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Today's News

  • Last of 33 Chilean miners pulled safely to surface

    SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) — The last of the Chilean miners, the foreman who held them together when they were feared lost, was raised from the depths of the earth Wednesday night — a joyous ending to a 69-day ordeal that riveted the world. No one has ever been trapped so long and survived.

    Luis Urzua ascended smoothly through 2,000 feet of rock, completing a 22½-hour rescue operation that unfolded with remarkable speed and flawless execution. Before a crowd of about 2,000 people, he became the 33rd miner to be rescued.

  • Paula becomes Cat. 2 hurricane, threatens Cancun

    CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — A strengthening Hurricane Paula roared toward Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday.

    The hurricane smashed homes and forced schools to cancel classes in Honduras early Tuesday, then grew into a Category 2 storm with top sustained winds of 100 miles per hour (160 kph) on its way to the Yucatan, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said.

  • State Representative candidates' warchests nearly even as election draws near

    Democratic challenger Stephanie Richard and Republican incumbent Jeannette Wallace are locked in a heated race to represent District 43 in the New Mexico State House of Representatives. Based on the latest campaign finance reports filed with the secretary of state's office, the two candidates have almost equal amounts in their respective warchests heading in to the final weeks of campaigning.

  • Girls golf: LA finishes its fall season, takes 2nd at Jaguar Invite

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team wrapped up its 2010 fall season with a second-place finish at Santa Fe Monday.
    The Hilltoppers picked up their runner-up finish at the Jaguar Invitational Monday. The tournament was held at Santa Fe Country Club. The Hilltoppers shot a team score of 377.
    Los Alamos, which qualified for the Class AAAA state tournament this spring, picked up another state leg Monday. The more legs a team has, the more favorable a tee time the team receives at the state championship.

  • Boys golf: Toppers take 4th Monday at Santa Fe to finish fall play

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team finished off its 2010 fall golf season with a fourth-place finish at the Capital Invitational Monday.
    Los Alamos finished with a team score of 366, which placed them in the middle of the eight-team field at Santa Fe Country Club.
    The tournament was won by the St. Michael’s Horsemen, who shot a 324.

  • Volleyball: LA sweeps Capital Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team picked up its third straight District 2AAAA shutout Saturday.
    Los Alamos topped the Capital Jaguars Saturday night at Edward Ortiz Gymnasium, completing a sweep of the first half of its district season.
    With the 3-0 win, Los Alamos upped its district mark to 4-0.
    Los Alamos has now won three of its four district contests by way of shutout.

  • Fuller Lodge gets a new roof

    Rather than resort to filling Fuller Lodge with the pinging sound of water droplets meeting metal pots and pans, Los Alamos Capital Projects and Facilities Department is replacing the lodge’s roof.
    Dan Erickson, capital projects manager, said the last time Fuller Lodge got a new roof was 15 years ago.  Since then, he said the wood shingles have started to fail, meaning they were curling and cracking.

  • Police Beat 10-12-10

    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.

    Sept. 30

    6:32 a.m. – A 52-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone smashed the window on his vehicle parked at an apartment complex on Canyon Road overnight and stole personal electronic equipment from inside. The estimated loss is unknown.

    Oct. 1

  • What you can’t see could kill you

    A local family narrowly escaped death when carbon monoxide gas seeped into their home last year. The gas is invisible and odorless but did trigger an alarm, alerting the mother who woke her daughters and rushed them into the fresh night air. The source of that gas was never determined.

  • NNSA completes uranium fuel return campaign

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced the removal of more than 450 kilograms (more than 1,000 pounds) of Russian-origin highly enriched uranium (HEU) spent fuel from Poland.  
    The nuclear material, enough to make more than 18 nuclear weapons, was sent back to Russia in a series of five shipments over 12 months and marks the completion of the largest spent fuel shipment campaign in NNSA’s history.