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Today's News

  • Wildfires burn across state

    LUNA — A massive wildfire in eastern Arizona is burning more acres than the largest in state history, although some of that area is in New Mexico, where flare-ups that skipped along treetops Tuesday threatened a small mountain town.
    The Wallow Fire has burned more than 733 square miles since Memorial Day weekend. Fire spokesman John Helmich said Tuesday morning it’s not yet certain whether the acreage that has burned in Arizona makes it larger than the 2002 Rodeo-Chediski fire, which burned 732 square miles, destroyed 491 buildings and cost about $400 million to fight.

  • Agreement with Trinity Site developer nears

    Negotiations between Los Alamos County and the North American Development Group (NADG) for the Trinity Site Revitalization Project is nearing completion. Randy Autio, Acting County Administrator, expects to have a tentative agreement hammered out by the end of June.

    The council approved the selection of NADG in November 2010, and directed staff to enter into negotiations for a ground sublease and development agreement.

    The original deadline was May 1. Negotiations were not complete, but the county and NADG had reached agreement on a number of key points and staff apprised council they were confident an agreement could ultimately be reached. Council voted to extend the deadline 60 days on April 19.

  • Happy Flag Day

    Today is Flag Day and there will be a celebration at 6 tonight at the Elks Lodge. This was the scene Tuesday morning outside the Elks Lodge on Trinity Drive.

  • Elevated radon levels detected at school district's new HQ

    A radon issue in the basement of the school district’s new headquarters has resulted in the relocation of a staff person to an upper level office.

    “In the early environmental testing last October and November, the radon levels did not bubble up,” Superintendent Gene Schmidt said. “There were mold issues in the corners of the basement and some concerns with water damage on ceiling tiles that the inspectors felt were easily correctable. But because the radon came up above 4, (4.0 pCi/L, picoCuries per liter of volume of air) and we’d like it to be below that, for the safety of our employees we had a second test conducted and got the results back on May 18.”

  • Hockey: Bruins force Game 7

    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins left their home ice for the final time in a jubilant line, waving and clapping back at the adoring Garden crowd. Tim Thomas returned for one last loop as the first star in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals, triumphantly waving his stick above his head.
    With three blowout victories at home in the Stanley Cup finals, the Bruins picked a wonderful way to leave town for the last time this season.
    Brad Marchand, Milan Lucic and Andrew Ference scored in the first 8:35 to chase Roberto Luongo from another game in Boston, and the Bruins sent the Stanley Cup finals to a decisive seventh game with a 5-2 victory over the Canucks on Monday night.

  • Sports Update 06-14-11

    Father's Day tourney sign-ups end today

    Los Alamos Golf Course will host its annual Father/Son/Daughter tournament Sunday.
    The tournament features handicap and non-handicap flights. The handicap flight is 2-person best ball play, while the non-handicap flights are 2-5 person scrambles. The handicap flight has an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start while the other flights will tee off in the afternoon.
    Price for participation is $25 and includes lunch but does not include greens fees or golf cart.
    Registration deadline is today. Call 662-8139 for more information.

  • Topes Notes 06-14-11

    Isotopes win fourth straight

  • Mountain biking: Results from the 2011 Pajarito Punishment

    Here are the results from the 2011 Pajarito Punishment. Bikers are from Los Alamos unless otherwise noted.

    Pro/Semi-Pro Men

    1. Damian Calvert, Albuquerque, 1:41:52; 2. Cameron Brenneman, Albuquerque, 1:42:33; 3. Michael McCalla, Santa Fe, 1:43:49; 4. Colton Andersen, Durango, Colo., 1:49:51; 5. Jens Nielsen, Albuquerque, 1:50:20; 6. John Searles, Albuquerque, 1:50:21; 7. Eric Emsky, Durango, Colo., 1:50:57.

    Pro Women

    1. Nina Baum, Albuquerque, 2:10:33.

    Expert Sr. Men, 19-29

    1. David Vaughn, Carlsbad, 2:02:34; 2. Brent Gillespie, Albuquerque, 2:05:07; 3. Paul Pacillas Jr., El Paso, Texas, 2:19:58; 4. Jeremy Bradley, Albuquerque, 2:32:00.

    Expert Sr. Men, 30-39

  • Boehner adds to calls for Weiner resignation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday joined President Barack Obama and a chorus of other Democrats in suggesting that Rep. Anthony Weiner resign, while a member of Weiner's New York congressional delegation said she expects him to quit soon.

    Boehner, who until now has let Democrats wrestle with Weiner's sexually charged messages and photos to several women, responded with a one-word answer when reporters asked whether Weiner should quit.

    "Yes," he responded.

  • Huntsman getting into GOP race

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, a Republican who until the spring served as President Barack Obama's ambassador to China, is running for president, officials said Tuesday.

    The Republican planned to formally announce his intentions June 21 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, with the Statue of Liberty in the background, these officials familiar with Huntsman's thinking told The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity to avoid publically pre-empting Huntsman. He was set to suggest as much later Tuesday in an appearance in New York City.