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  • PRC names new chief of staff

    SANTA FE – The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission has named Johnny Montoya its chief of staff.
    Montoya, 45, has served as interim chief of staff since Michael Rivera’s departure on Feb. 4.
    Montoya will earn $90,000 as the agency’s top non-elected administrator. His predecessor earned $130,000 until January 2011 when the COS salary was pared by $20,000.

  • House passes bill barring political contributions of lobbyists, contractors

    SANTA FE - House Bill 604, co-sponsored by Rep. Brian Egolf, D-Santa Fe and Rep. Nate Gentry, R-Albuquerque, was approved Thursday by the House Voters and Elections Committee on a bipartisan vote of 10-1.

  • GOP: Budget-cutting offer too small

    WASHINGTON  — Top Republicans in Congress on Friday blasted the Obama administration’s opening move to cut domestic spending and pass a long-overdue plan for the ongoing budget year, calling a White House bid to cut $6.5 billion woefully inadequate as the federal deficit hits $1.6 trillion.

  • Update 03-04-11

    PEEC offers new class
    “Exploring the World - Travel journals, artist journals and nature journals” workshop is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 10, 17 and 24 at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

    Town hall meeting
    A sustainability town hall will be from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.  The event is free and snacks and refreshments will be provided.   

    Fundraiser

  • Spring has sprung early

    A resident drives his Can-Am around the streets of Los Alamos earlier this week. Temperatures have been in the 60s this week, but spring does not officially begin until March 20.

  • Diamond Drive Work Enters Home Stretch

    Drivers get ready, grit your teeth and prepare for gridlocked delays as the final leg of construction work on Diamond Drive kicks off in April.

    The roadwork will entail the stretch from the pedestrian bridge to the Los Alamos Canyon Bridge, but drivers should still prepare for 15-30 minute delays in the construction zone, officials said.

  • White House agrees to $6.5B more in budget cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Republican on Friday blasted the Obama administration's opening move to cut domestic spending and pass a long-overdue plan for the ongoing budget year, calling a White House bid to cut $6.5 billion "one more proposal to maintain the status quo."

  • NM House to vote on halting immigrant licenses

    SANTA FE (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House faces a politically charged vote as it considers whether to stop New Mexico from granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.

    The House is to take up the issue when it convenes on Friday.

  • Goodell, NFL executives at mediator's office

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Use a 24-hour extension to get a longer reprieve.

    That appeared to be the approach for the NFL and the players' union Friday.

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and several league executives arrived at the offices of federal mediator George Cohen in the morning, with the current collective bargaining agreement set to expire at midnight. Both groups agreed to a 24-hour extension on Thursday, with another extension on the agenda.

    Each side was expected to meet separately with Cohen before any negotiations would be held.

  • NM House to vote on halting immigrant licenses

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House is facing a politically charged vote as it considers whether to stop New Mexico from granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.

    The House is to take up the issue when it convenes on Friday.

    Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and her allies succeeded Thursday in a parliamentary maneuver to force the issue to a vote by the 70-member chamber.