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  • Italian boat finds remains of US balloonists

    ROME (AP) — An Italian fishing boat early Monday pulled the remains of two American balloonists from the Adriatic Sea, ending a two-month hunt for the pair's bodies in one of ballooning's darkest chapters.

    The boat hauled in the balloon and its gondola with the bodies of the Americans still inside while fishing 11 miles (17 kilometers) north of Vieste, said Port Cmdr. Guido Limongelli in Vieste, a town on the "spur" of boot-shaped Italy jutting into the Adriatic sea.

  • Coping With Collateral Damage

    Clearly anguished, Los Alamos Fire Chief Doug Tucker spoke stoically about his department’s recent fall from grace during a two-hour interview Friday afternoon.
    “This is embarrassing for all of us but it is reality,” Tucker said. “We will react to it, we will fix it and we will get it behind us.”
    The veil of shame brought on the department by the theft, voyeurism, indecent exposure and downloading of pornography allegedly committed by several of its members is particularly painful for Los Alamos firefighters.

  • Residents say White Rock needs some TLC

    When it comes to catching the county government’s attention, some White Rock residents feel a little left out.
    “I would yes, the people in White Rock do sometimes feel overlooked but we do have great assets already,” said Katy Korkos, a White Rock resident and a member of the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee.  She listed the community’s parks as some of the perks offered in White Rock.

  • Drain cleaner run over at car wash

    A man’s feet and legs were run over at the Knecht Car Wash in Los Alamos. The man, identified as a drain cleaner from Albuquerque, was face down inside a manhole in the middle of one of the car wash bays at 12:45 p.m. Nov. 30.
    His legs and feet were still above ground as he worked to remove a build-up of sludge and debris from inside the hole.

  • Update 12-05-10

    Photos with Santa
    Take a photograph with Santa Claus and decorate cookies and crafts from 5-7 p.m. today during the 10th annual North Pole Workshop and Luminaria Walk. The North Mesa stables at the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge will be lit with luminarias and lights this evening, as well.
    Dress warmly. The cost is $5 per person; proceeds benefit the Recreation Division Scholarship Fund.
    Contact Joseph Harris at 662-8173 for more information or visit losalamosnm.us.

    Winter concert

  • LA resident to serve as state Republican Party treasurer

    Los Alamos resident and former Congressman, Bill Redmond was elected to serve as treasurer of the New Mexico Republican Party Saturday.

    Redmond represented the 3rd district in Congress from 1997 to 1999. The Chicago native is an ordained minister and has also taught at UNM-Los Alamos. Redmond will serve a two-year term that begins Dec. 5.

    The party's state central committee also elected former Hobbs mayor Monty Newman chairman of the party.

    Other officers elected at the meeting include:

  • Obama hails SKorea trade as victory for US workers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday praised a newly sealed trade deal with South Korea as a landmark agreement that promises to boost the domestic auto industry and support tens of thousands of American jobs.

    "This agreement shows the U.S. is willing to lead and compete in the global economy," the president told reporters at the White House, calling it a triumph for American workers in fields from farming to aerospace.

  • Senate showdown may pave way for year-end tax deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans derailed legislation Saturday to extend expiring tax cuts at all but the highest income levels in a political showdown that paradoxically clears a path for a compromise with the White House on steps to boost the economy.

    "We need to get this resolved and I'm confident we can do it," President Barack Obama said shortly after the near party-line votes. The public must have "the peace of mind that their taxes will not go up" on Jan. 1, he added.

  • Update 12-03-10

    Toys for Tots
    Help the U.S. Marines by donating new, unwrapped toys for their toy drive. Items may be dropped off at “R” wing of Los Alamos High School, in the NJROTC building by today.

    Fruitcake sale
    Los Alamos Chapter #63, Order of the Eastern Star, will sell Collin Street Bakery fruitcakes, apricot pecan and pineapple pecan cakes from 9 a.m.-
    4:30 p.m. Friday at Los Alamos National Bank. Other dates of sales will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Local Nonprofits Rejoice

    The mood was joyous among members of the nonprofit community gathered inside the Community Building for the ninth annual grantee recognition live webcast Thursday.
    Thirty-five nonprofits from throughout New Mexico shared in $527,535 in funding awards. Los Alamos Family Council is one of several Los Alamos agencies awarded Northern New Mexico Health Grant Group grants.