 2010 for the third straight year. Experts think the economy is a factor.

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  • South Korea says North preparing for nuclear test

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Recent satellite images show North Korea is digging a new underground tunnel in what appears to be preparation for a third nuclear test, according to South Korean intelligence officials.

    The excavation at North Korea's northeast Punggye-ri site, where nuclear tests were conducted in 2006 and 2009, is in its final stages, according to a report by intelligence officials that was shared Monday with The Associated Press.

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  • VIDEO:Mike Wallace, `60 Minutes' Star, Dies

    CBS newsman Mike Wallace, the dogged, merciless reporter and interviewer who took on politicians, celebrities and other public figures in a 60-year career, has died. He was 93.

  • UPDATE - Woman released from hospital after attempting suicide, back at LA jail

    28-year-old Marion Loope of Los Alamos was released from  Christus St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe Monday after attempting suicide while incarcerated at the Los Alamos Detention Center. Deputy chief Kevin Purtymun said Monday night the woman was in custody of the Los Alamos Police Department and returned to the detention center.

    Purtymun said Loope was found at 12:30 a.m. Sunday and was transported to the Los Alamos Medical Center. She was then transported to St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe where she was initially labeled as being in critical condition.

  • Update 04-08-12

    Easter closures

    In observance of Easter, the Eco Station and Overlook Convenience Center will be closed today.
    LWV luncheon

    The League of Women Voters will have County Clerk Janet Foster and Election Manager Gloria Maestas as speakers at 11:45 a.m. Thursday for Lunch with a Leader.  The luncheon will be at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

    School board

    The Los Alamos Board of Education will have a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High School.

    TV appearance

  • Four residents become newest Living Treasures

    Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series.
    On April 15, Edward Macmann, Rosemary O’Connor and John and Nancy Bartlit will be recognized and honored as the newest members of Living Treasures of Los Alamos. The ceremony and reception, sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank, is at 2 p.m. in the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The public is invited to attend.
    The annual event is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of individuals who have enhanced life on the Hill. Friends, family and co-workers are encouraged to participate in the ceremony by sharing stories and remembrances about each new Treasure.

  • Making a pilgrimage

    The sun was high in the sky at 8:15 a.m., the morning crisp and cool. I knew what awaited me. I had been down this road before. I made the trek once before, in 2009, but this walk would be much shorter than that one. The first time I walked, it took all day to walk more than 20 miles.

    My family and I made our way down to Santa Cruz and parked at La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Cañada. We stocked up on water and set out. Our final destination would be El Santuario de Chimayó, approximately seven miles (give or take) down the long, windy road.