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  • Transportation board to discuss policy

    If looking at a big project or a study and having a policy that sets goals to work within is beneficial, it is also something Los Alamos County has lacked. Tonight, during the transportation board meeting, work will be done to reverse that situation.
    The board will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Pajarito Cliff Site Building 1 conference room to hammer out a resolution to establish a policy for design of streets and right-of-ways in Los Alamos County. The resolution willl then go to county council on Nov. 9 for consideration.

  • Update 10-14-10

    Correction

    The story, “Fuller Lodge gets a new roof” published Tuesday had some misinformation. The last time Fuller Lodge got a new roof was 10 years ago and the total cost for the project is $292,435.  It should also be noted that the historical archives are located in Fuller Lodge but the county’s records are temporarily located at Pajarito Cliffs.   

    Applications being accepted

    Los Alamos County is currently accepting applications for the
    following Boards or Commissions:

  • Obama's campaigning blitz: It's about 2012, too

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are poised to topple at least a dozen Democratic governors next month, and that could cause President Barack Obama and his party major headaches far beyond this year's elections.

  • Judge: Suit over health overhaul can go to trial

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge says some parts of a lawsuit by 20 states challenging the Obama administration's health care overhaul as unconstitutional can go to trial.

    District Judge Roger Vinson ruled Thursday in Pensacola, Fla., that some parts of the lawsuit need to be heard. The administration had asked him to dismiss the entire lawsuit, which was spearheaded by Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum.

  • Judge: Suit over health overhaul can go to trial

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge says some parts of a lawsuit by 20 states challenging the Obama administration's health care overhaul as unconstitutional can go to trial.

    District Judge Roger Vinson ruled Thursday in Pensacola, Fla., that some parts of the lawsuit need to be heard. The administration had asked him to dismiss the entire lawsuit, which was spearheaded by Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum.

    The lawsuit is likely to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Ready, set, snore! Spain holds siesta contest

    MADRID (AP) — Some clutched pillows or stuffed animals, others fought back giggles as they sought to take a siesta in public — all in the name of plugging a quintessential Spanish custom endangered by the demands of modern life.

    Amid the bustle of a shopping mall, with babies wailing and pop music piped in overhead, clutches of people tried to snooze Thursday in what was billed as Spain's first siesta competition.

  • Report: Decapitated body found near Gallup

    GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Investigators are looking into the discovery of what is reported as a decapitated body last week near the Red Rock chapter house in northwestern New Mexico.

    An FBI spokesman won't confirm details of the crime, saying only that an investigation is continuing.

    The Gallup Independent, citing "several people near the scene" who had knowledge of the situation, reports that the corpse was headless.

  • Chile's textbook mine rescue brings global respect

    SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) — Chile's 33 rescued miners posed with the president and were poked by doctors on Thursday, itching to reunite with families and sleep in their own beds for the first time since a cave-in nearly killed them on Aug. 5.

    Relatives were organizing welcome-home parties and trying to hold off an onslaught of demands by those seeking to share in the glory of the amazing rescue that entranced people around the world and set off horn-blowing celebrations across this South American nation.

  • Afghan peace council chief: Taliban ready to talk

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A former Afghan president who heads a new peace council said Thursday that he's convinced the Taliban are ready to negotiate peace.

    Burhanuddin Rabbani told reporters in Kabul the Taliban have not completely rejected the idea of negotiating a nonmilitary resolution of the war.

  • Clinton to campaign for Denish in Dem stronghold

    ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is coming to northern New Mexico to help energize voters for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Diane Denish.

    Clinton is to appear at an outdoor rally Thursday afternoon in Espanola, a heavily Hispanic community and traditional Democratic stronghold.

    Polls show Denish trailing Republican Susana Martinez in the governor's race.