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Today's News

  • Prep football scores from Friday games around the state

     

    PREP FOOTBALL

    Alamogordo 28, West Mesa 21

    Artesia 49, Valencia 16

    Atrisco Heritage 48, Centennial High School 6

    Belen 34, Moriarty 33, OT

    Cobre 25, Academia Juarez, Mexico 22

    Crownpoint 50, Thoreau 32

    Deming 34, Santa Fe 6

    Dexter 35, Hagerman 7

    EP Eastwood, Texas 28, Gadsden 3

    EP Jefferson, Texas 21, Chaparral 20

    Escalante 47, Jal 25

    Estancia 34, NMMI 6

    Foothill 70, Melrose 20

  • Egan-Jones cuts US debt rating to AA- from AA

    NEW YORK (AP) — Egan-Jones, an independent credit-research firm, downgraded its rating on U.S. government debt to AA- from AA on Friday, citing the Federal Reserve's plans to try to stimulate the economy.

    The credit rating agency said the Fed's plans to buy mortgage bonds will likely hurt the economy more than help it.

    The plan will weaken the value of the dollar and push up prices for oil and other commodities, Egan-Jones said. That would leave less for consumers to spend on other things.

    But at the same time, Egan-Jones warned that the federal government's borrowing costs are likely to slowly rise as the global economy recovers.

    On Thursday, the Fed said it would buy $40 billion of mortgage bonds a month to help the economic recovery.

    It's the second time the Haverford, Pa. shop has downgraded U.S. government debt in five months. In April, Egan-Jones lowered its rating on the U.S. to AA from AA+. It stripped the U.S. of a top AAA rating in July 2011.

  • Today in History for September 15th
  • Stowaway Cat Survives Plane Ride in Suitcase
  • State House candidates' campaign in full swing
  • First of six protesters to face judge Tuesday

    The first of six protesters arrested at the Los Alamos National Laboratory last month at the corner of West Jemez Road and Diamond Drive will be in court at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

    According to a press release, Catherine Euler, one of the six defendants, will represent herself when she faces municipal judge Alan Kirk.

    The other five co-defendants, who will be represented by counsel, have a pre-trial date of Oct. 17, but no trial date has been set yet.

    Euler and her five co-defendants are facing three charges under the Municipal Code: obstructing movement, refusing to obey an officer and trespass on Los Alamos National Lab property.

  • Municipal League confab sparks ideas

    Four representatives from Los Alamos County who attended the 55th annual New Mexico Municipal League Conference recently in Las Cruces are mulling over their experiences. 

    Councilor David Izraelevitz, County Administrator Harry Burgess, Fire Chief Troy Hughes and Public Works Director Philo Shelton represented the county at the two-day event, participating in discussions with their peers and attending lectures on how to improve local government.

    “I think there is value in interacting with other municipalities,” Izraelevitz said. “I finally understood what are some municipal functions versus county functions, and the challenges that other municipalities have. Some are similar and some are very different. 

  • Smart Grid project set to power up

    A $52 million state-of-the-art, international smart grid project will power up at 2 p.m. Monday at 1925-D Trinity Drive.

    The New Energy and Industrial Technology and Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan, Los Alamos County through the Los Alamos Dept. of Public Utilities (DPU), and the Los Alamos National Laboratory will host a ribbon cutting ceremony unveiling

    • A photovoltaic array,

    • A battery storage system,

    • A smart house.

  • 09-14-12 Religion listings

    Baha’i Faith

    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

     

    Bethlehem Lutheran

    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is at 2390 North Road. 662-5151, bethluth.com. Worship services are at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour of classes for all ages. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided.  All are welcome. Come Join the Family.

     

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian

  • What it means to be spiritual and not religious

    “I hear some people say they are ‘spiritual’ but not ‘religious.’  What do they mean?”— Judy

     

    The place to start is to ask your friends what they mean by this statement. Absent their response here, we can make a few general observations.

    Some individuals who say this often are expressing their rejection of “institutional” religion.  They may have been burned by an unpleasant “church” experience or perhaps simply consider themselves above the mundane, human-shaped thing which often passes for “church” in our day.  

    Their critique is not entirely unwarranted — there is plenty of room for improvement if not radical change in the way “church” often appears in our culture.