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Today's News

  • NM governor signs unemployment fund tax bill

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has signed legislation that lowers the rate New Mexico businesses pay into the state's unemployment compensation fund, saving employers more than $81 million in taxes this year.

    The governor described the measure as temporary tax relief that will be imperative as businesses recover from the economic hard times that have swept across the nation.

    Martinez signed the legislation Monday before a crowd of business leaders in Albuquerque.

    The measure short circuits a looming increase that employers were bracing to pay as part of an effort to shore up the fund. In 2013, the premiums will start to increase gradually.

  • VIDEO: Obama's Transgender Ex-nanny an Outcast

    Once, long ago, Evie looked after "Barry" Obama, the kid who would grow up to become the world's most powerful man. Now, his transgender former nanny is living in fear on Indonesia's streets.

  • VIDEO: Xbox Unveils Next-Generation Shooters

    Look out 'Call of Duty!' At its annual Xbox Spring Showcase, Microsoft showed off the next generation of first-person shooters, including one title incorporating Kinect voice command and the latest installment in its most popular series ever.

  • Track teams have solid open to season

    The Los Alamos boys track and field team finished third in the Chili Quad Saturday at Rio Rancho.

    Saturday’s meet, which also included Rio Rancho’s Rams, the Albuquerque Academy Chargers and the St. Pius X Sartans, was the season opener for both the Hilltopper boys and girls teams.

    Both Los Alamos teams were happy with their early season performances at the meet.

    The Hilltopper girls picked up five individual wins, with Laura Wendelberger winning both the high jump and 100-meter hurdles.

    Girls teams scores haven’t yet been released.

    Also winning for Los Alamos’ girls were Teresa Sandoval in the 1600 meters, Hayley Schake in the 200 meters, Chase Ealey in shot put and the 1600 relay team.

  • New Mexico Crews Reach Child's Body--Video Extra

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Crews pulled the body of a 4-year-old boy from a narrow, 30-foot-deep hole in Carlsbad early Monday, nearly two days after he disappeared while playing outside his home next door, state police said.

    Crews reached the boy about 7 a.m. Monday and police spokesman Robert McDonald confirmed the body was Samuel Jones.

    He lived in the house next door with his parents and two older siblings, a boy and girl ages 6 and 7, said Carlsbad police spokeswoman Lt. Jennifer Moyers.

    Some young cousins were at the house Saturday when the boy was last seen playing in the yard.

  • Santa Fe mom accused of cutting kids throats

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Santa Fe say a 39-year-old woman slashed the throats of her two young sons with a razor knife but they weren't seriously hurt.

    Sherry Kay Resser was booked on two counts of attempted murder after driving her children to a hospital Saturday evening.

    Lt. Louis Carlos says Resser used a razor knife on the boys, but they only suffered puncture wounds and will fully recover.

    A police probable cause statement obtained by the Santa Fe New Mexican says she reportedly told officers she tried killing her sons so the devil could not harm them.

    She was being held without bail in the county jail Sunday afternoon. Jail records don't list a lawyer.

  • Raw Video: Avalanche Destroys Ski Lift in France

    An avalanche rolled through a ski resort in France on Sunday, demolishing ski-lift pylons.There have been no reports of injury so far, but several skiers were left dangling in mid-air as they awaited rescue.

  • VIDEO: Storms Leave at Least 38 Dead in South, Midwest

    Across the South and Midwest, survivors emerged after dozens of tornadoes swept through the region, leveling small towns along the way. At least 38 people were killed in five states, but a 2-year-old girl was somehow found alive.

  • Winter Storm May Hamper Mid-Week Travel

    The National Weather Service has issued the following Special Weather Statement:

    A STORM DEVELOPING OVER THE CANADIAN WEST COAST WILL MOVE RAPIDLY TO NORTHERN ARIZONA EARLY WEDNESDAY... AND MAKE A SLOW DRIFT TO THE EAST ACROSS NEW MEXICO INTO THE FIRST HALF OF THE WEEKEND.

    SHOWERS WITH SUMMIT SNOWFALLS WILL DEVELOP EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING OVER THE SAN JUAN AND CHUSKA MOUNTAINS... AND SPREAD EAST TO THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND PLAINS BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

  • CRC meeting scheduled for Monday

    The Charter Review Committee (CRC) will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Training Room of the Community Building.
    The only item on the agenda is to discuss a question recently posed to them by the County Attorney’s office regarding logrolling and elections.
    The public is welcome to attend this meeting.
    Interested citizens can read the final report containing other recommended charter changes on the CRC’s  project webpage, at the 311 Customer Care Center or at the Reference Desks of the two public libraries.
    The 53-page report can be downloaded at losalamosnm.us under the Projects/Charter Review Committee link.