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Today's News

  • All sporting events postponed for the weekend

    The Los Alamos Public Schools’ athletic office announced this morning it was postponing all athletic activity for this weekend.
    Los Alamos had several events scheduled this weekend, including two District 2AAAA basketball games, a swimming meet on the road and a home wrestling tournament.
    Instead, Los Alamos and many schools around the state will have an unexpected weekend off.

  • Sparky the Fire Dog turns 60

     Quincy, Mass.—March 18 marks the 60th birthday of Sparky the Fire Dog, the official mascot of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), who has been teaching children, parents and teachers on fire prevention and public safety for the past six decades.
    To kick-off this year-long celebration, today, the NFPA is launching a “Voice of Sparky” contest to find one special firefighter to be the voice behind this iconic Dalmatian spokesdog.

  • Mass anti-Mubarak protest celebrates after battles

    CAIRO (AP) — Tens of thousands packed central Cairo Friday, waving flags and singing the national anthem, emboldened in their campaign to oust President Hosni Mubarak after they repelled pro-regime attackers in two days of bloody street fights. The U.S. was pressing Egypt for a swift move toward greater democracy, including a proposal for Mubarak to step down immediately.

  • LAHS athletics: Sports contests nixed for the weekend

    Los Alamos Public Schools announced early this morning the athletic competitions for this weekend have been postponed.

    The effected events include swimming at Albuquerque, basketball here and at Bernalillo and the Bryan Sanchez Memorial wrestling tournament.

    The school said the basketball games will likely have to be rescheduled as they are District 2AAAA games. There was no word on the other events, but with swimming and wrestling soon to wrap up their seasons, it seems unlikely they will be rescheduled.

  • US intelligence on Arab unrest draws criticism

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence agencies are drawing criticism from the Oval Office and Capitol Hill that they failed to warn of revolts in Egypt and the downfall of an American ally in Tunisia.

  • Thousands in NM without natural gas service

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — With tens of thousands of people across New Mexico without natural gas service, Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday declared a state of emergency, ordered government offices be shut down Friday and urged schools to "strongly consider" remaining closed for the day.

  • Unemployment rate drops, job growth weak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The unemployment rate dropped sharply last month to 9 percent, the lowest level in nearly two years. But the economy generated only 36,000 net new jobs, the fewest in four months.

    The January report illustrates how job growth remains the economy's weakest spot, even as other economic indicators point to a recovery that is strengthening.

  • Emergency Shelter Locations

    Emergency Shelters
    Emergency shelters have been set up at these locations for residents unable to safely remain at home. These heated facilities will have cots, blankets, food and water, and other emergency relief in coordination with the Red Cross and/or National Guard.
     

  • LANL shuts down most operations in response to gas emergency

    Los Alamos National Laboratory will be closed Friday in response to the disruption of gas service in areas of New Mexico. Operations at the laboratory also will be curtailed over the weekend.

    LANL is requesting that employees stay away from the laboratory during the closure, with the exception of mission-essential personnel, who will be contacted by their managers for direction.

  • Gov. Martinez declares state of emergency, government offices closed Friday as natural gas crisis continues

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With tens of thousands of people across New Mexico without natural gas service, Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday declared a state of emergency, ordered government offices be shut down Friday and urged schools to "strongly consider" remaining closed for the day.

    Demand has soared because of extremely cold weather across the state since Tuesday. New Mexico Gas Company said rolling blackouts in West Texas also impeded the delivery of natural gas to New Mexico.