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Today's News

  • Track and field: Results from the Class 4A state championship meet

    Here are the results from the Class 4A track and field meet. Athletes are from Los Alamos unless otherwise indicated.

    Girls

  • Afghan rally over NATO raid turns violent; 12 die

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Anger over a nighttime NATO raid flared into violence in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday as an estimated 1,500 people clashed with police and tried to storm a German military base in a protest that left 12 dead.

    The riot suggests more trouble ahead for NATO as upcoming troop drawdowns are likely to make the alliance increasingly reliant on quick-strike raids on insurgent hideouts. Such raids often produce results — most famously in the May 2 killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan — but deeply offend Afghans when they go wrong.

  • NM eases through financial crisis

    State government has gotten through its financial crisis reasonably intact. Revenue is showing some growth. There may be a little money left after the 2013 session of the Legislature. Huge challenges loom.
    This was the overall message from David Abbey, director of the Legislative Finance Committee, to the conference of the New Mexico Tax Research Institute. Abbey spoke in Santa Fe May 12 to about 75 of the state’s tax and policy professionals

  • Be prepared if 'The Big One' hits

    As events in Japan this past March showed us, Big Ones really do happen. Richter 9 is about as large as they come, an event so enormous it takes away the breath of even a geologist like myself.
    It’s no comfort to think that quakes of that same general size are likely along the western boundaries of the Lower 48 and also in the region where Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee come together. In short, major quakes here in the U.S. simply must be expected.  
    And there are other “big ones,” too. As we’ve seen this spring, tornadoes and flooding are most unfortunately a natural part of our world. And electrical outages sometimes shape the man-made landscape in which we live.

  • Stars come out to say goodbye to Oprah Winfrey

    CHICAGO (AP) — Oprah Winfrey wiped away tears as celebrity after celebrity surprised her during a farewell double-episode taping of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" that will precede her finale.

    "Thank you is not enough, but thank you," Winfrey told the crowd of 13,000 gathered at Chicago's United Center on Tuesday night for "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular." ''For your love and your support, thank you."

  • Diplomats: IAEA fears Iran hackers

    VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency is investigating reports from its experts that their cellphones and laptops may have been hacked into by Iranian officials looking for confidential information while the equipment was left unattended during inspection tours in the Islamic Republic, diplomats have told The Associated Press.

  • Baseball: Hall of Famer Killebrew dies of cancer

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Harmon Killebrew, the affable, big-swinging Hall of Famer whose tape-measure home runs made him the cornerstone of the Minnesota Twins, died Tuesday at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., after battling esophageal cancer. He was 74.

    The Twins said Killebrew passed away peacefully with his wife, Nita, and their family at his side. He announced his diagnosis just six months ago and last week Killebrew said doctors had deemed the "awful disease" incurable.

  • Council picks Hall as nominee to succeed Wallace

    The Los Alamos County Council chose one of their own as the nominee to replace late Rep. Jeannette Wallace in a special session Tuesday.

    The council voted 5-0 to submit Jim Hall as the county's nominee to replace the longtime state representative who died in April.

    Each of the three counties in District 43--Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval--will submit a nominee for consideration by Gov. Susana Martinez who can choose from the pool of nominees or the governor could reach out beyond that pool of nominees to make the appointment.

    Watch for more details on this developing story...

  • Class of '91 reunion

    The Los Alamos High School class of 1991 will have 20-year reunion events during June 24-26.
    For more information, visit www.
    classcreator.com/Los-Alamos-NM-1991, or contact Julie Gable at 602-320-8855.

  • Letters 05-17-11

    Sending some love to Afghanistan

    Our son Michael is now in Afghanistan. He’s at a very small, remote tent base up in the mountains of northeastern Afghanistan, known as FOB Finley Shields.
    They don’t have any shopping there, so here we go again with the shipping.
    We’ll try to send two packages each month for the coming year, through April 2012.
    They need men’s and women’s socks and toiletries. They’d like any old DVDs and contemporary country CDs. They’re requesting some stationery, cards, etc, with envelopes that they can use to send letters home. They also need pens and pencils.