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  • Update 07-31-12

    Otter talk

    Veteran marine mammal rehabilitator Esta Lee Albright will give an interactive presentation from 6:30-8 p.m. today at PEEC. The presentation is designed for families and kids ages 5 and up. Free to member families, $5 for non-member families. 

    Dual seminar

    A dual-topic seminar on Identity Theft and Investment Fraud Prevention will be presented by the New Mexico Securities Division, Regulation and Licensing Department, at 6:30 p.m. today at White Rock Presbyterian  Church, 310 Rover Blvd.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 in council chambers.

    Martian celebration

  • Santa Clara gets $11 million in fed funds

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall, Jeff Bingaman and Congressman Ben Ray Luján announced Friday that more than $11 million in federal assistance relief is being made available for Santa Clara Pueblo following recent flooding in the area.
    On July 13, the New Mexico officials wrote a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, FEMA Administrator William Fugate and Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo Ellen Darcy, asking that federal funding dedicated for flood mitigation and restoration efforts be swiftly released to the tribe.
    At the time, Santa Clara Pueblo had received only $379,000, a fraction of their requested $31 million. Pueblo Gov. Walter Dasheno had declared another disaster the week of July 16 following new flooding.

  • Power restored in Pajarito Acres

    The Department of Public Utilities restored power in the LaSenda/Pajarito Acres area this morning after about an hour.

    DPU says crews were dispatched to the area and fixed the problem.

  • Small Farms Struggle As Drought Destroys Yield
  • Today in History for July 31st
  • 5 ATF officials singled out in GOP report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After an 18-month investigation into Operation Fast and Furious, a Republican congressional draft report concludes that five officials at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives share much of the blame for what went wrong with the gun-smuggling probe in Arizona.

    The first of what will be three reports says many people in the chain of command at ATF are responsible, but the investigation singled out five key figures in the controversy, ranging from the special agent in charge of the ATF's Phoenix field division up to the agency's director.

  • Judge awards nearly $3M for NM redistricting fees

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Taxpayers must pick up the tab for nearly $3 million in fees for attorneys who represented Democratic, Republican, Native American and Hispanic voter interests in redistricting trials, a New Mexico judge decided Monday.

    District Judge James Hall's order covers lawyer fees for six groups that brought lawsuits over revamping political district boundaries for the Legislature, Congress and Public Regulation Commission.

  • Obama signs bill to expedite tribal development

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday signed a bill designed to expedite home building and energy development on tribal lands.

    The law, sponsored by Rep. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., enables tribes to approve trust land leases directly, rather than waiting for approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The Navajo Nation already has that authority.

    The so-called HEARTH Act is expected to open the door to badly needed housing development on reservations, as well as wind and solar energy projects that tribes have been eager to launch.

  • China Takes Gold, U.S. Fifth in Gymnastics
  • Multiple Charges in Colo. Movie Theater Shooting