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Today's News

  • Be There 11-23-10

    Thursday
    The American Legion Post 90 will host this year’s Community Thanksgiving Meal. Dine on a traditional Thanksgiving meal from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the American Legion located at 1325 Trinity, that will include oven-roasted turkey, ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce and a dinner roll. The meal also includes a choice of apple or pumpkin pie. The meal is free, but any donations received will be used to support veterans’ activities. For more information call 662-7772.
    Dec. 3

  • Nominate a living treasure

  • Scouts camp out

    Scouts and leaders from Boy Scout Troop 122 at the top of the Mitchell Trail in September, after spending the night in Guaje Canyon. From left to right, Justin Holmes, Dylan Hite, Christopher Bond, Steve Mosier, Nikolas Torgerson, Trip Haynes and Alan Bond.

  • A new ‘START’ for women all around the world

    The so-called New START, the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia, is poised for an historic ratification vote in the Senate this year. Three more major international treaties are also lined up on President Obama’s ratification to-do list: the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, and CEDAW, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
    CEDAW is a landmark international agreement that affirms principles of fundamental human rights and equality for women and girls around the world.

  • A tough task indeed

    There is no doubt that Governor-elect Susana Martinez faces a difficult task. Not only does she have to put together an administration to operate (and hopefully improve) New Mexico’s sprawling government, she now faces a $450 million deficit that must be dealt with in the next legislative session.

  • Lunchtime crash blocks traffic on Trinity Drive

    A car crashed into the rear end of a pick up within the last hour on Trinity Drive.

    A passenger was transported to the Los Alamos Medical Center but no major injuries have been reported.

    Check back for more details on this breaking news story.

  • Police chief breaks up road rage incident

    While driving along N.M. 4 within the last hour, Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy came upon a scene resembling something out of an action movie.

    A truck was parked in the middle of the highway and the driver was wielding a 3-foot-long metal jack handle in the air.

    A bicyclist was clutching his bicycle in front of himself in a protective manner against the threatened blows from the rod.

    Check back for more details on this developing story.

  • Police Beat 11-23-10

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

    Nov. 11

    2:05 p.m. - A 28-year-old Jemez Springs man reported the alleged theft of an unregistered vehicle from his residence on Iris Street. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

    Nov. 12

  • WR Civic Center is big winner in CIP rankings

    The Capital Improvement Project Oversight and Evaluation Committee had a tough decision to make.
    With 16 capital improvement project (CIP) proposals vying for funding to undertake first-round studies, the committee set about the task of ranking the projects.
    The White Rock Civic Center emerged from the process in the number one spot.
    The committee ranked the different applications Thursday at council chambers.
    The final rankings for the remainder of the CIP proposals were:
    • A cover to the Los Alamos Ice Rink, two

  • WIPP receives recertification

    On March 24, 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) officially submitted the second Compliance Recertification Application (CRA) to EPA, initiating the recertification process for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant required by Congress.
    Recertification is not a reconsideration of the decision to open WIPP, but rather a process to verify that changes at the facility in the preceding five-year period comply with EPA’s disposal standards for radioactive waste.