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Today's News

  • Political misfortune

    With the massacre in Tucson we’ve discovered that progressives have something akin to a pathological disorder when it comes to evaluating free speech. Particularly speech that doesn’t paint progressives in glowing terms, it appears.  
    Everyone from the Democratic Tucson sheriff to liberals Keith Olbermann, Paul Krugman and Katie Couric to the New York Times accused Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin of all but pulling the trigger. Basically.   

  • Stover resigns community post

    Newly elected Council Chair Sharon Stover has resigned from the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board. Critics cited conflict of interest concerns because Stover voted on the recently approved interim teen center project proposed by the JJAB.
    Community activist Pat Max said Stover should have recused herself from voting because she was a paid contractor with JJAB.

  • Using Fire To Prevent Fires

    A huge smoke plume casting a black smudge in the sky can certainly cause uneasiness for onlookers, especially in Los Alamos after the Cerro Grande Fire. However, residents need not worry when seeing smoke rising from Pueblo Canyon because those clumps of fire are being set professionally in an effort to prevent future wildfires.

  • New Mexico gov. outlines education, ethics reforms

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is reaching out to Democrats as the Legislature returns to work.

    Martinez used her State of the State speech on Tuesday to call for a bipartisan approach to New Mexico's pressing problems, including a $400 million budget shortfall.

    Martinez said the state's problems can be solved only if Democrats and Republicans — the governor and the Legislature — work together.

    Democrats hold majorities in the House and Senate.

  • U.S. companies expand goals as China leader arrives

    WASHINGTON — U.S. companies have long demanded that China let its currency rise to make U.S. exports cheaper. But as President Hu Jintao visits Washington this week, U.S. companies are stressing other goals: Stopping the theft of intellectual property. And getting a fair chance to win government contracts.
    No one expects any big breakthroughs. Instead, many U.S. companies hold out hope that the meetings between Hu and President Barack Obama will make it easier to reach long-term solutions to the major trade disputes dividing the world’s two largest economies.

  • Police Beat 01-18-11

    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.

    Jan. 5

    9:03 a.m. – A 61-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone stole the catalytic converter from her vehicle while it was parked overnight on Iris Street. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

  • Be There 01-18-11

    Wednesday
    Be sure to stop by Trinity Natural Health on Wednesday for some Food and Networking from 5:30-7 p.m. This will be a chance for everyone to meet all of the practitioners at this new health cooperative, which grew out of Kim Lazarus’ B-Fit Chiropractic business. Open to Chamber members and prospective Chamber members. 3250 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos.
    Thursday

  • Pay it forward in 2011 and always

    The Asset Awards have been distributed for 2010 and 2011 has begun. The good news is that you can nominate someone who does good deeds anytime during the year. The Asset website has been updated to allow nominations through from January until December. Soon it will include the names of all the winners and pictures, too.
    As we strive to show that everyone can take a second to make a difference, we want to educate the community about how we need to be thankful all the time, not just during Thanksgiving.

  • Reel outdoorsy adventures

    Discover what is possible for climbers and mountaineers who follow their dreams.
    The Reel Rock Film Tour will have showings at 7 p.m. Thursday and at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Reel Deal Theater as a benefit for The Family YMCA’s climbing program. The film features cinematography of climbers pushing their limits on rock and ice. A post-show party and climbing gear raffle will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Y.
    The Reel Rock Film Tour features jaw-dropping scenes of athleticism and nature and humorous escapades, as well.

  • State News at a Glance: New Mexico man sues neighbor over dog

    A northern New Mexico man is suing his neighbors, contending their dog caused $2,000 in damages by tearing off part of the rear bumper of a Volvo parked in his yard.
    An attorney for Richard Lienau of Pecos filed the lawsuit earlier this month in state District Court on behalf of Lienau and the owner of the Volvo, seeking damages and an injunction against Steve and Jerica Griego, the dog’s owners. Lienau describes the dog as weighing about 75 pounds, although he wasn’t certain of the breed.