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  • Bernanke outlines plan for pulling in stimulus aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke began Wednesday to outline the central bank's strategy for reeling in stimulus money once the economic recovery is more firmly rooted.

    Bernanke said the Fed will likely start to tighten credit by boosting the interest rate it pays banks on money they leave at the central bank. Doing so would raise rates tied to commercial banks' prime rate and affect many consumer loans. Companies and ordinary Americans would pay more to borrow.

  • NEWS ALERT Vast selection of books and articles donated to Fray Chavez History Library
  • 02-10-10 Update

    Genealogical meeting

      The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 3 of the Mesa Public Library. Please bring one or two favorite old photos to show and relate the stories behind them. The public is invited. For more information, call Jodie Frye at 662-3381.

     Visiting the legislature

  • Cell phone ban passes House

    SANTA FE — Legislation that would prohibit drivers in New Mexico from using hand-held cell phones for talking or texting was narrowly approved by the House on Tuesday.

    The bill would make New Mexico the seventh state to ban the use of hand-held cell phones while driving. Some of New Mexico’s largest cities — Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces — already have municipal ordinances that bar cell phone use for drivers.

    Under the proposed statewide ban, violators would face a misdemeanor penalty of $25.

  • Discussing White Rock’s future

    On Monday, Public Works Director Kyle Zimmerman explained preferred improvement alternatives to the N.M. 4 road alignment project in White Rock during a White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee meeting.

    A study was conducted and resulted in two options for creating a more attractive roadway. Those options are currently making the rounds of county boards and commissions.

  • Nuclear collection stacks up

    An unusually diverse assortment of books and other publications related to the atomic age has found a home at the state history museum.

    A retired community planner who now lives in Peoria, Ariz., donated his library with some 8,500 items to the Fray Angélico Chavéz History Library at the Palace of the Governors.

  • Bill aims to strike down pit rules

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A lawmaker from northwest New Mexico, home to one of the nation's largest natural gas basins, is taking aim at state regulations for oil and natural gas producers.

    Rep. Tom Taylor, R-Farmington, has drafted legislation seeking to rescind the so-called pit rule, which restricts the use of pits for onsite waste disposal at drilling sites. The rule also regulates below-grade tanks and the use of closed loop systems during oil and gas operations.

  • NEWS ALERT -- SOS: Worried about holding state elections
  • House passes legislation to ban cell phone use while driving

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislation that would prohibit drivers in New Mexico from using hand-held cell phones for talking or texting was narrowly approved by the House on Tuesday.

    The bill would make New Mexico the seventh state to ban the use of hand-held cell phones while driving. Some of New Mexico's largest cities — Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces — already have municipal ordinances that bar cell phone use for drivers.

    Under the proposed statewide ban, violators would face a misdemeanor penalty of $25.

  • 02-09-10 Update

    Police beat

    A stolen car, unauthorized credit card purchases and a stalker top off this week’s Police Beat. Read the full report on Page 2.

    Lecture tonight

      The Los Alamos Historical Society Lecture Series presents Fred Ribe at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church.

    After school skating

      The Los Alamos Ice Rink will host an After School Valentine’s event from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    Mom/son dance Wednesday