Today's News

  • Eat up!

     Heat up the griddle and mix up the batter, Trinity on the Hill and House of Hope prepares for the Shrove pancake supper. Read more in today's paper.

  • Breaking News: Police discover stolen Los Alamos property stashed in Espanola

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  • NEWS ALERT String of safety incidents recalls laboratory closure

    A rash of safety problems at Los Alamos National Laboratory reminded federal officials of events leading up to the laboratory shutdown in 2004.


  • January retail sales post 0.5 percent gain

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Retail sales posted a better-than-expected increase in January, a welcome development that could mean stronger economic growth in coming months.

    The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales increased by 0.5 percent last month, the best showing since November and better than the 0.3 percent increase economists had expected.

  • Los Alamos Democrat takes on Jeannette Wallace in District 43 House race

    Los Alamos Democrat Pete Sheehey is running against Republican Jeannette Wallace for the District 43 House seat she has held since 1991.

    This marks the first time Wallace has been challenged in years.

    Read the full story in Sunday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Eat up!

    Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church and the House of Hope (HoH) Women will commemorate Shrove Tuesday by hosting a pancake supper from 5:30-7 p.m. in the new Kelly Hall. Donations for the dinner are $4 for children age 10 and younger, $7 for adults and $18 for families.

    Tickets may be purchased at the door the night of the supper.

  • Senate committee gives nod to reinstating tax on some foods

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Senate committee has approved a proposal to raise nearly $140 million to help balance the budget by reinstating New Mexico's sales tax on some food products.

    However, the proposal is starting a war over tortillas.

    The bill endorsed by the Finance Committee on Friday will impose the gross receipts tax on white flour tortillas, but no tax will apply to whole wheat tortillas.

    The legislation will leave products tax exempt if they are considered food under the federal Women, Infants and Children program.

  • Wrestling: Toppers will host district title tourney

    At the beginning of the 2009-10 season, it would’ve come as a surprise to many that the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team would have a legitimate crack at a district runner-up title.

    But the situation wasn’t much different at the start of the 2008-09 season, either.

    The Hilltoppers will host the District 2AAAA championship tournament Saturday. The meet will determine which three wrestlers from each weight class will advance to next weekend’s state championship.

  • 02-12-10 Update

    Membership meeting

      The American Legion Riders will have a membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at American Legion Post 90.  Call 500-5356 for information.

    Valentine’s fair tomorrow

      Plan to shop for your sweetheart at the St. Valentine’s Fair slated to be held from 9 a.m.-

  • Senate panel OKs budget based on higher taxes

     SANTA FE — A state budget proposal by a Senate committee calls for $150 million in new revenues from tax measures and requiring public employees to pay more for their pensions.

    The pension change assumed in the budget will save the state $44 million next year, but will lower take-home pay of state workers and educators by a similar amount.

    The Finance Committee approved the budget on Thursday and sent it to the Senate for consideration.