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  • Leaders' trickling support for GOP candidates

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After two months of voting, none of the Republican candidates for president is getting much support from the GOP leaders who could play an important role in determining the party's nominee for president.

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has the most endorsements, but they're coming in more of a trickle than a waterfall.

    The Associated Press has polled 106 of the 117 superdelegates, members of the Republican National Committee who will automatically attend the party's national convention this summer and can support any candidate for president they choose, regardless of what happens in the nominating contests.

  • VIDEO: Death Toll Rises From Violent Storms

    A string of violent storms scratched away small towns in Indiana and cut off rural communities in Kentucky as an early-season tornado outbreak killed more than 30 people.

  • VIDEO: Towns Destroyed, Dozens Killed by Deadly Storms

    Powerful storms leveled small towns in southern Indiana, transforming entire blocks of homes into piles of debris, killing more than two dozen and causing destruction so severe it was difficult to tell what was once there.

  • Raw Video: Major Storm Damage in Southern Ind.

    Authorities reported the three deaths in southern Indiana, where Marysville was leveled and nearby Henryville also suffered extreme damage. Each is home to about 2,000 people.

  • VIDEO: Storms Rake Across South, Midwest

    Apparent tornadoes destroyed houses, sent people to hospitals and tore up the roof of a maximum security prison in northern Alabama as bad weather threatened more twisters across the South and Midwest.

  • Albuquerque man says he registered dog to vote

    ABUQUERQUE (AP) — A man who went on Albuquerque television anonymously to say he was able to register his dog to vote has been outed as the husband of a campaign worker for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson.
    Thomas Tolbert admitted in an email Thursday that he was the unidentified man after the left-leaning group Progress Now revealed his identity.
    “I made a mistake and I want to apologize to Bernalillo County clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver (and) my wife, who was not aware of my actions, and the public,” said Tolbert, who is married to campaign worker Heather Wade. “I will take full responsibility for my actions.”

  • Caldera removes interim tag from Trujillo’s job title

    The Valles Caldera Trust Thursday announced the appointment of Dennis Trujillo to the position of Executive Director. Trujillo has been with the Trust since its inception and recently served as Interim Executive Director after the departure of Gary Bratcher in June of 2011. Trujillo was selected by the Board of Trustees from a field of 30 applicants.
    “The number of applicants was surprising but what was even more impressive was the overall depth and quality of the field,” said Board Chairman, Dr. Raymond Loretto. “This was a difficult process but in the end the Board decided Dennis was the best person to lead the management of the Valles Caldera National Preserve (Preserve) to the next level.”

  • Update 03-02-12

    Co-op milestone

    The Los Alamos Co-op Market celebrates its first year Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. with children’s activities, product samples, music, raffle and more.

    Council meeting

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

    CIP meeting

    CIP Committee reviews Phase 2 Applications for Golf Course Improvements, 5:15 p.m. March 6, Council Chambers.

    Dinner theater
    “The Love Boat Friend Ship,” a dinner theatre fundraiser for Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at TOTH. Advance purchase tickets are $50 for adults, $25 for teens. For more information, call 662-5107.

  • NCRTD ponders ripple effect

    The North Central Regional Transit District may need to update its long-range financial plan after Los Alamos County allocated funding for the organization far less than anticipated.

    The county allocated the district $5.5 million over five years when it was a start-up as part of the “Progress through Partnering” initiative.

    But that cash flow is at its end and the district sought additional funding over another five-year period, according to a Dec. 11 letter from District Executive Director Tony Mortillaro to County Council Chairwoman Sharon Stover.

  • Logrolling question gets tripped up again

    By a 4-3 vote, the Los Alamos county council rejected a petition to revisit its policy on logrolling.

    A petition, submitted by Patricia Max on behalf of the Los Alamos Governmental Review Initiative (LAGRI), requested that council “schedule for discussion and possible action an item on logrolling in elections to amend the Incorporated County of Los Alamos Charter.”