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  • 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.

  • Dangerous wind conditions expected in the Los Alamos area today and tomorrow

    A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING... ... HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WATCH... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING. A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

  • Ski season best in years for NM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Heavy mountain snowfall over the winter translated into a bountiful season for New Mexico ski areas. The ski industry reported a 23 percent increase in skier days during the just-completed season compared with the year before.

    The state's ski areas also reported the most skier visits since the 2000-01 season. Ski New Mexico executive director George Brooks says the industry was hoping to hit 1 million skiers, but the final number came up just short of that — 964,793.

    Brooks says the national economy helped New Mexico.

  • Obama to Deficit Commission: Hold recommendations until after November election

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday Washington must urgently confront unpleasant truths about deficits, while the Federal Reserve chairman said failure to mop up red-ink spending would "ultimately do great damage" to the country.

    Obama refused to rule out measures that would fight "exploding deficits." This signaled that politically toxic tax increases were options that could be under consideration by members of a panel he tasked with reducing federal deficits that threaten to erode Americans' standard of living.

  • News Alert: Bandelier to burn 43 acres today

    A prescribed burn will take place today at Bandelier National Monument.

    The burn will cover 43 acres of the paired watershed located on the mesa top south of the Bandelier headquarters.

    This will be a single day burn but some smoke may be visible for an additional day or so.

     

  • 04-27-10 Update

    Police Beat

      Several thefts from the yards of homes in Los Alamos and White Rock and the threat of bodily harm lodged during an extortion attempt against a local woman top this week’s Police Beat. Read the full report on Page 2.

    Eat at the Hill today

      The Hill Diner will donate 10 percent of its sales from 5-8 p.m. today to high school Senior Appreciation Night.

    Free cancer seminar

  • Oil interests biggest donor to candidate

    SANTA FE — The oil and natural gas industry provided half of the campaign contributions that Republican gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez raised during the past six months.

    An analysis of state campaign finance reports by The Associated Press found that Martinez collected about $215,000 from oil and gas donors from October through early April. That’s half of the $428,065 she raised during the most recent campaign finance reporting period.