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Today's News

  • Seen at the Scene: Training for Disaster

    Debbi Maez and Terry Dubois recently did training exercises with  Maez’s Black Labrador Coalby. Maez and Coalby, recently certified, are now able to be deployed to massive urban disasters around the world.

  • Council to discuss Smart House tonight

    During the regular Los Alamos County Council meeting at 7 p.m. today at the community building, council will decide if it will exempt the county’s site plan/special use permit approval process for the Japan New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) Demonstration House.
    The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU), Los Alamos National Laboratory and NEDO are teaming up to develop “Smart Grid technology” in Los Alamos.  “Smart Grids” are new-generation electrical power networks that efficiently control and balance the supply and demand of power through digital information that integrates small and large-scale renewable energy sources.
    The Los Alamos Smart Grid project includes:

  • Sports Update: Roadrunners open season tonight

     

    The Atomic City Roadrunners will host their first Pace Race of the season tonight.
    The race is scheduled to be run on the Canyon Rim Trail. The 1.5-mile race starts at 6 p.m.
    The Atomic City Roadrunners host Pace Races weekly during daylight savings time hours. Runners usually have their choice of 1- or 3-mile course.
    For more information, call 672-1639

  • Schedule for April 5-9

    Tuesday

  • Track and field: LA's results from APS Invite Saturday

    Here are Los Alamos’ results from Saturday’s Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational:

    Girls

    Team scores
    1. La Cueva, 61; 2. Los Alamos, 58; 3. Cleveland, 39; 4. Eldorado, 37.5; 5. Volcano Vista, 34.5; 6. Manzano, 23; 7. Albuquerque Academy, 22; 8. Sandia Prep, 21; 9. Rio Rancho, 20.5; 10. Valenica, 19.5; 11. Cibola, 19; 12. Belen, 18; 13. Albuquerque, 16; (tie) Highland, 16; 15. Los Lunas, 13; 16. Bosque, 9; 17. Rio Grande, 9; 18. Sandia, 5; 19. Valley, 2; 20. Atrisco Heritage, 1; Bernalillo, Del Norte, West Mesa, no score.

    3200 meters
    Emily Pittman, 12:46.64.

    400 relay
    1. Los Alamos (Amy Neal, Madison Ahlers, Laura Wendelberger, Chase Ealey), 50.30.

  • Girls tennis: Toppers place third at tournament

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team placed third at its home-away-from-home invitational Saturday.
    Los Alamos hosted a singles and doubles tournament Saturday. However, because Los Alamos lacks a centralized location to hold a big tournament, it was played at Capital High School in Santa Fe.
    The Hilltoppers finished with nine team points in the tournament, which included three singles draws and two doubles draws.
    Not surprisingly, the Farmington Scorpions, the two-time defending Class 4A champions and the odds-on favorites to win again in 2011, easily claimed the team title. Farmington grabbed 30 points at the tournament, more than the next three teams combined. Rio Rancho’s Sue Cleveland finished in second place with 12 points.

  • Government bombardment pushes back Libyan rebels

    BREGA, Libya (AP) — Libyan government forces on Tuesday unleashed a withering bombardment of the rebels outside a key oil town, pushing them back despite NATO reports that nearly a third of Moammar Gadhafi's heavy weapons have been destroyed.

    The rebels managed to take part of the oil town of Brega the day before, aided by an international air campaign, but the rocket and artillery salvos unleashed on the rebels indicates the government's offensive capabilities remain very much intact.

  • Obama calls Boehner to White House to talk budget

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Tuesday it was still confident Republicans and Democrats could reach an agreement to fund the government through the end of the year and avoid a shutdown, while admitting frustration at the pace of negotiations.

    "We believe a deal is possible," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters.

    Carney spoke as President Barack Obama huddled with congressional leaders at the White House for talks aimed at reaching an agreement ahead of a Friday deadline to keep the government operating.

  • Ouattara forces seize Ivory Coast president's home--video extra

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Forces trying to install Ivory Coast's democratically elected leader seized the presidential home Tuesday and a senior diplomat said fighters were trying to coax the entrenched strongman out of a bunker.

    The diplomat also said that Laurent Gbagbo's closest adviser and longtime friend had abandoned him, leaving the bunker to seek refuge inside the French ambassador's home. The diplomat spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.

  • Japan sets new radiation safety level for seafood

    TOKYO (AP) — Fishermen who lost their homes and boats in Japan's tsunami now fear radioactive water gushing into the Pacific Ocean from a crippled nuclear plant could cost them their livelihoods.

    The contaminated water raised concerns about the safety of seafood in the country that gave the world sushi, prompting the government to set limits for the first time on the amount of radiation permitted in fish.

    Authorities insisted the radioactive water would dissipate and posed no immediate threat to sea creatures or people who might eat them. Most experts agreed.