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Today's News

  • Israel: Iranian naval vessels are provocation

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Iranian warships sailed from the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean on Tuesday, the first such trip in at least three decades, eliciting Israeli charges that Tehran is seeking to dominate the Middle East.

    The vessels headed toward Syria, but were expected to remain in international waters as they passed the Israeli coast.

  • NZ earthquake death toll at 75 as search continues

    CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Some screamed from inside collapsed buildings. One woman used her mobile phone to call her children to say goodbye. Others tapped on the rubble to communicate with those on the outside.

    Search teams using their bare hands, dogs, heavy cranes and earth movers worked frantically on Wednesday in one of New Zealand's largest cities to find survivors of a powerful earthquake as officials raised the death toll to at least 75.

  • New bill expands on NM’s Gift Act

    Rep. Brian Egolf, D-Santa Fe) and Rep. Nate Gentry, R-Albuquerque introduced House Bill 604 Thursday, which would bar registered lobbyists and major government contractors from making political contributions.

  • Hard at work at the stables

    Recently an individual uses a tractor to gather up horse manure at the North Mesa Stables.

  • Police Beat 02-22-11

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    Feb. 10

    9:41 p.m. – Robyn Vargas, 26, of Los Alamos was arrested on San Ildefonso Road on an outstanding Municipal Court Warrant for failure to appear and contempt of court.
    Feb. 14

    7:23 a.m. – Scott Irving, 40, of Los Alamos was arrested on an outstanding warrant on Trinity Drive.    

  • Update 02-22-11

    Field user meeting
    Spring and Summer Field User Meeting has been scheduled from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 24 at the Aquatic Center Training Room. For more information, call Kim Trujillo at 662-8173.

    Leisure pool meeting
    A public meeting regarding a potential leisure pool in Los Alamos will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 3 at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

    Public meetings

  • LANL infrastructure specialist testifies at Roundhouse on state natural gas disruption

    Speaking before the New Mexico House Energy and Natural Resources Committee Feb. 16, LANL scientist Loren Toole offered a technical overview of the”conceptual underpinnings” of New Mexico’s recent natural gas outage, an event that threw several thousand New Mexico households into a winter deep freeze for days.

  • Turning a negative into a positive

    The first week of February was a tough one for the animals at the Española Valley Humane Society. With frozen pipes, record low temperatures, no heat or water, the situation became so grim that about 78 animals had to be evacuated and placed into foster care.
    But what started out as a dismal week finished on an optimistic note for a few animals when their foster homes became permanent. Foster families adopted eight pets during the week and an additional 20 were adopted during the society’s special adoption event on Feb. 5.

  • LA boys win District opening nailbiter

    Los Alamos forward Bobby Sanders elevates for a layup during Monday night’s District 2AAAA tournament game. The Hilltoppers took on the Bernalillo Spartans at home in the tournament’s first round. The Hilltoppers will travel to Santa Fe tonight for a second-round contest.

     

  • Hudson chronicles combat at Iwo Jima

    Editor’s note: Second of a three-part series.

    After a day that saw U.S. forces incur tremendous casualties, Bill Hudson figured out pretty quick what all those ponchos were for.
    “They were for the dead bodies and obviously we did not have enough.” Hudson and his platoon somehow survived the first night on Iwo Jima.
    And they still had not seen any Japanese.
    That would change the following day.
    Hudson and his platoon were a couple of hundred yards inland.