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Today's News

  • Breaking News Eight Arrested in Anti-Nuke Protest at LANL

    An anti-nuclear protest at Los Alamos National Laboratory this afternoon led to the arrest of six men and two women.

    A national youth-led network working for nuclear abolition called “Think Outside the Bomb,” began their five-hour event with a vigil at Ashley Pond.

    The group of about 120 people then filed onto the far-right traffic lane of Trinity Drive marching west toward LANL. As traffic bogged down, police arrived in patrol cars and provided an escort of sorts in front, behind and somewhat along side the marchers.

  • Dangerous Ariz. escapees believed to be in Yellowstone area

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The search for two men who escaped from a private Arizona prison and their suspected accomplice has turned to the vast Yellowstone National Park area after one of the inmates was linked to a double homicide in New Mexico and efforts to find them intensified.

  • Police: 1 of 2 Ariz. escapees captured in Wyoming

    PHOENIX (AP) — Federal agents on Monday captured one of two inmates who escaped from an Arizona prison as he walked, armed with a handgun, outside a Wyoming church, and were still hunting for the other fugitive and a suspected accomplice.

    Convicted killer Tracy Province told authorities he was relieved that the manhunt was over when he was arrested around 6:20 a.m. in Meeteetse, Wyo., about 60 miles outside of Yellowstone National Park, said David Gonzales, the U.S. Marshal for Arizona.

  • Power Outage Update Local Power Outage Surpasses 12 Hour Mark

    Electric line crews continue to investigate a power outage at the East Gate commercial area, which began in 3 a.m. today.

    The Department of Public Utilities estimates that the outage is affecting 15-20 business suites.

    Crewmen have the underground fault isolated to within 800 to 1,000 feet of line, but this afternoon's rain is a hindrance, DPU said, adding that it's currently unable to estimate when power will be restored.

    Check back for updates.

  • Power Outage Update Linemen Locate Power Fault

    Department of Public Utilities crews have located the cause of the power outage in the East Gate commercial area that began at 3 a.m. today.

    The fault was discovered in an aged cable buried underground and is expected to be restored by 8 p.m. today, according to the DPU.

    Check back for updates.

     

  • Sports update

    LAHS football starts two-a-day workouts Monday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team will start preseason practice Monday.

    The team’s two-a-day practices will run from 8-10:30 a.m. and 2:30-5:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

    All practices will be held at Los Alamos High School.

    High school and middle school cross country teams to meet Sunday

    Los Alamos High School’s and Los Alamos Middle School’s boys and girls cross country teams will start preseason workouts Monday.

  • ‘Toppers prove commitment to football, community service

    The Hilltopper football team will kick off its two-a-day workouts starting Monday. The conditioning workouts will run from 8-10:30 a.m. with round two running from 3-5 p.m.

    The students along with their Gridiron parents have been hard at work on and off the field this summer.

    Their efforts began by embarking on some fundraising ventures including a bake sale, membership drive and two simultaneous car washes.

    The team is attempting to raise funds to purchase new jerseys, equipment and to pay for travel for out-of-town games during the upcoming season.

  • Flash Flood Watch in effect for area through Saturday evening

    The National Weather Service issued the following advisory Saturday morning:

    A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

    THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

    * A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS... CHUSKA MOUNTAINS... FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS... JEMEZ MOUNTAINS... NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS... NORTHWEST PLATEAU... SAN FRANCISCO RIVER VALLEY... SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS... SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS... WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS... WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND WEST CENTRAL PLATEAU.

  • Jobless rate unchanged, stuck at 9.5 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Private employers added new workers at a weak pace for the third straight month, making it more likely economic growth will slow in the coming months. The jobless rate was unchanged at 9.5 percent.

    The Labor Department said Friday that companies added a net total of 71,000 jobs in July, far below the roughly 200,000 needed each month to reduce the unemployment rate.

    Overall, the economy lost a net total of 131,000 jobs last month, but that was mostly because 143,000 temporary census jobs ended.

  • States respond in health care overhaul lawsuit

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Twenty states and the nation's most influential small business lobby plan Friday to file their response to the government's attempt to dismiss their lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

    The Justice Department in June asked a federal judge to dimiss the lawsuit, saying the U.S. District Court in Pensacola lacks subject-matter jurisdiction over some of the lawsuit's claims. They also said other parts of the lawsuit failed to state claims upon which relief can be granted.