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  • Locals Are Nuts About History

    Many Los Alamos locals share a certain pride and passion for the community’s history. Five of these locals shared their explorations through Los Alamos history with an attentive crowd on Thursday night, in a lecture sponsored by Friends of the Library as part of the continuing centennial festivities.

    Self-proclaimed “history nuts” and local authors Dorothy Hoard, Judy Machen, Janie O’Rourke, Sharon Snyder, and Georgia Strickfaden shared their enthusiasm and knowledge of Los Alamos history through rare photos, maps and stories.

    Those who attended were taken on a journey across ancient trails and historical roads as this group of talented presenters discussed the various periods in local history in chronological succession.

  • Ice Rink upgrades get frosty OK

    The race is on.

    The first of several Capital Improvements Program (CIP) projects vying for funding during this year’s budget talks came before the CIP committee Thursday night.

    The hearing covered four phase II applications for Ice Rink improvements. Those include adding a cover to the rink, demolishing the repurposed Zamboni garage to build a new locker room facility, adding 34 parking spaces and blocking parking on West Road and the installation of a lift station and force main to connect to existing county sewer infrastructure.

    The phase I study, budgeted at $240,000, was conducted by consultants Huitt-Zollars, Inc.
    Associate Jarrod Likar presented the design options.  

  • Special operations expanding as wars recede

    WASHINGTON (AP) — War is going back under wraps — that's the next-generation plan put forth by the special operations commander who led the Osama bin Laden raid and embraced at the highest levels of the Pentagon and the White House.

    Big armies and the land invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan will be replaced by fast and light special operations raids that leave little trace, or better yet, raids by friendly local forces the U.S. has trained, helping fight mutual enemies side by side.

  • US cybersecurity efforts trigger privacy concerns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government's plan to expand computer security protections into critical parts of private industry is raising concerns that the move will threaten Americans' civil liberties.

    In a report for release Friday, The Constitution Project warns that as the Obama administration partners more with the energy, financial, communications and health care industries to monitor and protect networks, sensitive personal information of people who work for or communicate with those companies could be improperly or inadvertently disclosed.

  • VIDEO: Cat in Cockpit Causes Four-hour Flight Delay

    A cat escape caused a four-hour delay for an Air Canada flight Thursday as airline staff in Halifax struggled to get the feline from its hiding place in cockpit wiring.

  • VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Done With Political 'High Wire'

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says that after 20 years, she's done with the "high wire" of politics. State Department employees asked Mrs. Clinton if she would run for Vice President.

  • First Person: Urban Forager Subsists on Squirrel

    A self-proclaimed urban foraging family in Seattle says it traps and eats squirrel as part of its diet.

  • Ribbon-cutting celebration

    A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for Trinity Natural Health Wednesday at its new location, 464 Central Ave., Suite 5.

  • Driver’s license debate intensifies

    SANTA FE  (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and her allies face a tough first test in the Legislature over their proposal to stop New Mexico from granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.
    The House Labor and Human Resources Committee is to consider the governor’s proposal Thursday and it’s expected to encounter strong opposition at the first hearing on the issue during this year’s legislative session.
    The panel’s five Democrats, who account for a majority of the votes, opposed a similar bill last year that passed the House but failed later in the Senate.

  • Update 01-26-12

    LAPS board

    The LAPS Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today for a work session at Chamisa Elementary.

    LANL meeting

    LANL stormwater permit public meeting will be 5:30 tonight at the Cities of Gold Hotel & Conference Center in Pojoaque.

    At the Hive

    The Hive in White Rock is hosting Dr. Richard Sayre, who will present an overview of his vision for algal research in Los Alamos at 5:30 p.m. today. 

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 in the council chambers.

    History nuts

    Join the Los Alamos History Nuts! at 7 p.m. today at the Mesa Public Library.