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Today's News

  • NM lawmakers to hear about natural gas outage

    SANTA FE (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers want to hear from state regulators, utility officials and residents who were without natural gas service for several days.

    The state Senate has scheduled a hearing Friday afternoon on the natural gas outage that left tens of thousands of New Mexicans without service as temperatures plunged to record lows last week.

  • Cold weather takes a toll on New Mexico plants

    LAS CRUCES (AP) — The prickly pear cactus in Magdalena Moreno's front yard sagged next to a 12-foot saguaro that showed leaking sap.

    Last week's sub-freezing temperatures wiped out landscaping and other vegetation around Las Cruces. Moreno said her saguaro should survive but the prickly pears are another story.

  • Mubarak resigns, hands power to military

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Hosni Mubarak resigned as president and handed control to the military on Friday after 29 years in power, bowing to a historic 18-day wave of pro-democracy demonstrations by hundreds of thousands. "The people ousted the president," chanted a crowd of tens of thousands outside his presidential palace in Cairo.

  • Readers comment on various reports at lamonitor.com

    One of the enhanced features of lamonitor.com is the capability readers now have to interact through comments at the conclusion of every article published on the site. This gives you the ability to instantaneously communicate your thoughts to the greater online community that lamonitor.com represents.

    Here's a random sampling of some recent comments readers have shared on a variety of topics:

  • Running: Boston Marathon training hampered by snow, ice

    BOSTON (AP) — Alex McKinney has dodged cars, hurdled snow banks, slipped on ice and splashed through slushy puddles while training for the Boston Marathon.

    Preparing for 26.2 miles is never easy, but this winter has been particularly trying for runners, who have had to deal with record snowfall in the Northeast.

    Before they can even think about challenging Heartbreak Hill, they've had to endure slippery sidewalks, icy inclines and frozen footpaths.

  • Shirtless lawmaker latest NY political scandal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former Rep. Eric Massa and his tickle fights are so 2010. Eliot Spitzer? He's two governors ago. With the shirtless photo sent to a woman he was trying to woo online, Rep. Chris Lee is the latest in a string of New York politicians whose misdeeds have riveted national attention.

  • White House hands Congress housing finance dilemma

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is laying out three broad options for overhauling the mortgage lending system, but will let Congress make the final decision.

    The Treasury Department says in a report released Friday that the government should withdraw its support for the mortgage market slowly, over five years or more. The report describes a path for winding down the troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • LANS board chair reaches out to employees in new director search

    Within the next couple of months, a search committee will convene at Los Alamos National Laboratory to hear from various constituencies and to determine the criteria that will used to evaluate candidates to become the lab's next director.

    Norman Pattiz, chairman of the Los Alamos National Security Board of Governors, made the announcement in a letter issued to LANL employees outlining the next steps in the search process.

  • This state is a mess

    You’ve got to hand it to Rep. Joseph Cervantes, Las Cruces Democrat. He pursues lonely quests, an admirable trait so long as he doesn’t go too far along the fantasy paths of Don Quixote, the protagonist of the first modern novel, written by a namesake, Miguel de Cervantes.
    But read Don Quixote (and I have). You will find that the good Don’s efforts, some addled, some not, pursued truth, justice and the American way, as Superman might put it.

  • Charter Review group seeking citizen input

    The Charter Review Committee (CRC) is a group of county council-appointed citizens tasked to conduct a comprehensive review of the Los Alamos County Charter and provide options and recommendations to the council for potential changes.
    In the past year, the committee completed a review of the charter for “consistency and clarification” improvements that resulted in 11 recommendations to council, followed by approval of all by the citizens at the recent election.