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Today's News

  • Coblentz wins Dog Jog Logo contest with unique design

    Amaya Coblentz, a third-grader at Aspen School, is the winner of the 2011 Dog Jog Logo Contest. Eight-year-old Coblentz, the daughter of David and Kristine Coblentz, is the contest’s youngest-ever winner.
    She is also the first contestant ever to picture a cat cheering on the dogs. Coblentz’s design will be printed on all official Dog Jog T-shirts.
    Other winners in the contest are:
    • 2nd place: Valerie Li, 4th grader, Piñon School;
    • 3rd place: Eleanor Rightley
    • 4th place: Brigham Leikness

  • A lesson in equality and social justice

    This week, Assets In Action focuses on asset number 27, equality and social justice. This means that a young person places high value on promoting equality and reducing hunger and poverty.
    This couldn’t come at a better time because the month of March usually finds Assets In Action working with the local schools and a March on Hunger.
    This year, Los Alamos Middle School, along with Aspen, Chamisa and Mountain Elementary schools, are working to benefit a local food program and to support a LAMS student project to benefit the Los Alamos Animal Shelter.

  • Clinton: No interest in job if Obama wins 2nd term

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she does not want to stay in her job if President Barack Obama wins a second term in 2012.
    The nation’s top diplomat also firmly said she neither has plans to mount another White House bid nor interest in other posts, such as vice president or defense secretary.

  • Officials: No radiation danger to U.S.

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Thursday that radiation leaking from the crippled Japanese nuclear complex does not present a danger to the western United States or its Pacific territories at this time. Officials also defended a proposed 50-mile evacuation zone for American troops and citizens in Japan.

  • Update 03-17-11

    St. Patty’s dinner
    A St. Patrick’s Day dinner to benefit the U19 Girls Rugby team will be at 5:30 p.m. today at the Elk’s Lodge. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

    CIP business meeting
    The Capital Improvement Projects business meeting will be at 5:15 p.m. today at the Community Building Council Chambers.

    Celtic Fire
    An Irish music and dance show will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Duane Smith Auditorirum. Tickets are available at CB Fox.

    Garden Club

  • Japanese choppers dump water on stricken reactors

    ZAO, Japan — Japan deployed military helicopters, high-pressure water cannons and fire trucks in an increasingly desperate attempt to cool an overheated nuclear complex as U.S. officials warned the situation was deteriorating.
    While the choppers flew combat-style missions to dump batch after batch of seawater onto a stricken reactor, plant operators said they were close to finishing a new power line that could restore cooling systems and ease the crisis at the Fukushima Dai-ichi complex on the country’s northeast coast.

  • Legislators send budget to governor

    SANTA FE — The Legislature is sending Republican Gov. Susana Martinez a $5.4 billion state budget that will cut government spending by 2.7 percent next year.
    The measure cleared its final legislative hurdle late Wednesday when the House voted 36-32 to accept a Senate-passed version of the budget.
    The budget will cut spending on education and general government programs by about $152 million in the fiscal year that starts in July.
    Martinez has until early April to decide whether to sign or veto the bill or reject specific spending items.

  • Traffic woes hit LA area

    Difficulties encountered in wiring a temporary traffic signal at the intersection of Diamond and Trinity compounded by sinkhole repairs on the Main Hill Road were the culprits behind long traffic delays plaguing drivers in Los Alamos early Wednesday afternoon.

    Around noontime, cars attempting to go west were lined up from Diamond Drive to Knecht Street on Trinity and also along Central Avenue on the westbound side to Knecht Street.

  • Police cases inch closer to closure

    A major reason for the extensive delay in wrapping up local police cases is the fact that the state’s forensics lab is dealing with a backlog of 500 cases, according to police.

    The Scientific Laboratory Division within the state Department of Health blames a U.S. Supreme Court ruling and a staffing shortage for the backlog, according to an Associated Press report.

  • Officials: No radiation danger to US, territories

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Thursday that radiation leaking from the crippled Japanese nuclear complex does not present a danger to the western United States or its Pacific territories at this time. Officials also defended a proposed 50-mile evacuation zone for American troops and citizens in Japan.