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Today's News

  • Weapons cache seized

    Rather than rush the home of a wanted man, Los Alamos police spent 19 hours negotiating with him intermittently by telephone before he suddenly walked outside to empty his trash at noon Thursday.
    Three police officers staking out the home at 1350 Bathtub Row tackled Richard Morse, placed him in handcuffs and took him to jail where he awaits transfer to Las Vegas, N.M. for psychiatric evaluation.

  • Resource issues pose a dilemma

    Some 35 officers and five reserve officers were mobilized to assist during Wednesday and Thursday’s 19-hour standoff with Richard Morse, said Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy said.
    “The bigger picture here is the lack of mental health resources in New Mexico,” Torpy said after Morse was safely in custody. “Police should never have had to be involved — this man should never have had to wait more than three months for a bed at the psychiatric hospital.”

  • Council drafts a new vision statement

    The Los Alamos County Council produced a new vision statement after conducting a three-day strategic planning workshop.
    Los Alamos County Council, county staff, the public and Facilitator Carl Neu met Monday through Wednesday at the Pajarito Cliffs site for strategic planning sessions.

  • Update 01-14-11

    Moonlight snowshoe hike

    Bandelier National Monument is offering a ranger-guided Moonlight Snowshoe Hike from 6-8 p.m. Saturday. There is no charge, but registration is required before the walk.   Participants need to bring their own snowshoes and poles, which can be rented at the Aquatic Center and a flashlight or headlamp. Dress in layers for the weather. For more information or to register, contact the Bandelier Visitor Center at 672-3861 ext. 517.

    CIP meeting

  • Security tight at funeral for slain Arizona judge

    TUCSON, Ariz. — One day after mourning a bubbly 9-year-old slain during the attempted assassination of a congresswoman, residents and fellow jurists gathered Friday at the same Tucson church to remember a federal judge.
    U.S. District Judge John Roll, who served nearly 40 years, had stopped by a supermarket meet-and-greet for Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Saturday when he was shot and killed, along with five others. Thirteen were wounded, including Giffords, who was shot in the head.

  • Religion listing 01-14-11

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

  • Bible Answers 01-14-11

    “I hear some people say they are ‘spiritual’ but not ‘religious.’  What do they mean?” — Judy

    The place to start is to ask your friends what they mean by this statement. Absent their response here, we can make a few general observations.

  • Just A Wag 01-14-11

    Porn probe set to wrap up
     Word is that the outside investigation into pornography allegedly downloaded from county computers at the Los Alamos Fire Department should conclude today.

    Clerk becoming fulltime?
    We have heard that a move is underway to switch the Los Alamos County Clerk post to a fulltime, salaried position. Stay tuned for updates.

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  • New homeowner sought for Habitat for Humanity house

    The Habitat for Humanity of Española and Los Alamos is looking for its next homeowner.
    Yvonne Maestas, director of operations, said the newest home will be located on N.M. 30, which runs through the Santa Clara Pueblo.
    This will be the eighth Habitat for Humanity house, Maestas said.
    The seventh home was able to be occupied just before the holidays.
    Habitat for Humanity offered the new home owner a great gift.

  • Gov't and AIG announce plan to end federal stake

    NEW YORK (AP) — The government and AIG, the giant insurer rescued with $182 billion at the depths of the 2008 financial meltdown, announced a plan Friday to end taxpayer involvement in the company over the next two years.

    As part of the plan, AIG paid back its $21 billion outstanding balance to the New York branch of the Federal Reserve. The Treasury Department will now own a 92 percent stake in the company and begin unloading stock on the open market in March.