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  • A Big Haul

    A large backhoe gets loaded up onto a rig recently along DP Road.

  • AP-GfK Poll: Are your taxes fair? Most say yes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For all the complaining this time of year, most Americans actually think the taxes they pay are fair.

    Not that they're cheering. Fewer people expect refunds this year than in previous years, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows. But as Monday's filing deadline approaches, the poll shows that 54 percent believe their tax bills are either somewhat fair or very fair, compared with 46 percent who say they are unfair.

  • Budget pact barely touches current-year deficit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new budget estimate released Wednesday shows that the spending bill negotiated between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner would produce less than 1 percent of the $38 billion in promised savings by the end of this budget year.

    The Congressional Budget Office estimate shows that compared with current spending rates the spending bill due for a House vote Thursday would cut federal outlays from non-war accounts by just $352 million through Sept. 30. About $8 billion in immediate cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid are offset by nearly equal increases in defense spending.

  • Mom drives van into Hudson River, kills self, 3 children

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A woman upset with the father of her children packed her four youngsters into her minivan and drove into the frigid Hudson River, killing everyone except her 10-year-old son, who managed to roll down a window of the sinking vehicle and swim to shore.
    The dead youngsters ranged in age from 11 months to 5 years.
    A relative had called police Tuesday night to report a dispute at the home of Lashanda Armstrong, 25. Shortly afterward, she drove off a boat ramp several blocks away from her apartment in this struggling city 60 miles north of New York City.

  • Bonds guilty of obstruction of justice

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Barry Bonds was convicted of obstruction of justice Wednesday but a jury failed to reach a verdict on three other counts that the home run king lied to a grand jury when he denied knowingly using steroids and human growth hormone.

    Following a 12-day trial and almost four full days of deliberation, the jury of eight women and four men could reach a unanimous verdict only on one of the four counts against Bonds. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston declared a mistrial on the others, a messy end to a case that put the slugger — and baseball itself — under a cloud of suspicion for more than three years.

  • Plague found in pets in two NM counties

    SANTA FE  — State health officials say plague being found in pets in northern New Mexico should be a warning that human cases could follow.
    The state Health Department confirmed plague this week in a dog in Santa Fe County. Lab tests also have confirmed plague cases in another Santa Fe County dog and a cat from Rio Arriba County near Abiquiu.
    They are the first cases of the year.
    No human plague cases have been confirmed.
    Plague is a bacterial disease generally transmitted to humans through the bites of infected fleas. It also can be transmitted by direct contact with infected animals.

  • Update 04-13-11

    ESB meeting
    The Environmental Sustainability Board will host a meeting at 7 a.m. April 21 at the Eco Station Administration Building.

    DPU meeting
    The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) board will meet at 5:30 p.m. April 20 at the DPU conference room. 

    Climate change talk
     Kathy Brown, Seventh Generation Institute, talks about pikas, climate change and how citizen scientists can help. 7 p.m.  today at Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

    Spanish dance
    The Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance will present its first recital of Flamenco and Spanish Dance at 3 p.m., April 16 at Fuller Lodge.

    LAFRW meeting

  • Los Alamos group talks tax reform

    Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela indicated during a meeting Tuesday that he wants to work with the New Mexico legislature to obtain tax reform for the business sector. He met in his Santa Fe office with a business advocacy contingent from Los Alamos to learn more about the community.
    “It’s important that state government have a good solid impression of our community … my highest hope is that the secretary, as he travels around the state, will keep us in mind in terms of how we can help and also participate with other economic development activities that are out there.”

  • Wallace honored at Roundhouse

  • Council eyes muni designs

    Los Alamos County Council weighed in on the updated design plan options for the new municipal building during a meeting Tuesday night. While no clear consensus has emerged in terms of a most favored option, some councilors continue to question the size and scope of the project overall.
    The municipal building will be located in the former Los Alamos Apartments site along Central Avenue. The property covers 3.7 acres and the actual municipal building will be 64,450 square feet. Of that, 6,500 square feet will go to the county records facility, 7,500 will go to the historic archives and 1,280 will be designated for future information technology expansion space.
    The total cost for the project is $25,800,873.