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Today's News

  • Fed to spend $600B in latest bid to help economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve will sink $600 billion into government bonds in a bold plan that it hopes will drive interest rates even lower than they already are and start the chain reaction that finally creates jobs and invigorates the economy.

    The Fed said Wednesday that it would buy the bonds at a rate of about $75 billion a month through the middle of next year. The idea is to encourage people to spend more money and stimulate hiring, both ways of accelerating economic growth.

  • Girls soccer: Toppers face tough test in state quarterfinal

    For a team struggling to put balls into the net, Saturday’s win over the Kirtland Central Broncos couldn’t have come at a better time for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team.
    However, goal scoring was one of the main problems the Hilltoppers encountered early this season in a loss to Farmington.
    But now, the Hilltoppers will have a chance to do what they failed to do earlier this season. They will face the Farmington Scorpions in the quarterfinal round of the Class AAAA playoffs noon Thursday at the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex.

  • Boys soccer: LA, Academy meet Thursday

    It’s a rare year when Albuquerque Academy and St. Pius X aren’t both hanging around near the state boys soccer title game.
    That would make 2009 an exceptionally rare year, as neither team made the championship round and only Academy got as far as the semifinals.
    But for the Los Alamos Hilltoppers to get to the finals again for the second straight season, it will most likely need to go through both squads to get there.

  • You can’t fool them all

    “You may fool all of the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.”   
    That hoary adage originated with Honest Abe and conceivably might offer consolation to some candidates and voters today as we climb out of the muck and mud that passed for Campaign 2010.

  • Republicans sweep council race

    Republicans won big last night across the nation, as well as in Los Alamos County. With four seats up for grabs and seven candidates, the winners were anyone’s guess, but by the end of election night, the voters were heard loud and clear.
    Three of the winners have served on council before. Frances Berting, Jim Hall and Geoff Rodgers are no strangers to Los Alamos County government. Local businessman Ron Selvage is a newcomer to council, but has been active in several community issues.

  • State roundup: NM makes national history

    Gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez rode the Republican tidal wave of victory into office in Tuesday’s general election with a solid 53.4 percent of the vote. Two-term Lt. Gov. Diane Denish lost her bid for governor, pulling just 46.3 percent in this year’s overall trend to replace Democratic incumbents at the local, state and national level.
    “Together we did all that we could to win this election … we came up short, but I hold my head up high…and you should, too,” Denish told supporters in her concession speech.

  • Voters move to square charter with state statutes

    Los Alamos voters gave a thumb’s up to all 11 proposed county charter amendments in Tuesday’s election. As a result, the Los Alamos County Charter will now become more consistent with state statutes.

  • Update 11-03-10

    Listening session
    The Trinity Site Revitalization Project Advisory Committee will host a second public listening session regarding the Trinity Site project from 6-
    7:30 p.m. Thursday at the White Rock Town Hall.

    Deadline extended

  • Be There 11-03-10

    Today
    The Sierra Club is hosting Kim Ribbons from Bioneers, a global non-profit organization, at 7 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bioneers serves as a hub and source for breakthrough solutions for the issues facing us today.  Through conferences in the U.S. and internationally, globally syndicated radio series and other media outlets, Bioneers is encouraging a way to live on Earth that honors both people and planet. Learn more about its history and work.
    Thursday

  • Help at the Hilltalkers tourney

    The Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers Speech and Debate team needs some assistance. They are in search of people who would like to help judge their tournament on
    Nov. 12.
    “Every year since 1962, we hold a speech and debate tournament,” said Los Alamos High School Teacher and Speech and Debate Assistant Coach Margo Batha. “This year it’s at the middle school because there’s no room for the speakers and debaters here.”
    Registration for the tournament will take place from 2:30-5 p.m.