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Today's News

  • Spring forward, fall back... Daylight savings time ends this weekend

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — While you're resetting your clocks for the end of daylight savings time this weekend, you might as well check your smoke alarm batteries.

    That's the suggestion from fire departments around New Mexico.

    The Las Cruces Fire Department encourages residents to put new batteries in their smoke detectors when they adjust their clocks before bedtime Saturday. Daylight savings time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday.

    The fire department also suggests homeowners test their smoke detectors to ensure they're working.

  • Costco cheese linked to E.coli illnesses in 5 states

    ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — A cheese sold recently at Costco Wholesale Corp. outlets in five states has been preliminarily linked to an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 25 people, Costco and federal health officials warned consumers Thursday.

    The Bravo Farms Dutch Style Raw Milk Gouda Cheese was offered for sale and for in-store tasting between Oct. 5 and Nov. 1 at Costco stores in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and the San Diego, Calif., area.

  • The next step forward

    The long awaited Trinity Site Redevelopment moved closer to reality with the announcement that North American Development Group (NADG) would be the recommended developer for the 15-acre site that was previously  home to the Los Alamos Public Schools district office and a number of county buildings.
    For many years, it has been the dream of community members to turn the site into a commercial and retail zone. More and more, it looks like that is going to happen.

  • Y youth hoops program starting soon

    The Los Alamos Y will begin a recreational basketball league for girls with registrations being taken next month at their Iris Street location.
    The Los Alamos Basketball League (LABL) and the Y have worked together on scheduling, registration, promotion and the use of volunteers to assist the program.
    “Working with Chris (Stubben) is going to be a nice transition as the Y brings on the Girl’s only league to play along side the traditional YMCA Coed league,” Y Sports Director, William Hill said.

  • A look at how Los Alamos voted in general election

    Candidate or Issue    Party    Votes    Percent
    UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE - DISTRICT 3
    BEN R. LUJAN    DEMOCRATIC    4054    47.2%
    THOMAS E. MULLINS    REPUBLICAN    4541    52.8%
    GOVERNOR and LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
    DIANE D. DENISH    DEMOCRATIC    3926    45.3%
    and BRIAN S. COLÓN

  • Swinhoe honored as Rotary Club student of the month

    Natalie Swinhoe was recently honored as Rotary Club Student of the Month for October 2010.

  • 11-4-10 Be there calendar

    Today

    The November meeting of the Los Alamos Master Gardeners will be at 7 p.m. in the Nambé Room of Fuller Lodge.

     

  • ‘Sin Nombre’ focuses on gang life

    Gang initiations, loyalty and punishment take center stage in “Sin Nombre,” the next film in the line-up in Mesa Public Library’s Free Film Series, which this season focuses on films about crossing borders.
    Willy, aka. El Casper (Edgar Flores) finds security in knowing that his gang — his family — reaches seemingly everywhere, from southern Mexico and well into the United States.

  • Two-term councilor looks toward future

    A lot has changed in Los Alamos since Nona Bowman first sat down in a chair at the county council dais.
    Eight years ago, the boundaries for “downtown” were yet to be determined, and other zoning questions remained to be answered. A case in point: the Trinity site was designated to become residential.
    She described the infrastructure as bad, and there were far more power outages than what is currently being experienced. And not unlike today, the school district was concerned with state funding cuts.

  • Science may solarize windows

    A transparent, thin film capable of absorbing light and generating electric charge over a relatively large area has been fabricated by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory.

    Group Leader Oleg Gang of Brookhaven’s Soft and Biological Nanomaterials Division spoke about the project in general terms during an interview Thursday morning.