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Today's News

  • Bin Laden's neighbors noticed unusual things--video extra

    ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan (AP) — When a woman involved in a polio vaccine drive turned up at Osama bin Laden's hideaway, she remarked to the men behind the high walls about the expensive SUVs parked inside. The men took the vaccine, apparently to administer to the 23 children at the compound, and told her to go away.

    The terror chief and his family kept well hidden behind thick walls in this northwestern hill town they shared with thousands of Pakistani soldiers. But glimpses of their life are emerging — along with deep skepticism that authorities didn't know they were there.

  • LALT presents 'Five Women Wearing the Same Dress'

    A letter from a bridesmaid.

    Hey Tracy,
    I received your request to be in your wedding. I honestly can’t believe you asked me. So you are going to marry Scott McClure — all I can say is that is an interesting choice. Well, of course I will be in your wedding since we are old friends. How have you been? I really haven’t talked to you in years.
    I really want to see these dresses that we will be wearing. You know I’m a little self-conscious, so please try to make it something figure-flattering. What will the groomsmen be wearing? I certainly hope that you don’t have any bald groomsmen. That will make for very unattractive wedding photos.

  • Be There 05-03-11

    Wednesday
    The Brown Bag Series presents a Flute and Friends concert at noon at Fuller Lodge.

    Three newly elected Los Alamos County Councilors, Geoff Rodgers, Jim Hall and Ron Selvage, will discuss their vision for future development in Los Alamos County at the Sierra Club meeting at 7 p.m. in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms of the Mesa Public Library.
    Thursday
    The Los Alamos Farmers’ Market opens at 7 a.m. and runs every Thursday morning through October in the Mesa Public Library parking lot.

    Los Alamos Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Those interested in the Lions Club should call Dennis Wulff at 672-9563 or email drwulff47@aol.com.

  • Art swap is a chance to clean out the closet

    Artists, hobbyists and enthusiasts are all invited to clean out their closets and join in some fun from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 21 at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.
    PEEC, Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery, Fuller Lodge Art Center and Village Arts are teaming up to offer the community a chance to get together and swap everything and anything artistic.
    “We’re publicizing the swap early to give everyone plenty of opportunity to clean out those closets and cabinets,” said PEEC program director Katie Watson.
    The event is free and is designed to give artists and creators a chance to mingle and a chance for materials and art treasures to be discovered.

  • Police Beat 05-03-11

    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.   
    April 19

    11:13 a.m. – Aaron Roybal, 19, of Espanola was arrested on Trinity Drive on an outstanding District Court Warrant out of Santa Fe.
    April 21

    12:26 p.m. – A 31-year-old Los Alamos woman reported a shoplifting incident at 3801 Arkansas St. The estimated loss is less than $100.    
        
    2:26 p.m. – An employee reported that someone damaged property at 127 East Gate Dr. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

  • U.S. rejoices at bin Laden's demise

    WASHINGTON — After nearly a decade of anger and fear, America rejoiced Monday at the demise of Osama bin Laden, the terror mastermind behind the horrific 9/11 attacks.
    Navy SEALs who killed the world’s most-wanted terrorist seized a trove of al-Qaida documents to pore over, and President Barack Obama laid plans to visit New York’s ground zero.
    Bin Laden, killed in an intense firefight in a daring raid at his fortified hideout in Pakistan, was hunted down based on information first gleaned years ago from detainees at secret CIA prison sites in Eastern Europe, officials disclosed.
    His body was quickly taken away for burial at sea, but not before a DNA match was done to prove his identity.

  • Update 05-03-11

    Council meeting
    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 tonight at the Community Building.

    Advisory Board meeting
    Fuller Lodge/Historic Districts Advisory Board will meet from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Curtis Room at Fuller Lodge.

    Hadassah
    National President of Hadassah Marcie Natan will be the guest speaker at a lunch, noon to 2 p.m., Sunday at the Hilltop House Hotel. For reservations call 992-1416 or 662-2397.

  • PEEC feels the pinch from variety of sources

    For the past several years, Pajarito Environmental Education Center has offered nature classes from its location on Orange Street, in a building leased from Los Alamos Public Schools, but that could soon change.
    During Thursday night’s school board meeting at Piñon Elementary in White Rock, PEEC Director Chick Keller spoke to the board about the need to expand and other obstacles that PEEC faces in its current location.
    Keller said one of the problems is cramped space, but also mentioned that leasing the building restricts the scope of activity mainly to Los Alamos schools. He also said innovations and improvements are not possible as a tenant.

  • CRC mulls mayoral powers for council chair

    Work to clarify the relationship between Los Alamos County Council and Los Alamos County Administrator in the county charter is progressing after Monday night’s Charter Review Committee meeting.

    “Everyone is in agreement that the council is responsible for policy and the county administrator and staff is responsible for implementing it,” committee member Kyle Wheeler said.

    She added the charter committee is trying to develop language that would limit the council’s ability to tell the administrator how to implement policy.

  • A time to celebrate

    Just arriving in D.C. from New Mexico at about 10:30 p.m., I almost missed the announcement that bin Laden was dead.