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Today's News

  • Diamond Drive opens 4-lanes for traffic

    Commuters get a much-needed reprieve from Diamond Drive roadwork as the project winds down for the season. 
    “The first part of Phase 4 is essentially complete,” said Pavement Division Manager Tom Roach. “Phase 5, which is the utilities portion, ran pretty much concurrently with Phase 4 and as of this week is substantially complete as well. We’ve got one more stretch of the project to complete from where we are now to the Omega Bridge starting next spring.”

  • Broadband to boost LA economy

    Four counties, including Los Alamos, three municipalities, six tribes and 415 community anchor institutions are forging their mark on the high-speed Internet map.
    A $10.6 million grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will provide broadband services in the Regional Economic Development Initiative or REDI. Los Alamos County, Rio Arriba County, the City of Española, Santa Fe County, the City of Santa Fe, Taos County and Town of Taos are part of the initiative.

  • Los Alamos High School celebrates homecoming with parade, other events

  • Hillstompers in 10th year of ‘stompin’ to the music’

    Colorful, loud, fun  — and maybe just a bit unconventional are the words that seem to describe the Los Alamos Hillstompers.
    If you’ve attended any community events, fundraisers or parades in Los Alamos, you have likely seen the crazy characters that make up the band.
    They’re kind-of hard to miss.
    They’ve played at Smith’s a few times, where they were spotted performing “Green Onions” in the produce section and the “Poultry Dance” in the meat section of the store.

  • Lab starts demo work at TA-54

    Los Alamos National Laboratory recently began to demolish Dome 281 — a 4,100-square- foot metal and fabric dome at the lab’s Technical Area 54.  It’s the next step in LANL’s multi-year closure plan for TA-54, which must be complete by 2015 under the Consent Order cleanup agreement with the state of New Mexico.  Removing the domes at TA-54 is also important to the San Ildefonso Pueblo, whose sacred lands are just to the north of TA-54.

  • FBI serves terrorism warrants in Minn., Chicago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The FBI said it searched eight addresses in Minneapolis and Chicago as part of a terrorism investigation Friday. Warrants suggest agents were looking for connections between local anti-war activists and terrorist groups in Colombia and the Middle East.
    FBI spokesman Steve Warfield told The Associated Press agents served six warrants in Minneapolis and two in Chicago.

  • WH says lawsuit for cleric would reveal state secrets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Saturday invoked the state secrets privilege ,which would kill a lawsuit on behalf of U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, an alleged terrorist said to be targeted for death or capture under a U.S. government program.
    Believed to be hiding in Yemen, al-Awlaki has become the most notorious English-speaking advocate of terrorism directed at the United States.
    E-mails link al-Awlaki to the Army psychiatrist accused of the killings at Fort Hood, Texas, last year.

  • Cone zone

    Diamond Drive Phase 4:
    Diamond Drive construction work is winding down for this construction season.  Intermittent lane closures will continue through this week to allow the contractor to adjust manhole and valve covers in the travel lanes. Pavement markings have been placed on the Sandia Drive approach to Diamond Drive changing the traffic flow on the eastbound leg of Sandia Drive.

  • AP Poll: Repeal? Many say they wish health law went further

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul has divided the nation, and Republicans believe their call for repeal will help them win elections in November. But the picture’s not that clear cut.
    A new AP poll finds that Americans who think the law should have done more outnumber those who think the government should stay out of health care by 2-to-1.
    “I was disappointed that it didn’t provide universal coverage,” said Bronwyn Bleakley, 35, a biology professor from Easton, Mass.

  • Bomb scare diverts plane; may have been a hoax

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Police evacuated 273 people from a Pakistani jet diverted to Stockholm due to a bomb alert Saturday and briefly detained a passenger after Canadian authorities received a tip-off that he was carrying explosives.
    However, no explosives were found on the man, who was released after questioning by police, or on the Boeing 777 from Pakistan International Airlines, which had been bound from Toronto to Karachi, Pakistan.
    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said it was investigating whether the incident was a “terrorism hoax.”