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Today's News

  • Perceptions may have been altered

    During at least two public meetings where several designs of Trinity were proposed, the contractor, MIG, displayed a graph and explained that it showed how dangerous Trinity Drive is.
    That graph represented data found in a document entitled Environmental Assessment New Mexico 502 Improvement Project: Knecht Street to Tewa Loop Los Alamos County, New Mexico.  

  • Sweet and sour science

    I remember the first time I had sweet and sour pork.  It was New York City and the meat was soaked in that sugary vinegar sauce, guaranteed to hide the flavor of pretty much anything you wanted to cook.  
    My friends and I were delighted with an endless variety of food names we had never seen before; Moo shu, bean curd, chicken cooked by some military dude named Tso, and of course the sweet and sour.  It was all very delicious, but I’m not really sure what the meats were.

  • Officials: Chance of radiation hurting NM remote

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State emergency management officials say the possibility of airborne radiation from Japan causing health problems in New Mexico is extremely remote.

    The state's secretary of homeland security and emergency management, Michael Duvall, says federal agencies don't expect to see radiation at harmful levels reaching any part of the United States from Japan.

  • Fed clears way for some banks to boost dividends

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve on Friday cleared the way for some major banks to boost stock dividends, prompting announcements from JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and U.S. Bancorp.

    JPMorgan Chase said it is increasing its dividend to 25 cents a share from 5 cents, Wells Fargo hiked its dividend to 12 cents a share from 5 cents and U.S. Bancorp boosted its dividend.

  • Fishing report 03-18-11

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  • Men's basketball: Aztecs, Cougars moving on

    San Diego State 68,
    Northern Colorado 50

    TUCSON, Ariz. — Kawhi Leonard had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and second-seeded San Diego State survived Devon Beitzel’s scoring burst to earn its first NCAA tournament win.
    The Aztecs (33-2) had their hands full with the Bears of the Big Sky early. San Diego State pulled away behind its defense in the second half, holding Northern Colorado (21-11) scoreless for nearly 7 minutes.

  • Softball: Homer Time

    Los Alamos’ Emily Lucero is greeted by her teammates as she crosses the plate following her two-run home run in the first inning of Tuesday’s win over Moriarty. Los Alamos will play four tough opponents today and Saturday when it travels to the Farmington Invitational.

  • Sports update 03-18-11

    Gridiron Booster’s waffle breakfast is Saturday

    The Gridiron Booster Club will hold a waffle breakfast Saturday at the Masonic Lodge in Los Alamos.
    Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. and continues until 10 a.m.
    Tickets for the breakfast are $6. Proceeds go to benefit Los Alamos Public Schools’ football program.

    Atomic Man set for May 1

    Registration is open for the 2011 Atomic Man Duathlon.

  • Basketball: Coles, Vigil represent valley on 2011 North All-Star teams

    A pair of Española Valley Sundevils will represent their school at this year’s Class 4A/5A basketball All-Star Games.
    Sundevils Justine Vigil and Rodney Coles were selected for the North’s big school All-Star team for the 2010-11 season.
    Coles and Vigil led their teams to District 2AAAA titles in 2010-11, while Coles spearheaded a late run in the Class 4A championship game as Española Valley topped Goddard, giving the Sundevils their first boys basketball title in school history.

  • With aid slow to come Japanese fend for themselves

    KARAKUWA, Japan (AP) — There may be no water, no power and no cell phone reception in this tsunami-struck town, but in the school that serves as a shelter, there are sizzling pans of fat, pink shrimp.

    Relief supplies have only trickled into the long strip of northeast Japan demolished by a powerful earthquake and the wave it unleashed a week ago, leaving affected communities to fend for themselves.