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  • Fewer New Mexicans turn in census

    ALBUQUERQUE — Census workers faced a big job when they began going door to door Saturday to interview people who didn’t mail in their questionaires because New Mexico residents returned their forms at a lower rate than almost any other state.

    The Census Bureau’s preliminary state-by-state figures show 63 percent of New Mexicans mailed back their 2010 forms, falling below the 65 percent rate for the last census in 2000. The national rate was 72 percent that year, the same as this year’s mail-in rate.

  • Not your typical rodeo

    There’s more to being a transit operator than just driving. As three of the Atomic City Transit drivers will tell you, daily experiences on Los Alamos County’s roads serve as valuable teaching tools.

  • Ex-manager of New Mexico studio sued

    ALBUQUERQUE — A lawsuit alleges three former managers of Albuquerque Studios, which has seen filming of such movies as “Terminator Salvation” and “Book of Eli,” were funneling business to a competitor, costing the studio more than $50,000, the Albuquerque Journal reported Friday in a copyright story.

    The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles by Pacifica Mesa Studios LLC, alleges Nick Smerigan and brothers Jeremy and Jason Hariton caused the losses but does not describe when and what business was routed to other studios.

  • Honored to serve the people

    Gov. Bill Richardson appointed David Thomson to the First Judicial District Court Division 7 in late February to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Daniel A. Sanchez.

    “Dave Thomson has been serving the people of New Mexico through his work at the Attorney General’s Office for more than 10 years and I am certain that his experience will be valuable to the court,” Richardson said at the time.

  • News Alert: Governor appearing on “Meet the Press” Sunday to discuss immigration

    Gov. Bill Richardson will appear on NBC’s “Meet the Press” this weekend to discuss immigration, financial reform and other issues on the show’s Sunday roundtable.

    On Monday, Richardson will attend in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 2010 Governors Summit during which the Chamber will release its Enterprising States study.

  • News Alert: Police launch DWI checkpoints across county

    The Los Alamos Police Department has begun conducting DWI checkpoints around the county, which will continue throughout the summer.

    The public can help reduce the threat drunk drivers pose to motorists by calling the Drunk Busters hotline anytime they spot a suspected drunk driver, Los Alamos Police Sgt. Andrew Goldie said.

    The number to call from a cell phone is simple: Pound-D-W-I, or Pound-3-9-4.

  • News Alert: NMED/LANL HazWaste Permit Hearing enters final days

    The NMED/LANL hazardous waste permit hearing begins again at 9 a.m. Wednesday, at the Courtyard by Marriott, 3347 Cerrillos Rd. in Santa Fe. 

    The hearing and the public comment period may end Friday. 

    The public comment period begins at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 

    Anyone wishing to comment must be there at that time. If no comments, the Hearing Officer will return to the hearing process.

  • Absentee voting kicks off today for June 1 primary

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Absentee voting for New Mexico's June 1 primary begins Tuesday.

    The primary election is open only to registered Republicans or Democrats, who are allowed to vote only in their own party's primary.

    Voters can apply for an absentee ballot by contacting the county clerk in the county in which they live.

    The primary election decides the Republican and Democratic nominees for the Nov. 4 general election.

  • 05-04-10 Update

    Police Beat

      A $5,300 forgery, a $2,600 home burglary and a 13-year-old charged with six counts of battery top this week’s Police Beat. Read the full report on Page 2.

    Voting starts

      Voter registration closed today and absentee voting by mail and in person begins today for the June 1 primary election. For information, visit www.losalamosnm.us/clerk/Pages/Elections.aspx or call the County Clerk’s Office at 662-8010.

    Pasta night

  • DWI checkpoints to run throughout the summer

    The Los Alamos Police Department began conducting DWI checkpoints Saturday and will continue to do so throughout the summer.

    The public can help reduce the threat drunk drivers pose to motorists by calling the Drunk Busters hotline any time they spot a suspected drunk driver, Los Alamos Police Sgt. Andrew Goldie said.

    The number to call from a cell phone is simple: #DWI, or #394.

    Residents in Los Alamos can also call the Los Alamos County Police Department directly at 662-8222 to report drunk drivers seen traveling on the roads in Los Alamos County.