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Today's News

  • Giving back always a top priority

    As a British ex-pat, now American citizen, I watched the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games with anticipation. What would it show about the country I grew up in? Would it stand up to the overwhelming amazement of the Beijing Games?
    Well what it certainly did show is that we’re no Chinese!
    We don’t have their synchronization, nor maybe their order. But what it truly did show is our wit, our sprit and mainly our heart. I mean, who else’s Queen would jump out of a helicopter, and then go on to keep a stiff upper lip during a children’s choir singing and signing God Save The Queen.

  • Power restored in Pajarito Acres

    The Department of Public Utilities restored power in the LaSenda/Pajarito Acres area this morning after about an hour.

    DPU says crews were dispatched to the area and fixed the problem.

  • IOC: Chinese swimmer was tested

    LONDON — The IOC is weary of the doping innuendos being leveled against 16-year-old Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen.
    She broke the world record in winning gold in the 400-meter medley, and her performance has been critiqued since, most recently by executive director of the World Swimming Coaches Association John Leonard.
    Asked Tuesday about the allegations, IOC spokesman Mark Adams would not specifically address Leonard’s comments. But he seemed tired of the talk about Ye.
    “I think we need to get real here,” he said during the daily briefing. “I mean, these are world-class athletes competing at the very highest level with records being broken all over the place.”
    Adams also said Ye was tested after winning the gold.

  • Los Alamos City Championship Final Results

    Men’s championship flight

    Kurt Anast     69-76—145
    Curt Norman     74-72—146
    Tim Johnson     76-72—148
    Steve Sanderson     75-71—146
    Jason Norman     70-80—150
    Ted Ball         79-78—157
    Kenny Walker     75-84—159
    Warren Finch     80-79—159
    Mike Lippiatt     80-81—161
    Colin McFarland     80-83—163
    Kevin Brake     83-80—163

    Men’s first flight

    Paul Cook     78-81—159

  • Martinson picks up 6-shot victory, Anast nips Norman

    It was another huge showing at the Los Alamos City Championship for Tami Martinson.
    Martinson grabbed her fourth consecutive City title this weekend at Los Alamos Golf Course. Martinson carded the two low rounds of the women’s title flight, shooting an 81 Sunday to win the title.
    The City Championship was played Saturday and Sunday. More than 50 players took part in this year’s competition.
    Martinson, who has been dominant in City competition since she began her impressive title run, won by six shots over Ellen Stallings. Stallings, who played Martinson’s group Sunday, nearly kept pace with Martinson, shooting an 82. Stallings finished as this year’s runner-up.

  • Small Farms Struggle As Drought Destroys Yield
  • Today in History for July 31st
  • 5 ATF officials singled out in GOP report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After an 18-month investigation into Operation Fast and Furious, a Republican congressional draft report concludes that five officials at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives share much of the blame for what went wrong with the gun-smuggling probe in Arizona.

    The first of what will be three reports says many people in the chain of command at ATF are responsible, but the investigation singled out five key figures in the controversy, ranging from the special agent in charge of the ATF's Phoenix field division up to the agency's director.

  • Judge awards nearly $3M for NM redistricting fees

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Taxpayers must pick up the tab for nearly $3 million in fees for attorneys who represented Democratic, Republican, Native American and Hispanic voter interests in redistricting trials, a New Mexico judge decided Monday.

    District Judge James Hall's order covers lawyer fees for six groups that brought lawsuits over revamping political district boundaries for the Legislature, Congress and Public Regulation Commission.

  • Obama signs bill to expedite tribal development

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday signed a bill designed to expedite home building and energy development on tribal lands.

    The law, sponsored by Rep. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., enables tribes to approve trust land leases directly, rather than waiting for approval from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The Navajo Nation already has that authority.

    The so-called HEARTH Act is expected to open the door to badly needed housing development on reservations, as well as wind and solar energy projects that tribes have been eager to launch.