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Today's News

  • Call for more public input in Public Regulation work

    SANTA FE – A bill that would promote more citizen involvement in Public Regulation Commission (PRC) decisions passed the House Health and Government Affairs Committee today.  HB 488cs, sponsored by Rep. Eleanor Chavez (D-Albuquerque) cleared the committee with a vote of 4 to 3.

  • PRC names new chief of staff

    SANTA FE – The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission has named Johnny Montoya its chief of staff.
    Montoya, 45, has served as interim chief of staff since Michael Rivera’s departure on Feb. 4.
    Montoya will earn $90,000 as the agency’s top non-elected administrator. His predecessor earned $130,000 until January 2011 when the COS salary was pared by $20,000.

  • House passes bill barring political contributions of lobbyists, contractors

    SANTA FE - House Bill 604, co-sponsored by Rep. Brian Egolf, D-Santa Fe and Rep. Nate Gentry, R-Albuquerque, was approved Thursday by the House Voters and Elections Committee on a bipartisan vote of 10-1.

  • GOP: Budget-cutting offer too small

    WASHINGTON  — Top Republicans in Congress on Friday blasted the Obama administration’s opening move to cut domestic spending and pass a long-overdue plan for the ongoing budget year, calling a White House bid to cut $6.5 billion woefully inadequate as the federal deficit hits $1.6 trillion.

  • Update 03-04-11

    PEEC offers new class
    “Exploring the World - Travel journals, artist journals and nature journals” workshop is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 10, 17 and 24 at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

    Town hall meeting
    A sustainability town hall will be from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.  The event is free and snacks and refreshments will be provided.   

    Fundraiser

  • Spring has sprung early

    A resident drives his Can-Am around the streets of Los Alamos earlier this week. Temperatures have been in the 60s this week, but spring does not officially begin until March 20.

  • Failed launch sends Glory satellite into Pacific

    WASHINGTON  — A rocket carrying an Earth-observation satellite plummeted into the Pacific Ocean after a failed launch attempt Friday, the second-straight blow to NASA’s weakened environmental monitoring program.
    The Taurus XL rocket carrying NASA’s Glory satellite lifted off early Friday morning from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, but fell to the sea several minutes later. The same thing happened to another climate-monitoring satellite two years ago with the same type of rocket.

  • Child porn nets local man 18 years in federal prison

    Fifteen months after federal agents reported finding 1,465 child pornography images and 186 videos on the computers of youth pastor Matthew Nichols; a judge sentenced the married father of three to 18 years in federal prison.

    Nichols also was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine Thursday and to register as a sex offender and endure lifetime supervision upon his release from prison.

  • Diamond Drive Work Enters Home Stretch

    Drivers get ready, grit your teeth and prepare for gridlocked delays as the final leg of construction work on Diamond Drive kicks off in April.

    The roadwork will entail the stretch from the pedestrian bridge to the Los Alamos Canyon Bridge, but drivers should still prepare for 15-30 minute delays in the construction zone, officials said.

  • Area church happenings 03-04-11

    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 located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com.  Bruce Kuenzel, Pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided.
    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian