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  • Caribbean vacation winner announced

    More than $70,000 was spent at participating Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce member merchants from the beginning of the Locals Care shopper loyalty program through the recent “Can You Spell Caribbean?” contest deadline.  More than 315 shoppers were entered into the contest once for each $100 in purchases they made since Jan. 15. A random drawing of participants determined the winner of the grand prize, Babetta Marrone.  Babetta will receive a travel credit of up to $2,500 with Chamber member business Dugan’s Travel of White Rock.

  • Miller runs as an independent for Congress

    Carol Miller said she happened to be in Jeff Bingaman’s Senate office in Washington when it dawned on her that New Mexico was going to have three first-term representatives in Congress next year.“Who will be in the House to represent New Mexico, when we have 100 percent freshmen?” she asked herself.

  • Head-on collision blocks Main Hill Road

    Two cars were involved in a head-on collision just after 5 p.m. Monday on Main Hill Road. Three people were transported to Los Alamos Medical Center with minor injuries. Los Alamos Fire Marshall/Assistant Fire Chief Michael Thompson said traffic was blocked while emergency crews loaded the patients into transport vehicles and their vehicles were hooked up and towed away.

  • Conventions reveal delegate favorites

    RIO RANCHO/ALBUQUERQUE — Democrat and Republican delegates cast ballots Saturday at their state party pre-primary nominating conventions for those candidates they hope will prevail in New Mexico’s June 3 primary election.

    Pearce comes out on top for GOP

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: Skier Austin Prince does Los Alamos proud

    In the first ski competition of his life, Austin Prince, 17, placed sixth in the junior men’s category of the 2008 Salomon Extreme Freeride Championships held March 8 in Taos.

  • WIPP truck swerves off highway

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. – A truck carrying defense radioactive waste on route to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad veered off the road near Las Vegas last week.The southbound truck carrying three loaded containers went off Interstate 25 near the Airport Road exit around 5 p.m. The truck was coming from Idaho.The truck stayed upright and there was no damage. State police said no hazardous materials were released and that the driver claimed he had become ill and passed out.

  • Preserve expands grazing program

    ALBUQUERQUE – The Valles Caldera National Preserve has selected Gary Morton, a cattle grower from Las Vegas, N.M., for a contract to manage its 2008 grazing programThe announcement made during the regular board meeting Friday followed a discussion of the summer forage capacity that underpinned a decision to quadruple the number of cattle on the preserve this summer.Preserve scientist Bob P

  • DARHT gets kudos from headquarters


    During a recent trip to Los Alamos National Laboratory, a senior official of the National Nuclear Security Administration made a special point of visiting the hydrotest facility.Steve Goodrum, assistant deputy administrator, science engineering and production, said that after his trip was scheduled

  • Organic flame-roasted chile heats up local stores

    With the increasing trend toward eating organic, Smith’s Food and Drug Centers in Los Alamos and White Rock are stocking organic flame-roasted chopped green chile from Bueno Foods.“We see an increase in organic food sales almost weekly,” said John Roberts, store manager of Smith’s on Central Avenue. “We’re trying to expand our organic products line every opportunity we have. Along with the organic green chile, we’re stocking organic foods in almost every category including canned vegetables, fresh produce and meats.

  • Keith Edward Bingham

    BINGHAM – Keith Edward Bingham stepped into eternity from complications due to Parkinson's disease March 9th, 2008 in Belen, New Mexico. The son of James Edward Bingham and Cora Emily Dunn, Keith was born March 4th, 1927 in Manassa, Colorado.