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  • Driver's face tough sledding in northern New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Difficult driving conditions are increasing throughout northern New Mexico.

    The state Department of Transportation has not posted any road closures but a winter storm moving through New Mexico is leaving roads icy or slushy.

    Motorists are being urged to use caution and reduce their speed.

  • CANCELED! Tonight’s Charter Review Committee Meeting

  • Pre-primary convention nets 7

    Thursday, seven members of the Los Alamos Republican Party were elected as delegates to the New Mexico GOP Convention in Albuquerque March 13. The delegates include Betty Cox, local GOP Chair Ron Dolin, 1st Vice Chair JoAnn Johnson, Secretary Veronica Rodriguez, former County Councilor Jim Hall, Marie Todd and Rep. Jeannette Wallace.

  • Candidate pledges transparency

    “New energy, new vision, new direction,” is the campaign slogan driving the Stephanie Richard race for a seat in the New Mexico House of Representatives.

    The educator is running for the state legislature, she said, because she believes in a citizens’ legislature; people from all walks of life coming together to discuss issues and policies to come up with what is the best plan for the people of this state.

    “And I am running because I believe in New Mexico and in its people,” she said during an interview Thursday.

  • A jewel of a memoir

    If and when a theatrical movie is made of George Cowan’s life, it will surely borrow heavily from his just published memoir, “Manhattan Project to the Santa Fe Institute.”

    On one hand, it could be a Woody Allen comedy.

  • ALERT: Los Alamos Police issue magazine scam warning

    The Los Alamos Police Department is advising residents of Los Alamos and White Rock to beware of a couple of young men selling magazine subscriptions door-to-door.

    The young men are allegedly offering magazine subscriptions from Atlantic Circulation.

    Residents have given money to the men and received a receipt but when they later went online to check out the company, they told police it appears to be a scam and said the Web site is riddled with consumer complaints.

    Report illegal activity to police at 662-8222.


  • Analysis: Democratic split complicates budget work

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The political will to compromise and make unpopular votes was a missing ingredient as the New Mexico Legislature worked for 30 days but failed to agree on a balanced budget to finance schools and government programs next year.

    The two Democratic-led chambers were far apart throughout the session on tax and budget issues. And those differences will remain when the Legislature convenes Wednesday for a special session to again try to pass a budget.

  • Council doubles up

    The Los Alamos County Council will consider an ordinance terminating an economic development agreement with Elemetric Instruments as its first order of business at 7 p.m. Tuesday, when it meets in the Community Building.

    Also on the agenda is a request from the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization for funding the Day Out Program. Also, Fire Chief Doug Tucker will lead a discussion about a request for approval of a Joint Powers Agreement for wildland fire protection and suppression with the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department Forestry Division.

  • LANL foundation applications go online

    In an effort to make the submission process efficient and straightforward for all applicants, the LANL Foundation has moved to an online application system.

    Anyone interested in a LANL Foundation grant must now apply online.

  • Legislature adjourns without budget deal, special session coming up

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