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  • Workers flee Japan nuke plant as smoke rises--watch video

    FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Gray smoke rose from two reactor units Monday, temporarily stalling critical work to reconnect power lines and restore cooling systems to stabilize Japan's radiation-leaking nuclear complex.

    Workers are racing to bring the nuclear plant under control, but the process is proceeding in fits and starts, stalled by incidents like the smoke and by the need to work methodically to make sure wiring, pumps and other machinery can be safely switched on.

  • Dozens of puppies may be euthanized unless adopted

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Plans by the city-county animal shelter in Las Cruces to euthanize about 50 puppies will be re-evaluated after a weekend rush of adoptions.

    Kennel supervisor Paul Richardson says the number of expected euthanizations is way down because people came to the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley after hearing about the plans.

    Richardson says 17 puppies were adopted Saturday and the shelter was on track to do about the same on Sunday. That's way above normal.

  • Some progress seen in Japan nuclear crisis

  • Radiation discovery fans food fears in Japan

  • Toll from Japan disasters at 8400

  • Airport renovation

    The Los Alamos Airport will soon undergo some changes and updates.  The existing runway will be rehabilitated and  extended eastward by 450 feet.
    A new visual approach system, which will involve electrical work at the airport, will also be installed.
    The runway is expected to close May 31 for three weeks for the repaving to occur, followed by a closure for seven days in July for grooving and striping.
    The possible return of scheduled air service to the airport will be discussed at 7 p.m. Tuesday at White Rock Fire Station 3.

  • Construction Zone 03-20-11

    Public Works Projects:
    For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us or call 662-8150.

    Diamond Drive Phase 4 2011  
    Please review with inexperienced drivers.

  • Customer Appreciation Contest winner

    Kim Hejde (left) of Los Alamos was the February winner in the Los Alamos Monitor Customer Appreciation Contest. All subscribers who renewed their subscriptions in the month were automatically entered in a random drawing to win a $100 gift card from a local merchant. Mike Lippiatt, circulation administrator, and Keven Todd, publisher, made the award presentation recently.

  • Officials: No harmful radiation in U.S.

     State emergency management officials say the possibility of airborne radiation from Japan causing health problems in New Mexico is extremely remote.
    The state’s secretary of homeland security and emergency management, Michael Duvall, says federal agencies don’t expect to see radiation at harmful levels reaching any part of the United States from Japan.

  • Bandelier puts off prescribed burns

    Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott has announced that plans for prescribed burns this month in Bandelier National Monument will be placed on hold until all operations relating to the Valle Canyon Fire on the Valles Caldera National Preserve and Santa Fe National Forest are concluded.
    “No prescribed burns can take place until winds decrease and moisture conditions becomes favorable,” Lott said.