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  • Obama's Chief of Staff Resigns
  • VIDEO: Obama's Chief of Staff Resigns

    William Daley is resigning as President Barack Obama's chief of staff just one year into the one of the most pivotal jobs in U.S. Politics. Daley is to be replaced by Jacob Lew, now the White House budget director.

  • Raw Video: Bungee Cord Snaps, Woman Survives

    An Australian tourist had a miraculous escape when her bungee cord snapped during a jump in Zimbabwe.

  • Mortensen Wins Spirit of the West Award

    A community gathering Saturday night recognized people of all ages and backgrounds for good deeds done for others in a myriad of areas.

    The third annual Community Assets Awards, sponsored by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce recognized 45 individuals, couples and businesses at a soiree hosted by the Best Western Hilltop Hotel.

    The top honor of the night went to Gene Mortensen who has donated thousands of hours over a 30— year period to a variety of organizations throughout the community.

  • N.M. centennial celebrations kicked off Friday

    True New Mexicans share a great love and pride in their land. Talk with any resident long enough and they will undoubtedly share a story with you — whether it’s one of families settling in the valleys hundreds of years ago or a tourist who recently found themselves on permanent vacation.

    As New Mexico celebrated the anniversary of its statehood Friday, a great sense of pride resonated throughout the Capital as speakers and locals described their own New Mexico experience at a celebration sponsored by Keep New Mexico Beautiful, Inc.

    Director Richelle Ponder hosted the event, eventually sharing the podium with a variety of enthusiastic speakers and guests including Steve Stucker of KOB Channel 4 and Governor Susana Martinez.

  • Brianna Engleman comes home to Los Alamos

    For the Engleman family, Dec.26 may have been the best day of last year. That was the day Brianna Engleman came home, three months after undergoing a hemispherectomy to remove the right side of her brain.

    The surgery, performed Oct. 25 at the UCLA Medical Center, was the last remaining option to control the six—year—old’s refractory epilepsy, a form of the disease that does not respond to medication.

    Her seizures had continued to intensify for nearly two years, until Brianna was experiencing multiple seizures every day.

  • Update 01-08-12

    CIP meeting

    The Parks Division will hold a CIP Phase I Public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center to discuss the Renovation and Rebuild of the Ashley Pond Capital Improvement Project.

    Council meeting

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers.


    A public meeting for Community Broadband Network will be at 5:30 p.m., Jan. 12 at Fuller Lodge.

    Arts meeting

     The Arts in Public Places board meeting will be at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 11, at Mesa Public Library.

    Moonlight snowshoe

  • Gov recommends $5.6 billion budget

    Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is proposing tax cuts for businesses and veterans as part of her budget recommendations to the Legislature.
    The governor announced her proposals Thursday at a news conference.
    Martinez is recommending a $5.6 billion budget that will increase spending by 3.6 percent in the fiscal year starting July 1.
    The Legislative Finance Committee has proposed a 4.6 percent budget increase.
    The governor proposed at least $55 million in tax cuts, including reducing or eliminating the gross receipt tax on about 40,000 small businesses and changes to lessen the pyramiding of the gross receipts tax on some business transactions.

  • Salazar pushes for coordination on Rio Grande 

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — As part of his two-day trip through the West, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was in New Mexico on Thursday to begin discussions on the development of consensus around conservation and water security along the Middle Rio Grande.
    Salazar brought together water, land and wildlife managers, conservation groups, ranchers and others to start talking about the long-term future of the river in central New Mexico.
    Salazar gave officials until July 1 to lay the groundwork for a recovery and restoration plan along a 100-mile stretch of the river. His goal was to avoid conflicts as more pressure is put on the river to meet endangered species needs and the demands of a growing population — all while facing a persistent drought.

  • A rugged road to statehood

    The lands within New Mexico have been a center of exploration for centuries; yet it only claimed its statehood one hundred years ago this week.