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  • Update 12-24-10

    Deadline extended

    The deadline for the Community Asset Awards has been extended until 5 p.m. Friday. On-line nominations can be made at www.AssetsInAction.info.
    For additional information call 661-4846. The program is sponsored by Assets In Action, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board.
     

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  • Gibson Worked to Upgrade LA

    Councilor Robert Gibson has worked for years to guide Los Alamos into the 21st century. After serving on council from 1997-2000, Gibson decided to serve another stint saying he thought those years would be pivotal for Los Alamos with so many changes looming on the horizon.
    Los Alamos National Laboratory had a new form of management, the county was rebuilding many of its major facilities and the community was, and is, operating in the 20th century, unsure about moving into the 21st century, he said.

  • KRSN moves to Conoco Hill

    Gillian and Dave Sutton appeared tired but excited Wednesday as they packed up the last of their 10 state awards received this year from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association/AP.
    Following their final interview, which included Department of Public Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith and DPU spokesperson Allison Majure, the couple moved from Central Park Square, where the station has operated for 10 years, into a new studio in the Hilltop Shopping Center.

  • Californians start cleaning up mud, water, debris

    HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — Leslie Constante burst into tears when she saw a red tag slapped on her parents' garage in Highland, deeming it unsafe to enter.

    "My mom and dad worked so hard for this," said the 29-year-old pharmacy technician, wearing knee high rubber boots.

    She couldn't get inside to see how bad the damage was to Christmas presents and other belongings. Out front, two holiday reindeer were enveloped in mud several feet deep.

  • Pilgrims, clergy come to Bethlehem for Christmas

    BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Thousands of tourists, pilgrims and clergy converged on Bethlehem on Friday as the town of Jesus' birth prepared to celebrate Christmas Eve.

    Boy Scout marching bands played in Manger Square, just outside the Church of the Nativity, which Christian tradition identifies as the site of Jesus' birth in a stable two millennia ago. Pilgrims lit candles inside, and Palestinian policemen deployed around the town to keep the peace.

  • Local judge honored by peers

    It’s been a busy year for the Hon. Pat A. Casados of the Los Alamos Magistrate Court.
     She was elected by fellow judges to the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Magistrate Judges Association, completed a state-wide conference in search and seizure law, earned a professional certificate and ran a successful reelection campaign to a third consecutive four-year term.

  • County records, historic archives get a new home

    County records and historic archives will have a home after the Los Alamos County Council approved an archive and county records facility as add-alternatives to the municipal building design-build project.
    Council approved the facility during their regular meeting Tuesday night. The county records center will be 6,500 square feet while the historic archives are planned to cover 7,500 square feet. The approximate cost for the add alternates is $2.7 million.

  • Candidates file for board seats

    Three seats are open on the Los Alamos School Board and two are up for grabs on the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board. Candidates hoping to fill those seats submitted their declarations of candidacy at the county courthouse on Tuesday.

  • Holiday travelers benefit from spread-out season

    NEW YORK (AP) — As travelers take to the road, air and rail in the last days before Christmas, they should keep one thing in mind: It could be worse.

    Steve Kent scoffed at lines Thursday morning at New York's LaGuardia Airport as he got ready to fly to Denver on a family ski trip.

    "I don't find it that difficult," he said. "I think Thanksgiving is harder."

  • Storm lashes California, leaves polluted water

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California residents who endured flooding, mudslides and evacuations during a weeklong onslaught of rain now have another problem: contaminated water and fouled beaches.