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Today's News

  • Anti-fraud arts, crafts law gets muscle

    ZUNI (AP) — Zuni silversmith Tony Eriacho stands behind tables of American Indian jewelry and crafts that are not what they seem.
    He picks up a necklace of Indian-style fetish animals made in the Philippines; dangles an earring with colored stones made of plastic; explains that what looks like solid turquoise is glued-together dust of turquoise and other rocks; uses a magnet to pick up beads supposedly made of silver, which isn’t magnetic.

  • American hiker Shourd begins her long journey home

    MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — An American woman released from Iran after more than 13 months in custody began her journey back to the United States on Saturday after asking her supporters to “extend your prayers” to her fiance and another American man who remain in Tehran accused of spying.

  • It’s official: twisters slammed NY

    NEW YORK (AP) — The storm that churned through New York City spawned two destructive tornadoes and a fierce macroburst with wind speeds up to 125 mph that barreled across a large swath of Brooklyn and Queens, authorities said Friday.
    The storm on Thursday evening toppled trees, peeled away roofs and killed a woman in a car who had just swapped seats with her husband.
    The fury of wind and rain that pummeled the area was New York City’s ninth and 10th tornadoes since 1950, the National Weather Service said.

  • Federal agency guns for weapons smugglers in seven U.S. cities

    PHOENIX (AP) — A federal agency trying to stop guns from being smuggled from the United States into Mexico for use by drug cartels has formed teams in seven American cities to combat the problem.
    The teams set up by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are a follow-up to earlier temporary groups of investigators who worked in Houston and Arizona and seized about 2,000 guns.

  • 09-19-10 Cone Zone

    Diamond Drive Phase 4

    Please use extreme caution when driving though the Diamond Drive work zone.
    Paving operations within the Phase 4 work zone are scheduled to begin this week. Traffic signage will be in place to ensure safe vehicular travel through the work zone. Delays in travel should be anticipated in these areas.

  • Sacred Harp

    Sacred Harp singers from Colorado and New Mexico will converge on Fuller Lodge for the 21st Annual Rocky Mountain Shape note Convention from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 25-26.
    Los Alamos resident Claire Singleton will be one of the performers during the two-day singing event. Singleton, originally from Oxford, England, has been a Sacred Harp singer, or shape note singer, for more than 10 years.

  • Collaboration results in artistic expression

    Editor’s note: Fran and Donny asked that their last names not be used in this story.

    Fran and Donny have been matched for two and a half years in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Los Alamos. Fran wanted someone to share her creative side with and Donny is a child with a creative side, so the two are a great match.

  • It’s time to show your ’Topper pride

    This is the perfect week to look at Asset number 24, Bonding to School. Welcome to Homecoming week, lets go Hilltoppers!
    On Sunday, the senior class will head up to LA Mountain to paint the rocks that form LA. If all goes well, the LA could be visible for miles. We should all rally as a community and have each person carry one rock up there and put it in place one summer.

  • ‘Geothermal energy: The real thing or a passing fad?’

    The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Christian Church, 92 East Road.
    The featured speaker will be Dr. Shari Kelley of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources. Her talk is entitled, “Geothermal Energy — The Real Thing or a Passing Fad?”
    New Mexico has much potential for low- to moderate-temperature geothermal resource development that will provide direct heating for buildings, greenhouses and aquaculture.

  • Sandia mourns death of former executive