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  • 'Unreal': Residents tour Colo. blaze devastation--Video Extras

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Melted bowling balls in the front yard were among the strange sights that met C.J. Moore upon her return Sunday to her two-story home, now reduced to ashes by the worst wildfire in Colorado history.

  • College Football Gets Playoff, BCS Is Dead

    College football will finally have a playoff. Come 2014, the BCS is dead. A committee of university presidents on Tuesday approved a plan for a four-team playoff put forward by commissioners of the major football conferences.

  • Today in History for June 27th
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  • Presidents Approve College Football Playoff
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  • LANL celebrates 1,000th TRU Waste Shipment to WIPP

    Gov. Susana Martinez was in attendance Tuesday but there was another governor that was just as thrilled to commemorate the 1,000th shipment of transuranic (TWU) waste from the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
    San Ildefonso Governor Terry Aguilar, whose pueblo borders the lab, had the distinction of being on hand for the first shipment back in 1999.

    “We can throw a rock across this area,” Aguilar said Tuesday at the TA-54 site. “This is important because this is our land and our people. People live here and cherish the land.”

    The domes where the waste was stored above ground inside Area G at TA-54 remains an eyesore for the pueblo.

    “But we cherish the fact that this waste is being removed,” Aguilar said.

  • Two-vehicle accident closes Truck Route

    The Truck Route was closed for more than two hours Tuesday following a two-vehicle accident.
    A Los Alamos County trash truck heading east and a car heading west crashed around 1:30 p.m., LAPD captain Randy Foster said.
    Foster said the driver of the car sustained injuries as a result of the crash. Foster said Tuesday night that dispatch told him that the driver sustained minor injuries and was going to be OK even though fire fighter had to cut the door off the car to get him out. The truck driver received only minor injuries.
    The driver of the car was transported to the Los Alamos Medical Center.

  • Police Beat 06-26-12

    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. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.

    June 14

    2:51 p.m. ­— A 45-year-old female Los Alamos caller reported cell phone theft. The phone was valued at $252. It was later recovered. Charges are pending.

    June 15

    1:06 p.m. — The Los Alamos National Laboratory reported that a tire had been stolen off a trailer at Technical Area 60. The estimated loss is $70.

  • State law aims to dig up chile fraud

    SANTA FE (AP) — A new law aimed at protecting authentic New Mexico chile is set to go into effect.
    The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that impostors of the state’s iconic agricultural product will be guilty of trademark infringement beginning Sunday thanks to a new protective law.
    The New Mexico Chile Advertising Act makes it unlawful for vendors to label fresh or processed chile as being from New Mexico unless it was actually grown in the state.
    Vendors subject to the law include groceries, restaurants, convenience stores, farmers’ markets and roadside vegetable stands.