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Today's News

  • Bill Hearne comes to LA

    It’s Los Alamos County Fair weekend and the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series is going to do a show of country-soul music at Ashley Pond. This means country music played with soul. If this sounds strange, think again. 

    There’s been Ray Charles with all of his country hits in the early 60s, Joe South, Joe Tex, Charlie Rich, Flying Burrito Bros., O.C. Smith’s “Little Green Apples,” Elvis, Arthur Alexander, Solomon Burke, Fats Domino, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Johnny Rivers and many others. 

  • Mars crater where rover landed looks ‘Earth-like’

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The ancient Martian crater where the Curiosity rover landed looks strikingly similar to the Mojave Desert in California with its looming mountains and hanging haze, scientists say.

    “The first impression that you get is how Earth-like this seems looking at that landscape,” chief scientist John Grotzinger of the California Institute of Technology said Wednesday.

  • United Way youth team takes shape

     

    The United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) Youth Team held the first meeting of its 2013 campaign last week. This year’s chair, Jordan Ahlers, led the teens in a planning session that laid out priorities for the campaign.

    This is only Ahlers’ second year on the team, although she had been coming to meetings with her older sister for years. 

  • LANL protesters plead not guilty -- updated

    “The LANL Six,” the six anti-nuclear demonstrators that were arrested outside the Los Alamos Laboratory Monday, got their day in court Thursday and they couldn’t be happier.

    For Aug. 9, 1945 was the day the U.S. dropped the second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, allowing the demonstrators to wave their signs on Trinity Avenue once again before heading to municipal court to get the charges read to them. The six include Pamela Gilchrist, Benjamin Abbott, Barbara Grothus, Catherine Euler, Cathie Sullivan and Janet Greenwald.

  • Hazmat teams compete in LANL challenge

    Fire departments and emergency response teams from across the region met in Los Alamos this week to prove who has the best team when it comes to handling emergencies. 

  • Bingaman responds on CMRR questions

    Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) issued a response to the questions posed recently by Jay Coghlan of Nuclear Watch New Mexico concerning the Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement Building.

    Coghlan asked the following questions after Bingaman and fellow senator Tom Udall (D-NM) sent a letter to defense secretary Leon Panetta and Energy Secretary Steven Chu, outlining their support for the CMRR project.

  • Purtymun 'enjoyed every last minute'

    After 24 years of service to Los Alamos, Deputy Chief Kevin Purtymun is retiring from the force. According to Purtymun, it was simply the right time to do so. 

    Besides exceeding all of the department’s requirements and goals for retirement by at least a year, Purtymun decided it wouldn’t be fair to his fellow officers to stick around any longer.

  • Dishwashers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

    More than a million GE dishwashers are being recalled because of heating elements that can fail and cause fires. The recall includes about 1.3 million GE, GE Adora, GE Eterna, GE Profile and Hotpoint dishwashers.

  • Raw Video: Bear Wanders Inside New Mexico Resort

    New Mexico's Angel Fire Resort had a surprise visitor at its lodge this week when a bear found its way inside through a back door that was left open. Surveillance video captured the animal wandering through the lobby and some of the corridors.

  • Today in History for August 9th