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Today's News

  • Unemployment falls to 9 pct., nearly 2-year low 


    WASHINGTON — The unemployment rate is sinking at the fastest pace in half a century because a surprisingly large number of people say they’re finding work.
    It conflicts with a business payroll survey last month that showed relatively weak job growth. But that survey doesn’t count the self-employed and likely undercounts the nation’s smallest businesses. Also, harsh weather disrupted business payrolls in January.

  • State legislators give perspective on Alzheimers

    It was an emotional event in the Capitol as lawmakers and leaders with the New Mexico Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association (NMCAA) delivered their perspectives on a disease estimated now to be directly impacting over a 100,000 New Mexicans.
    “I understand the impact and stress Alzheimer’s has on families,” said Senator Richard Martinez (D-Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe). “I was a caregiver for a loved one afflicted with Alzheimer’s and this is a disease that is hard on everyone.”

  • LANL Protester Trial Put On Hold

    The Feb. 8 trial has been placed on hold for six of the eight people arrested and charged with state misdemeanor trespassing after staging a sit-in at Los Alamos National Laboratory Aug. 6.

    The eight protesters were arrested after sitting on the ground with their arms and hands locked together blocking the door to the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research (CMR) building. They volunteered to be arrested, were cited and released that same day. Two later pled no contest and were sentenced to fines and probation.

  • Natural gas pressures stabilize

    The natural gas pressure has returned to normal but there is still the task of re-lighting pilot lights.

    Department of Public Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith told the Los Alamos Monitor Friday morning he spoke to officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory, which monitors the pressure in the natural gas line, and was told the line pressure is back to normal, however, pilot lights now need to be relit.

  • Men's basketball: NMSU drops WAC contest at Fresno St.

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Olekaibe scored 24 points and Greg Smith added 17 as Fresno State defeated New Mexico State 88-83 in overtime on Thursday night to snap a six-game conference losing streak.
    Garrett Johnson also scored 17 points for Fresno State (9-12, 4-6 WAC), including a key 3-pointer in the final minute of regulation.
    Troy Gillenwater scored 33 points for New Mexico State (12-12, 6-4), and Tyrone Watson added 14 on 6-of-7 shooting from the field.

  • Steelers-Packers should be lots of fun

    I guess there’s some sort of football game going on this weekend.
    The folks over there in Dallas are calling it the “Super Bowl.” I’ve never heard of it, but I guess it’s a pretty big deal there in Big D. You know how wacky those Texans are about their football.

  • All sporting events postponed for the weekend

    The Los Alamos Public Schools’ athletic office announced this morning it was postponing all athletic activity for this weekend.
    Los Alamos had several events scheduled this weekend, including two District 2AAAA basketball games, a swimming meet on the road and a home wrestling tournament.
    Instead, Los Alamos and many schools around the state will have an unexpected weekend off.

  • Sparky the Fire Dog turns 60

     Quincy, Mass.—March 18 marks the 60th birthday of Sparky the Fire Dog, the official mascot of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), who has been teaching children, parents and teachers on fire prevention and public safety for the past six decades.
    To kick-off this year-long celebration, today, the NFPA is launching a “Voice of Sparky” contest to find one special firefighter to be the voice behind this iconic Dalmatian spokesdog.

  • Mass anti-Mubarak protest celebrates after battles

    CAIRO (AP) — Tens of thousands packed central Cairo Friday, waving flags and singing the national anthem, emboldened in their campaign to oust President Hosni Mubarak after they repelled pro-regime attackers in two days of bloody street fights. The U.S. was pressing Egypt for a swift move toward greater democracy, including a proposal for Mubarak to step down immediately.

  • LAHS athletics: Sports contests nixed for the weekend

    Los Alamos Public Schools announced early this morning the athletic competitions for this weekend have been postponed.

    The effected events include swimming at Albuquerque, basketball here and at Bernalillo and the Bryan Sanchez Memorial wrestling tournament.

    The school said the basketball games will likely have to be rescheduled as they are District 2AAAA games. There was no word on the other events, but with swimming and wrestling soon to wrap up their seasons, it seems unlikely they will be rescheduled.