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Today's News

  • Not In My Backyard

    Flies, stench and safety concerns surrounding a proposed study of anaerobic digestion on local horse manure were voiced by residents in an e-mail to county planner Gary Leikness, which was distributed during a Dec. 7 county council meeting.

  • Three seats open on school board

    The November elections are over, but not for the Los Alamos school board, which has three seats up for grabs on Feb. 1.
    The District 4 seat, held by Kevin Honnell; the District 5 seat held by Joan Ahlers; and the District 3 seat held by Jody Benson are up for election.
    District 4 covers the Barranca Mesa, Western area, Quemazon and a good part of North Community, while District 5 covers the North Mesa and Ponderosa areas. Benson’s district covers the Eastern area, Aspen Elementary and most of the Los Alamos town site.

  • Police Beat 12-14-10

    Items in Police Beat 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.

    Dec. 3

    12:32 p.m. — A 45-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that her home was burglarized and a vehicle also was taken. The estimated loss is more than $2,500.

    7:10 p.m. — Kristina Amer, 21, of El Rancho was arrested by New Mexico State Police on an active probation violation warrant.

  • GOP majority = less government

    A Republican renewal in Congress and in statehouses across the nation changes the political dynamic in favor of more limited government.
    But along with restraining runaway spending and checking bureaucratic expansion, there is a real chance to shift the balance of power in education policy from Washington, D.C. back to the states where it belongs
    At least four-dozen new Republicans will enter the House of Representatives and five new Republican senators will take office with a mandate not merely to slow or contain the expansion of federal power, but to roll it back.

  • Earmarkers feast on pork one last time before diet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The spending barons on Capitol Hill, long used to muscling past opponents of bills larded with pet projects, are seeking one last victory before tea party-backed GOP insurgents storm Congress intent on ending the good old days of pork-barrel politics.

    You might call it the last running of the old bulls in Congress.

  • KOAT-TV and DirectTV continue negotiations

    ALBUQUERQUE –  KOAT-TV Channel 7 today announced that KOAT-TV may no longer be carried on DirecTV satellite systems effective Jan. 1, if the parties are unable to conclude retransmission consent negotiations currently underway.

  • Consumer gives holiday shopping season a big start

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Retail sales rose for a fifth straight month in November, suggesting a strong holiday shopping season and raising hopes that consumers will boost the economy in the coming months.

    The best month for department stores in two years helped lift retail sales 0.8 percent last month, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.

  • Crash between car, ambulance kills 1 south of SF

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police say one woman is dead in a crash involving an ambulance and a car on Interstate 25 south of Santa Fe, and two others are hospitalized.

    Police Chief Aric Wheeler says a driver was headed the wrong way on the interstate and crashed head-on into the ambulance about 2:30 Tuesday morning.

    Police say one of the two women in the car was killed.

    No names have been released.

    Police shut down the northbound lanes of the interstate in the area.


     

  • Black segregation in US drops to lowest in century

    WASHINGTON (AP) — America's neighborhoods became more integrated last year than during any time in at least a century, says a broad array of census data released Tuesday on the impact of race and economics.

  • Protests erupt as Italian PM Berlusconi wins vote

    ROME (AP) — Premier Silvio Berlusconi won back-to-back confidence votes Tuesday in the Italian parliament, narrowly surviving one of the toughest fights of his political life. But violent protests greeted his victory, as rioters torched cars, smashed windows and clashed with police.