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Today's News

  • Bridges could be route into US

    ACALA, Texas (AP) — On each side of a towering West Texas stretch of the $2.4 billion border fence designed to block people from illegally entering the country, there are two metal footbridges, clear paths into the United States from Mexico.

    The footpaths that could easily guide illegal immigrants and smugglers across the Rio Grande without getting wet seem to be there because of what amounts to federal linguistics. While just about anyone would call them bridges, the U.S.-Mexico group that owns them calls them something else.

  • Nuke lawsuit part of bigger battle

    The lawsuit filed by a grassroots citizen’s group to stop construction of a plutonium trigger plant at Los Alamos National Laboratory is a minor portion of a multi-pronged effort, a spokesman for the group said Wednesday.

    “The lawsuit is a small part of the story,” said Darwin Bond-Graham, board member for The Los Alamos Study Group. “The biggest issue is what are the alternatives for the CMRR facility?”

  • County forces contract

    County Council voted to impose a new contract on Los Alamos firefighters during a special meeting at the White Rock Fire Station Wednesday evening.

    Members and supporters of Firefighters’ Association Local 3279 expressed displeasure with the council’s action, contending this is the second time they’ve unilaterally approved an unwanted contract.

    Last year they forced a 3 percent wage increase on local firefighters.

     

    Read the whole story in today's Monitor.

  • SBA extends help to minority-owned companies

    In July, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that the number of minority-owned businesses increased by 46 percent from 2002 to 2007.

    This is good news. These new businesses are creating jobs and driving local economic growth all across the country.

    However, this is no time to lessen the commitment or resources available to help minority small businesses grow and create jobs.

  • Take a wild ride Friday night

    The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series will be at Del Norte Credit Union at 7 p.m. Friday with rocker Nick Curran and the Lowlifes. Los Alamos favorites, the Nomads, will open the show with their ’50s, ’60s and ’70s music.

    Good golly, Miss Molly, let me tell you about it.

  • Golf: Northern NM senior’s results from last week’s tourneys

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association from its tournaments at Santa Fe Country Club and Paa-Ko Ridge last week.

    Santa Fe Country Club

    Aug. 10

    Championship flight

    First low gross

    Bob Sherman, Santa Fe, 78.

    Second low gross

    John Mikkelsen, Santa Fe, 79.

    First low net

    Bob Rivera, Santa Fe, 73.

    First flight

    First low gross

    Robert Menke, Española, 82.

  • AP Poll: Obama at new low for handling economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama earned his lowest marks ever on his handling of the economy in a new Associated Press-GfK poll, which also found that an overwhelming majority of Americans now describe the nation's financial outlook as poor.

    A frustrated electorate could take it out on the party in power — Obama's Democrats — in the November elections.

  • Brett Favre is back in Minnesota

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Brett Favre's latest summer of indecision finally appears to be over.

    Favre arrived in Minnesota on Tuesday and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him in a Vikings helmet and red quarterback's jersey when the team takes the field for practice on Wednesday.

  • UPDATE: Vikings say Favre will practice with the team

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Brett Favre is back with the Minnesota Vikings.

    The Vikings said on their website Wednesday morning that Favre was scheduled to practice with the team, less than 24 hours after they sent three of his closest friends to Mississippi to bring him back after another summer of indecision. The team said Favre planned hold a news conference after practice.

  • No monkeying around: Richardson opposes chimp transfer

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Richardson is asking to tour a former medical research lab in southern New Mexico that houses more than 200 chimpanzees.

    Richardson made the comment Tuesday after meeting in Bethesda, Md. with officials of the National Institutes of Health, which contracts with a private company to care for the chimps.

    The contract expires next year and Richardson opposes a plan by the agency to transfer the chimps from the Alamogordo Primate Facility, where they are no longer used for medical testing.