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Today's News

  • Family Feud Host Richard Dawson Dead at 79
  • Today in History for June 4th
  • Police: Bank robber had to be cut from air duct

    OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) — A wig-wearing man broke into a suburban Chicago bank vault and nearly made off with $100,000 but got stuck in an air duct and had to be cut out hours later, authorities said Sunday.

    Charles Estell, 38, was found early Sunday hiding in an air duct in an office next to the bank, according to Oak Lawn police spokesman Michael Kaufmann.

    The Chicago man had allegedly robbed the suburban bank Saturday afternoon, and pointed a gun at bank employees who confronted him in the vault, according to the FBI.

  • Today In History For June 3rd
  • Phoenix police say stoned mom forgets baby on car roof

    PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police have arrested a woman who allegedly drove off after forgetting that her 5-week-old baby was in a car seat on the roof of her vehicle.

    Officer James Holmes said officers were called out early Saturday after witnesses found a child strapped in a safety seat in the middle of an intersection.

    The boy wasn't hurt. He's now in the custody of Arizona Child Protective Services.

  • Let CRC proceed to an election

    Dear Editor,
    I am writing to alert the community to yet another event involving the county’s current referendum process.  
    The Charter Review Committee worked for more two years reviewing the current county charter holding dozens of public meetings seeking citizen input.  The CRC made many recommendations to the council.  Some were designed to eliminate awkward, ambiguous language.  Others were substantive. In formulating its recommendations, particularly in the area of initiative and referendum, the CRC attempted to strike an appropriate balance between principles of representative democracy and citizen driven legislating.  

  • Political races tighten up

    SANTA FE  — As we approach the June 5 election, the close races look even closer. But there just aren’t many of them.
    The Democratic 1st Congressional District race appears to be tighter than ever between the top two contenders Bernalillo County Commissioner Michelle Lujan Grisham and state Sen. Eric Griego.
    Former Albuquerque Mayor Marty Chavez also is in the race but his moderate politics just don’t fit into a primary election for either party. Chavez did well in his runs for mayor, which is a non-partisan position. But put him in a party primary and he doesn’t have a big enough base.

  • Official rebuts claims

    Second in a series
    LANL Water Stewardship manager Danny Katzman said he was surprised two weeks ago when a watchdog group made claims about groundwater monitoring at the lab.

    Katzman was in attendance for the Espanola Basin Technical Working Group a couple of weeks ago at Santa Fe Community College, making another presentation on the post-fire effects on the Los Alamos Canyon storm water.

  • NCRTD board approves $9.7M budget

    After a lack of attendance delayed budget talks for the North Central Regional Transit District, board members Friday approved the district’s next fiscal year budget.

    The $9.7 million budget is $2 million shy of current year spending, but Executive Director Tony Mortillaro said, despite the shortfall, the district will be in good shape.

    Mortillaro attributed part of shortfall to the fact that Los Alamos County’s five-year $5 million contribution has run dry.

    The county will provide the District with $500,000 in FY13.

    And in its effort to pass a balanced budget, Mortillaro said the district will not attempt to fill the budget gap, but rather will curb spending.

  • Special Council meeting scheduled for noon Monday

    County Council

    A special county council meeting will be held at noon Monday at council chambers. The wrong time was inadvertently listed in the bottom of Sunday's newspaper.

    ChamberFest

     ChamberFest is an annual event that showcases chamber members and this year’s event will be June 9. 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.

    Election night