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Today's News

  • North, South Korea exchange fire; 2 marines killed

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire Tuesday after the North shelled an island near their disputed sea border, killing at least two South Korean marines, setting dozens of buildings ablaze and sending civilians fleeing for shelter.

    The skirmish began when Pyongyang warned the South to halt military drills in the area, according to South Korean officials. When Seoul refused, the North bombarded the small South Korean-held island of Yeonpyeong, which houses military installations and a small civilian population.

  • JUDGE HALTS MUNI VOTE

    SANTA FE — The hotly contested issue regarding the legality of a citizen vote on the question of whether to reconstruct the municipal building on its original site at Ashley Pond has been decided – at least in the short term – there will be no election.

    District Court Judge Barbara Vigil ruled Monday to grant plaintiffs Christine and George Chandler’s request for a preliminary injunction to stop the special election on the grounds that it is illegal.

  • Winter Weather Advisory issued for much of the area

    The National Weather Service has issued the following advisory for much of the area today:

  • Humanitarian conference draws women from across Northern NM

    On Sept. 25, the Santa Fe Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Relief Society, an organization in the church for women ages 18 up, held their annual Humanitarian Conference.
    The conference was in Santa Fe and brought over 130 women from congregations throughout Northern New Mexico, who participated in a variety of humanitarian projects.

  • Residents collect shoebox gifts

    Christmas is arriving early in Los Alamos, as White Rock Baptist Church prepares to serve as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child. Soon, with the help of local volunteers, the site will be brimming with festively wrapped shoeboxes full of gifts.  
    Through Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project, Los Alamos residents are helping send shoe box gifts this year to more than 8 million children in 100 countries suffering from natural disaster, war, terrorism, disease, famine and poverty.

  • Christmas sale is red and ‘green’

    The 2010 Christmas Sale of the Shop on the Corner thrift store will be from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, lower level. This annual Christmas Sale will feature hundreds of new and gently used Christmas and holiday items, in addition to the thrift shop’s usual wares.
    Holiday decorations, festive clothing, toys, books, linens, china and glassware, jewelry and gifts will be some of the items featured at thrift store prices.

  • 11-21-10 Shelter report

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  
    Every cat only $35 with an extended two-for-one sale.

  • Youth as resources

    This is the week is when I fill the well. As you read this column, we are winging our way back from the 2010 Assets conference.
    It is a week when I am, “among my people.” Much like an engineer attending an engineering conference, I have the opportunity to be surrounded by 1,500-2,000 youth and adults that are doing this work across the United States and internationally as well.

  • BESC displays students’ art

    December will be a colorful month at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
    All five Los Alamos elementary schools will display two-dimensional, student artwork at the senior center. The artwork will be on display from Dec. 1-Jan. 5.
    Students, parents, art teachers and seniors will join together from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 8 for an art show opening. Juice and cookies will be served on the lower level of the senior center. Artists will be available to talk about their work. The public is invited to attend the opening or may stop by and see the show during the month of December.

  • 11-21-10 Be there calendar

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