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Today's News

  • Track the Storm: Weather Radar

    Click here to get an update on the latest weather radar.

  • Four die in New Mexico crash as blizzard hits area

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A major winter storm wreaked havoc on holiday travel across New Mexico as rare blizzard conditions shut down virtually all major highways in the northeastern quarter of the state and contributed to a fatal accident near the Texas border.

    Four people were killed and two others seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 60/84 east of Melrose, the Curry County Sheriff's Office reported late Monday. And throughout the day motorists in the state were left stranded in whiteout conditions that were expected to rage through the night.

  • No delays or closures reported for Tuesday

    The Winter Storm Warning has expired and the Los Alamos Public Schools will be returning to a regular schedule for Tuesday.

    "Tuesday, December 20, 2011 will be a regular school day and work day for all sites. All schools will start on time, and buses will run on their regular schedules," according to a statement posted on the LAPS website shortly before 5 a.m. this morning.

    Likewise, it appears the Los Alamos National Laboratory will return to a normal schedule Tuesday.

    The third winter storm of the season forced closure of both the schools and the lab on Monday.

  • Raw Video: North Koreans Mourn for Kim Jong Il

    Huge crowds in Pyongyang mourn the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.

  • Raw Video: Last US Troops Roll Out of Iraq

    The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border to neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday. Their exit marked the end of a bitterly divisive war that raged for nearly nine years.

  • Winter Storm Warning Until Tuesday morning

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST TUESDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET AND 6 TO 12 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL CONTINUE HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH TONIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF TUESDAY MORNING.

    * WINDS... NORTH WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

    * SNOW LEVELS... ALL ELEVATIONS ACROSS THE WARNING AREA.

  • Animal Shelter: Home for the Holidays 12-18-11

    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.
    Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, www.lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    We have a new color-coding system to help you select your perfect new family member. Check it out.
    Two for the price of one. This is an opportunity to double your feline pleasure.

    DOGS

    Buddy —Another young neutered male GSD-mix. Just waiting on shots. Very sweet and friendly.

  • Be There 12-18-11

    Today

    Author and chicken expert Patricia Foreman talks about her new book, “City Chicks,” at 2 p.m. at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.  Learn how to keep and employ chickens in small spaces.  

  • La Leche League meeting Tuesday

    The La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss, “Nutrition and Weaning” at their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Teen Room at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr.
    All interested, pregnant, or breastfeeding women are welcome to learn and share, through mother-to-mother support, the basics and benefits of breastfeeding.
    A lending library with books and audiotapes concerning childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition is available. Nursing babies and toddlers who have difficulty separating, are welcome.
    LLL is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing information, education, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

  • LAPS announces grant winners

    The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation has awarded grants to LAPS teachers in the twice-yearly opportunity to compete for funding of educational projects.
    Six of seven schools in the district submitted applications and all six of those schools received some funding for projects.
    The grants are written by teachers and educational faculty and must demonstrate creativity, prudence and a way to measure the benefit to students.