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Today's News

  • Obama to nominate Lew as budget director

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Deputy Secretary of State Jacob Lew to serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget, a Cabinet-level post that plays a crucial role in shaping how the administration spends the public's money.

    In a statement, Obama said Lew will be "an extraordinary asset to this administration's efforts to cut down the deficit and put our nation back on a fiscally responsible path."

  • NEWS ALERT!Yankees owner George Steinbrenner dies at 80

    NEW YORK (AP) — George Steinbrenner, who rebuilt the New York Yankees into a sports empire with a mix of bluster and big bucks that polarized fans all across America, died Tuesday. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4.

    Steinbrenner had a heart attack, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Fla., and died at about 6:30 a.m, a person close to the owner told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not disclosed those details.

  • IMPORTANT ADVISORY!Cement Truck Tips Over Near Roundabout

    The driver of a cement truck carrying a full 8 yards of concrete reportedly missed a gear as he was turning right from North Road on to San Ildefonso Road near the roundabout at about 8:30 a.m. today.

    The driver suffered a laceration on his arm and was treated at the scene by Los Alamos Fire Department EMTs.

    Deputy Fire Chief Patrick Sleik explained this morning that the road will likely be closed throughout the day while equipment is located and brought in to pull the vehicle right side up.

  • Further details emerge from Monday's shooting rampage

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officers raced past dead and injured bodies in a New Mexico manufacturing plant as they looked for a gunman who had wounded his girlfriend during a confrontation before fatally shooting two of her co-workers then himself.

    Three others were wounded during Monday's rampage at Emcore Corp., which police say capped a bitter child custody dispute between the man and his girlfriend.

    Authorities identified the gunman as Robert Reza, 37, a former employee at the Albuquerque plant. Reza had addresses in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque.

  • Group threatens lawsuit against lab

    A Santa Fe citizen’s group is threatening to file a lawsuit to force Los Alamos National Laboratory to comply with requirements of a federal environmental act as it moves toward building a $3.4 billion annex for plutonium warhead cores.

    Los Alamos Study Group in a written statement said it will file the lawsuit in federal district court later this month if the National Nuclear Safety Administration does not agree to meet requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act.  

  • Council approves three projects

    Three of four phase two Capital Improvement Project applications were approved during Monday night’s County Council meeting.

    The following were approved for the next phase:

    • White Rock Visitor Center and Budget Revision.

    • Los Alamos County Golf Course Community Building and Budget Revision.

    • Lighting upgrades for North Mesa Sports Complex and Budget.

    The fourth CIP application on the agenda, Los Alamos Archival and Records Center and Budget Revisions and Budget Revision did not get the green light, however.

  • LOS ALAMOS MONITOR EXCLUSIVE!Richard leads campaign funding

    Local candidates report campaign contributions ranging from $5 to $2,000 donated from individuals and corporations to Political Action Committees.   Read more in today's Monitor.

  • Richard leads campaign funding

    Local candidates report campaign contributions ranging from $5 to $2,000 donated from individuals and corporations to Political Action Committees.   

  • $80M in the red is no way to start a fiscal year

    SANTA FE — As of July 1, New Mexico state government began fiscal year 2011 $80 million in the red, maybe. That’s what the Legislative Finance Committee is guessing.

    Does that mean more tax increases and cuts in government services? For now, additional tax increases seem unlikely. The Legislature and governor have come to what seems like a firm agreement that there will be no more special sessions for the rest of the calendar year.

  • Scientific journals are still credible

    I see my name in a “Guest Column” from the July 9 Monitor where my friend Don Peterson writes about troubling aspects of the global warming issue.