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Today's News

  • NM House narrowly approves $5 billion state budget

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The House narrowly approved a proposed budget on Wednesday that cuts state spending by nearly 3 percent next year and uses savings from public employee pensions and film subsidies to balance the financing blueprint for public education and government programs.

  • Richardson earns fellowship

    CAMBRIDGE, MASS. — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has been named a visiting fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics.
    Richardson, also a former U.S. representative for New Mexico and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, will serve his fellowship during the week of March 28.
    Institute Director Trey Grayson said Richardson’s extensive experience in leadership positions, including a stint as U.S. Energy Secretary, will create interest among students and faculty.

  • Limiting emission rules approved

    SANTA FE — A Senate panel has approved legislation that would prevent New Mexico regulators from adopting greenhouse gas emissions rules that are more stringent than those adopted by the federal government.
    The Senate Conservation Committee approved the bill Tuesday on a 5-1 vote.
    The measure would prevent the state Environmental Improvement Board or local boards from adopting more stringent rules for reporting, verifying, capping or trading greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Learn about leisure pool Thursday

    The Los Alamos County’s Capital Projects and Facilities Department staff and their consultant invite the public to a meeting regarding a possible leisure pool addition to the existing Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    Two conceptual plans will be presented during the meeting, which will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Training Room at the Aquatic Center.

  • Update 03-02-11

    T-Board meeting
    The Transportation Board will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Public Works Conference Room, located on 2101 Trinity Drive behind JR Clothing.

    Town hall meeting
    A sustainability town hall will be from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.  The event is free and snacks and refreshments will be provided.   

    Fundraiser

  • Co-op Market open for business

    The Los Alamos Co-op Market opened for business at noon Wednesday. It was a “soft” opening to allow for final details to be completed before the official grand opening, which will be announced soon.
    The co-op will be open 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday.

  • A Mighty Wind blows into Mesa Public Library

    This Thursday, Los Alamos moviegoers will have a chance to catch a free screening of “A Mighty Wind” at Mesa Public Library.
    Christopher Guest’s 2003 mockumentary takes a spoofy look at the folk scene with a “Behind the Music”-esque presentation about three folk ensembles preparing for a PBS special.
    Bob Balaban, as the son of the recently deceased folk icon Irving Steinbloom, has decided his father needs memorializing on TV. He arranges to have some of the elder Steinbloom’s favorite musicians perform on the show.

  • Be There 03-02-11

    Today
    The March Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. For more information, call 412-9371.

    The Sierra Club presents Jeanne Fair and Mark Jankowski of LANL, at 7 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. The pair will talk about the Avian Flu and West Nile Virus.
    Thursday
    The March meeting of the Los Alamos Master Gardeners will be 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.
    Friday

  • Family Strengths Network hosts family fun

  • Southwestern megadroughts evidence revealed

    There’s an old saying that if you don’t like the weather in New Mexico, wait five minutes. Maybe it should be amended to 10,000 years, according to new research.