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Today's News

  • Wrangling in the robots

    The evidence of the robot’s work was scattered all over the table. Small, charred bits of batter splattered the table and griddle and on the opposite side of the room, a mechanical arm carefully picked up a new pancake to flip it.

    Robots taking on breakfast duty was just one of several activities featured in the Fourth Annual Robot Rodeo, which was hosted by Los Alamos National Laboratory this week.

  • Northern New Mexico set for Memorial Day remembrances Monday

    The following Memorial Day events are taking place around Northern New Mexico on Monday:

    • Memorial Day 2010 will be observed at the Guaje Pine Cemetery at 11 a.m. The Knights of Columbus will host the event and Gary Ahlers, a member of the Knights of Columbus, will be the guest speaker.  A light lunch will be served at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 401 Trinity Drive following the ceremony. All are invited.

  • Primary Election day underway across New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It's primary election day in New Mexico.

    Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mountain time.

    Republicans and Democrats will make decisions on local, legislative and statewide races.

    GOP voters have five candidates to choose from in the governor's race. The winner will face Lieutenant Gov. Diane Denish, who is on the Democratic ballot unopposed.

    Only two primaries are contested for U.S. House of Representatives.

  • UPDATE: Activists send new boat to challenge Gaza blockade

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Pro-Palestinian activists sent another boat to challenge Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and Egypt declared it was temporarily opening a crossing into the Palestinian territory after a raid on an aid flotilla that ended with Israeli soldiers killing nine activists.

    The raid provoked ferocious international condemnation of Israel, raised questions at home, and appeared likely to increase pressure to end the blockade that has deepened the poverty of the 1.5 million Palestinians in the strip.

  • Update: No. 3 Al-qaida official killed with family

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Al-Qaida announced Monday that its No. 3 official, Mustafa al-Yazid, had been killed along with members of his family — perhaps one of the most severe blows to the terror movement since the U.S. campaign against al-Qaida began. A U.S. official said al-Yazid was believed to have died in a U.S. missile strike.

  • 06-01-10 Update

    Police Beat

      Cash and a cash register stolen from a restaurant and a trailer and other equipment stolen from Los Alamos County top this week’s Police Beat. Read the full report on Page 2.

    Voting

      Voting takes place today from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at designated polling locations throughout the county, only. There will be no voting at Mesa Public Library or in the county clerk’s office.

    ‘Planet 51’

      Los Alamos County Movies in the Park will screen “Planet 51” at

  • Crowded field in Lt. Gov. races

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Democrat and Republican voters were choosing their parties’ nominees for lieutenant governor Tuesday, selecting from a pool of state legislators and former lawmakers.

    In the GOP race, all three candidates have served in the Legislature: Brian Moore of Clayton, Kent Cravens of Albuquerque and John Sanchez of Albuquerque.

  • Three seats up for election

    ALBUQUERQUE — Three seats on the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission areup for grabs today in New Mexico’s primary and none of the races feature an incumbent.

    Land Commissioner Pat Lyons faced former state legislator and retired magistrate Robert Corn of Roswell in the Republican primary in District 2 in southeastern and eastern New Mexico. Lyons could not run for land commissioner again because of term limits.

  • Primary election 2010 has arrived

    Early and absentee voters cast 862 votes for their candidates of choice during the last 28 days. Ballots mailed in are not included in that tally. Those votes will be counted this evening, said Deni Fell from the County Clerk’s Office.

    Election officials aren’t sure what the turnout will be at the polls from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. today.

    “We don’t know what to expect but early and absentee voting appears to be light,” Election Manager Gloria Maestas said.

  • Breaking News: Smoky conditions due to blaze in Jemez Mountains

    Los Alamos Fire Department officials report that a wildfire in the Jemez Mountains has scorched about 100 acres and firefighters are working to contain the blaze. The wildfire is creating smoky conditions in the Los Alamos area.

    More details as they become available.