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Today's News

  • Boys track and field: LA takes eight to Rio Rancho

    Only a handful of athletes from the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team traveled to the Rio Rancho Invitational Monday.

    Los Alamos was originally scheduled to take part in the Rio Rancho meet Saturday, but the meet was postponed due to poor weather in the area. For several different reasons, Los Alamos elected to take just a few athletes down to the event.

  • 03-23-10 Update

    Police Beat

      A possible case of battery acid splashed on a car, several shoplifters and a break in at the Los Alamos Animal Clinic top this week’s Police Beat. Read the full report on Page 3.

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  • Elections chief confident in secretary of state

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s new elections director said allegations of ethics violations within the secretary of state’s office will not hamper the administration of this year’s elections.

    However, some county clerks say they have little confidence in the secretary of state’s office, and political observers suggest the allegations and a recent string of corruption scandals involving New Mexico Democrats could result in fallout at the polls this year.

  • Former Interior Secretary Udall dies at age 90

    SANTA FE — Stewart Udall, an elder in a famed political family who led the Interior Department as it promoted an expansion of public lands and helped win passage of major environmental laws, has died at the age of 90.

    During his 1961-1968 tenure as interior secretary, Udall sowed the seeds of the modern environmental movement. He later became a crusader for victims of radiation exposure from the government’s Cold War nuclear programs.

    President Obama praised Udall’s service.

  • Weather causes power outage

    Businesses east of, and including Los Alamos County’s new Airport Basin facilities, were without power Friday afternoon for a little more than 30 minutes.  

    Lightning strikes associated with a sudden winter storm are the suspected cause for a breaker at the LANL EA4 substation to open around 2 p.m. Linemen with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU)  backfed the area with another circuit and restored power by 2:35 p.m.

  • Contributions keep coming

    Max Baker retired last December as Los Alamos County administrator, but his efforts in contributing to the community have continued.

    Baker serves on the board of the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE), an organization that works in support of first responder excellence. His wife, Kath Baker, has been involved with the CPSE through the board members’ wives group.

  • Nix the food tax

    Many New Mexicans are asking whether Governor Bill Richardson will line-item veto the reimposition of the local portion of the food tax that was passed during the recent Special Session.  

    However, once they learn the story behind the food tax’s passage, New Mexicans are more likely to ask instead: “Why wouldn’t Richardson veto the food tax?”  

  • More winter weather headed for Los Alamos

    The National Weather Service issued the following advisory late Tuesday afternoon:

    WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM MDT WEDNESDAY...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 PM MDT WEDNESDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... EXPECT 4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT... WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE OVER SUMMITS AND HIGHER SLOPES.

  • A slew of candidates file for office

  • Labs vice president to retire

    ALBUQUERQUE — Joan Woodard bristled at the word “contractor.”

    The 57-year-old nuclear weapons program manager is retiring in May, and she was reflecting on the changes she has seen since she first stepped through the doors at Sandia National Laboratories 36 years ago as a young solar energy researcher.