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Today's News

  • County launches pile burning initiative

    After a two-year break, pile burn operations aimed at reducing the impacts of wildfire will resume on county land this week.
    The Los Alamos County Parks Division and the Santa Fe National Forest plan to continue maintenance burning in Pueblo, Bayo, and Walnut canyons beginning Thursday.
    “We’re anticipating a dry spring and we’d like to remove as much wildland fuel as we can while it remains cold and there is snow on ground,” said Craig Martin, Los Alamos County Open Space Specialist.

  • Police Beat 01-11-11

    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.

    Dec. 30

    10:02 – Andrew Hime, 46, of Los Alamos was arrested and charged with two counts of battery on a household member and one count of assault against a household member.
     
    Dec. 31

  • Artist takes a skip through Ethiopia

    A photographic journey through Ethiopia is currently on display at Village Arts, located at 216 DP Road.
    The exhibit features work by local artist, Brandon Stone, as well as the photography of fellow travelers.  
    An opening reception is planned from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, where the artist will be present to speak about his work and his plans to return to Ethiopia.

  • Community annoucements 01-11-11

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  • Be There 01-11-11

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  • December shows unusual temperatures

    Surprisingly, December was warm, as was 2010 overall.
    The incredibly cold temperatures we experienced around New Year’s Eve and Day make it hard to believe, but December was quite a bit warmer than average.
    The average temperature in Los Alamos and White Rock was 35 and 34 degrees, respectively, where 29-and-a-half is the norm for December in both towns.
    The Los Alamos average for 2010 overall was 49 degrees, half a degree warmer than the 1981 through 2010 average.

  • Verizon to start selling iPhone on Feb. 10

    NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Wireless made the long-awaited announcement Tuesday that it will start selling a version of the iPhone 4 on Feb. 10, giving U.S. iPhone buyers a choice of carriers for the first time.

    Since its 2007 debut, Apple Inc.'s phone has been sold exclusively for AT&T's network in the U.S.

  • NM veterans receiving scam phone calls

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico VA Health Care System is warning veterans not to give out personal information over the phone.

    The VA in Albuquerque says several veterans who have been patients have received phone calls from an individual claiming to be from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Veterans Affairs officials say the agency is not making the calls, and they are warning veterans that it's a scam.

  • Hamas tells other Gaza militants to stop attacks

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The militant Hamas rulers of Gaza appealed to other armed Palestinian groups in the territory Tuesday to halt a recent spike in violence, fearing an all-out Israeli invasion in response.

  • Neighbor: Parents of shooting suspect devastated

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The parents of a man charged with trying to assassinate an Arizona congresswoman are devastated and guilt-ridden, a neighbor said, mourning their own tragedy as Tucson residents prepare Tuesday for a week of funerals and a visit from the president.

    Jared Loughner's mother has been in bed, crying nonstop since Saturday, neighbor Wayne Smith, 70, told KPHO-TV. Amy and Randy Loughner want to know where they went wrong with their 22-year-old son, who is charged with trying to kill U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killing a federal judge.