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Today's News

  • Chaos, violence hamper Haiti relief efforts

     PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Relief workers say pockets of violence in Haiti's devastated capital are hindering a slow increase in much-needed aid delivery, and some residents have banded together to protect the few possessions they have left.

    As thousands of others head to the countryside, people in one hillside Port-au-Prince district blocked off access to their street with cars and asked local young men to patrol for looters.

    "We never count on the government here," said Tatony Vieux, 29. "Never."

  • NEWS ALERT: The plot thins: Getting to the bottom of the mystery of the hazardous waste dump known as MDA-B
  • Get involved in science

    Put on some goggles, light up the bunsen burner and observe innovations in science take flight during the annual Los Alamos County Science Fair Saturday in the Los Alamos High School cafeteria.

    The public is invited to view the projects between 12:30-2:30 p.m.

    Students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade will display their projects in elementary, elementary class, junior and senior divisions.

  • UNM-LA class to turn its attention to the sun

    A market assessment study pointing to a need for solar technicians and grant money laid the groundwork for UNM-LA’s newest program. A solar technician concentration has been added to the associate of science in applied technologies degree. The popular program trains technicians in a variety of fields, including nanotechnology, electro-mechanical and manufacturing technology. The first course is being offered for spring semester, with the other courses in the concentration to follow this fall.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers open 2AAAA season tonight vs. Tigers

    Opening day of the District 2AAAA girls basketball season is here, snow or no snow.

    Tonight, weather permitting, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers will open their district season at home against the Taos Tigers. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. — no announcement had been made as to a possible weather postponement as of press time.

    Los Alamos (10-6) could hardly be heading into the 2AAAA season with more confidence, having won six straight and eight of its last 10.

  • BHC to issue proposals

    SANTA FE – Gov. Bill Richardson has directed the Behavioral Health Collaborative to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) as soon as possible in anticipation of the need for future changes in the administration and delivery of mental health and substance abuse services.

  • New taxes in Santa Fe protested

    SANTA FE – Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and GOP gubernatorial candidate Doug Turner teamed up earlier today to protest any new taxes at the state capitol.

    “Tax increases only reward reckless spending and make it tougher for small businesses to succeed and for families to make ends meet,” Turner said in  a news release.

    “New Mexico does not need another politician in the governor’s office who doesn’t understand that higher taxes hurt both small business and struggling families.”

  • Material Disposal Area-B activity quickens

    A tree-eating machine devoured part of the landscape on the south side of DP Road in recent days. Next week, a layer of the surface cover will be peeled back to get a little closer to the mysteries that are buried in a 65-year-old hazardous dump.

    The cleanup of the six-acre waste site known as Material Disposal Area B (MDA-B) is moving again, although the major excavation is now planned for early summer.

    The trees had to be removed because they would be within the footprint of the containment buildings or tie-downs where the hazardous material removal will take place.

  • 01-19-10 Update

    This week’s Police Beat

      DWI arrests and an underage drinking party top this week’s Police Beat. See more on Page 2.

    JJAB meeting

      The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) will meet at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in the LAPS Board Room at 751 Trinity, Los Alamos.  

    R.A.M. elections

  • Domenici’s hat is in

    ALBUQUERQUE — Pete Domenici Jr. formally announced his candidacy for governor during a press conference at the Embassy Suites Sunday afternoon. Members of his family including his famous father, retired Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M, surrounded him.

    Domenici Jr., 50, is an Albuquerque environmental attorney. He explained why he decided to seek the state’s highest office.