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  • NM unemployment call center to close 2 Fridays

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Unemployment Insurance Call Center will be closed the next two Fridays — Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

    The state Department of Workforce Solutions says unemployment insurance claimants should plan for that.

    The agency also notes the federal holidays of Christmas and New Year's on the next two Saturdays will mean banks and post offices will be closed. That could delay funds for unemployment insurance debit card holders and participants who have direct deposit or receive checks by mail.

  • Alaska court refuses to overturn sen. vote results

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court delivered another stinging setback to Republican Joe Miller, refusing to overturn election results that favored his GOP rival, Lisa Murkowski, in the state's U.S. Senate race.

  • NKorea threatens 'sacred' nuclear war if attacked

    POCHEON, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea beat the drums of war Thursday, with each threatening the other with immediate retaliation if attacked.

    Seoul has staged days of military drills in a show of force meant to deter North Korea, including live-fire exercises earlier this week on a front-line island shelled by the North last month. Angered by the exercises, North Korea threatened Thursday it would launch a "sacred" nuclear war if Seoul hit it and warned that even the smallest intrusion on its territory would bring a devastating response.

  • TLC to operate under new name and management

    The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) took administrative action Dec. 8 and entered into a settlement agreement to close DR’s (Donny Robertson’s) TLC Driving School with sites in Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Roswell and Ruidoso Downs for violations of state laws and regulations, according to NMDOT.
    NMDOT, in a combined effort with the Taxation and Revenue Department (TRD) and the University of New Mexico Institute of Public Law, launched an investigation after learning of illegal practices conducted at the school.  

  • County settles muni building injunction

    Council members shed light Tuesday night on a seemingly mixed-up issue that has delayed construction of a new municipal building for months.
    Council voted 5-2 to settle a suit brought last month by local attorneys George and Christine Chandler. The suit called for an injunction and declaratory judgment in relation to a citizen petition that called for voters to decide whether the county should build a new municipal space or reconstruct a replica of the original at Ashley Pond.

  • Council awards muni contract to Jaynes Corp.

    In a 5-2 vote, the Los Alamos County Council approved a $19,536,868 contract with the Jaynes Corporation to construct the new municipal building during the final regular meeting of 2010 Tuesday night.
    Included in the approved general contractor lead design-build contract are the county records and historic archive facility, information technology expansion space and improvements to Iris Street.

  • Update 12-22-10

    Deadline extended
     

    The deadline for the Community Asset Awards has been extended until 5 p.m. Friday. On-line nominations can be made at www.AssetsInAction.info.
    For additional information call 661-4846. The program is sponsored by Assets In Action, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board.

    Just a wag

  • Snow likely minimal for Los Alamos

    The National Weather Service says a low pressure system is expected to bring more snow to the higher northern mountains of New Mexico Thursday and Thursday night.
    LANL meterologist Scott Johnson, though, said the snow should be minimal in the Los Alamos area. Johnson said most of the precipitation will be rain.
    “It will be nothing like last Thursday,” Johnson said.
    Last week, a storm dumped six to nine inches in the region.

  • AP sources: Deal reached on 9/11 health bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic senators have reached a deal on a scaled-down bill to help 9/11 first responders who became sick from having worked in the dust of the World Trade Center.

    Congressional aides close to the negotiations tell The Associated Press that the deal calls for providing up to $4 billion in health care and economic aid over five years to first responders and survivors of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorism attacks.

  • Officials: Fifth home swept away by Ariz. flooding

    BEAVER DAM, Ariz. (AP) — A fire department dispatcher in northwestern Arizona says a fifth unoccupied home has been swept away by floodwaters.

    Dori Rothenberger, with the Beaver Dam-Littlefield Fire District, tells The Associated Press the fifth home in the community of Beaver Dam was washed away Tuesday night. The four others near a normally dry wash collapsed into the floodwaters Tuesday afternoon.