.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Police say 5 people killed in Denver area multi-vehicle crash

    THORNTON, Colo. (AP) — An SUV careening through rush-hour traffic slammed into a car and went airborne, landing on top of a pickup truck and killing five people in suburban Denver, authorities said.

    Police in Thornton said four people were also injured in the three-vehicle crash shortly before 6 p.m. MST Thursday.

    "All five occupants (of the pickup) were pronounced dead at the scene," police spokesman Matt Barnes said.

  • Bahrain locked down after 5 protesters killed

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain's leaders banned public gatherings and sent tanks into the streets Thursday, intensifying a crackdown that killed five anti-government protesters, wounded more than 200 and turned a hospital into a cauldron of anguish and rage against the monarchy.

  • Government shutdown? GOP, Democrats swap charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a deepening struggle over spending, Republicans and Democrats swapped charges Thursday over a possible government shutdown when money runs out March 4 for most federal agencies.

    "Read my lips: We're going to cut spending," declared House Speaker John Boehner. He pledged that the GOP-controlled House would refuse to approve even a short-term measure at current funding levels to keep the government operating.

  • Update 02-17-11

    Iwo Jima talk
    Iwo Jima veteran Bill Hudson will show a DVD about the battle for Iwo Jima in this 66th anniversary year of the battle at 7 p.m. today at the Mesa Library Upstairs Meeting Room.

    T-Board meeting
    The Transportation Board will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at the Public Works conference room, which is located on 2101 Trinity Drive.

    LRFP Committee
    The Los Alamos Public Schools Long Range Financial Planning Committee will have a public meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. today at Chamisa Elementary.

  • The curiosity of youth

    Calvin Marksteiner, 2, watches Lily Fox, 6, look at photos on a camera during a FAN Club event celebrating the grand opening of KRSN AM 1490’s new studio in the Hilltop Shopping Center on Arkansas Street Wednesday.

     

  • SBA launches rescue effort

    Small businesses facing maturity of commercial mortgages or balloon payments before Dec. 31, 2012, may be able to refinance their mortgage debt with a 504 loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration under a new, temporary program announced today.  

    The new refinancing loan is structured like SBA’s traditional 504, with borrowers committing at least 10 percent equity and working with third-party lending institutions and SBA-approved Certified Development Companies in the standard 50 percent/40 percent split.

  • DPU budgets potential for water rate hike

    Drink up, Los Alamos.

    The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) indicates residents may soon be paying more for water.

    How much?

    Nothing is official, yet.

  • Bill introduced to create marriage commission

    SANTA FE — The bad statistics continue to mount for New Mexico.
    The state has the highest national rate of teen pregnancy combined with high rates of juvenile crime and poverty.
    In response to this, Rep. Nora Espinza of Roswell, District 59 has introduced House Bill 474 to create the “New Mexico Marriage Commission.”
    HB 474 would create the commission made up of unpaid volunteers to explore ways governments can partner with private organizations to strengthen marriage.  

  • Transparency on budget matters passes house

    SANTA FE — A bill sponsored by Rep. Eleanor Chavez, D-Albuquerque, that would create greater transparency on tax expenditures and their impact on the state has passed the House of Representatives.  
    House Bill 161 would require the Secretary of Taxation and Revenue to provide the governor and the legislature with a tax expenditure budget with revenue impacts over $5 million.  The bill passed with a vote of  63-0.

  • SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program revisions are revealed

    SBA’s 8(a) BD program is a nine-year business development program, which provides specialized business training, counseling, marketing and technical assistance to small businesses certified for participation in the program.
    The revisions to the 8(a) BD regulations are the first comprehensive overhaul of the program in more than ten years.  The changes are:
    •Both technical and substantive in nature;
    • Made to ensure that the program benefits flow to the intended recipients; and