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Today's News

  • SBA launches rescue effort

    Small businesses facing maturity of commercial mortgages or balloon payments before Dec. 31, 2012, may be able to refinance their mortgage debt with a 504 loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration under a new, temporary program announced today.  

    The new refinancing loan is structured like SBA’s traditional 504, with borrowers committing at least 10 percent equity and working with third-party lending institutions and SBA-approved Certified Development Companies in the standard 50 percent/40 percent split.

  • DPU budgets potential for water rate hike

    Drink up, Los Alamos.

    The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) indicates residents may soon be paying more for water.

    How much?

    Nothing is official, yet.

  • Be There 02-20-11

    Tuesday

    Dr. Ian Alexander of Ear, Nose and Throat Associates, will speak to the Low Vision and Hearing Group at 10 a.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. 

  • Artists encouraged to submit ideas for Dog Jog logo contest

    Calling all young artists, it’s Dog Jog Logo Contest time! The Los Alamos Dog Jog Committee is calling on all creative young artists to put their imaginations and love of dogs to work by submitting a drawing for the 2011 Los Alamos Dog Jog Logo Contest.
    The 2011 Los Alamos Dog Jog Logo Contest is open to any youngster in third through sixth grades, whose family lives or works in Los Alamos County.
    The winning design will be used as the official 2011 Los Alamos Dog Jog logo and will be placed on event T-shirts and other official event materials.

  • Bill introduced to create marriage commission

    SANTA FE — The bad statistics continue to mount for New Mexico.
    The state has the highest national rate of teen pregnancy combined with high rates of juvenile crime and poverty.
    In response to this, Rep. Nora Espinza of Roswell, District 59 has introduced House Bill 474 to create the “New Mexico Marriage Commission.”
    HB 474 would create the commission made up of unpaid volunteers to explore ways governments can partner with private organizations to strengthen marriage.  

  • Transparency on budget matters passes house

    SANTA FE — A bill sponsored by Rep. Eleanor Chavez, D-Albuquerque, that would create greater transparency on tax expenditures and their impact on the state has passed the House of Representatives.  
    House Bill 161 would require the Secretary of Taxation and Revenue to provide the governor and the legislature with a tax expenditure budget with revenue impacts over $5 million.  The bill passed with a vote of  63-0.

  • SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program revisions are revealed

    SBA’s 8(a) BD program is a nine-year business development program, which provides specialized business training, counseling, marketing and technical assistance to small businesses certified for participation in the program.
    The revisions to the 8(a) BD regulations are the first comprehensive overhaul of the program in more than ten years.  The changes are:
    •Both technical and substantive in nature;
    • Made to ensure that the program benefits flow to the intended recipients; and

  • Grand Opening

    KRSN AM 1490 hosted a FAN Club and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the radio station’s new location in the Hilltop Shopping Center on Arkansas Street Wednesday evening. KRSN owners Gillian and David Sutton had their daughter Michaelle cut the red ribbon .

  • Lottery scholarship gets house support

    SANTA FE — A bill sponsored by Rep. Bill O’Neill, D-Albuquerque, that would allow New Mexico high school graduates a 16-month period to enroll in college and take advantage of New Mexico lottery scholarships moved closer to becoming law today.  
    HB 62 passed the House with a vote of 63-0.
    “The fact that this bill passed unanimously highlights the support that this logical and important legislation has on both sides of the aisle,” O’Neill said.

  • More money, less result

    During her campaign, Gov. Susana Martinez said that she would not cut education. Based on revised budget numbers that were released immediately after she was elected, that went out the window. Now, Martinez is proposing very modest cuts of 1.5 percent for K-12.