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  • First time jobless claims dip, buoys hope of sustained recovery

     WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week to the lowest total in a month, a sign the job market may be improving.

    The Labor Department said that first-time claims for unemployment insurance dropped by 43,000 to a seasonally adjusted 440,000. Wall Street economists expected a smaller decline of 15,000, according to a survey by Thomson Reuters.

  • NEWS ALERT Local relief mission returns to Haiti
  • ‘Bad actor’ pollution bill fails in House

    SANTA FE — An effort by the Richardson administration to crack down on polluters with a track record of air quality violations was narrowly defeated Wednesday in the House.

    The measure would have added a so-called “bad actor” clause to the state Air Quality Control Act. State laws that govern water, solid wastes and hazardous materials already include such a clause.

  • Local relief mission returns to Haiti

    Los Alamos resident Harold Salomon said Wednesday that he was returning to Haiti this week, to continue the relief mission he began shortly after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake flattened the capital city four weeks ago.

    This time, Salmon said he would fly back with three other volunteers from Los Alamos — Don Lucero, deacon of Immaculate Heart of Mary and two volunteer nurses, Helen Langworthy and Isabella O’Hara.

  • A-Wing added to LAHS project

    After reviewing educational specifications on the Los Alamos High School renovation project, the Public School Facilities Authority has directed district officials to include A-Wing in the planned demolition of B, C and D wings.

  • Firefighter charged with larceny

    Police filed multiple charges against Driver Engineer Steven Fierro of the Los Alamos Fire Department Wednesday for allegedly stealing money from a fellow firefighter.

    Fierro, 46, has been the subject of a recent police investigation into a string of thefts at various Los Alamos fire stations. His name surfaced after Los Alamos police detectives analyzed fire logs that determine who was on duty when money went missing.

  • 02-11-10 Update

    Social dance

      Ballroom Etcetera will host a social dance at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Unitarian Church. Music will include Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Country and Western.  A $3 donation per person is requested; no partner is required.

    American Legion meeting

       The American Legion Riders will have a membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Post 90.

    Valentine’s Fair

      Plan to shop for your sweetheart at the St. Valentine’s Fair slated to be held from 9 a.m.-

  • News Alert: Los Alamos Community Winds to celebrate 10th anniversary

    Los Alamos Community Winds Ensemble will celebrate its 10th year entertaining the community with a wide variety of classical music. A celebratory concert will be held May 22. Meanwhile it's business as usual for the winds ensemble as members prepare of the upcoming concert on Feb. 20 at White Rock Baptist Church. The concert will feature, among other pieces, Igor Stravinksky's "The Firebird." Read more in Sunday's Monitor.

  • Architects brief school board on high school renovation project

    Los Alamos Board of Education members and district administrators received a schematic design progress briefing on the Los Alamos High School renovation project.

    Read the full story in Thursday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Consumer spending advances modestly in January

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans backed off from holiday spending in January, but retail sales rose for a third month in a row compared with a year earlier, largely because of gas price hikes, according to figures released Wednesday by a key data service.

    Including goods from food to clothing to gasoline — but excluding cars — U.S. retail sales rose 3.6 percent from January 2009, according to MasterCard Advisor's SpendingPulse, which offer an estimate of spending in all forms including cash.