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Today's News

  • 09-16-12 Word on the Street

    Teen Pulse staff members Sebastian Garcia and Alexandra Hehlen asked students, “What do you dislike about homecoming?”


       

  • National Merit Scholarship semifinalists announced

    Congratulations to Los Alamos High School Semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. 

    They are: Aaron Bao, Eric Begnaud, Cary Bronson, Kevin Gao, Janali Gustafson, Nathaniel Hall, Caitlin Haynes,Thomas Henderson, Jack Mockler, Christina Moore, Orli Shlachter, Laura Wendelberger, and Jessie Zhao.

    Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 58th annual National Merit   Scholarship Program. 

     These high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring.  

  • 09-16-12 Shelter Report

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on site adoptable pets waiting for their forever home. 

    Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. 

    All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro chipped. Visitor guides: Between 4-6 p.m. Friday, volunteers will be at the shelter to give potential adopters personal introductions to the adoptable animals.

    DOGS

    Coqueta — Six-year-old spayed female Retriever/Chow-mix surrendered. Good with adults and gentle children. Has been an outdoor dog. 

    Five Border Collie puppies— Four-months-old, four males and one female. They are pretty shy and the volunteers are working on socialization. Keep watching as they develop into fun, approachable pups.

    Ponjo — Black-and-white Jack Russell/BC-mix, neutered male. Social and active. Good with other dogs.

    Two-step — One-year-old neutered male brindle Boxer/Shepherd-mix. Housebroken, really nice dog. Loves the dog park. Friendly and active, good with people.

    CATS

  • Prep football scores from Friday games around the state

     

    PREP FOOTBALL

    Alamogordo 28, West Mesa 21

    Artesia 49, Valencia 16

    Atrisco Heritage 48, Centennial High School 6

    Belen 34, Moriarty 33, OT

    Cobre 25, Academia Juarez, Mexico 22

    Crownpoint 50, Thoreau 32

    Deming 34, Santa Fe 6

    Dexter 35, Hagerman 7

    EP Eastwood, Texas 28, Gadsden 3

    EP Jefferson, Texas 21, Chaparral 20

    Escalante 47, Jal 25

    Estancia 34, NMMI 6

    Foothill 70, Melrose 20

  • Egan-Jones cuts US debt rating to AA- from AA

    NEW YORK (AP) — Egan-Jones, an independent credit-research firm, downgraded its rating on U.S. government debt to AA- from AA on Friday, citing the Federal Reserve's plans to try to stimulate the economy.

    The credit rating agency said the Fed's plans to buy mortgage bonds will likely hurt the economy more than help it.

    The plan will weaken the value of the dollar and push up prices for oil and other commodities, Egan-Jones said. That would leave less for consumers to spend on other things.

    But at the same time, Egan-Jones warned that the federal government's borrowing costs are likely to slowly rise as the global economy recovers.

    On Thursday, the Fed said it would buy $40 billion of mortgage bonds a month to help the economic recovery.

    It's the second time the Haverford, Pa. shop has downgraded U.S. government debt in five months. In April, Egan-Jones lowered its rating on the U.S. to AA from AA+. It stripped the U.S. of a top AAA rating in July 2011.

  • Today in History for September 15th
  • Stowaway Cat Survives Plane Ride in Suitcase
  • State House candidates' campaign in full swing
  • First of six protesters to face judge Tuesday

    The first of six protesters arrested at the Los Alamos National Laboratory last month at the corner of West Jemez Road and Diamond Drive will be in court at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

    According to a press release, Catherine Euler, one of the six defendants, will represent herself when she faces municipal judge Alan Kirk.

    The other five co-defendants, who will be represented by counsel, have a pre-trial date of Oct. 17, but no trial date has been set yet.

    Euler and her five co-defendants are facing three charges under the Municipal Code: obstructing movement, refusing to obey an officer and trespass on Los Alamos National Lab property.

  • Municipal League confab sparks ideas

    Four representatives from Los Alamos County who attended the 55th annual New Mexico Municipal League Conference recently in Las Cruces are mulling over their experiences. 

    Councilor David Izraelevitz, County Administrator Harry Burgess, Fire Chief Troy Hughes and Public Works Director Philo Shelton represented the county at the two-day event, participating in discussions with their peers and attending lectures on how to improve local government.

    “I think there is value in interacting with other municipalities,” Izraelevitz said. “I finally understood what are some municipal functions versus county functions, and the challenges that other municipalities have. Some are similar and some are very different.