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Today's News

  • More shelling in rebel-held city in western Libyan

    AJDABIYA, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi's forces poured rocket fire after dawn Saturday into Misrata, the only western city still in rebel hands, and weary residents who have endured more than a month of fighting angrily lashed out at NATO for failing to halt the deadly assault.

    Five civilians were killed in a 30-minute barrage of shelling that heavily damaged a factory for dairy products and sent up a thick column of black smoke, a doctor said. A human rights group has accused the Gadhafi regime of using cluster bombs in Misrata — munitions that can cause indiscriminate casualties and have been banned by most countries. The Libyan government denies the charge.

  • Pope on 84th birthday works as usual

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI spent his 84th birthday at work Saturday, making appointments, giving a speech and receiving top aides while well wishes arrived from around the world, including Queen Elizabeth II.

    Benedict, who was born and baptized as Joseph Ratzinger on April 16, 1927, in the Bavarian town of Marktl am Inn, Germany, was "spending a normal working day," Vatican Radio said.

    No rest for the pope was immediately scheduled. His birthday fell on the eve of the start of a heavy stretch of Holy Week ceremonies, including Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square on Sunday morning and a Way of the Cross procession at the Colosseum on Good Friday.

  • 9-year-old balloonist preps for solo flight

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Bobby Bradley is ready. He has been training for about five years and learned from some of the most experienced and decorated pilots in the sport of ballooning.

    But he'll be making his own mark on the sport when he lifts off from a desolate patch of New Mexico desert in about seven weeks: At 9 years old, Bobby will become the youngest trained pilot to fly solo in an ultra-light hot air balloon.

    So is he excited? "Definitely," he says.

    Worried? "Not at all," he says.

    "I've been flying since I was 4, so I've had a lot of time to train and I've always wanted to solo," Bobby said during an interview with The Associated Press.

  • Deacon Street cable failure causes Friday afternoon power outage

    Eastern and a portion of the downtown business area were without power for approximately 40 minutes Friday evening.  

    Officials with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities reported that an underground cable near Deacon Street failed.  Electric Lineman were able to isolate the affected area and backfeed power from another circuit to customers until permanent repairs  can be scheduled for Saturday morning.
     
    Boundaries of the affected area was 15th Street east to East Gate and North of Trinity to Canyon Road.  The cable failed at 4:40 p.m. and was restored at 5:25 p.m.

  • State imposes fire restrictions for most of NM

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials are imposing fire restrictions across much of New Mexico because dry conditions and high winds have resulted in extreme fire danger.

    The restrictions in all but four northern New Mexico counties will go into effect Saturday at 8 a.m.

    The restrictions apply to fireworks, smoking, campfires and open fires in 29 counties, including part of Colfax County.

    The secretary of the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, John Bemis, says some areas of the state have not seen appreciable moisture in as many as 150 days.

    Bemis is urging people to follow the restrictions to protect lives and property in their communities.

  • Update 04-15-11

    ESB meeting
    The Environmental Sustainability Board will host a meeting at 7 a.m. April 21 at the Eco Station Administration Building.

    DPU meeting
    The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) board will meet at 5:30 p.m. April 20 at the DPU conference room. 

    Waffle breakfast
    The Los Alamos High School baseball team is having a waffle breakfast Saturday at the Masonic Lodge. Tickets are $5 in advance or $6 at the door. For more  information or for tickets, contact Connie at 672-4066.

    Spanish dance
    The Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance will present its first recital of Flamenco and Spanish Dance at 3 p.m., Saturday at Fuller Lodge.

    Aspen carnival

  • Community mourns Wallace's passing at memorial service

    Thursday’s memorial service for Rep. Jeannette Wallace, 77, was a fitting tribute to the kind of person many came to know to her to be through the years. She is described as having been an advocate, passionate, willing to listen, fair, tireless and a member of the community.

    Those words had been expressed about her since her death from illness last Friday, her son Terry Wallace Jr., told the 350 people filling Immaculate Heart of Mary Church for the service.

  • Teen Center opens its doors to the public

    Los Alamos teens now have a place to call their own.

    Last year, a young person was quoted as saying, the only places to hang out late at night were Smith’s Food and Drug and Sonic; not exactly ideal haunts for a teenager.

    The Los Alamos Family YMCA, along with Los Alamos County, is changing things for local teens with the recent opening of a Teen Center.  

    Now that hang-out spot is being presented to the community during an open house, which will start at 12:30 p.m. next Thursday at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.

    The event will feature tours of the center, opportunities to meet with the staff, henna drawings and a barbecue lunch. There is no fee to attend the event.

  • State questions LAPS numbers

    The New Mexico Public Education Department has sent letters to 34 of the state’s 89 school districts, notifying them about audits of their funding numbers.

    Los Alamos Public Schools received one of the letters.

    In the letter addressed to Superintendent Gene Schmidt from PED Secretary Hanna Skandera, the state education department is questioning data that “showed significant and unusual increases in the areas of special education — both in the number of students identified and the services provided — and in expenses for teacher training and experience.

    “These increases — inconsistent with recent trends — suggest abnormalities or potential errors in the data provided by school districts.”

  • Religion listings 04-15-11

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, Pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided.

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, www. bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist