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  • Action to halt election finalized

    District Judge Barbara Vigil approved a settlement on Jan. 3 between attorneys George and Christine Chandler and Los Alamos County to stop an election regarding the new municipal building.
    “It feels great. We’re very pleased that the council recognized that the petition question was illegal and agreed to settle so we wouldn’t have this thing hanging over us and we can go on with life in Los Alamos,” George Chandler said.

  • Bicycle riders face ice patch hazards on road

    Stretches of ice on the bike lane running along the shady south side of Central Avenue are presenting some hazardous obstacles for area bike riders.
    “I was on that bike lane Monday morning and had to get out into the regular travel lane a few times because of the ice,” said bicycle safety instructor Khal Spencer. “One motorist decided he didn’t like me there and honked at me to get over on to the ice patch and proceeded to pass me with about seven inches to spare – possibly closer, I could’ve reached out and touched his car.”

  • Rees awarded AAAS Fellow

    William S. Rees, Jr. of Los Alamos National Laboratory has been awarded the distinction of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow.
    As part of the Chemistry section, Rees was elected as an AAAS Fellow for scientific and educational contributions to the field of materials chemistry, and for sustained policy contributions leading to enhancements in national security basic research. Election as a Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

  • Update 01-11-11

    School board meeting today

    The LAPS board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Pajarito Cliffs Building 1 conference room.

    No trash pickup

    In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day there will be no trash or recycling collection on Monday. If this is your normal trash day then put your trash out two days later on Wednesday, Jan. 19.

     

  • County launches pile burning initiative

    After a two-year break, pile burn operations aimed at reducing the impacts of wildfire will resume on county land this week.
    The Los Alamos County Parks Division and the Santa Fe National Forest plan to continue maintenance burning in Pueblo, Bayo, and Walnut canyons beginning Thursday.
    “We’re anticipating a dry spring and we’d like to remove as much wildland fuel as we can while it remains cold and there is snow on ground,” said Craig Martin, Los Alamos County Open Space Specialist.

  • Verizon to start selling iPhone on Feb. 10

    NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Wireless made the long-awaited announcement Tuesday that it will start selling a version of the iPhone 4 on Feb. 10, giving U.S. iPhone buyers a choice of carriers for the first time.

    Since its 2007 debut, Apple Inc.'s phone has been sold exclusively for AT&T's network in the U.S.

  • NM veterans receiving scam phone calls

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico VA Health Care System is warning veterans not to give out personal information over the phone.

    The VA in Albuquerque says several veterans who have been patients have received phone calls from an individual claiming to be from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Veterans Affairs officials say the agency is not making the calls, and they are warning veterans that it's a scam.

  • Hamas tells other Gaza militants to stop attacks

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The militant Hamas rulers of Gaza appealed to other armed Palestinian groups in the territory Tuesday to halt a recent spike in violence, fearing an all-out Israeli invasion in response.

  • Neighbor: Parents of shooting suspect devastated

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The parents of a man charged with trying to assassinate an Arizona congresswoman are devastated and guilt-ridden, a neighbor said, mourning their own tragedy as Tucson residents prepare Tuesday for a week of funerals and a visit from the president.

    Jared Loughner's mother has been in bed, crying nonstop since Saturday, neighbor Wayne Smith, 70, told KPHO-TV. Amy and Randy Loughner want to know where they went wrong with their 22-year-old son, who is charged with trying to kill U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killing a federal judge.

  • Jackson doc told police of singer's need for sleep

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For nearly three hours, the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death told police about his final hours with the superstar who was so desperate for sleep that he was getting anesthetic injections in his bedroom six nights a week.

    Dr. Conrad Murray's interview two days after Jackson's death in June 2009 led police back to the singer's mansion, where they ultimately found 12 vials of propofol. It was a small fraction of the 255 vials a Las Vegas pharmacist said he shipped Murray in the nearly three months before Jackson's death.