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  • Early voting begins in primary election

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans can begin casting primary election ballots Saturday at polling places across New Mexico.

    Early voting will continue through May 29, and it's become a significant part of the turnout in recent state elections.

    In the 2006 primary, about 16 percent of Democrats and Republicans took advantage of early voting and 8 percent cast absentee ballots. The remainder voted on Election Day. Like this year, 2006 was a gubernatorial election.

  • 05-14-10 Update

    Kite Festival

      Los Alamos Arts Council and Los Alamos National Bank present the 13th Annual Kite Festival. A free kite-building workshop will be held from noon-2 p.m. and kite flying will be from

    11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Overlook Park, White Rock.

    Plants and other things

  • Casting yeas and nays

    While failed Ordinance 555 drew top attention at Tuesday’s county council meeting, council also took time to clear other items from its agenda.

    Councilors approved items on the consent agenda including action that adds Grants and Budget Manager Gina Coluzzi as an authorized signer on all county bank and investment accounts. With Steve Lynne’s promotion to administrative services director/chief financial officer, County Administrator Tony Mortillaro said it makes sense for operational efficiency to have an additional signer within the Office of Management and Budget.

  • House battle escalates

    For the first time in years Republican Rep. Jeannette Wallace has opposition and they are in it to win it. Stephanie Richard, a teacher and Pete Sheehey, a Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist, shared the stage Thursday evening for a debate and spoke of walking every precinct in District 43, which includes Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval counties.

    The Democratic Party of Los Alamos, KRSN and the Los Alamos Monitor sponsored the public event in the lecture hall at UNM-Los Alamos.

  • Cast your vote in the Monitor's latest online poll
  • New jobless claims continue to creep downward

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New claims for unemployment benefits dipped for the fourth straight week, a sign the job market is improving at a slow but steady pace.

    Employers are hiring again. But they are not doing it at the level needed to reduce the jobless rate.

    The Labor Department said Thursday that initial claims dropped last week by 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 444,000. That's slightly above analysts' estimates, according to Thomson Reuters. The previous week's total was revised up to 448,000.

  • News Alert: Business owners beware!

    Be aware that local businesses are receiving fictitious orders by telephone.

    Scammers place a large order with a local company, which they say a "courier" will be by to pick up.

    They ask the business to invoice them on a credit card for more than the amount of the order and give the excess amount to the courier.

    The Chamber of Commerce is alerting local businesses to this scam and suggests the best thing to do when receiving a large order over the telephone is to ask for a telephone number to call back.

  • 05-13-10 Update

    FAN Club

      Chamber of Commerce will host its FAN Club at 6 p.m. Friday at Overlook Park in White Rock. The Chamber will bring the picnic food, a tent will be set up and participants can do a little networking before the concert starts. The Chamber will have a booth at every concert all summer long — so businesses can reserve a spot to be a showcased chamber member. Just contact Katy Korkos to reserve a spot (661-4816, katyk@losalamos.org.

    Social Dance

  • Mesitas prescribed burn starts today

    Fire managers, including 10 firefighters from the City of Santa Fe Fire Department’s Youth Conservation Corps, started ignitions on the Mesitas Prescribed Burn on the Española Ranger District, Santa Fe National Forest Wednesday.

    On Thursday, fire managers are pre-burning woody material on the ground adjacent to control lines (blacklining), in preparation for aerial ignitions. Aerial ignitions are scheduled to begin later this week. The Mesitas Prescribed Burn was scheduled to begin this Tuesday, however, was postponed due to unfavorable conditions.

  • Challenger outpaces Gary King

    SANTA FE  — Republican attorney general candidate Matthew Chandler raised more campaign money during the past month than Democratic incumbent Gary King, according to the latest state fundraising reports.

    The reports showed that Chandler collected $41,838 in contributions, and King raised $14,140. Both candidates are unopposed in the June 1 primary.