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Today's News

  • Update 02-10-11

    ESB meeting

    The Environmental Sustainability Board’s meeting on Feb. 17 and has been rescheduled for 7 a.m., Feb. 24 at the Eco Station.

    DPU Board meeting

    The Board of Pubic Utilities will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 in the DPU Conference Room.

    Library Board

    Los Alamos County Library Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mesa Public Library.

    Fuller Lodge Board

    The Fuller Lodge Board will meet at 5 p.m. Feb. 17 in the CDD Conference Room 1.

  • Discovery Channel to film Los Alamos schools on Friday

    Discovery Channel will be conducting its filing for the upcoming Profiles Series about Los Alamos schools in two locations on Friday.
    Beginning at 8:45 a.m., the channel will be at the Mountain Elementary School to film different classes.
    At 10 a.m., the channel will shift its focus to the high school and Los Alamos Schools Chief Financial Officer John Wolfe said there is a full schedule.

  • Zipper Clause Leaves County Exposed

    A battle between firefighters and the county over an issue of direct dealing with union members fell in favor of International Association of Fire Fighters Local #3279 Wednesday.

    New Mexico Court of Appeals Judges Linda Vanzi, Jonathan Sutin and Michael Vigil upheld the decision rendered more than two years ago in First Judicial District Court.

  • Teen Center opening delayed

    The holidays and a personnel shuffle in the county attorney’s office in December contributed to the fact that the opening of the interim teen center has been delayed until Feb. 28.  County Council appointed County Attorney Randy Autio acting county administrator in early December, leaving the busy office with just two attorneys.

  • Gov frees up emergency funds for NM gas outage

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has signed an executive order that frees up as much as $750,000 in state emergency funds for costs incurred by state and local entities as a result of last week's natural gas outage.

    The state has received disaster declarations from 13 local governments within the last two days, and more are expected.

  • Arizona Sen. Kyl won't seek re-election

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republican Jon Kyl said Thursday he won't seek re-election to a fourth term in the U.S. Senate in 2012, creating another open seat as Republicans try to take back control.

    Kyl, the second-ranking Republican in the Senate, said at a news conference that it was time to give someone else a shot at the seat he's held since 1994.

  • Sports update: Pajarito set to reopen Friday

    Pajarito Mountain plans to reopen for skiing Friday, said Ski Pajraito general manager Tom Long.

    The mountain had temporarily suspended operations for the past couple of weeks because of a lack of snow.
    According to its website, the mountain has a base of 21 inches with seven inches of new snow in the past week.

  • Gymnastics: Tumblers' results from Precision meet

    Here are the Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers’ results from the Precision Gymnastics Meet Jan. 21-23 (name, division, vault score, parallel bars score, balance beam score, floor exercise score, all-around score; place finishes are in parentheses):

    Level 4
    Alyssa Hilger, Jr.-A, 9.325 (2), 9.35 (1), 9.20 (1), 9.325 (1), 37.20 (1).

    Charlotte Ulrich, Ch.-A, 9.25 (2), 8.35 (6), 9.20 (1), 8.90 (4), 35.70 (2).

    Bridget Toone, Jr.-A, 8.70 (7), 9.25 (3), 8.10 (8), 8.90 (5), 35.50 (5).

  • Girls basketball: LA hangs on to take overtime victory

    SANTA FE — Despite earning a comfortable 15-point victory in its first meeting against the Santa Fe Demons, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team wasn’t taking anything for granted Wednesday night.
    That turned out to be a good thing.
    With under 10 seconds remaining in regulation, Santa Fe’s Alix Jeantette, who hadn’t taken a shot all game long, buried a long-range 3-pointer to force overtime at Toby Roybal Gymnasium.

  • Egypt army takes control, sign Mubarak on way out

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's military announced on national television that it stepped in to "safeguard the country" and assured protesters that President Hosni Mubarak will meet their demands in the strongest indication yet that the longtime leader has lost power. In Washington, the CIA chief said there was a "strong likelihood" Mubarak will step down Thursday.

    State TV said Mubarak will speak to the nation Thursday night from his palace in Cairo.