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Today's News

  • Barranca students take on project

    It’s hard to keep elementary children engaged in everyday activities without them losing interest, so the fact that a group of Barranca Elementary students did cost analysis and are in the process of doing fundraising for a school project is pretty impressive.
    The project began when students in Nicole McGrane’s sixth grade class began a conversation about what the Parent Teacher Organization does for the school. The class started talking about how run-down the basketball courts were.

  • Super Bowl hair: He could-grow-all-the-way

    DALLAS — Vince Lombardi surely would’ve loved to have Clay Matthews or Troy Polamalu on those great Packers teams of the 1960s.
    Their hair? Uhhh, that might’ve been a problem.
    At a Super Bowl where there’s been nearly as much focus on shampoos and conditioners as zone blitzes and passing schemes, one of Lombardi’s former players huffed at all the attention going to all that hair, from Polamalu’s out-of-control curls to Matthews’ stringy locks.

  • Balderas earns Sunshine Award

    SANTA FE — Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) presented State Auditor Hector Balderas with the 2011 CVNM Sunshine Award at a legislative reception Wednesday evening.
    Balderas, New Mexico’s State Auditor was recognized for his steadfast work in rooting out fraud and corruption, and shining sunlight on the operations of state government.
    His hard work has resulted in millions of dollars of savings and the enforcement of key safeguards that protect New Mexico’s natural resources.

  • State officials monitor weather crisis

    SANTA FE — The Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management wants to remind New Mexicans to reach out to neighbors, friends and family and those less fortunate during this extreme cold. 
    A simple telephone call or welfare check can sometimes make the difference between a happy ending and tragedy.
    Make sure elderly family members and friends have enough medication, food, water and fuel during these cold days when they may not be able to get out. For the disabled and shut-ins, a home visit can make all the difference in the world.

  • Squash Blossom may be official necklace

    SANTA FE — From Las Cruces to Gallup to Santa Fe to Taos, New Mexico has been touched by Native American art and culture.
    Gallup Senator George Munoz (D-Cibola, McKinley) introduced legislation that will recognize the impact of this artistry by proposing to make the Squash Blossom Necklace New Mexico’s Official Necklace.

  • Update 02-06-11

    School Board meeting
    The Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Building 1 at the Pajarito Cliffs Site.

    Coffeehouse tickets
    Tickets for the Valentine Coffeehouse at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Fuller Lodge are on sale at CB Fox for $30.

    Council meeting
    There will be a county council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the White Rock Fire Station.

    CRC  meeting
    The Charter Review Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the community building training room.

  • Governor issues update on natural gas crisis

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez released a statement Friday updating the status of the state’s natural gas crisis. She said that while the state is still dealing with natural gas shortages, a process is underway for restoring supplies and service to affected communities.

  • Records flap spurs measure

    A bill to reverse a 1967 loophole allowing former elected officials to submit documents to the State Records and Archives Center without the public having the ability to review those records was introduced in the legislature Friday.  
    Freshman Rep. Nate Gentry of Albuquerque presented House Bill 368, which would make sure outgoing officials can’t seal the public documents along with the personal files they donate to the state archives.

  • LA Reservoir may reopen in 2012

    Evidence that the Los Alamos Reservoir has been dormant for quite some time is apparent beginning with the barred entrance gate.

    The snow-covered road leading to the reservoir is uneven, making vehicles duck and weave around deep ruts and icy patches. Animal footprints in the snow far outnumber any signs of  humans treading in the area.

    The reservoir basin is choked with brush. The remains of a nearby hiking trail are crumbling.

  • With Egypt in turmoil, oil and food prices climb

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The turmoil in Egypt is causing economic jitters across the globe, pushing up food and oil prices so far, but bigger worries are ahead.

    Will popular uprisings and revolution spread to Egypt's rich autocratic neighbors, managers of much of the world's oil supply? Will the U.S. see its influence in the region decline and that of Iran and other fundamental Islamic governments surge?