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Today's News

  • Fed clears way for some banks to boost dividends

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve on Friday cleared the way for some major banks to boost stock dividends, prompting announcements from JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and U.S. Bancorp.

    JPMorgan Chase said it is increasing its dividend to 25 cents a share from 5 cents, Wells Fargo hiked its dividend to 12 cents a share from 5 cents and U.S. Bancorp boosted its dividend.

  • Fishing report 03-18-11

    Northwest

  • Men's basketball: Aztecs, Cougars moving on

    San Diego State 68,
    Northern Colorado 50

    TUCSON, Ariz. — Kawhi Leonard had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and second-seeded San Diego State survived Devon Beitzel’s scoring burst to earn its first NCAA tournament win.
    The Aztecs (33-2) had their hands full with the Bears of the Big Sky early. San Diego State pulled away behind its defense in the second half, holding Northern Colorado (21-11) scoreless for nearly 7 minutes.

  • Softball: Homer Time

    Los Alamos’ Emily Lucero is greeted by her teammates as she crosses the plate following her two-run home run in the first inning of Tuesday’s win over Moriarty. Los Alamos will play four tough opponents today and Saturday when it travels to the Farmington Invitational.

  • Sports update 03-18-11

    Gridiron Booster’s waffle breakfast is Saturday

    The Gridiron Booster Club will hold a waffle breakfast Saturday at the Masonic Lodge in Los Alamos.
    Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. and continues until 10 a.m.
    Tickets for the breakfast are $6. Proceeds go to benefit Los Alamos Public Schools’ football program.

    Atomic Man set for May 1

    Registration is open for the 2011 Atomic Man Duathlon.

  • Basketball: Coles, Vigil represent valley on 2011 North All-Star teams

    A pair of Española Valley Sundevils will represent their school at this year’s Class 4A/5A basketball All-Star Games.
    Sundevils Justine Vigil and Rodney Coles were selected for the North’s big school All-Star team for the 2010-11 season.
    Coles and Vigil led their teams to District 2AAAA titles in 2010-11, while Coles spearheaded a late run in the Class 4A championship game as Española Valley topped Goddard, giving the Sundevils their first boys basketball title in school history.

  • With aid slow to come Japanese fend for themselves

    KARAKUWA, Japan (AP) — There may be no water, no power and no cell phone reception in this tsunami-struck town, but in the school that serves as a shelter, there are sizzling pans of fat, pink shrimp.

    Relief supplies have only trickled into the long strip of northeast Japan demolished by a powerful earthquake and the wave it unleashed a week ago, leaving affected communities to fend for themselves.

  • Crises in Japan, Gulf thwart US energy accord

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On the road to a national energy policy, President Barack Obama is hitting pothole after pothole.

    First, worries over coal-burning plants' role in global warming prompted Obama and other Democrats to look more favorably on offshore oil and gas exploration. Last year's BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico abruptly ended that.

  • Japan official: Disasters overwhelmed government

    TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese government acknowledged Friday that it was overwhelmed by the scale of last week's twin natural disasters, slowing the response to the nuclear crisis that was triggered by the earthquake and tsunami that left at least 10,000 people dead.

    The admission came as Japan welcomed U.S. help in stabilizing its overheated, radiation-leaking nuclear complex, and reclassified the rating of the nuclear accident from Level 4 to Level 5 on a seven-level international scale, putting it on a par with the 1979 Three Mile Island accident.

  • House accepts $5 billion state budget

    With adjournment looming, the Legislature is sending to Gov. Susana Martinez a critical proposal for balancing the state's $5 billion state budget.

    Lawmakers gave final approval late Thursday to a measure that saves nearly $111 million next year to help plug a budget gap. It requires state workers and educators to pay more into their pensions while government reduces its payroll contributions by a similar amount. The bill also will delay higher state payments to shore up the retirement fund for public school employees and college faculty.