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  • Romney, Santorum share Super Tuesday momentum--Video Extra

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are trying to make the most of a mixed Super Tuesday, each claiming a measure of victory but unable to settle the most tumultuous race for the GOP presidential nomination in decades.

    Romney narrowly won in pivotal Ohio, seized a home-state victory in Massachusetts, triumphed in Idaho, Vermont and Alaska, and won easily in Virginia — where neither Santorum nor Newt Gingrich was on the ballot.

    Romney was forced to share the attention with Santorum, who won contests in Oklahoma, Tennessee and North Dakota.

  • Update 03-06-12

    School board

    The Los Alamos Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High School. They will hold a special session to discuss the bus loop at LAHS.

    Council meeting

    County Council has a special session on Los Alamos Main Street, 6 p.m. today at the White Rock Fire Station #3.

    CIP meeting

    CIP Committee reviews Phase 2 Applications for Golf Course Improvements, 5:15 p.m. today in Council Chambers.

    Public meeting

  • Photography on display

    Levane  (foreground) and Chris Goody (background) were two of dozens of guests who attended the Los Alamos Photography Club’s 17th Annual Show at the Mesa Public Library Monday. The public is invited to view the photos and cast their vote for “Best in Show.” The exhibit ends March 30.

  • Oxygen detected in atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Dione

    Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists and an international research team have announced discovery of molecular oxygen ions (O2+) in the upper-most atmosphere of Dione, one of the 62 known moons orbiting the ringed planet.

    The research appeared recently in Geophysical Research Letters and was made possible via instruments aboard NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which was launched in 1997.

    Dione—discovered in 1684 by astronomer Giovanni Cassini (after whom the spacecraft was named)—orbits Saturn at roughly the same distance as our own moon orbits Earth.

    The tiny moon is a mere 700 miles wide and appears to be a thick, pockmarked layer of water ice surrounding a smaller rock core.

  • CRC goes over logrolling language

    The Charter Review Committee (CRC) met Monday night and the only item on the agenda was a question recently posed to them by the County Attorney’s office regarding logrolling and elections.
    County spokesperson Julie Habiger said those in attendance and in the committee debated some of the language. The committee then sent some of that language back to a subcommittee for “further wordsmithing,” Habiger said.

  • Been towed? Better get a lift

    Los Alamos residents who have had their vehicles towed may find themselves needing a ride down to Pojoaque or Española to retrieve them.

    That’s because the Los Alamos County Police Department’s wrecker service policy allows for wrecker companies outside of the county to respond to department calls, but the policy fails to require in-county storage lots.

    Three of the five wrecker companies on the department’s wrecker service rotation schedule, which allows companies to “take turns” responding to calls, are located outside the county.

    Mino’s 24 Hour Wrecker Service and Ace’s Towing are located in Pojoaque while Total Secure Towing Service is located in Española.

  • Super Tuesday Showdown: Romney-Santorum Big Day

    Just hours before their Super Tuesday showdown, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum strained for an edge in Ohio and braced for the 10 primaries and caucuses likely to redefine the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

  • Netanyahu: Time to Start Calling 'a Duck a Duck'

    Israel's prime minister is vigorously asserting his country's right to defend itself against an Iranian nuclear threat. Benjamin Netanyahu's tough talk suggests he would attack Iranian nuclear facilities if he thinks Israel needs to do that.

  • VIDEO: Obama's Transgender Ex-nanny an Outcast

    Once, long ago, Evie looked after "Barry" Obama, the kid who would grow up to become the world's most powerful man. Now, his transgender former nanny is living in fear on Indonesia's streets.

  • New Mexico Crews Reach Child's Body--Video Extra

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Crews pulled the body of a 4-year-old boy from a narrow, 30-foot-deep hole in Carlsbad early Monday, nearly two days after he disappeared while playing outside his home next door, state police said.

    Crews reached the boy about 7 a.m. Monday and police spokesman Robert McDonald confirmed the body was Samuel Jones.

    He lived in the house next door with his parents and two older siblings, a boy and girl ages 6 and 7, said Carlsbad police spokeswoman Lt. Jennifer Moyers.

    Some young cousins were at the house Saturday when the boy was last seen playing in the yard.