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Today's News

  • Eye on unrest, Iraq PM says he won't seek 3rd term

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will not run for a third term in 2014, an adviser said Saturday, limiting himself in the name of democracy while keeping a wary eye on the popular anger at governments across the Middle East.

  • Gov. Martinez issues update on natural gas crisis

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez released a statement Friday updating the status of the state's natural gas crisis:

    "While we are still dealing with natural gas shortages across the state, the process is underway for restoring supplies and service to affected communities," said Governor Martinez. "Thanks to the generosity of our fellow New Mexicans, only 27 people were forced to stay in emergency shelters statewide last night, even though roughly 32,000 of us were without natural gas service.

  • Bandelier National Monument closed through this weekend

    Superintendent Jason Lott has announced that Bandelier National Monument will stay closed this weekend, February 4 through 6, because the main water supply has frozen, and to help prevent potential complications due to the statewide energy crisis. All non-essential staff have been dismissed from the monument. Remaining staff will be monitoring the situation, and will work to restore water to the park when the pipeline system begins to thaw.

  • Just A Wag 02-04-11

    New LANL director buzz        

    The name most often heard of those being bantied about to replace retiring Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Mike Anastasio is LANL Weapons Program Associate Director Charles McMillan ... stay tuned.

    Post Office accolades

    Residents are singing praises about now receiving their mail before 5 p.m., and while the Los Alamos Monitor has yet to hear from the local postmaster or Albuquerque post office officials - we’re glad the delivery glitch is fixed.

  • Cupid's sweet lament

    The Chocolate Doo Doo Drop gift bag. Now, I bet you never had anyone start off a conversation by saying that, eh?
    A chocolate doo doo drop is an extruded pile of milk chocolate “attractively packaged and nestled on a small pile of green grass” and wrapped in cellophane. The perfect gift for that special friend who gave you that yellow and purple checkered sweater for Christmas.
    Of course, if $30 a pound for “extruded” chocolate is a bit more than you want to spend, there are other organic options.

  • Good customer service is business no-brainer

    Mistakes happen, but good customer service is one way to set a business apart.
    Owners need to build and maintain a stellar perception of their companies so that conversation about it is always positive.
    This is especially important for startup companies, which are more likely to experience stiff competition from entrenched organizations already in the marketplace.
    A savvy owner of a startup business will do research to make sure there is a market for any product before launching it; what customers want from it; and how to price it.

  • Bible Answers 02-04-11

    “I’ve heard this term used before but I am not sure what it means: ‘Slain in the Spirit.’ Does the Bible say anything about this?”— Billie

  • Religion listings 02-04-11

    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.

  • Rush for gas

    With the cold and the threat of a natural gas shortage, Los Alamos drivers flock to the pumps at the Conoco station Thursday.

  • Giffords' astronaut husband decides to fly shuttle

    CAPE CANAVERAL — The astronaut husband of wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will head to space in April, a stunning decision coming almost one month to the day that his wife was shot through the head.
    The congresswoman not only survived, but by all accounts she is making good progress in rehab in Houston, where husband Mark Kelly will resume training Monday for shuttle Endeavour’s final voyage. One doctor has described her recovery as “lightning speed.”