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Today's News

  • County Council honors Huber

    Shirley Huber’s desk features a wide assortment of collectibles.
    Among the neat rows of painted dishes and statuettes there is a Charlie Brown figurine that is hugging Snoopy, a stuffed Eeyore toy and a long line of miniature cars resembling characters from the movie, “Cars.” It’s a collection that could be spotted in just about any home and after working for Los Alamos County for 45 years it seems the office has become a home for Huber.

  • Scientists gain protein factory understanding

    Theoretical biologists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have used a New Mexico supercomputer to aid an international research team in untangling another mystery related to ribosomes – those enigmatic jumbles of molecules that are the protein factories of living cells.

  • Update 12-02-10

    Toys for Tots
    Help the U.S. Marines by donating new, unwrapped toys for their toy drive. Items may be dropped off at “R” wing of Los Alamos High School, in the NJROTC building by Dec. 3.

    Fruitcake sale
    Los Alamos Chapter #63, Order of the Eastern Star, will sell Collin Street Bakery fruitcakes, apricot pecan and pineapple pecan cakes from 9 a.m.-
    4:30 p.m. Friday at Los Alamos National Bank. Other dates of sales will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Celebrating the sounds of the holidays

    From the musical ballet, the “Nutcracker,” to the sounds of carolers singing holiday classics, Los Alamos will celebrate the sounds of the holidays with a number of holiday-related events, including the three-day “Winterfest” event, Dec. 3-5, and concluding with its New Year’s Eve “Fire and Ice” celebration Dec. 31.

  • Be There 12-02-10

    Today
    The December Juvenile Justice Advisory Board Meeting
    will be from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Community Building, east end of Ashley Pond. Please plan to attend this event to thank Con Alma/Northern New Mexico Health Grant Group for continued support of JJAB and local agency programs.Pizza and refreshments will be served. There will also be a door prize.

  • South Korea's Lee slammed as weak on North Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans called President Lee Myung-bak "The Bulldozer" when he plowed into office nearly three years ago with vows to stop coddling North Korea with unconditional aid.

    These days, however, the nickname has started to ring hollow.

  • Tom Nagawiecki named to NMRC board

    Tom Nagawiecki, environmental services specialist for Los Alamos County, has been elected to the Board of the New Mexico Recycling Coalition.
    Nagawiecki coordinates public education and outreach for the County’s Environmental Services comprehensive waste and recycling programs that are provided to residents and the business community.
    Nagawiecki said, “I am very excited and honored to be on the NMRC Board. I look forward to being a part of such a strong and influential organization, and helping increase its strength and impact in the next two years.”

  • European Central Bank extends special crisis measures

    LONDON (AP) — The European Central Bank stepped up efforts to contain the continent's government debt crisis, as bank president Jean-Claude Trichet announced it would prolong measures to provide ready cash to banks and steady the financial system.

    Markets were initially disappointed Thursday when Trichet did not say the bank would go even further and increase its purchases of government bonds. The euro sagged almost a cent during his news conference.

  • Iran arrests suspects over scientist's murder

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian security has made a number of arrests in the case of the assassination of a prominent nuclear scientist, the country's intelligence chief said Thursday.

    Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi said the arrests have given Iran's secret services "new clues" about the people involved in the deadly attacks, which it blames on Western intelligence agencies.

  • NMED renews WIPP permit

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Environment Department has renewed the hazardous waste permit for the federal government's nuclear waste repository east of Carlsbad.

    The new permit for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant goes into effect Dec. 31.

    It is the first time the plant had received a permit renewal. The current permit was issued in 1999, the year it opened.