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Today's News

  • Marketing for the times

    Many business owners remain unsure how to market their companies online, even though they know that today’s consumers use the Internet to research products and decide what and where to buy. 

  • Bandelier passes also good at other parks

    As part of your family planning for a trip this spring break, consider purchasing a park pass at Bandelier National Monument.  By purchasing your pass at Bandelier, one hundred percent of the proceeds will remain in Bandelier to be used to improve and enhance visitor services. All passes can be purchased at the Bandelier Entrance Station.

  • Chamber official elected state president

    Members of the New Mexico Chamber Executives Association (NMCEA) have elected Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kevin Holsapple their president for 2011. 

    NMCEA, the association of the state’s chambers of commerce works on joint advocacy activities on issues of common interest and professional development of chamber staffs. The organization also promotes mutual support and assistance between chambers.  

  • County employees weathered rough year

    Last year was tumultuous one for Los Alamos County and many of its employees. A storm of lawsuits, high-profile terminations and other issues hammered workers, so the mixed grade that resulted from the 2010 Employee Survey isn’t surprising. 

  • War of attrition

    Editor’s Note: This is the first of a three-part series.

    Bill Hudson says every time he watches the documentary about the Battle of Iwo Jima, he gets choked up.

    That’s understandable.

    The longtime Los Alamos resident took part in the battle for control of Iwo Jima; and miraculously, he lived to tell about it.

  • Espanola man gets 8 years for fatal DWI crash

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An Espanola man who was driving more than 100 mph when he ran a red light and killed a father of three young children has been sentenced to 8 years in prison.

    Prosecutors say 29-year-old Andrew Trujillo was drunk while driving home from his job at the Los Alamos National Laboratory on April 10 when he struck the Harley-Davidson ridden by Medanales resident Bruce Mondragon. A police officer had just clocked his sedan at 106 mph and was turning around to chase him when the crash occurred.

  • SF hospital ordered to pay $10.3M in neglect case

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A hospital has been ordered to pay $10.3 million to the estate of a man who suffered bedsores after hip surgery because of improper treatment.

    A Las Vegas, N.M., jury on Friday found that Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe failed to adequately treat Alfred Gonzales during his 2006 hospitalization. He later died of unrelated causes at age 57.

    The jury awarded $595,000 for compensatory damages and $9.75 million for punitive damages.

  • STORM SYSTEMS RAMP UP TO DELIVER RAIN, SNOW

    WINTRY WEATHER POSSIBLE ACROSS NORTHERN AND WESTERN NEW MEXICO OVER THE WEEKEND...

    A FAST MOVING SOUTHBOUND WEATHER SYSTEM OFF THE OREGON COAST AND A SECOND STORM NEARLY STATIONARY OVER THE TROPICAL EAST PACIFIC OCEAN WILL COMBINE OVER THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST LATE SATURDAY AND SWERVE EASTWARD ACROSS NEW MEXICO THROUGH MUCH OF THE UPCOMING PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND.

  • Emotion trumps sense

    We need a new State Question. Instead of, “Red or Green?” it should be, “How’re we gonna pay for that?”

  • Whenever the economy tanks, folks inevitably rein in spending

     

       

    So many expenses, so few dollars saved. That’s the dilemma faced by millions of Americans – everyone from struggling college students to young families saving for a down payment to baby boomers approaching retirement.