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  • 9 days after tornado, rebuilding begins in Joplin--video extras

    JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Home Depot employees in orange vests were busy helping customers Tuesday in the parking lot of the Joplin store flattened just nine days ago by a tornado.

  • Construction Zone 05-22-11

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

    Diamond Drive Phase Four
    The traffic has been switched to the west side of Diamond Drive. Expect the following:

    Northbound from the Bridge – No left turns onto West or Trinity; use Sandia. No left onto Canyon Road, use University.  The right turn slip lane onto eastbound Trinity is closed; motorists in the right lane must turn right onto eastbound Trinity at the signalized intersection. The left lane continues through the work zone.

  • Sullivan sod sale frenzy

    Los Alamos residents turned out in droves to buy a piece of Sullivan Field Friday during the sod sale. Sullivan Field is being renovated and an artificial surface will be installed to replace the grass field. Renovation is scheduled to start Thursday. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Los Alamos Public School Athletic Department. Sod was sold for $.30 per square foot.

  • Update 05-24-11

    Authors Speak
    The Authors Speak Series featuring Demetria Martinez, scheduled for Thursday at the Mesa Library, has been canceled.

    CMRR meeting
    The Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement project public meeting for Los Alamos will be 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Express.

    DPU meeting
    The Board of Public Utilities will meet 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the DPU Conference Room at 170 Central Park Square.

    Council meeting
    The county council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers at the Community Buidling.

  • Petitions to take center stage

    Chances are it could be standing room only at Tuesday’s County Council meeting at the Community Building.
    Near the end of the agenda, there is a topic that has polarized the Los Alamos community.

    It’s all about the NM 502 Corridor Study, Trinity Drive and the controversy concerning roundabouts.

    There have been three petitions circulating in the community. There are two that want no change to Trinity and the other is in support of the county council in its vote to further study Plan A and its variants, all of which call for roundabouts.

  • Christian movement preparing for End of Days

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Some shut themselves inside to pray for mercy as they waited for the world's end.

    Others met for tearful last lunches with their children, and prepared to leave behind homes and pets as they were swept up to heaven.

    And across the globe, followers of a California preacher's long-publicized message that Judgment Day would arrive Saturday turned to the Bible, the book they believe predicts the beginning of Earth's destruction on May 21.

    The doomsday message has been sent far and wide via broadcasts and web sites by Harold Camping, an 89-year-old retired civil engineer who has built a multi-million-dollar nonprofit ministry based on his apocalyptic prediction.

  • Update 05-20-11

    School board
    The Los Alamos Board of Education will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at 2075 Trinity Dr. to choose a new board member and approve the budget.

    Plant sale
    The annual Spring Plant Sale will be from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at 3197 Woodland Road. The event is sponsored by the Los Alamos Garden Club.

    DPU meeting
    The Board of Public Utilities will meet 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the DPU Conference Room at 170 Central Park Square.

    Council meeting
    The county council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers at the Community Building.

  • Wilderness bill takes aim at border security

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s two U.S. senators renewed their effort Thursday to set aside more than 530 square miles along the state’s border with Mexico as wilderness and as a national conservation area.
    This marks the second time Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall have tried to push the measure through Congress. The legislation includes compromises reached last year after opponents raised concerns about the ability of law enforcement to access the area.
    “This bill strikes the right balance between securing our border and protecting treasured landscapes like the Organ Mountains for generations to come,” Udall said in a written statement.

  • Historical Figures Immortalized in Bronze

    Council Chair Sharon Stover leaned down and handed the red ribbon to Lucy Oppenheimer, the great grand daughter of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer.
    Lucy smiled as she held the ribbon in her hands.
    The ribbon that was cut had been around the new bronze statues of Oppenheimer and General Leslie B. Groves, the two World War II leaders whose partnership built the atomic bomb as part of the Manhattan Project.
    Because of the cold, windy weather Thursday, the ceremony was moved to the Community Building’s Council Chambers before the ribbon cutting. And inside, it was standing room only.
    Stover was the master of ceremonies and introduced the dignitaries in the room. And then she shared a personal story.

  • Al-Qaida considered oil tankers as targets

    WASHINGTON — The terror group al-Qaida last summer considered hijacking and detonating oil tankers in non-Muslim seas to provoke an “extreme economic crisis” in the West, according to documents seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan, the U.S. government said.
    It said there was no specific or imminent threat and that officials don’t know whether al-Qaida had continued the plotting since last year.