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Today's News

  • Arms Control Committee to host weapons talk

    Nuclear weapons expert Joseph C. Martz will present an overview titled “Nuclear Weapons, Past, Present, and Future” at an open meeting of the Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday in Graves Hall at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road.
    The talk will review U.S. nuclear weapons development and its close linkage to deterrence during the Cold War.

  • Update 10-14-10

    Correction

    The story, “Fuller Lodge gets a new roof” published Tuesday had some misinformation. The last time Fuller Lodge got a new roof was 10 years ago and the total cost for the project is $292,435.  It should also be noted that the historical archives are located in Fuller Lodge but the county’s records are temporarily located at Pajarito Cliffs.   

    Applications being accepted

    Los Alamos County is currently accepting applications for the
    following Boards or Commissions:

  • Be There 10-14-10

    Today
    A new shape note singing group will meet on a monthly basis, beginning today. Shape note singing is for all ages and abilities, regardless of previous singing experience. The group will meet from 7-9 p.m. at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, in the chapel. The group will meet on the ‘teenth Thursday of every month (the Thursday between the 13th and 19th, there is only one per month). They will sing from “The Sacred Harp,” 1991 edition. If you have a book, please bring it. If you have a previous edition of this book, bring it anyway.

  • Pumpkins crop up at Piñon Elementary

    Fall is officially here and that means it’s time for Piñon Elementary’s Annual Pumpkin Patch.
    This year’s Pumpkin Patch will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 23. This is Piñon Parent Teacher Organization’s fifth year of hosting the community event.
    “The Pumpkin Patch grows a little bit bigger and more exciting every year and this looks to be our best year yet,” said Kelly Benner, president of the Pumpkin Patch committee.

  • What’s up with the governor in his final 10 weeks in office

    What is Gov. Bill Richardson up to? What will he be doing during his last two and a half months in office?
    We know he can’t sit still so his final months are bound to be busy.
    Will he stay in Santa Fe as he says he will or will he leave for something more exciting?
    Will he make bold moves that will deeply affect our state or will he concentrate on finding a job or polishing his legacy?
    Gov. Richardson occasionally gives hints.
    What other governor, here or anywhere, holds a garage sale three months before going out of office?

  • Obama's campaigning blitz: It's about 2012, too

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are poised to topple at least a dozen Democratic governors next month, and that could cause President Barack Obama and his party major headaches far beyond this year's elections.

  • Judge: Suit over health overhaul can go to trial

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge says some parts of a lawsuit by 20 states challenging the Obama administration's health care overhaul as unconstitutional can go to trial.

    District Judge Roger Vinson ruled Thursday in Pensacola, Fla., that some parts of the lawsuit need to be heard. The administration had asked him to dismiss the entire lawsuit, which was spearheaded by Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum.

  • Judge: Suit over health overhaul can go to trial

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge says some parts of a lawsuit by 20 states challenging the Obama administration's health care overhaul as unconstitutional can go to trial.

    District Judge Roger Vinson ruled Thursday in Pensacola, Fla., that some parts of the lawsuit need to be heard. The administration had asked him to dismiss the entire lawsuit, which was spearheaded by Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum.

    The lawsuit is likely to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Baseball: Why worry about Lee? Yankees dwelling on Wilson

    NEW YORK (AP) — First things first for the Yankees. Why worry about Cliff Lee when you can fret over the Texas Rangers' opening pitcher?

    "Let's think about C.J. Wilson first," catcher Jorge Posada said Wednesday. "We've go to concentrate on Game 1. We can't go ahead and think about Game 3."

  • Ready, set, snore! Spain holds siesta contest

    MADRID (AP) — Some clutched pillows or stuffed animals, others fought back giggles as they sought to take a siesta in public — all in the name of plugging a quintessential Spanish custom endangered by the demands of modern life.

    Amid the bustle of a shopping mall, with babies wailing and pop music piped in overhead, clutches of people tried to snooze Thursday in what was billed as Spain's first siesta competition.