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Today's News

  • 110 mph winds damage homes in Mississippi--see video

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Winds that reached estimated speeds of 110 miles per hour in central Mississippi damaged more than 40 homes as severe storms dumped large hail and heavy rain flooded roads, officials said Wednesday. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

    A line of severe thunderstorms was sweeping across the Southeast, and there was a report of a tornado and several suspected twisters in Florida, but there was no damage or injuries.

    Daniel Lamb, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Jackson, said officials went to Simpson County to determine if it was a tornado that hit the area. Three homes there were destroyed and 40 others were damaged, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said.

  • UN: High radiation outside Japan's exclusion zone

    VIENNA (AP) — Recent radiation readings outside the exclusion zone around Japan's nuclear disaster show radiation substantially higher than levels at which the U.N. nuclear agency would recommend evacuations, agency officials said Wednesday.

    The comments could add to the debate over how far people need to stay away from Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex, which was crippled in the country's March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

    Elena Buglova, an official from the International Atomic Energy Agency, said the reading was 2 megabecquerels per square meter at the village of Iitate, adding that "as a ratio it was about two times higher" than levels at which the agency recommends evacuations.

  • Hunting lottery ends April 6

    Valles Caldera National Preserve - is an extraordinary national treasure with hunts that have been described as opportunities of a lifetime.  
    The lottery system offers everyone a fair and affordable chance at this unforgettable experience:
    •75 Bull and 151 Antlerless Permits
    •Independent Lottery system
    •No Trophy fees
    •Guides Are Optional
    For information, contact the Valles Caldera Trust at 1 866-382-5537 or
    www.vallescaldera.gov.

     

  • 2011 Governor’s Outstanding Women Recipients

    ALBUQUERQUE — Los Alamos residents Dr. Christine Anderson-Cook and Bernadette Lauritzen, Assests In Action coordinator, were among those honored for their exceptional contributions to the state of New Mexico.
     Nominations from all over the state produced more than 75 highly qualified and distinguished women for the accolade. Seven judges spent three weeks selecting the top 21 from the nominations.
    The New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women announced the recipients of the 26th Annual Governor’s Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women Friday.
    Started in 1986, this prestigious award recognizes women for their community leadership, effectiveness of advocacy for positive change for women and families and leadership in their careers.

  • Business Watch: SBA Announces Grant to NM Small Business Development Centers

    ALBUQUERQUE – Small businesses in New Mexico will soon have greater access to critical resources to help them start or grow their businesses and create jobs, thanks to a $325,000 grant to SBA’s New Mexico Small Business Development Center.
    The funding was provided under a key provision of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 signed by the President last September, which provided $50 million in grants to SBA’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) across the country to support job creation and retention within the small business community by providing in-depth business counseling and advice to entrepreneurs and small business owners.

  • Eye on the prize

    A raven checks out lunch options outside Smiths Monday.

  • Money Watch: Financial education summit seeks to build wealth

    Too many New Mexicans are novices when it comes to handling their money, making them easy pickings for predatory lending companies, expensive check-cashing services and other scams that can easily be avoided.
    The fifth annual Summit on Financial Education is set for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 15 at the Hotel Albuquerque, 800 Rio Grande Blvd. N.W. The free conference aims to increase the financial knowledge of New Mexicans so that they can make sound decisions about their money and avoid fraud and questionable investments.

  • Be There 03-30-11

    Today
    The National Private Duty Association will offer A Web conference to help families in New Mexico facing hiring a caregiver for a family member, at 7 p.m.. The live and interactive program, which will provide advice on reducing risks during the home care hiring process, is free of charge to participants. Pre-registration for the event is required. Sign up by visiting the registration link at www.privateduty
    homecare.org.

    Saturday

  • Community announcements 03-30-11

    March on Hunger
    Aspen, Chamisa and Mountain elementaries, along with Los Alamos Middle School, are collecting non-perishable items for people and collars and leashes for pets as a community project and a student service project combine their efforts. To learn more about making donations call 661-4846. Donations are accepted at school locations through Friday. The Los Alamos Monitor, KRSN AM 1490 and the Betty Ehart Senior Center continue the March on Hunger through the end of the month.

    A day in the life
    of a teen

  • Tweens and teens get straight talk

    Having to buy a bra, wearing deodorant, having to shave and getting a period, are only a few of the changes that girls go through when they first enter puberty. When girls can talk openly with a woman they trust, these changes will be much less frightening.
    From 5:30-8 p.m. April 11, Family Strengths Network will host “Tweens to Teens,” a workshop for 9-13-year-old girls and their mothers or other female adults.
    The program gives girls a chance to talk about the physical and emotional changes that come with puberty, in a safe environment. They are given complete, accurate information so they know what to expect and how to deal with these changes.