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  • Expect high winds for much of Tuesday

    The Los Alamos area got its first taste of winter Monday evening as a light snowfall dusted the area. Residents awoke to patchy fog Tuesday morning that is expected to diminish and give way to windy conditions throughout most of the day.

    The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday for east-central New Mexico including the Interstate 40 corridor from Clines Corners to Tucumcari.

  • Martinez reacts to budget gap

    During a laboratory tour Friday, Governor-elect Susana Martinez was still reeling from Thursday’s new estimate that the state’s fiscal-year budget deficit is closer to $450 million rather than the $260 million originally reported.
    Martinez minced few words about having to deal with a nearly 75 percent higher deficit than she was led to believe. She accused Gov. Bill Richardson’s administration of not being honest with New Mexicans about the budget crisis.

  • Gov.-elect taps local resident for search committee

    Republican Gov.-elect Susana Martinez has named Los Alamos resident Jim Hall to her General Services and Information Technology Search Committee.
    Hall and other appointees will work with the transition committee’s chair, former Congresswoman Heather Wilson, to identify and recommend cabinet officials and other leaders to run the state’s general services and information technology departments.
    Hall, also a Republican, came to know Martinez in the last several months of the recent election season.

  • N.M. 502 study maps vision for Trinity Drive

    Things are starting to heat up along Trinity Drive and more activity is in the offing for the busiest stretch of road in Los Alamos.
    Should the county’s negotiations with North American Development Group prove successful on the Trinity Site project, then Trinity Drive will get even busier once construction actually begins.
    In order to craft a consistent vision for the roadway, a N.M. 502 Corridor Study is underway.

  • Update 11-14-10

    Joint meeting
    The Los Alamos County Council will host a joint meeting with the Pueblo de San Ildefonso at 6 p.m. Monday. Discussion items will include the pueblo’s enrollment into Los Alamos Public Schools, economic development in the pueblo and the county and the REDI middle-mile broadband network.

    LTAB meeting

  • 'A Geologic Tour of Death Valley'

    The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Christian Church, 92 East Road. The featured speaker will be Richard Stead. His talk is entitled, “A Geologic Tour of Death Valley.”
    Death Valley National Park is one of the highlights of the National Park system. The largest park outside Alaska, Death Valley is a place of extremes and is home to a wide variety of climates, ecological zones and for this tour, geology.

  • Election shows work for Obama to win back voters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Near the midpoint of his presidency, Barack Obama's diverse voter coalition reveals giant cracks and he faces major work repairing his standing among independents in states crucial to his re-election chances.

    Catholics. Older people. Women. Young adults. They shifted toward Republicans in this month's elections and failed to support Obama's Democratic Party as they did in 2008.

  • Big stock offerings next week could boost markets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the world of new stock offerings, everything about next week is big: The number of deals, the amount of money expected to be raised and the profiles of the companies going public — and now the world's most populous nation may be getting into the mix.

  • Insurgents attack NATO base in eastern Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Insurgents wearing suicide vests tried to storm a major NATO base in eastern Afghanistan but were repelled before they could enter on Saturday — the latest in a series of attacks on coalition targets that appear designed to show the Taliban remain strong despite U.S.-led offensives and an influx of troops.

    A bomb hidden in a motorbike also exploded on a busy street in the Imam Sahib district of the northern province of Kunduz, killing 10 people, including a police commander and three children, according to the Interior Ministry.

  • Gov-elect names Jim Hall to search committee

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov.-elect Susana Martinez has named a former state legislator to lead a search committee for top officials to run the General Services and Information Technology departments.

    Former Sen. Leonard Lee Rawson of Las Cruces is the committee chairman.