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Today's News

  • AP source: Rich Rodriguez, Michigan to meet Wednesday

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Rich Rodriguez admits he usually doesn't sleep well, tossing and turning between nap-like stretches.

    He could be forgiven for having one of his more restless nights.

    The embattled Michigan coach met Tuesday with athletic director Dave Brandon and the two were expected to meet again Wednesday morning to discuss the coach's future with college football's winningest program.

  • 112th Congress convenes; Parties will share power

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 112th Congress convened with prayers and pomp Wednesday, as Republicans vowed to use their new House majority to battle President Barack Obama on health care, spending, taxes and other issues.

    GOP Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, poised to become the new speaker, said his party will tackle tough issues such as deficit-reduction. But agreements will be difficult in Washington, as Democrats still control the Senate, and Obama retains his veto powers.

  • Video Exclusive: LAPS Education Summit

    Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Gene Schmidt and others from the district will met with State Rep. Jeannette Wallace and State Sen. Richard Martinez Tuesday morning at Aspen Elementary School to discuss education and the possible effects that school districts around the state will feel should education funding be cut in the next legislative session. 

  • Be There 01-04-11

    Wednesday
    The Sierrans will host a potluck to organize and plan for 2011. All who would like to volunteer, have great ideas for projects, passions about certain issues, and are willing to contribute to making the group more effective, are invited. Bring a favorite dish. RSVP per e-mail, or call 662-2368 after Jan. 2.

  • Math competition

    Los Alamos High School will participate in the American Mathematics Competition on Feb. 8. The mission of the Mathematical Association of America in offering this competition is to increase interest in mathematics and to develop problem solving through a fun competition.  Teachers and schools benefit from the chance to challenge students with interesting mathematical questions that are aligned with curriculum standards at all levels of difficulty.

  • Treat everyone like a toddler

    I hope as you look back on 2010, you were proud of the time you spent supporting the youth of the community as they grow each day.
    While your interaction with children may not be plentiful, hopefully any opportunity was used to build assets.
    Our work in the community does not come to an end as we approach the end of the calendar year, but begins anew with endless opportunities to build relationships with the future of our country.

  • Martinez hits ground running

    SANTA FE – Gov. Susana Martinez used her first work day to reverse a decision by her Democratic predecessor and to propose expanding state law to require DNA samples from those arrested for any felony.
    The Republican governor, who took office after taking the oath of office on the Plaza in Santa Fe on Saturday, followed through on a promise to stop a plan by former Gov. Bill Richardson’s administration to move a state DNA center to Santa Fe from Albuquerque.
    Some computer equipment was moved last week, but Martinez on Monday directed that be returned.

  • Update 01-04-11

    Traffic advisory

  • Holiday arrests down across New Mexico

    State police working through the New Year’s holiday weekend were actively patrolling in all corners of the state. Officers encountered everything from motorist assists to DWI arrests.
    Through these patrols, the following statistics were accumulated from district state police offices:

    •Fatal motor vehicle crashes - 2       
    • Motor vehicle crashes – 62        

    • DWI arrests – 30

  • Police Beat 01-04-11

    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.

    Dec. 22

    3:05 p.m. – Los Alamos National Laboratory reported the theft of tools and equipment from a locked toolbox on LANL property. The estimated damage is unknown.

    3:47 p.m. – Thomas Winfrey, 26, was arrested at 999 Central Ave., on an outstanding federal warrant from another jurisdiction for allegedly assaulting a minor.