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  • CBO: Obama budget produces 2013 deficit of $977B

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new analysis of President Barack Obama's budget for next year says the deficit scenario isn't as rosy as the White House painted it.

    Friday's Congressional Budget Office report said Obama's budget would produce a $977 billion deficit next year — $75 billion more than predicted by the White House.

    The nonpartisan CBO said Obama's budget office consistently overestimates tax revenues over the coming decade. CBO predicts revenues on average that are about $120 billion less each year than predicted by the White House.

  • North Korea plans to launch long-range rocket

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced plans Friday to blast a satellite into space on the back of a long-range rocket, a surprise move that could jeopardize a weeks-old agreement with the U.S. exchanging food aid for nuclear concessions.

  • Fact check on the campaign trail

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Santorum says oil drillers in the Gulf of Mexico are being slammed by "worse and worse and worse" delays in getting federal approval even as gas prices go through the roof. Actually, the wait for permits is getting better and better. Newt Gingrich boasts that small donors are powering his Republican presidential campaign. In reality, one deep-pocketed financial angel and other big money people have been doing loads of heavy lifting, too.

  • VIDEO: Today in History for Friday, March 16th
  • Raw Video: Tornado Moves Through Michigan

    Several houses were damaged and at least two destroyed in one southeastern Michigan community after a tornado touched down Thursday. A heavy storm system of rain, hail and high winds that swept through Dexter.

  • Meeting of the Minds

    Hank Mullis (aka Albert Einstein) and Education Secretary-designate Hanna Skandera visit the Los Alamos Middle School Thursday.

  • Lab inks pact for power and water technologies

    Innovative water and energy technologies created by U.S. scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) now have a new development option for bringing inventions to market.
    New Mexico-based IX Power LLC has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Laboratory for commercializing new water and energy technologies.
    “Los Alamos has fostered numerous important inventions that have had a positive impact on our economy and our planet,” said IX Power CEO John R. Grizz Deal.

  • Update 03-15-12

    Auction

    On Sunday, the United Church of Los Alamos will hold their annual Mexico Mission auction. The silent auction starts at 2 p.m. A live auction called by the Los Alamos Monitor’s own Mike Lippiatt begins at 3 p.m. The United Church is at 2525 Canyon Road.

    Council meeting

    County Council will hold a regular session at 6 p.m. March 20 in Council Chambers.

    March on Hunger

    Assets In Action is collecting food for the March on Hunger for local food banks. Those wishing to make donations can leave them at either senior center location, KRSN AM 1490, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce or Chamisa Elementary now through the end of the month.

    BPU meeting

  • Gas line leak prompts brief evacuation

    Construction crews working at the Municipal Complex site hit a gas line on the shoulder of Iris Street about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday.
    Department of Public Utilities (DPU) crews happened to be onsite and were able to repair the rupture in about 10 minutes.
    The wind blew the gas toward 125 Central Park Square, and DPU began receiving calls from tenants about smelling gas. The building was evacuated as a safety precaution and fire crews were called in.
    Once fire crews spoke with the DPU crews and confirmed that the situation was under control, tenants were allowed to reenter the building.

  • Valles Caldera Preserve needs its amigos

    Many people assume funding for our National Parks, Monuments and Preserves is provided by the federal government and park fees. However, funding from those sources often falls short of actual funding needs.

    Valles Caldera National Preserve faces an even greater challenge. Unlike other park system sites, under the current structure it is mandated to be self-sufficient by 2015.

    Mechanisms are in place to help achieve that goal. The preserve is allowed to collect user fees for activities such as hiking or cross country skiing that far exceed entrance fees at national parks and monuments.

    Valles Caldera is also able to offer fee activities such as hunting, which is prohibited at other parks.