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  • Dog survives 80-foot Bayo Canyon plunge

    Bayo Canyon was the scene of a harrowing rescue mid-morning Saturday. High-angle firefighters from the Los Alamos Fire Department rushed to the cliff’s edge to find Brody, a 6-year-old Rottweiler mix stranded some 80 feet below.
    The 60-pound canine had been hiking with his owner when he spotted a squirrel scurrying across the path ahead of them. The varmint disappeared over the side of the canyon with Brody in close pursuit.

  • Sleigh bells ring on the Valles Caldera

    Visit the Valles Caldera National Preserve at a pleasant speed — from a horse-drawn sleigh. Matched draft horses take you through the historical ranch headquarters.
    From aboard the 60-minute ride, you’ll experience a winter wonderland with possible visions of hunting birds and jumping coyotes. A guide will share the interesting history and lore of the “old Baca Ranch,” offering insight into its past and its future.

  • Obama urges Congress to pass agreement on tax cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the tax-cut deal he negotiated with Republicans is a "good deal for the American people," and he's calling on Congress to pass it before the end of the year to keep tax rates from rising for just about everyone in 2011.

  • LANL spending buoys business

    Los Alamos National Laboratory purchased nearly $1 billion in goods and services in the 2010 fiscal year ending September 30, 2010. The $925 million in purchases was helped in part by funding from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act the Laboratory received for environmental remediation and basic research.
    The Laboratory also exceeded its goals for purchases made by small businesses in Northern New Mexico, the state and the country.

  • Irritating sound saves lives

    “BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! Smoke Alarms: A sound you can live with,” was the theme for the Los Alamos Fire Department’s fire prevention program this year. There’s nothing more important than to have an early notification of a fire, especially if it’s in the home and the irritating sound from a triggered smoke alarm can and does save lives every day, according to National Fire Protection Association fire statistics.

  • Dems voice opposition to Obama’s tax deal

    WASHINGTON— House Democrats voted Thursday to reject President Barack Obama’s tax deal with Republicans in its current form, but it was unclear how significantly the package might need to be changed.
    By voice vote in a closed caucus meeting, Democrats passed a resolution saying the tax package should not come to the House floor for consideration as written, even though no formal House bill has been drafted. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., introduced the resolution.

  • Affordable housing initiative gains council approval

    The Los Alamos County Council made a move to make home ownership more in reach for a greater number of local residents.
    At its regular meeting Tuesday night, the council approved the affordable housing program.

  • Wrestling: LA taking part in Jaguar Invite

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team will take part in its second tournament of the season Friday when it travels to Santa Fe.
    Los Alamos will compete in the Jaguar Invitational, which starts at 9 a.m. Friday. The tournament is hosted by the Capital Jaguars, one of Los Alamos’ District 2AAAA rivals.
    Unlike past seasons, the 16-man brackets will all be settled in one day.

  • House Democrats reject tax plan unless changed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats voted Thursday to reject President Barack Obama's tax deal with Republicans in its current form, but it was unclear how significantly the package might need to be changed.

  • China anti-Nobel campaign winning it no friends

    BEIJING (AP) — China's campaign to vilify this year's recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and sabotage the award ceremony showed signs of backfiring Thursday, as criticism of Beijing rose and the imprisoned Chinese dissident seemed to be turning into a celebrity.