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Today's News

  • War of attrition

    Editor’s Note: This is the first of a three-part series.

    Bill Hudson says every time he watches the documentary about the Battle of Iwo Jima, he gets choked up.

    That’s understandable.

    The longtime Los Alamos resident took part in the battle for control of Iwo Jima; and miraculously, he lived to tell about it.

  • Espanola man gets 8 years for fatal DWI crash

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An Espanola man who was driving more than 100 mph when he ran a red light and killed a father of three young children has been sentenced to 8 years in prison.

    Prosecutors say 29-year-old Andrew Trujillo was drunk while driving home from his job at the Los Alamos National Laboratory on April 10 when he struck the Harley-Davidson ridden by Medanales resident Bruce Mondragon. A police officer had just clocked his sedan at 106 mph and was turning around to chase him when the crash occurred.

  • SF hospital ordered to pay $10.3M in neglect case

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A hospital has been ordered to pay $10.3 million to the estate of a man who suffered bedsores after hip surgery because of improper treatment.

    A Las Vegas, N.M., jury on Friday found that Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe failed to adequately treat Alfred Gonzales during his 2006 hospitalization. He later died of unrelated causes at age 57.

    The jury awarded $595,000 for compensatory damages and $9.75 million for punitive damages.

  • STORM SYSTEMS RAMP UP TO DELIVER RAIN, SNOW

    WINTRY WEATHER POSSIBLE ACROSS NORTHERN AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO OVER THE WEEKEND...

    A FAST MOVING SOUTHBOUND WEATHER SYSTEM OFF THE OREGON COAST AND A SECOND STORM NEARLY STATIONARY OVER THE TROPICAL EAST PACIFIC OCEAN WILL COMBINE OVER THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST LATE SATURDAY AND SWERVE EASTWARD ACROSS NEW MEXICO THROUGH MUCH OF THE UPCOMING PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND.

  • Emotion trumps sense

    We need a new State Question. Instead of, “Red or Green?” it should be, “How’re we gonna pay for that?”

  • Whenever the economy tanks, folks inevitably rein in spending

     

       

    So many expenses, so few dollars saved. That’s the dilemma faced by millions of Americans – everyone from struggling college students to young families saving for a down payment to baby boomers approaching retirement. 

  • Just a wag 2-18-11

    Under reservoir

    Word on the street says that the Army Corps of Engineers has discovered a wetland in the bottom of the Los Alamos Reservoir. 

    Now the wetland must be created elsewhere. 

  • NM's Bingaman becomes 3rd Dem senator to retire

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman shook hands of those congratulating him on his years of service, he turned to the crowd and said: "Sure seems like a wake in here, doesn't it?"

    The 67-year-old Democrat announced Friday that he would retire after the end of his current term, which ends in two years. The decision was the latest in a string of departures to hit congressional Democrats as they head to the 2012 elections.

  • Learn about wicca, paganism

    Starting Feb. 24, Our Lady of the Woods, a Wiccan coven serving Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Española and Northern New Mexico, will offer a six-week Wicca 101 course in Los Alamos. The six two-hour classes will be from 7-9 p.m. Thursday evenings at the Los Alamos Unitarian Church.

  • Church Listings 2-18-11

     

       

    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