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Today's News

  • Fed to keep interest rate near zero for 2 years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve sketched a dim outlook for the economy Tuesday, suggesting it will remain weak for two more years. As a result, the Fed said it expects to keep its key interest rate near zero through mid-2013.

    It's the first time the Fed has pegged its "exceptionally low" rates to a specific date. The Fed had previously said only that it would keep its key rate at record lows for "an extended period."

    The Fed announced no new efforts to energize the economy in its statement released after its one-day policy meeting. But the statement held out the promise of lower rates on mortgages and other consumer loans longer than many had assumed.

  • Dow rallies after Fed statement, up 429 points--video extra

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising at the closing of trading after the Federal Reserve said it has discussed policy moves it can make to spur the economy. The Fed also said growth has been slower than expected.

    The Dow Jones industrial average is closing up 429 points, or 4 percent, to 11,239.77.

    Stocks rallied in the last hour of trading. Stocks initially fell after the Fed made its statement, which included a pledge to keep interest rates at their record low until at least the middle of 2013.

    The S&P 500 is up 53, or 4.7 percent , to 1,172.53. The Nasdaq is up 124, or 5.3 percent, to 2,482.52

  • Be There 08-09-11

    Wednesday
    Geekout game night will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m., upstairs in the Mesa Public Library.

    Tsankawi Evening Walk, 6:30 p.m. Reservations required, call 672-3861 ext. 517. No charge.

    Thursday
    Lunch with a Leader presents N.M. Rep. Jim Hall, from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at Central Avenue Grill. Lunch is $15, reservations are required. Call Karyl Ann Armbruster at 661-6605  or send email to kaskacayman@gmail.com.

    Poetry gatherings will be at 6:30 p.m. in the small meeting room, main level, of the Mesa Public Library.

    Tsankawi Evening Walk, 6:30 p.m. Reservations required, call 672-3861 ext. 517. No charge.

    Aug. 15

  • Hall to speak at Lunch with a Leader event

    The newly appointed representative to the New Mexico State House of Representatives, Jim Hall will be the speaker for the League of Women Voters’ Lunch with a Leader from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Aug. 11 at Central Avenue Grill. The community is invited. Every meal is $15 and includes entree, tax and gratuity.
    Hall did most of his “growing up” in Hobbs and Abiquiu. He went to college in Minnesota and graduate school in both Boston and New Mexico. He married his wife Janet in 1966, and they lived in Brazil, Argentina and the Boston area before moving to Los Alamos in 1976. 

  • Assets month activities are in full swing

    Happy Assets Month once again! A big thanks goes out to those that are helping to sponsor our efforts throughout the month. Smith’s Food and Drug continues to collect your spare coins in our Change for Change campaign. The Best Western Hilltop House Hotel has one of our Healthy Community, Healthy Youth signs posted outside and the Betty Ehart Senior Center has followed suit.
    The county stepped up, not only in issuing a formal proclamation, but has allowed a banner to fly high on the Diamond Drive overpass, beginning on the first day of school.
    Mesa Public Library opens up the next venue to get the word out by allowing an assets display, in the cases located near the door.

  • Chertkov awarded Kiwanis scholarship

    Eli Chertkov was recently awarded a scholarhip from Kiwanis. Pictured from left to right, Kiwanis President Fran Berting; Eli Chertkov and Olga Chertkov. Eli plans to attend Priceton University and is also a Key Club member.

  • New teacher orientation

    New teachers at Los Alamos Public Schools had orientation on Friday. Back Row (left to right): Greg Henderson (High School/Middle School), Jonathan Neal (Barranca), Catherine Erwin-Renfro (High School), Elizabeth Bowden (High School), Jaclyn LaFon (High School), Julie Oliphant (High School), Charles Cotter (Middle School), Nathaniel Ashbaugh (Aspen).
    Middle Row (left to right): Maria Thibodeau (High School), Sarah O’Brien (Mountain), Sabina Johns (Chamisa), Katherine Anderson (High School), Shiela McCleas (nurse), Mitzi Mann (Chamisa), Amy Gilbert (Aspen).

  • Police Beat 08-09-11

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    July 28

    11:25 a.m. – Jerome Archuleta, 31, of was arrested on Central Avenue and 15th Street on an outstanding warrant from the State of New Mexico Corrections/Probation and Parole Department for a probation violation.

    12:47 p.m. – Marcos Romero, 31, of Chimayo was arrested on Trinity Drive and charged with driving without insurance.
        
    9:13 p.m. – A 43-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that a household member battered her.

  • Pressure mounts on PRC's Block

    The Public Regulation Commission Tuesday joined the governor and Democratic Party Chairman Javier Gonzales in calling for the resignation of their embattled colleague, Jerome Block Jr.
    The commissioners also scheduled a vote Thursday to remove Block from his vice chairman’s post in light of recent misconduct allegations.
    In addition to being charged with misusing campaign money, is under investigation for questionable charges on his state-issued gas card and is a suspect in a stolen vehicle case in Santa Fe.

  • State oil, gas group proposes fracking rule

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Looking to avoid the criticism that has dogged energy producers in other states, a New Mexico industry group introduced a proposal Monday that would require drilling companies to be more transparent when it comes to using hydraulic fracturing fluids to extract oil and gas.
    The New Mexico Oil and Gas Association filed its proposed rule with the state Oil Conservation Division on Monday. Under the proposal, companies would have to disclose the makeup of their fracturing fluids by posting them on an online registry.