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Today's News

  • NM police launch crackdown on drunken driving

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico police have launched a "superblitz" of check points and patrols to crack down on drunken driving during the winter holiday season.

    State officials say the anti-drunken driving campaign will run through Jan. 8 and includes television and radio advertising.

    New Mexico Traffic Safety Director Mike Sandoval said Friday that alcohol is often a factor in holiday traffic crashes.

    During an enforcement campaign against drunken driving last winter, there were 40 traffic deaths and 15 of those involved people who had been drinking.

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    Los Alamos Life is a new glossy annual magazine set to publish in February 2012. The publication will present a quintessential snapshot of moments in the life of Los Alamos. The magazine will be reminiscent of the iconic Life magazine, but it will be bolder and more colorful in its presentation. 

  • The AP Top 25 College Football Scores

    No. 1 LSU (11-0) beat Mississippi 52-3. Next: vs. No. 6 Arkansas, Friday, Nov. 25.

    No. 2 Oklahoma State (10-1) lost to Iowa State 37-31, 2OT, Friday. Next: vs. No. 5 Oklahoma, Saturday, Dec. 3.

    No. 3 Alabama (10-1) beat Georgia Southern 45-21. Next: at Auburn, Saturday.

    No. 4 Oregon (9-2) lost to No. 18 Southern Cal 38-35. Next: vs. Oregon State, Saturday.

    No. 5 Oklahoma (8-2) lost to No. 25 Baylor 45-38. Next: vs. Iowa State, Saturday.

    No. 6 Arkansas (10-1) beat Mississippi State 44-17. Next: at No. 1 LSU, Friday, Nov. 25.

    No. 7 Clemson (9-2) lost to NC State 37-13. Next: at No. 14 South Carolina, Saturday.

  • DOE auditor suggests lab closures

    Department of Energy Inspector General Gregory Friedman raised some eyebrows and serious questions in an audit released this week.

    Friedman suggested in the current budget climate, where more funding cuts are likely a certainty that DOE should take a look at what the Department of Defense did. The DOD closed some of its bases in recent years.

    Friedman wrote, “Using the Department of Defense’s Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) experience as a guide, the Department should establish an independent panel to comprehensively examine alternatives for evaluating, consolidating, and/or realigning the Department’s R&D (research and development) laboratory complex.”

  • Building Kindness

    Building Kindness – a partnership between Habitat for Humanity - Española Valley Los Alamos (HFH EVLA) and Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church (BELC) – provides affordable home repairs to low and middle income homeowners in Española Valley and Los Alamos.

    Program Administrator David Canfield has some favorite success stories that he likes to share.
    One client’s well broke down, so she used a wheelchair to roll jugs of water down a dirt road to her home. Building Kindness volunteers got her well working.

  • Public weighs in on nature center

    A decade has passed since a group of local nature enthusiasts gathered to create the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC). PEEC has so exceeded its mission to provide a nature center with outdoor education programs for the community – it is literally bursting at the seams in its 3540 Orange St., headquarters building that is leased from Los Alamos Public Schools.

    “Visitation to PEEC has steadily increased to include more than 1,600 children, 1,800 adults and approximately 500 school children on field trips annually,” said President and founding member Becky Shankland.

  • New business concept opens in White Rock

    William is an inventor. Janet is a crafter. Bill is a sales rep.  Jonathon operates a business from his home.  Alejandro is a lab researcher who is developing a technology idea in his spare time.  Luann is the president of an active club.  

    One thing they all have in common is that they can now find services at White Rock’s newest business – The Hive.  

  • Wedding: April Gregory and Matt Lavy

    Cindy Kelley of Los Alamos and Jerry Gregory of Española are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, April Gregory to Matt Lavy, son of Sharon and Arthur Lavy of Lamy.
        April received her bachelor’s degree at Colorado Tech University and works at Los Alamos National Laboratory.  Matt also works at Los Alamos National Laboratory. They share a love for riding motorcycles during their free time.

  • Enterprise ribbon cutting

    Enterprise Computing Systems and ECS Medical Billing held an open house and ribbon cutting Thursday evening to celebrate its expansion into a new location at 3491 Trinity Dr., Suite D. From left, Lorraine Hartway, Katy Korkos, Teresa Begay, Brady Burke, Heather Burke and Kaity Burke.

  • Paying a political price

    From the campaign trails to state legislatures, wherever you cast your gaze in this benighted nation, you’ll likely find a bit of illegal-immigrant bashing at work.
    During their campaigns last year, two New Mexico politicos, each in her own way, played the undocumented-worker card so effectively as to help them become the highest ranking women holding public office in New Mexico today.
    Since then, the political payoffs Gov. Susana Martinez and Secretary of State Diana Duran sought from their tough-on-illegal-immigrants postures have proved modest at best.
    Twice in the past 10 months at two sessions of the legislature, Martinez failed in her efforts to repeal a law allowing illegals to apply for driver’s licenses.