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  • Agreement reached for Sept. 11 museum's completion

    NEW YORK (AP) — An agreement that paves the way for the completion of the Sept. 11 museum at ground zero was reached on the eve of the 11th anniversary of the terror attacks.

    The memorandum of understanding between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the foundation that controls the National September 11 Memorial & Museum was announced Monday.

    The museum was supposed to open this month, but construction all but ceased a year ago because of a funding squabble between the foundation and the Port Authority, which owns the World Trade Center site.

    Three powerful political figures became entangled in the dispute: The governors of New York and New Jersey control the Port Authority, while New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is the foundation's chairman.

  • Squad Car Camera Video: Sikh Temple Shooting

    Warning: Contains graphic content. Police in suburban Milwaukee have released squad car videos that show a gunman who killed six people at a Sikh temple last month shoot the first officer on the scene.

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    Pavement Preservation — Fog sealing continues in Quemazon and Western Area

    Fog sealing operations will continue in Quemazon on Monday finishing with fog sealing the full length of Quemazon Road. Crews will then move to Western Area: Ridgeway, 47th — Trinity to Ridgeway, 49th and the upper Trinity/Sandia loop.

    Flyers will be distributed 48 hours in advance of construction beginning in the various areas. Review the information in the flyer carefully and ensure that vehicles are parked off-street. Use caution in the work zone and try to avoid the wet asphalt.

    Work will continue in the townsite and White Rock over the next three to four weeks. This process is weather dependent and rain could easily cause schedule adjustments.

    Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving and Utility Project — Phase 1
    Fifth Street between Myrtle and Canyon is closed.

    Work continues on Myrtle between 9th Street and 15th Street. This section of Myrtle is closed to through traffic with flagging operations during the day and two-way traffic at night.

  • Bandelier revives annual Fall Fiesta

    Bandelier National Monument is reviving the annual Fall Fiesta so visitors may enjoy Pueblo and Hispanic cultural demonstrations, games, traditional dancing and arts at the park. The Fiesta was not held in 2011 due to recovery efforts from the Las Conchas Fire and subsequent flooding. This year the event is set for Sept. 29.

    The Fiesta theme is “Celebrating Nature through Art and Culture.” Events will take place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Entry to Bandelier will be free that day, which is National Public Lands Day.

    Bandelier National Monument is making an effort to reach people from Hispanic communities in the area to invite them to the event, which is the final stop of a month-long scavenger hunt for youth from neighboring communities.

  • The Black Hole Set to Close

    The Black Hole is the store that made Cold War and Manhattan Project technology, gizmos and lab surplus available to anyone who had a few bucks in their pocket.  

    Now, after years of being woven into the unique fabric of Los Alamos, the iconic outlet will close its doors for good sometime in late September, said the store’s president, Barbara Grothus. 

    The store was operated for years by Barbara’s father, noted anti-nuclear activist Ed Grothus. Ed passed away in 2009, and ever since, it’s become increasingly difficult for his children to juggle demands of the business, as they have been busy with their own lives.