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Today's News

  • Gingrich revamps campaign to deny Romney delegates

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is drastically reorganizing his money- and delegate-deprived campaign, scaling back a traditional operation to focus on low-cost social media and an effort to cajole delegates to back him over front-runner Mitt Romney.

    One-third of Gingrich's campaign staff has been laid off and his campaign manager has been asked to resign, Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond said Tuesday night.

  • Johnson's group to purchase Dodgers

    NEW YORK (AP) — One Los Angeles institution is buying another.
    A group that includes former Lakers star Magic Johnson and longtime baseball executive Stan Kasten agreed Tuesday night to buy the Dodgers from Frank McCourt for a record $2 billion.
    The price would shatter the mark for a sports franchise. Stephen Ross paid $1.1 billion for the NFL’s Miami Dolphins in 2009, and in England, Malcolm Glazer and his family took over the Manchester United soccer club in 2005 in a deal then valued at $1.47 billion.
    Mark Walter, chief executive officer of the financial services firm Guggenheim Partners, would become the controlling owner.

  • Ski Report 03-28-12

    Angel Fire

    44-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 57 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest

    Closed for the season.

    Pajarito

    Closed for the season.

    Red River

    Closed for the season.

    Sandia Peak

    Closed for the season.

    Sipapu

    39-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 13 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

    38-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 41 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Santa Fe

    46-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 77 trails and 6 lifts open.

  • Court: What's left of health law without mandate?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The heart of the Obama administration's health care overhaul hanging in the balance, the Supreme Court is turning to whether the rest of the law can survive if the crucial individual insurance requirement is struck down.

    The justices also will spend part of Wednesday, the last of three days of arguments over the health law, considering a challenge by 26 states to the expansion of the Medicaid program for low-income Americans, an important feature toward the overall goal of extending health insurance to an additional 30 million people.

  • Traffic backed up on truck route

    A three-car accident on the truck route snarled traffic for lab commuters tonight.

    According to deputy police chief Kevin Purtymun, dispatch was called around 5 p.m. He said the Los Alamos Fire Department responded and he did not know of any injuries.

    For more on the story, check Wednesday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Green party

    The Los Alamos Middle School Green Team celebrated the school board’s approval of an agreement for a community garden and greenhouse. The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and the Family YMCA oversee the Los Alamos Youth Food Project, which is sponsored by a grant from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board.

  • Assets in Action: Let kids learn from their mistakes

    Assets 30 and 31 top the list week as we look at responsibility and restraint.
    These may be two very perfect assets to look at just prior to spring break.
    First of all, you must show restraint in not eating all of the Girl Scout cookies that you purchase.
    It is however, the responsible thing to do, to buy the rest of these Girls Scout cookies while shopping at Smith’s, and get these young ladies back to their normal activities.
    Several times during the last week, I’ve had conversations with other parents about the need to let kids experience things in life, that later make them responsible adults.
    Sometimes you have to give kids the keys to the castle and see what they will do with them.

  • Be There 03-27-12

    Wednesday
     Campbell’s is offering an incentive for the month of March. For every five Campbell’s soup labels Ponderosa Montessori collects, they will get 100 extra points. Soup labels should be dropped off at Ponderosa Montessori, 304 Rover Blvd., by March 28.

    The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will host a community discussion in Room 1 of the Mesa Public Library at 6:30 p.m. The discussion topic is: “Finding Truth: Are Science and Religion Compatible?” As a primer for the discussion, participants are encouraged to read two recent Huffington Post articles: “Science, religion incompatible?” and “The Fall of foolish faith,” both published March 9. All are welcome.

    Thursday

  • Police Beat 03-27-12

    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.
    March 15

    9:59 a.m. — A 54-year-old male of Arvada, Colo. reported that he had been the victim of fraud between $250 and $2,500 on the 3000 block of Trinity Drive.

    10:45 a.m. — A 15-year-old Los Alamos male was arrested at Los Alamos High School for possession of a controlled substance.

    1:56 p.m. — A 51-year-old Los Alamos female reported that she had been robbed in the 40 block of Verde Ridge of less than $250.

    March 16

  • Council to be briefed on wireless options

    Information Technology Project Manager Estevan Gonzales will present wireless options for the proposed Community Broadband Network at Tuesday’s council meeting. Council requested a report on wireless potential during the project’s 60-day review. The meeting is at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers.
    Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher will present a report on options for economic development tax and business incentives, postponed from the March 20 meeting.
    The Department of Public Utilities will ask council for a resolution supporting New Mexico’s State Implementation Plan over the Environmental Protection Agency’s Federal Implementation Plan for reducing regional haze at the San Juan Generating station.