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Today's News

  • Local tax votes buck national anti-tax trend

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Forget all the talk about voters being fed up with high taxes: In hundreds of cities and counties across the country, they are raising them.

    An Associated Press review of local election results found they boosted taxes to help pay for schools, public safety and other services they believe are essential to their communities.

  • Despite claims, bailouts not over yet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department says its bank bailouts are over, but the spending continues.

    In a Sept. 22 speech, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the bailouts "are completely behind us."

  • South Korea: North Korea opens fire at border

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired two rounds toward South Korea at their tense border Friday and South Korean troops immediately fired back, highlighting the security problems faced by Seoul as it prepares to host Barack Obama and other world leaders at the Group of 20 economic summit next month.

    An official at the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said the exchange of fire at the heavily militarized border began when North Korean troops fired at a South Korean guard post in the Demilitarized Zone.

  • Bad weather slows aid to Indonesia tsunami victims

    MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia (AP) — Choppy seas, poor visibility and a shortage of boats are slowing the delivery of tons of food, water and blankets to the most remote corners of the Indonesian islands hit hardest by a tsunami that killed more than 400 people and crushed entire villages, an official said Friday.

  • LANS awards $251M contract to SOC Los Alamos

    SOC LLC has been awarded a contract to continue providing protective force services at the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos National Laboratory. The contract is for three years with two one-year extensions and has a value of about $251 million.

  • SOC again awarded LANL's protective force contract

    SOC LLC has been awarded a contract to continue providing protective force services at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The contract is for three years with two one-year extensions and has a value of about $251 million.

    OC LLC, operating as SOC Los Alamos, has provided protective force services for Los Alamos for more than a decade.

    The company was previously known as Protection Technology Los Alamos (PTLA).

    Its current contract runs through Dec. 22, with the new contract to begin the following day.

  • Volleyball: Toppers finish off regular season with 3-1 win at home

    On Senior Night at Griffith Gymnasium, a junior jump-started the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team’s effort to finish off the 2010 District 2AAAA season undefeated.
    Hilltopper Chase Ealey had six spike kills in the first set of Wednesday’s match as Los Alamos finished off its regular season with a 3-1 victory over the Capital Jaguars.
    Los Alamos, which had posted five straight shutout victories heading into the final two matches of the season, dropped sets against both Española Valley Saturday and the Jaguars Wednesday.

  • Cross country: LA primed to grab two big wins at 2AAAA title races

    The only question concerning the outcome of the 2010 District 2AAAA cross country championships is not who will win, but by how much.
    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls cross country teams are the favorites to win in Friday’s district meet, which will be run at Santa Fe’s Municipal Recreation Center just off N.M. 599.
    As usual, the Hilltoppers are King Kong-sized favorites heading into the race.

  • Cross country: Barranca Mesa, Chamisa win team competition at Mile Run

    The girls team from Barranca Mesa finished with a near-perfect score at Friday’s Elementary School Mile Run.
    The run is held annually in conjunction with the Los Alamos Invitational cross country meet. Any elementary school student is eligible to compete in the run.
    Zoe Challacombe, a sixth-grader at Barranca Mesa, led a group of sixth graders from her school to the near-perfect finish. Only Aspen’s Maria Sandoval broke up the perfect score bid in the race, edging out Kenidee Hatler, Barranca’s fifth runner.

  • Election problems mount at SOS office

    With the general election just five days away, the timing couldn’t be much worse for the Secretary of State’s (SOS) office to start having major problems.
    Next Tuesday’s nationwide general election will stretch to Saturday, Nov. 6 in New Mexico because the printer of ballot proofs for six counties, including Los Alamos, was behind schedule getting the proofs out. The deadline was Sept. 18 for county clerks to send absentee ballots to military personnel and residents overseas.