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Today's News

  • Party names executive director

    Albuquerque — Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Monty Newman announced that Bryan Watkins will serve as the new executive director of the Republican Party of New Mexico.
    Watkins takes over the position after long-time party stalwart Marge Teague announced her retirement earlier this year.   

  • NM low-income seniors and Hispanics lead nation on AP exams

    Santa Fe — New Mexico’s senior class of 2010 led the nation in the percentage of low-income seniors taking and succeeding on the Advanced Placement (AP) exam, according to the College Board’s annual report to the nation.
    Additionally, Hispanic students in the state had one of the highest participation rates in the nation (49.4 percent) and the highest percentage of students scoring three or higher on an AP exam.
    Students in Los Alamos High School continue this high number of test takers.

  • Gov. frees funds for NM gas outage

    ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez has signed an executive order that frees up as much as $750,000 in state emergency funding to help with costs incurred by state and local agencies after last week’s record cold temperatures and natural gas outages that affected tens of thousands of New Mexicans.
    The governor’s order was announced Thursday as teams with the Federal Emergency Management Agency began assessing damages from southern New Mexico north to Española and Taos.

  • LAFD responds to elevated level of carbon monoxide

    At about 3 p.m. Thursday an alarm sounded at the fire department and an investigation found an elevated level of carbon monoxide in an area in White Rock. Right, a firefighter is seen attaching a hose to a fire hydrant in the 120 block of La Senda Road in White Rock.

  • Errors double in air traffic control

    WASHINGTON — In a time of unparalleled aviation safety in the United States, reports of mistakes by air traffic controllers have nearly doubled — a seeming contradiction that puzzles safety experts.
    The near collision last month of an American Airlines jet with 259 people aboard and two Air Force transport planes southeast of New York City, coupled with the rise in known errors, has raised concerns in Congress that safety may be eroding.

  • Obama learned of resignation of Mubarak in Oval Office

    WASHINGTON — Caught up in stunning news like the rest of the world, President Barack Obama was in an Oval Office meeting Friday when he learned of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation. He watched the celebration on television and prepared to make an afternoon statement.
    “It is a historic day for the people of Egypt,” declared Vice President Joe Biden during an appearance in Kentucky.

  • Profiling Los Alamos Public Schools

    A television crew hired by the Profile Series was in town Friday to shoot footage for a series of one-minute vignettes about Los Alamos Schools that will appear on a number of national cable staitions, including the Discovery Channel.
     

  • Update 02-11-11

    Embroider’s Guild
    The Pajarito Embroider’s Guild, will have a show opening from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at Village Arts, 216 DP Road.
    For more information call
    661-2526.

    ESB meeting
    The Environmental Sustainability Board’s meeting on Feb. 17 and has been rescheduled for 7 a.m., Feb. 24 at the Eco Station.

    DPU Board meeting
    The Board of Pubic Utilities will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 in the DPU Conference Room.

    Library Board

  • LANS board chair invites employee feedback on new director search

    Within the next couple of months, a search committee will meet at Los Alamos National Laboratory to hear from various constituencies and to determine the criteria that will be uses to evaluate candidates who could becomethe next director.
    Norman Pattiz, chairman of the Los Alamos National Security Board of Governors, made this announcement in a letter issued to LANL employees outlining the next steps in the search process.

  • Day Out Program funding tightens

    The Day Out Program at the Betty Ehart Senior Center is utilized by caregivers across the county.
    The program has been described as a lifesaver, Board President Dick Tatro of the Los Alamos Retired Senior Organization (LARSO) told county council members during their regular meeting Tuesday. Yet, after operating for more than 20 years and despite increased usage in the past 24 months, the program is in trouble.