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  • High Wind Advisory in effect until 6 p.m. today

    WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

    * LOCATION... THIS INCLUDES THE NORTHWEST... WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS AS WELL AS THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY... LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY... SANTA FE METRO AREA... AND PORTIONS OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

    * WINDS... WEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 50 MPH.

  • News Alert: NM Educational Retirement Board realizes investment boost

    ALBUQUERQUE – Investments by the New Mexico Education Retirement Board realized an impressive 40.4 percent return for the 12 months ended March 31, netting $2.34 billion for the fund that pays retirement benefits for retired teachers and education employees.

    The fund grew from $6.21 billion on March 31, 2009 to $8.55 billion on March 31, 2010, and ranked in the ninth percentile of the Public Funds over $1 billion universe, according to NEPC, the Fund’s advisor.

  • News Alert: Don't throw tax exempt status away

    PHOENIX – A crucial filing deadline of May 17 is looming for many tax-exempt organizations that are required by law to file their Form 990 with the Internal Revenue Service or risk having their federal tax-exempt status revoked.

    The Pension Protection Act of 2006 mandates that all non-profit organizations, other than churches and church related organizations, must file an information form with the IRS. 

  • 05-09-10 Update

    Don’t miss ‘The Spitfire Grill’

      Los Alamos Little Theatre presents the heartwarming musical “The Spitfire Grill” at 2 p.m. today at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors and can be purchased at CB Fox and at the door. For more information, call 662-4593 or see www.lalt.org.

    Support Senior Night

      Daniel’s Café will donate 10 percent of its sales from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday to Senior Appreciation Night.

  • N.M. county wants Kilmer to explain remarks

    ALBUQUERQUE — County commissioners want actor Val Kilmer to show up in the next 30 days to explain derogatory comments he’s been quoted as making about northern New Mexico, where he’s lived for more than two decades.

    Residents complained about Kilmer at a commission meeting in Las Vegas, this week, alleging he’s made disparaging comments in the past about San Miguel County and has chased away people fishing on the Pecos River at his ranch.

  • Y-12 meshes security with technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Y-12 National Security Complex is adopting state-of-the-art security technology originally developed for the military to provide real-time secure communications during an emergency.

    One of the challenges facing NNSA labs and productions sites is the need to balance constantly evolving communications options with a highly secure working environment. Y-12’s new Motomesh networking helps to meet that need.

  • Group aims to stop disease

    ALBUQUERQUE — A mysterious disease that has ravaged bat populations in the northeastern United States is threatening to spread west, potentially triggering a mass die-off of the flying mammals, which help control populations of insects that can damage agricultural crops, a conservation group said.

    The Center for Biological Diversity sent letters this week to state wildlife officials across the country, urging them to consider closing state-owned caves to the public to prevent the spread of white-nose syndrome.

  • Consumer spending fuels Q1 economic growth

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy grew at a solid 3.2 percent pace during the first quarter of this year as consumers boosted their spending by the most in three years.

  • Candidate forum this evening kicks off campaign season

    The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and Los Alamos Monitor have invited all 11 candidates running for Los Alamos County Council to participate in a public forum to share their views about economic issues.

    Social time is set from 5 -5:30 p.m. and questioning will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Room 203A of the Los Alamos Research Park, 4200 West Jemez Road.

    The forum will be fast-paced with responses to questions limited to 90 seconds.

  • Secretary of State offers campaign finance report training to NM candidates

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The secretary of state's office is offering training for candidates and their campaign treasurers in how to use a new state computer system for campaign finance reports.

    Secretary of State Mary Herrera announced the first training sessions will be Friday in Farmington at the San Juan Community College.

    Other training will be provided next week in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Clovis.