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Today's News

  • NM governor makes statewide drought declaration

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — There's no question it's dry in New Mexico. Many argue that's an understatement, including Gov. Susana Martinez.

    The governor on Tuesday issued a drought declaration covering all of New Mexico, confirming what farmers, ranchers and municipal water utility managers already know.

    "Fire danger is high, water reservoirs run low and in some cases, we've seen towns like Las Vegas take dramatic steps to reduce basic water consumption in their residents' homes and businesses," Martinez said in a statement.

  • Police Confirm Missing Tucson Girl Was Abducted

    Police investigating the disappearance of 6-year-old Isabel Mercedes Celis have concluded that she was abducted. Celis was reported missing from her family's Tucson, Arizona home on April 21st.

  • Today in History for May 16th
  • AAA: Expect Packed Roads Memorial Day Weekend

    AAA released results from the company's annual summer travel survey on Tuesday telling drivers to pack their patience when they hit the roads this upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, because the roads will be packed.

  • Northern AZ Wildfire Grows, Prompts Evacuations

    Firefighters continued to battle a wildfire Monday in northern Arizona that has forced residents from their homes in the historic mining town of Crown King just weeks ahead of the busy tourist season.

  • LWV forum scheduled for Thursday

    New Mexico will hold its 2012 Primary Election on June 5. Although many offices will appear on the ballot, only five offices have contested primary races.
    In order to inform the electorate about these contests, the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos will host a forum Thursday at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos in the Lecture Hall in Building 2 to introduce the community to the candidates.  
    Refreshments will be served starting at 6:30 p.m. — along with a chance to meet the candidates — followed by the forum at 7 p.m.

  • Let the end-of-year insanity begin

    Yesterday I ate goldfish cheese crackers for breakfast. I think I carried my sandwich to several meetings until there was time around 2:30 p.m. to eat it. Welcome to May!
    All of the regular insanity is mixed with the increasing calamity of the rush at the end of the month.
    This is the time that I write down all of those good ideas — things that need to be done and things I am contemplating for the summer — or they will be lost in the shuffle and pile of papers that is accumulating on my kitchen counter.
    This may be the week of cereal for dinner or eating off paper plates so the kitchen can be clean when I go to bed at night.

  • Alpine climbing: The idiot’s guide to self-abuse

    Doug Shepherd’s mentors for Alpine climbing are proponents of “disaster style” alpinism, which led him to many failures on Alpine routes ranging from South America to Alaska. The Los Alamos Mountaineers will host Shepherd, who will present his most recent adventure in detail, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.
    “Given that every fool is bound to strike gold every now and again, my friend John Frieh and I recently completed a new route, ‘No Such Thing As A Bargain Promise’ on the Northeast face of Mt. Dickey in the Ruth Gorge in the Central Alaska Range,” Shepherd said.

  • Be There 05-15-12

    Today
    The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Christian Church, 92 East Road. The speaker will be Dr. Catherine Plesko. The May 2012 field trip will be to the Ojo Caliente area on Saturday. The goup will meet at 7:50 a.m. in the Sullivan Field parking lot. They will visit the Joseph mine and a large pre-pueblo Native American site. Contact Paul Bradley at Ppbradpp@aol.com for more details.

    Wednesday
     GeekOut Game night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games or play theirs. Bring a friend or meet new ones.

  • LA scientist heads to India for climate-monitoring research

    Manvendra Dubey, a Los Alamos National Laboratory climate scientist, has received a J. William Fulbright scholarship to conduct monsoon-related research in India.

    The Divecha Center for Climate Change and Center for Atmospheric Science at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, will host the researcher in late 2012 for several months.

    Dubey will give lectures on the role of atmospheric science in developing technologies to solve environmental problems, such as acid rain, air pollution, stratospheric ozone depletion and climate change. He will identify leading scientists at Indian institutions for collaborative research opportunities to expand atmospheric observations of air quality and climate change.