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  • Ice Rink gets ready for the winter season

    The Los Alamos County Ice Rink has gained a lot of notoriety. Not only is it one-of-a-kind – the local rink is the only refrigerated, outdoor ice arena in the state – but it has appeared on the big screen. The rink was featured in the movies “Brothers” as well as “Let Me In.”

  • A soldier’s perspective

    Having served three tours of duty in the Middle East, a soldier who attended Mountain Elementary School as a child has re-enlisted, knowing full well a fourth tour is imminent.
    “Nobody likes being away from home for so long at a time, however, to help countries that need our assistance and to see the progress we’ve made is satisfying,” said Sgt. Eric Williams of the U.S. Army.

  • Muni building vote in question

    Local attorneys Christine and George Chandler filed a complaint for injunctive relief against the Los Alamos County Council, with a request for a preliminary injunction to stop the impending municipal building election until a judge hears the complaint on its merits. 

  • Bomb rocks Pakistan's largest city killing 10

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Suspected militants detonated a car bomb in the heart of Pakistan's largest city on Thursday, destroying a police investigation bureau and killing at least 10 people, police and witnesses said.

    The explosion rocked a high-security area of Karachi that is home to the U.S Consulate, two luxury hotels and the offices of government leaders, showing the reach of Islamist militants in the city despite efforts to crack down on them.

  • Powerless cruise ship reaches San Diego Harbor

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The stricken cruise ship Carnival Splendor has limped into San Diego's harbor, three days after an engine room fire left it without power off the Mexican coast.

    The 952-foot ship reached port Thursday morning, hauled by six tugs and escorted by U.S. Coast Guard cutters.

  • Martinez threatens to fire appointees who shift jobs

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov.-elect Susana Martinez is warning that she'll fire political appointees who shift to civil service jobs in the closing weeks of Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson's term.

    The head of Martinez's transition team, Heather Wilson, sent a letter Wednesday urging the Richardson administration to suspend any pending job transfers of appointees into so-called classified jobs.

    The letter reiterated a request that Wilson said she made shortly after the general election.

  • Kurd leader welcomes deal on new Iraqi government

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A top Kurdish leader welcomed on Thursday a tentative deal on a new government keeping Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in his post and breaking an 8-month deadlock. While Sunnis have a role, the deal still thwarts their ambitions for greater political power, raising concerns sectarian violence could persist.

    The deal could be a setback for the United States, which was pushing for a strong Sunni role out of fear that the minority community could slide back into support of Iraq's insurgency if it wasn't given a real say in power.

  • AP-GfK Poll: Public mixed on GOP tax, health plans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — People back Republican tax cut plans but not the GOP campaign to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, according to a poll suggesting that the Republicans' big Election Day win was not a mandate for the party's legislative wish list.

  • Refuse reduction, recycling make eco-sense daily

    Los Alamos County is promoting Monday’s America Recycles Day in an effort to entice more residents to embrace recycling as a lifestyle.
    “I will give a presentation to 3rd grade students at Mountain Elementary School on Monday and will also set up displays at the Mesa Public Library and at the Reel Deal Theater with handouts showing residents how to recycle,” Environmental Services Specialist Tom Nagawiecki said.
    While Monday is America Recycles Day, the entire month of November is Recycling Awareness Month in New Mexico, he said.

  • Update 11-10-10

    Free breakfast for veterans

    Enjoy a breakfast Thursday before the Veterans Day ceremony at the American Legion, from 7:30-
    10:30 a.m. The event, hosted by the Elks Lodge, will include omelets made to order, or crème brulee French toast, both served with homemade breakfast sausage, coffee and juice. Donations are requested, but the event is free to veterans.

    Cake fundraiser