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Today's News

  • House OKs 70% unemployment tax hike on businesses

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The House has approved a bill to increase taxes on businesses and trim jobless benefits to shore up the state unemployment compensation program.

    The measure raises taxes in January 2012 and will trim some benefits starting this summer.

    If nothing is done by the Legislature, the unemployment fund is projected to become insolvent early next year.

    The fund is being drained because of high unemployment — 8.5 percent in December.

  • Blini breakfast slated for 'Forgiveness Sunday'

    Saint Dimitri Orthodox Church will host its 12th Annual Blini Breakfast from noon-12:30 p.m. March 6, a Sunday also called “Forgiveness Sunday.”  
    Blini Breakfast will follow the service of Divine Liturgy. Russian blini, a type of thin pancake, will be served in the traditional style with smoked salmon, herring, butte and sour cream. Vegetable caviar, eggs, cheese and a variety of berry preserves will be available as well.  

  • Blini breakfast slated for 'Forgiveness Sunday'

    Saint Dimitri Orthodox Church will host its 12th Annual Blini Breakfast from noon-12:30 p.m. March 6, a Sunday also called “Forgiveness Sunday.”  
    Blini Breakfast will follow the service of Divine Liturgy. Russian blini, a type of thin pancake, will be served in the traditional style with smoked salmon, herring, butte and sour cream. Vegetable caviar, eggs, cheese and a variety of berry preserves will be available as well.  

  • Mesa Public Library and LALT present 'Gone with the Wind'

    “Gone with the Wind” was possibly one of the greatest American novels of all time.
    Like the book by author Margaret Mitchell, the film version tells the timeless story of southerner Scarlett O’Hara and her romantic encounters with Ashley Wilkes and Rhett Butler during the Civil War.

  • Queens for a day

    School Board members Joan Ahlers and Jody Benson were presented with crowns Thursday night at the LAPS Board of Education meeting. It was the last meeting for both Ahlers and Benson.

  • Hilltoppers advance to district finals

    Hilltopper Erin Kirk tries to battle her way through two of Bernalillo Spartans for a loose ball during Thursday’s District 2AAAA semifinal game at Griffith Gymnasium. Los Alamos won Thursday’s game and will advance to Saturday’s district finale at Española Valley.

  • Update 02-25-11

    Music Marathon
    The Marathon will be from 2-
    9 p.m. Sunday in the UNM-LA Student Center. The event is free and will kick off with a one-hour Student Musicale, showcasing local music students.

    Town hall meeting
    A sustainability town hall will from 8 a.m.-noon March 5 at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.  The event is free and snacks and refreshments will be provided.   

    Fundraiser

  • Hazmat team clears TA-22

    A number of employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory were working in Technical Area 22 Thursday afternoon when some of the workers detected an unusual odor.
    Employees at TA-22 routinely work with small quantities of chemicals, said Jeff Berger, the lab’s communications director.
    Six workers went to the LANL Occupational Medicine facility for examination. Medical personnel reportedly determined there were no injuries and the employees were released late Thursday afternoon.

  • Bingaman's impact on Valles Caldera

    News of Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s retirement is bittersweet to the Valles Caldera National Preserve (VCNP). It’s been a successful collaboration between the preserve and the senator but whether Bingaman’s successor will continue his work is unknown.
    Bingaman, who has served in the U.S. Senate for 28 years, will not seek reelection in 2012.
    The Caldera Action, a nonprofit organization that advocates for increased access and the restoration and protection of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, has worked with Bingaman for 20 of those years.

  • Bill targets teen drug users

    Teenage addiction to heroin and prescription drugs is hitting epidemic levels throughout New Mexico, according to experts. A bill from Albuquerque Sen. Bernadette Sanchez, D-Bernalillo aimed at treating the problem passed the New Mexico Senate 31-3 Thursday.

    SB 232 buprenorphine treatment for opioid addiction is meant to counter the soaring heroin addiction problem in the state, Sanchez said.