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  • Mapping the economic development plan

    In a new economy precariously emerging from hard times, private and public partnerships are increasingly called upon to make up for dwindling credit and capital resources.

    Los Alamos County’s new economic vitality strategic plan replaces a framework put forward 17 years ago. The previous plan recognized challenges like affordable housing and quality of life issues that still exist today, but it came out of a different era.

  • Sunshine Portal Bill Passes New Mexico Senate

    The Sunshine Portal Bill, Senate Bill 195, passed the New Mexico Senate unanimously today.

    The Sunshine Portal would put the state's checkbook and other public information online for the public to inspect.

    "In this day and age, New Mexicans deserve to have access to government information in an easy-to-use, online format.  The Sunshine Portal is an idea whose time has come." Lt. Gov. Diane Denish said.  “This type of openness and transparency is a major step forward for New Mexico.”

  • NEWS ALERT - Los Alamos National Lab opens at 10 a.m. Thursday morning; schools are on a 2-hour morning delay.
  • Initial claims for jobless benefits continue to escalate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of newly laid-off workers filing initial claims for jobless benefits rose again last week, evidence that layoffs are continuing and jobs remain scarce.

    The rise is the fourth in the past five weeks. Most economists hoped that claims would resume a downward trend that was evident in the fall and early winter.

    The Labor Department said Thursday that new claims for unemployment insurance rose by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 480,000. Wall Street economists had expected a drop to 460,000, according to Thomson Reuters.

  • 02-04-10 Update

    “Big Night” screening

      Mesa Public Library free film series will screen “Big Night,” at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the upstairs meeting rooms.

    ‘Topper Review this weekend

      ’Topper Review will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Duane Smith Auditorium.

    Enjoy some miniature golf

  • Lujn advocates Cybersecurity Enhancement Act

    Washington, D.C. ­— Rep. Ben Ray Luján voted to pass the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2009, which will improve the security of cyberspace by supporting research on innovative, transformative technologies and ensuring federal investments in cybersecurity are more focused and effective.

  • Gov. wants vote

    SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson remains optimistic about chances in the Legislature for a proposal to allow domestic partnerships.

    The Democratic governor said Wednesday he doesn’t want the bill to become bottled up in a state Senate committee this session and has been meeting with senators to try to arrange for a vote by the full Senate.

  • Lab trains African scientists

    Scientists from Ghana are visiting Los Alamos National Laboratory this week, participating in the lab’s international threat reduction program.

    Under a fellowship with the International Atomic Energy Agency, Eric Akortia and Nyarku Mawutorli are looking at how the local program works.

    Combining public safety and national security, LANL’s Off-Site Recovery Program retrieves surplus radioactive sources used for non-military purposes, packages the sources for shipment and arranges long-term storage across the country and around the world.

  • LANB poised to be top lender

    Los Alamos National Bank is poised to become the biggest in-state mortgage lender in New Mexico following the seizure last week of Charter Bank in Santa Fe by the Office of Thrift Supervision.

  • Voters Split: LAPS referendum passes, thumbs down on UNM-LA 2 mil levy