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  • Candidate pledges transparency

    “New energy, new vision, new direction,” is the campaign slogan driving the Stephanie Richard race for a seat in the New Mexico House of Representatives.

    The educator is running for the state legislature, she said, because she believes in a citizens’ legislature; people from all walks of life coming together to discuss issues and policies to come up with what is the best plan for the people of this state.

    “And I am running because I believe in New Mexico and in its people,” she said during an interview Thursday.

  • A jewel of a memoir

    If and when a theatrical movie is made of George Cowan’s life, it will surely borrow heavily from his just published memoir, “Manhattan Project to the Santa Fe Institute.”

    On one hand, it could be a Woody Allen comedy.

  • ALERT: Los Alamos Police issue magazine scam warning

    The Los Alamos Police Department is advising residents of Los Alamos and White Rock to beware of a couple of young men selling magazine subscriptions door-to-door.

    The young men are allegedly offering magazine subscriptions from Atlantic Circulation.

    Residents have given money to the men and received a receipt but when they later went online to check out the company, they told police it appears to be a scam and said the Web site is riddled with consumer complaints.

    Report illegal activity to police at 662-8222.

     

  • Analysis: Democratic split complicates budget work

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The political will to compromise and make unpopular votes was a missing ingredient as the New Mexico Legislature worked for 30 days but failed to agree on a balanced budget to finance schools and government programs next year.

    The two Democratic-led chambers were far apart throughout the session on tax and budget issues. And those differences will remain when the Legislature convenes Wednesday for a special session to again try to pass a budget.

  • Council doubles up

    The Los Alamos County Council will consider an ordinance terminating an economic development agreement with Elemetric Instruments as its first order of business at 7 p.m. Tuesday, when it meets in the Community Building.

    Also on the agenda is a request from the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization for funding the Day Out Program. Also, Fire Chief Doug Tucker will lead a discussion about a request for approval of a Joint Powers Agreement for wildland fire protection and suppression with the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department Forestry Division.

  • LANL foundation applications go online

    In an effort to make the submission process efficient and straightforward for all applicants, the LANL Foundation has moved to an online application system.

    Anyone interested in a LANL Foundation grant must now apply online.

  • Legislature adjourns without budget deal, special session coming up

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  • Transparency wins major victories

    A brief but open conference committee capped off the 30-day legislative session in which transparency advocates won major victories.  

    “The conference committee was short and relatively uneventful, but it still felt pretty momentous to me,” New Mexico Foundation for Open Government Executive Director Sarah Welsh said in a news release. “I thought of Bob Johnson and wished he could have been there.”

  • N.M. students eye early college

    Santa Fe  — New Mexico is one of eight states that will participate in the Board Examination Systems Program that will allow high school sophomores to voluntarily test out of their last two years of high school, to prepare students for college coursework, and to get a degree, Education Secretary Veronica García said in a news release.

  • 02-19-10 Update

    Look for your brochure

      Local residents will find an informational brochure featuring the Bradbury Science Museum and the Los Alamos Historical Museum enclosed in their utility bills with locations, opening and closing times, contact information and ongoing events. There’s  lots of things to do, see and learn.

    Don’t miss “Firebird Suite”

      Los Alamos Community Winds will perform the “Firebird Suite” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the White Rock Baptist Church.

    Celebrate senior night