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Today's News

  • US military raid in Somalia frees American, Dane--Video Extra

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. Special Forces troops flew into Somalia on a nighttime helicopter raid early Wednesday, freed an American and a Danish hostage and killed nine of the kidnappers in a mission that President Barack Obama said he personally authorized.

    The Danish Refugee Council confirmed that the two aid workers, American Jessica Buchanan and Dane Poul Hagen Thisted, were freed and "are on their way to be reunited with their families."

  • VIDEO: Ala. Tornado 'Pulls' Woman From Inside House

    National Weather Service officials say damage surveys are continuing in several parts of Alabama after an outbreak of severe weather. At least two tornadoes roared across the state Monday, killing two people and injuring more than 100 others.

  • Police beat 01-24-11

     

       

    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.

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  • Roundhouse Roundup

    By Rep. Jim Hall

    The week of Jan. 16 started with a joint meeting of the House Appropriations and Finance Committee (HAFC--one of my standing committees) and the Transportation Committee on Monday morning.   The committees held their joint meeting to discuss the state of road maintenance and the road fund.   Both committees agreed on concerns about (1) lack of adequate funding for road maintenance and (2) the high cost of Railrunner bond payments, which must be paid from the road fund. 

  • Winds wreak havoc on LA
  • NNSA releases performance evaluation summary

    The National Nuclear Security Administration released a summary of Los Alamos National Security, LLC’s performance evaluation for fiscal year 2011.

  • Ashley Pond could sing swan song

    Many Los Alamos residents consider Ashley Pond Park “the jewel” of Los Alamos. But, unlike a jewel, the pond is a living system - a living system that is dying. 

    Ashley Pond’s in the early stages of eutrophication - a depletion of oxygen in the water. A combination of factors are contributing to the pond’s demise including an overabundant fish population, waterfowl and pollutants from storm water runoff. Dissolved nutrients from fertilizer or sewage encourage the growth and decomposition of oxygen-depleting plant life, which harms other organisms. 

  • Asset-building alive and well in LA

    What an Asset building week in Los Alamos!
    We kicked the events off with the annual Science Fair, which is an enormous feat put on by a committee represented by all Los Alamos Public School sites and includes the Home School Community.
    We continue with a Los Alamos Middle School edition of Cookies and Conversation, where adults have lunch with students and discuss light-hearted topics.
    Oh and by the way, the Rachel’s Challenge speaker for last week, came down with a nasty bout of stomach flu. We are working to reschedule.

  • 'How I Spent My Summer'

    Frijoles Canyon through Bandelier National Monument endured monumental floods following the Las Conchas fire.
    Join the Los Alamos Mountaineers to hear exactly what happened and what is being done to bring the park back.
    At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge, National Park Service Superintendent Jason Lott will speak about impacts of last summer’s fire on Bandelier National Monument, discuss the marijuana garden eradication, the bus program and plans for 2012. His talk is titled, “How I Spent My Summer.”
    All the major watersheds in Bandelier were impacted by the fire, including Frijoles Canyon, where the visitor center and main visited archeological sites are located.

  • Be There 01-24-12

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    Hoop House Class with Jesse Boudreau of Ecolutions, sponsored by Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Los Alamos Cooperative Market, at 7 p.m. at the co-op at. A hoop house is a low-cost exterior greenhouse-type structure that allows one to cultivate veggies year ‘round. The class will cover design and construction, use and maintenance of hoop houses. $15 or $13.50 for PEEC or co-op members. Register at PajaritoEEC.org or by calling 662-0460.