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Today's News

  • Officials: No radiation danger to U.S.

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Thursday that radiation leaking from the crippled Japanese nuclear complex does not present a danger to the western United States or its Pacific territories at this time. Officials also defended a proposed 50-mile evacuation zone for American troops and citizens in Japan.

  • Update 03-17-11

    St. Patty’s dinner
    A St. Patrick’s Day dinner to benefit the U19 Girls Rugby team will be at 5:30 p.m. today at the Elk’s Lodge. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

    CIP business meeting
    The Capital Improvement Projects business meeting will be at 5:15 p.m. today at the Community Building Council Chambers.

    Celtic Fire
    An Irish music and dance show will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Duane Smith Auditorirum. Tickets are available at CB Fox.

    Garden Club

  • Japanese choppers dump water on stricken reactors

    ZAO, Japan — Japan deployed military helicopters, high-pressure water cannons and fire trucks in an increasingly desperate attempt to cool an overheated nuclear complex as U.S. officials warned the situation was deteriorating.
    While the choppers flew combat-style missions to dump batch after batch of seawater onto a stricken reactor, plant operators said they were close to finishing a new power line that could restore cooling systems and ease the crisis at the Fukushima Dai-ichi complex on the country’s northeast coast.

  • Legislators send budget to governor

    SANTA FE — The Legislature is sending Republican Gov. Susana Martinez a $5.4 billion state budget that will cut government spending by 2.7 percent next year.
    The measure cleared its final legislative hurdle late Wednesday when the House voted 36-32 to accept a Senate-passed version of the budget.
    The budget will cut spending on education and general government programs by about $152 million in the fiscal year that starts in July.
    Martinez has until early April to decide whether to sign or veto the bill or reject specific spending items.

  • Traffic woes hit LA area

    Difficulties encountered in wiring a temporary traffic signal at the intersection of Diamond and Trinity compounded by sinkhole repairs on the Main Hill Road were the culprits behind long traffic delays plaguing drivers in Los Alamos early Wednesday afternoon.

    Around noontime, cars attempting to go west were lined up from Diamond Drive to Knecht Street on Trinity and also along Central Avenue on the westbound side to Knecht Street.

  • Police cases inch closer to closure

    A major reason for the extensive delay in wrapping up local police cases is the fact that the state’s forensics lab is dealing with a backlog of 500 cases, according to police.

    The Scientific Laboratory Division within the state Department of Health blames a U.S. Supreme Court ruling and a staffing shortage for the backlog, according to an Associated Press report.

  • Officials: No radiation danger to US, territories

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Thursday that radiation leaking from the crippled Japanese nuclear complex does not present a danger to the western United States or its Pacific territories at this time. Officials also defended a proposed 50-mile evacuation zone for American troops and citizens in Japan.

  • Celebrity News 03-17-11

    Dion returns to Vegas with new show

    LAS VEGAS — Celine Dion has returned to the Las Vegas stage in a parade of sparkly dresses with thigh-high slits, a stage full of trumpeters, violinists and drummers, and a special appearance by Steve Wonder.

  • Top 10 Movies 03-17-11

    1.  “Battle: Los Angeles,” weekend gross, $35.5 million
    2.  “Rango, $22.6 million
    3.  “Red Riding Hood,” weekend gross, $14 million
     4.  “The Adjustment Bureau, $11.5 million
    5. “Mars Needs Moms,”
    weekend gross, $6.9 million
    6.  “Beastly,” weekend gross, $5  million
    7.   “Hall Pass,” weekend gross, $5 million

    8.  “Just Go With It,” weekend gross, $4 million

  • Out and about 03-17-11

    Art receptions

    Author and artist Aline Fourier will sign her book, “Everything I Eat Nourishes Me, a Cookbook for Body and Soul,” from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Johnsons of Madrid Galleries of Fine and Fiber Art, 2843 N.M. 14 N., Madrid. For more information call 471-1054.

    Talks