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Today's News

  • Animal Shelter 12-19-10

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  
    Every cat is only $35 with an extended two-for-one sale.

  • Kirk learning the ins and outs of college hoops quickly

    ALBUQUERQUE — Even compared to the typically busy life of a college student, Alex Kirk stays hopping.
    Kirk, the former Los Alamos High School boys basketball standout, made a big impression on the coaching staff of the University of New Mexico and found himself in the starting five for the Lobos to start the season as a true freshman.

  • Make sure behavior keeps you cyber secure

    When Ben Franklin famously wrote, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” I’m pretty sure he wasn’t warning his readers about the perils of cyber crime. But in today’s world of phishing, shoulder-surfing and computer spyware, his advice hits home.
    It’s a sad reality that some people will rip you off if you give them an opportunity. Just as you take safety precautions when handling cash, so should you be vigilant when using credit or debit payment cards for purchases, whether the transaction is in person on online.

  • Richardson mulls gentleman rancher role

    “I want to remain in New Mexico and become a gentleman rancher.” That is Gov. Bill Richardson’s latest life-after-governor pronouncement.
    It occurred recently as part of remarks the governor made thanking the Governor’s Mansion Foundation for its efforts in furnishing the public areas of our governor’s mansion.
    First Lady Barbara Richardson also expressed thanks  and ended her remarks saying the couple plans to remain our neighbors, perhaps within a few blocks of the mansion.

  • Top Democrat predicts Senate will OK arms treaty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Democrat predicted Monday that the Senate will approve a new arms control treaty with Russia, but conceded that it will take "house by house combat" to collect enough votes from recalcitrant Republicans to prevail.

    The comments by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., came a day after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he would oppose the accord, complicating President Barack Obama's prospects for achieving his top foreign policy priority.

  • Heroin deaths among young worries NM officials

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials say they are worried about a statistically significant rise in the number of heroin overdose deaths among people under age 21.

    Health Secretary Alfredo Vigil says only about 2 percent of heroin deaths were in people in that age group from 2004 though 2007. But the percentage rose to 8 percent in 2008 and 12 percent last year.

    Vigil says in a statement that substance abuse prevention is key to preventing such deaths.

  • WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY THROUGH TUESDAY

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST TUESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR 2 TO 4 INCHES OF FRESH SNOW THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

    * TIMING... SNOW DEVELOPING THIS EVENING WILL INCREASE IN INTENSITY OVERNIGHT... WITH SNOW CONTINUING THROUGH MONDAY AND TUESDAY. ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL IS POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY.

  • WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SATURDAY

    The National Weather Service has issued the following advisory for Saturday:

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... EXPECT AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES OF FRESH SNOW THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

    * TIMING... EXPECT SNOWFALL THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON... WITH LIGHT SNOW CONTINUING OVERNIGHT.

    * WINDS... WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

  • Company recalls meat sent to NM businesses

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a company is recalling thousands of pounds of meat sent to businesses in New Mexico.

    The agency's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Friday that Dallas-based Winn Meat Co. was recalling 25,600 pounds of ground beef products that were improperly labeled and potentially adulterated.

    The agency says in a statement that the meat posed a low health risk and it has received no reports of illness linked to it.

  • Swimming: At 90, Miles still goes strong

    Many people celebrate their birthdays with cake. Dan Miles celebrated his birthday with a dip in the pool.
    Miles, who’s hardly a stranger to the water, went up and back the whole length of the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center 90 times for his 90th birthday last week.
    And, just the way any longtime competitive swimmer might, Miles was unimpressed with his performance.