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Today's News

  • Romney says GOP fight strengthens him for fall

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Barreling out of Florida with money and momentum on his side, Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney said Wednesday that the bare-knuckled nomination fight thus far has toughened him up for contests to come. Chief rival Newt Gingrich is regrouping after a significant loss and faces serious disadvantages in the next states to vote.

  • Obama details broader housing plan

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama called on Congress Wednesday to make it easier for millions of additional homeowners to refinance their mortgages at lower interest rates even if they owe more than their homes are worth. He conceded that his administration's housing plans so far have not lived up to their promise.

    Calling the housing problem "massive in size and in scope," Obama detailed a proposal he outlined in his State of the Union speech last week, tackling an issue of vital concern in states key to his re-election.

  • Potential Winter Storm Takes Aim at Northern New Mexico

    POTENTIAL WINTER STORM ON THE WAY FOR PARTS OF NORTHERN NEW MEXICO LATER THIS WEEK...

    ACCUMULATING SNOW WILL RETURN TO PARTS OF NORTHERN NEW MEXICO BEGINNING LATE THURSDAY AND CONTINUING INTO FRIDAY. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SNOW IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED IN THE SAN JUAN AND SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS... AS WELL PORTIONS OF THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND FAR NORTHEAST PLAINS THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

    IN ADDITION TO THE SNOW... A FEW THUNDERSTORMS MAY DEVELOP NEAR THE NEW MEXICO/TEXAS STATE LINE THURSDAY AFTERNOON AS GULF MOISTURE ADVANCES NORTHWARD AHEAD OF THE APPROACHING STORM.

  • LA Sheriff: Teacher Gagged, Photographed Kids

    A veteran Los Angeles teacher has been arrested on charges of abusing at least 23 children in his classroom. The main evidence in the case is hundreds of photos of children with blindfolds on and their mouths taped shut.

  • Romney walks away with Florida primary

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mitt Romney won a commanding victory in the Florida primary Tuesday night, rebounding from defeat and taking a significant step toward the Republican presidential nomination. Despite the setback, Newt Gingrich vowed to press on.

    Returns from 38 percent of Florida's precincts showed Romney with 48 percent of the vote, to 31 percent for Gingrich.

    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum had 13 percent, and Texas Rep. Ron Paul 7 percent. Neither mounted a substantial effort in the state.

    The winner-take-all primary was worth 50 Republican National Convention delegates.
     

  • Let's move forward on Trinity Site

    I am convinced that having a big box store on the Trinity site would generate the most revenue for our public schools. The lease agreement that has been negotiated between the county and NADG allows for the development of the site without requiring any financial contribution from the county. This is beneficial to the county because other alternatives to a big box store would most likely have the county taking on the role of developer with the county making lease payments to the public schools directly.

  • Burgess to speak at luncheon

    The new Los Alamos County Administrator, Harry Burgess, will be the featured speaker at the League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Feb. 9. The public is invited to this event at the Central Avenue Grill.
    Burgess was appointed Los Alamos County administrator in October 2011. Prior to this appointment, he worked in the governmental sector within New Mexico for more than 17 years.
    Burgess’s educational background covers a variety of areas related to local government. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial relations (personnel/organizational management), a master’s degree in fire and emergency management administration, a master’s degree in business administration and a doctorate in economic development.

  • LAHS students chosen for presidential scholars program

    In a letter released from the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and the United States Department of Education, eight Los Alamos High School students were selected as 2012 candidates for the United States Presidential Scholars Program.
    The U. S. Presidential Scholars Program was created in 1964 by executive order of the president to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors.
    In 1979, the program was expanded to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional scholarship and talent in the visual, creative and performing arts.  

  • Be There 01-31-12

    Today
    The Family Strengths Network presents Families in Action, from 6:30-8 p.m. every Tuesday, Jan. 31-March 6. The class is for 14-19 year old and a parent/guardian. For more information, visit lafsn.org.

    Critter and Kinnikinnick clubs start up again at Pajarito Environmental Education Center and run from 3:45-5:15 p.m. every Tuesday at PEEC. Kids explore, experiment and enjoy nature. The cost is $100 o r $80 for members for 13 sessions. Register at PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

    Wednesday
    The Brown Bag Performance Series at noon at Fuller Lodge has been canceled for the month of February.

  • Police Beat 01-31-12

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    Jan. 19

    12:13 p.m. — Kelly Casados, 43, Los Alamos, was arrested on a probation violation at 3055 Trinity Drive.

    12:50 p.m. — A 15-year-old El Rancho juvenile was arrested on a marijuana possession charge at Los Alamos High School.

    1:46 p.m. — Benjamin Baca, 36, Los Alamos, was arrested and charged with driving while his license was suspended or revoked at 1247 Trinity Drive.

    8:01 p.m. — Leroy Romero, 55, Truchas, was arrested on a charge of minimum speed regulations on East Road.