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Today's News

  • Obama to visit state oil fields

    MALJAMAR, N.M. (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to visit New Mexico's petroleum fields on federal lands outside of Maljamar Wednesday to tout the fact that domestic oil and gas production has increased each year he has been in office.

    The White House said in a news release that the stop will "highlight the Administration's commitment to expanding domestic oil and gas production." Oil production is at an eight-year high and natural gas output is at an all-time high, it said.

  • Court sides with property owners over EPA

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has sided with an Idaho couple in a property rights case, ruling they can go to court to challenge an Environmental Protection Agency order that blocked construction of their new home and threatened fines of more than $30,000 a day.

    Wednesday's decision is a victory for Mike and Chantell Sackett, whose property near a scenic lake has sat undisturbed since the EPA ordered a halt in work in 2007. The agency said part of the property was a wetlands that could not disturbed without a permit.

  • Dollars, endorsements shifting toward Romney

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney says he's "almost there" after pursuing the Republican presidential nomination for six years, and there are fresh signs that big GOP donors and establishment figures agree. Major contributors are shifting more dollars in his direction, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush served up his endorsement on Wednesday after sitting on the sidelines for much of the primary season.

  • Romney rolls in GOP primary in Illinois

     

     SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) — Front-runner Mitt Romney sailed to an easy victory in the Illinois primary Tuesday night, trumping Rick Santorum in yet another industrial state showdown and padding his already-formidable delegate lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

  • Hall, Garcia Richard file for District 43 seat

    The District 43 House seat will be a showdown of what most people expected.

    Stephanie Garcia Richard, a Democrat, filed her candidacy Tuesday at the New Mexico Secretary of State’s office. And Jim Hall said Tuesday he used a proxy to file his candidacy. They will both run opposed in the upcoming primary and the race will continue all the way to Election Day in November.

    With one hour to go in filing, no other candidates had filed for the District 43 House seat.

    Garcia Richard said there was little doubt she was going to run again.

  • Strong 7.4 earthquake rattles Mexico City -- Videos added

     

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit southern Mexico on Tuesday, damaging some 800 homes near the epicenter and swaying tall buildings and spreading fear and panic hundreds of miles away in the capital of Mexico City.

  • Be There 03-20-12

    Today
    The United Way of Northern New Mexico is sponsoring its annual meeting/recognition night at 5:30 p.m. at De Colores. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information, contact Donna Schroeder at 663-3891.

    Wednesday
    This month’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. For more information, call 661-4097.

    Thursday
    The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos presents the Fairy Tale Thursdays film series at 6 p.m. in the UNM-LA Student Center. The film will be “Pan’s Labyrinth.”

  • Navigating the Island in the Sky

    The White Rim and Island in the Sky sound like places from fantasy, but these places are real and Dennis Brandt has spent years exploring them.
    At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge, Brandt will present highlights from mountain biking and hiking trips in Canyonlands National Park. Island in the Sky overlooks the confluence of the Green and Colorado rivers, near Moab, Utah. The White Rim is a layer of white sandstone boasting a 100-mile loop road enjoyed by mountain bikers, motorcyclists, four-wheel drive enthusiasts and hikers. The Rim trip bestows views of snow-capped mountains, sheer cliffs and the vast maze of canyon country. Nearby expanses of slick rock offer rock climbing, mountain biking, canyoneering and whitewater boating.

  • We don't have all the answers

    Welcome to the first day of spring and a look at assets 28 and 29, integrity and honesty.
    Do you know young people that stand up for their convictions/beliefs and tell the truth even when it is not easy?
    Do you?
    My answer to that would have to be, sometimes.
    I don’t have a problem telling the truth, but what does one do when the person not telling the truth has a position of power over you?
    It may or may not be in a work setting, it may or may not be in an organizational or cultural setting, but what does one do when the person not telling the truth or doing wrong is an adult?
    I would tell my children, I don’t know what to do.

  • Police Beat 03-20-12

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.
    March 8

    12:45 p.m. — Benjamin Baca, 38, Los Alamos, was arrested on a Los Alamos Magistrate Court bench warrant.
    2:29 p.m. — An unidentified person reported that they had been robbed at a value of more than $500 and less than $2,500 at the 600 block of Crossroads.
    8:00 p.m. —A Smith’s Food and Drug Center caller reported a shoplifter. Matthew Courtney, 21, Los Alamos was arrested on the charge.
    11:30 p.m. — Isaias Villalobos Marquez, 23, Los Alamos was arrested for battery against a household member.
    March 9