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Today's News

  • Obamacare rate hikes to hit UNM students

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico students will likely see a rise in the cost of school-sponsored health insurance.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports a regents finance committee approved a 22 percent increase in insurance costs Thursday.

    The proposal would raise premiums from $300 to nearly $1,700 annually starting next year.

    About 2,000 students, including student employees such as graduate assistants, are covered by the school insurance program.

  • Severe Storms Strike Mountain States
  • Today in History for June 8th
  • DA to take prostitution ring case to grand jury

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors said Thursday that they were preparing to go before a grand jury in the case of a former University of New Mexico president accused of helping run an online prostitution ring.

    Kayla Anderson, a spokeswoman for District Attorney Kari Brandenburg, said they anticipated going before jurors "very soon" but declined to elaborate.

    Charges were initially dismissed after police arrested F. Chris Garcia, 71, and professor David Flory, who teaches physics at a private New Jersey school, in June 2011.

  • 40 Years After the 'Napalm Girl' Photo

    AP 'napalm girl' photo from Vietnam War turns 40. In the picture, the girl will always be 9 years old and wailing "Too hot! Too hot!" as she runs down the road away from her burning Vietnamese village.

  • Summer Family Evenings at PEEC presents: Owls

    Join Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Santa Fe Raptor Center for an evening of owls at 6:30 p.m. June 12 at PEEC, 3540 Orange St.
    Participants will view live owls, learn owl calls and take a walk to listen for owls on the trail.  The event is free to PEEC members and $5 per family for non-members. No registration is required.
    Laura Swartz from the Santa Fe Raptor Center will bring a Barn Owl, Saw-Whet Owl, and a Great Horned Owl to PEEC.  She’ll share information about the owls — how they came to be educational birds and what their lives would be like if they lived in the wild.

  • Be There 06-07-12

    Today
    The First Ever Student Art Show at Karen Wray Fine Art features works by Wray’s students. The show runs through Thursday evening at 2101 Trinity Dr. Suite B2.

    The Mesa Public Library Free Film Series presents, “Run Lola Run,” at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms.

    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents, “The Adventures of Tin Tin,” at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

    Friday
    There will be an exhibit opening, “Los Alamos Opera Guild,” from 5-7 p.m., as part of Los Alamos Friday Night, at the Los Alamos Historical Museum.

  • The Greg Abate Trio kicks off Chamberfest

    Things are happening this summer in Los Alamos. The Friday night concerts seem to have a good turnout. The first show was May 18 at the Kite Fest and there were about 600 folks out there.
    The Red Elvises concert on May 25 drew around 2,500 people and last week’s Laurie Lewis bluegrass/folk concert drew about 1,500 folks.
    Last Friday was the start of what is referred to on Facebook as “Los Alamos Friday Night.” Some businesses are staying open late and trying things to bring more activity to town.

  • NMSBA cited by Dept. of Commerce

    The New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) program, a collaboration of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Sandia National Laboratories and the state of New Mexico, received the 2012 Manufacturing Advocate of the Year award from the Manufacturing Extension Partnership under the U.S. Department of Commerce.
    The award was presented in May at the 2012 Manufacturing Innovation conference in Orlando, Fla. for “commitment to the business growth and transformation of U.S.–based manufacturing through work in the manufacturing sector.”

  • Update 06-07-12

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers.

    ChamberFest

     ChamberFest is an annual event that showcases chamber members and this year’s event will be Saturday. Located in the downtown area, businesses display their products and services to the public. There is also a Car Show and Kids Activity Area with a sand pile.

    P & Z meeting

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers.

    LA County fire, smoking restrictions