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  • Gov. Martinez issues update on natural gas crisis

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez released a statement Friday updating the status of the state's natural gas crisis:

    "While we are still dealing with natural gas shortages across the state, the process is underway for restoring supplies and service to affected communities," said Governor Martinez. "Thanks to the generosity of our fellow New Mexicans, only 27 people were forced to stay in emergency shelters statewide last night, even though roughly 32,000 of us were without natural gas service.

  • Bandelier National Monument closed through this weekend

    Superintendent Jason Lott has announced that Bandelier National Monument will stay closed this weekend, February 4 through 6, because the main water supply has frozen, and to help prevent potential complications due to the statewide energy crisis. All non-essential staff have been dismissed from the monument. Remaining staff will be monitoring the situation, and will work to restore water to the park when the pipeline system begins to thaw.

  • Rush for gas

    With the cold and the threat of a natural gas shortage, Los Alamos drivers flock to the pumps at the Conoco station Thursday.

  • Giffords' astronaut husband decides to fly shuttle

    CAPE CANAVERAL — The astronaut husband of wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will head to space in April, a stunning decision coming almost one month to the day that his wife was shot through the head.
    The congresswoman not only survived, but by all accounts she is making good progress in rehab in Houston, where husband Mark Kelly will resume training Monday for shuttle Endeavour’s final voyage. One doctor has described her recovery as “lightning speed.”

  • Española last on relight schedule

    The New Mexico Gas Company has announced its relight schedule and Española is last in line for either Sunday or Monday.
    Alamogordo, La Luz, Tularosa, Red River and Questa are scheduled for tonight and Taos, Bernalillo and Placitas are scheduled for Saturday night.

  • Update 02-04-11

    Kiwanis luncheon
    Los Alamos County Police Chief Wayne Torpy will be the speaker at Tuesday’s Kiwanis luncheon at noon at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

    Coffeehouse tickets
    Tickets for the Valentine Coffeehouse at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Fuller Lodge are on sale at CB Fox for $30.

    Council meeting
    There will be a county council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the White Rock Fire Station.

    CRC  meeting
    The Charter Review Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the community building training room.

  • State legislators give perspective on Alzheimers

    It was an emotional event in the Capitol as lawmakers and leaders with the New Mexico Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association (NMCAA) delivered their perspectives on a disease estimated now to be directly impacting over a 100,000 New Mexicans.
    “I understand the impact and stress Alzheimer’s has on families,” said Senator Richard Martinez (D-Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe). “I was a caregiver for a loved one afflicted with Alzheimer’s and this is a disease that is hard on everyone.”

  • Natural gas pressures stabilize

    The natural gas pressure has returned to normal but there is still the task of re-lighting pilot lights.

    Department of Public Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith told the Los Alamos Monitor Friday morning he spoke to officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory, which monitors the pressure in the natural gas line, and was told the line pressure is back to normal, however, pilot lights now need to be relit.

  • Mass anti-Mubarak protest celebrates after battles

    CAIRO (AP) — Tens of thousands packed central Cairo Friday, waving flags and singing the national anthem, emboldened in their campaign to oust President Hosni Mubarak after they repelled pro-regime attackers in two days of bloody street fights. The U.S. was pressing Egypt for a swift move toward greater democracy, including a proposal for Mubarak to step down immediately.

  • US intelligence on Arab unrest draws criticism

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence agencies are drawing criticism from the Oval Office and Capitol Hill that they failed to warn of revolts in Egypt and the downfall of an American ally in Tunisia.