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  • 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.

  • Thousands in NM without natural gas service

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — With tens of thousands of people across New Mexico without natural gas service, Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday declared a state of emergency, ordered government offices be shut down Friday and urged schools to "strongly consider" remaining closed for the day.

  • Española Animal Shelter is in crisis, urgent need for space heaters

    Shelter officials report that the facility has lost heat and water. If you have any extra propane tanks, water or blankets they need them. If you can foster a puppy or dog for the next 48 hours, they need to get the animals into warm homes asap. Call (505) 753-8662 if you are able to help in any way.