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Today's News

  • WIPP receives recertification

    On March 24, 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) officially submitted the second Compliance Recertification Application (CRA) to EPA, initiating the recertification process for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant required by Congress.
    Recertification is not a reconsideration of the decision to open WIPP, but rather a process to verify that changes at the facility in the preceding five-year period comply with EPA’s disposal standards for radioactive waste.

  • JUDGE HALTS MUNI VOTE

    SANTA FE — The hotly contested issue regarding the legality of a citizen vote on the question of whether to reconstruct the municipal building on its original site at Ashley Pond has been decided – at least in the short term – there will be no election.

    District Court Judge Barbara Vigil ruled Monday to grant plaintiffs Christine and George Chandler’s request for a preliminary injunction to stop the special election on the grounds that it is illegal.

  • Baseball: Votto voted NL's MVP

    NEW YORK (AP) — Joey Votto and Albert Pujols had a long conversation behind the batting cage before a game a few years ago.

    "There's something about a star player of that magnitude kind of pulling you in and saying, it's OK, we can talk, don't be a rookie right now, we're going to talk like men," Votto said. "I think he made me feel comfortable and a little more confident."

  • TSA chief: Resisting scanners just means delays

    ATLANTA (AP) — Despite tough talk on the Internet, there was little if any indication of a passenger revolt at many major U.S. airports, with very few people declining the X-ray scan that can peer through their clothes. Those who refuse the machines are subject to a pat-down search that includes the crotch and chest.

  • Auto industry success a hard sell for White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The auto industry is providing President Barack Obama a good-news story — automakers are making money, plants are hiring and the taxpayers' stake in General Motors is dwindling. Things are looking up for the president in assembly line country — just not the voting.

  • Pajarito Cliffs Site earns a ‘Best of 2010’ award

    Southwest Contractor, a construction industry magazine, recently announced that Los Alamos County has won its “Best of 2010 Awards” for New Mexico in the Civil/Public Works category for its Pajarito Cliffs Site facility.
    The  application was submitted by Hensel Phelps, Inc. HP was the contractor for the project, which is the home of county and Los Alamos Public School District facilities, including the warehouse, parks, purchasing, risk management, shop, traffic, transit, fleet, utilities, pavement and facilities operations.

  • North, South Korea exchange fire; 2 marines killed

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire Tuesday after the North shelled an island near their disputed sea border, killing at least two South Korean marines, setting dozens of buildings ablaze and sending civilians fleeing for shelter.

    The skirmish began when Pyongyang warned the South to halt military drills in the area, according to South Korean officials. When Seoul refused, the North bombarded the small South Korean-held island of Yeonpyeong, which houses military installations and a small civilian population.

  • JUDGE HALTS MUNI VOTE

    SANTA FE — The hotly contested issue regarding the legality of a citizen vote on the question of whether to reconstruct the municipal building on its original site at Ashley Pond has been decided – at least in the short term – there will be no election.

    District Court Judge Barbara Vigil ruled Monday to grant plaintiffs Christine and George Chandler’s request for a preliminary injunction to stop the special election on the grounds that it is illegal.

  • Winter Weather Advisory issued for much of the area

    The National Weather Service has issued the following advisory for much of the area today:

  • Humanitarian conference draws women from across Northern NM

    On Sept. 25, the Santa Fe Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Relief Society, an organization in the church for women ages 18 up, held their annual Humanitarian Conference.
    The conference was in Santa Fe and brought over 130 women from congregations throughout Northern New Mexico, who participated in a variety of humanitarian projects.