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  • Blast of wind and snow

    Winter struck again in Los Alamos ushering in strong winds and light snow Tuesday.  But the wintry weather should ease up by Wednesday driving temperatures into the upper 40s.

  • Civic Center location questions remain

    The White Rock Town Hall was packed with citizens eager to view conceptual designs for a new White Rock Civic Center. But in spite of public input and considerable discussion among themselves, the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee (WRMPIC) was unable to reach consensus about a location for the proposed facility.

    The two main designs under debate — both at a price tag of $16 million — were for a 35,685-sqare-foot facility at Piñon Park or a 36,470-square-foot complex at Sherwood Village. Both designs consolidate the library, senior center, youth activity center and communal space.

  • Hearing set for suspect in Ohio school shooting

    CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — Classes will fully resume Friday in the school district where a student is accused of opening fire in a cafeteria, killing two students and wounding three others, authorities said.

    A juvenile court hearing for suspect T.J. Lane is set for Tuesday afternoon. Meanwhile, the Cleveland suburb is trying to heal by offering grief counseling to students, staff and others at area schools, officials said at a news conference.

  • Romney fights to avoid home-state embarrassment

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Mitt Romney is fighting to avoid an embarrassing home-state loss in a high-stakes Michigan primary that will not decide the Republican presidential contest but could scar the former Massachusetts governor just a week before Super Tuesday.

    Rival Rick Santorum is calling upon an unusual coalition of tea party activists, religious conservatives and Democrats to help topple Romney and reclaim the momentum in the increasingly heated nomination battle.

  • VIDEO: Canada Train Wreck Under Investigation

    A Canadian Via Rail passenger train derailed west of Toronto Sunday, killing three railroad employees and injuring dozens of passengers.

  • Officials: Student brain dead in Ohio shooting--Video Extras

    CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — A student wounded in an Ohio school shooting has been declared brain dead, authorities said Tuesday, the second reported fatality in an attack that began when a teenager opened fire in the cafeteria at a suburban Cleveland high school a day earlier.

    The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office received the word about Russell King Jr. just before 1 a.m. Tuesday, according to office administrator Hugh Shannon.

    "The cause and manner of death of this case are under on-going investigation and will be released upon completion," Shannon said in a statement.

  • VIDEO: Pakistan Demolishes Bin Laden's Compound

    Heavy machines began Saturday night to demolish the three-story compound in northwestern Pakistan where Osama bin Laden lived for years and was killed by U.S. commandos last May.

  • Update 02-26-12

    WR Civic Center

     A public meeting will be held to discuss the White Rock Civic Center at 6 p.m. Monday at the White Rock Town Hall.

    Little League

        White Rock Little League will hold registration at Time Out Pizza from 6-8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Interested participants can find registration information and paperwork online at eteamz.com/WRLL2.

    Film series

    The March Foreign Film Series kicks off at 6:30 p.m. March 1 at Mesa Public Library. The free event features an Oscar nominated film by acclaimed director Deepa Mehta, rated PG 13, examines the plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in the holy city of Varanasi.

    Leap Into Opera

  • Pushing renewable energy alternatives

    The state’s use of renewable energy is growing - that was the message from state Public Regulation Commissioner Doug Howe to a group of Los Alamos residents last week.
    New Mexico is one of 30 states that have a Renewable Portfolio Standard – or requirements setting standard of how much electricity should come from renewable energy, the commissioner said. New Mexico defines Renewable energy as that which is generated from solar, biomass, wind, fuel cell and hydropower.
    The state’s current portfolio requires 20 percent of electricity to be generated from wind; 20 percent from solar; 10 percent from biomass; and 1.5 percent of a combination of sources by 2015.

  • Political parties select delegates

    The Democrats and the Republicans went toe to toe Thursday night as both groups met for their pre-primary county conventions at the same time at two different locations.

    The Democrats met at the Best Western Hilltop Hotel while the Republicans met at the VFW on Deacon Street.

    The Democrats elected 20 delegates and are sending 25, including five alternates, to the state convention March 10 in Albuquerque.

    “It was a little chaotic but we are all done,” said Mike Wheeler, the county head of the Democratic Party. “We had a good turnout of local Democrats. Many of the candidates were off at other conventions scheduled for that night but there were representatives for all the candidates.”