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Today's News

  • Arizona suspect's behavior rapidly unraveled

    TUCSON, Ariz. — For four years, Jared Loughner was an unremarkable college student, commuting to classes near his home where he studied yoga and algebra, business management and poetry.
    But last year, his classroom conduct began to change. In February, Loughner stunned a teacher by talking about blowing up babies, a bizarre outburst that marked the start of a rapid unraveling for the 22-year old, who is accused of slaying six people and wounding 13, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
    After his first flare-up, campus police decided not to intervene.

  • Legislative Preview set for Fuller Lodge tonight

    The Los Alamos League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women will co-sponsor a Legislative Preview in Fuller Lodge tonight  from 7 to 9 p.m. with refreshments at 6:30.
    Members of the state legislature will face great challenges during the 60-day session that begins on Jan. 18.  Los Alamos County’s legislators  — Representative Jeannette Wallace and Senators Carlos Cisneros, Richard Martinez, and Phil Griego — have all been invited to discuss their priorities for the session.

  • Make a difference, volunteer

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is more than just a day off of work. It’s a day to serve those in and around the community.
    According to www.mlk
    day.gov, “The King Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, addresses social problems and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”  
    One way to bridge barriers and build a “beloved community” is to volunteer within the community. Volunteers are always needed to help various organizations in Los Alamos.

  • Santa Claus came to town

    Santa Claus (Pat Soran) dropped into the Kiwanis Pancake breakfast last month, where he visited with the children in attendance.

     

  • Be There 01-13-11

    Today
    The Republican Party of Los Alamos will elect the 2011-2012 County Central Committee and its officers at the Best Western Hilltop House. The County Contingent to the Republican Party of New Mexico Central Committee will also be elected. Republicans registered in the County of Los Alamos are encouraged to attend. Registration opens at 6:30 p.m. and closes at 7 p.m.  A meeting of the 2009-2010 Central Committee begins at 7 p.m., followed by Ward Caucuses and the County Convention. For information, contact JoAnn Johnson, 662-7981,  jajohnson710@aol.com.

  • Community announcements 01-13-11

    Calendars available

  • Archives move to new location

    Workers with Delancey Street Movers recently put Los Alamos Historical Museum’s archives into boxes. The archives, which were located at Fuller Lodge, had to be removed after a pipe burst last week. The boxes piled up as the historic archives were moved to the community building. The archives will remain there until the new county records and historical archives facility is constructed.

  • PNM requests relaxed renewable energy mandate

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico's largest electric utility is seeking a waiver from regulations that require the use of more renewable energy, saying it won't be able to comply next year without exceeding cost thresholds designed to protect customers.

  • BATHTUB ROW STANDOFF ENDS WITHOUT INCIDENT

    Los Alamos Police have successfully concluded negotiations with a local man who had barricaded himself inside a residence at 1350 Bathtub Row. Police subdued Richard Morse shortly before noon when he left his residence to dispose of some trash.

    Police officials said Morse, 75, had threatened to shoot police, but that no shots were fired since the situation began unfolding at about 5 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

  • Higher energy and food costs lift wholesale prices

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A spike in oil and food costs pushed wholesale prices up last month by the biggest amount in nearly a year, a trend that could threaten the still-fragile global economy.

    The Producer Price Index, which measures price changes before they reach consumers, rose 1.1 percent in December, the Labor Department said Thursday. That was up from a 0.8 percent rise in November and was the largest increase since January 2010.