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  • Bear shot after attack at NM scout camp

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A 150-pound bear has been killed at Philmont Scout Ranch after it bit a 14-year-old camper.

    A spokesman for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Marty Frentzel, says a Philmont employee shot the bear early Wednesday after it jumped on a tent and injured the camper.

    Game officials say the scout's injuries include a bite to the hand and a deep scratch on his head.

    He was taken to Santa Fe for treatment.

    The bear will be tested for rabies.

  • Feds vs. state in suit against law

    PHOENIX - The federal lawsuit against Arizona’s tough new immigration law focuses heavily on a question that has been in the spotlight repeatedly the past decade and dates back to the Founding Fathers: The right of the government to keep states from enacting laws that usurp federal authority.

  • Portage gets $5M contract with LANS

    Portage Inc. has netted a contract worth about $5 million from Los Alamos National Security (LANS).

    Under the agreement, Portage will provide excavation, operations and field support crews to the Materials Disposal Area B (MDA-B) cleanup project at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The contract has sparked hiring by Portage, according to a written statement. Portage will start with about 50 employees and will ramp up to about 150 during the project’s peak and is recruiting employees.

    Job postings are available on the company website (www.portageinc.com).

  • Recycle a phone - help a soldier

    Soldiers serving overseas are given the comfort of calling their loved ones back home at no charge through a program embraced recently by the Los Alamos Fire Department. Local firefighters began collecting old cell phones earlier this month to convert into phone cards for the troops through the “Cell Phones For Soldiers” program.

  • Suit settled for $504,000

    A mother’s grief in losing her son was compounded by having to consider whether to file a claim against Los Alamos County for his death.

    Tonya Collins’ son Logan, 12, died from injuries after being struck by a pickup last fall.

    “One thing I struggled with this whole time was the idea of getting money from my son’s death,” said Collins of White Rock Tuesday. “But I had his medical bills to pay plus my insurance company wanted me to pay because Tylerr (the driver involved in accident) was uninsured.”

  • Los Alamos Airport to get $3.4 million for runway rehab

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Four New Mexico airports are receiving federal funds to improve runways, including installing perimeter fences and taxiway markings.

    Airports in Carlsbad, Clovis, Los Alamos and Roswell will share in $6.41 million.

    Democratic U.S. Sen. Tom Udall says the investment will improve safety and help provide local jobs.

    The Los Alamos airport will receive $3.4 million to rehabilitate its runway, while the Clovis Municipal Airport is getting $2 million to help bring its runway length up to Federal Aviation Administration standards.

  • Tar balls in Texas mean oil hits all 5 Gulf states

    TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — More than two months after oil from BP's blown-out seafloor well first reached Louisiana, a bucket's worth of tar balls that washed onto a Texas beach means the crude has arrived in every Gulf state.

    Oil is still on the move, but the fleet of skimmers tapped to clean the worst-hit areas of the Gulf of Mexico is not. A string of storms has made the water too choppy for the boats to operate for more than a week off Florida, Alabama and Mississippi, even though the gusher continues.

  • Heat blankets US as workers return after holiday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Temperatures soared toward 100 degrees or more Tuesday along much of the East Coast, sending utilities into peak operation as air conditioners strained to cool the sweating masses and sending the unlucky into cooling centers — or anywhere else they could beat the heat.

  • Tar balls in Texas mean oil hits all 5 Gulf states

    TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — More than two months after oil from BP's blown-out seafloor well first reached Louisiana, a bucket's worth of tar balls that washed onto a Texas beach means the crude has arrived in every Gulf state.

    Oil is still on the move, but the fleet of skimmers tapped to clean the worst-hit areas of the Gulf of Mexico is not. A string of storms has made the water too choppy for the boats to operate for more than a week off Florida, Alabama and Mississippi, even though the gusher continues.

  • Two teens found shot to death in northern New Mexico

    TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Two northern New Mexico teenagers are dead, found shot in the head before dawn Monday in a vehicle that still had its headlights on.

    Taos County Undersheriff Edwardo Romero identifies them as 19-year-old Chayne Aragon Dominguez of the El Prado area and 17-year-old Sefran Lujan of the Ranchos de Taos area.

    Romero says a deputy heading home about 4 a.m. Monday spotted the car on a Carson National Forest road off N.M. 518.

    He found the bodies slouched in the front seat with blood on their heads.