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Today's News

  • Escapee captured in Taos

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The search has ended for a man who escaped from the custody of federal authorities in Espanola.

    Authorities say 28-year-old Rafael Angel Juarez-Rodriguez was captured during a traffic stop in Taos late Tuesday after hitching a ride in Espanola from a woman.

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents had initially arrested Juarez-Rodriguez in Taos on Tuesday afternoon and were on their way to arrest a second man in Espanola when Juarez-Rodriguez escaped.

  • Dow falls below 11,000 as dollar rises

    NEW YORK (AP) — A stronger dollar and a surprise interest rate hike in China that may slow that country's economy helped push stocks sharply lower Tuesday.

    The Dow Jones industrial average fell below 11,000 for the first time in a little more than a week, reversing a streak that had sent the index up nearly 8 percent for the year.

    The announcement that China, whose rapid growth has helped pull the global economy along, raised a key interest rate to fight inflation sent U.S. stocks lower.

  • Process vs. punishment

    Corruption has two costs — the loss itself and the clean-up.
    And the latter isn’t small potatoes, as State Investment Officer Steve Moise made clear during a talk last week at UNM’s Anderson School of Business. Moise (pronounced mo-EESE) became the Marshal Dillon of state investment when his predecessor, Gary Bland, left in a tailwind of allegations.

  • UNM-LA screens 'Psycho'

    Monster Movie Wednesdays at UNM-Los Alamos will feature “Psycho” at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the UNM-LA Lecture Hall in Bldg. 2. The movie is free and open to the public.
    In “Psycho,” (1960, 109 min., R) Alfred Hitchcock, the grandfather of the slasher films of the 1980s and 90s, uses shadows and suggestion to prey upon our primal fear. Star Anthony Perkins’ portrayal of the deeply disturbed Norman Bates and the famous shower scene, have become iconic moments in American cinema.

  • UNM-LA engineering program moves forward

    Enrollment for the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos engineering program is up, with 40 incoming freshmen declaring engineering as their chosen program.
    Program Coordinator Oksana Gerlits and Cindy Leyba of the UNM-LA site of the Bachelor and Graduate Program through Extended University have worked closely with the Engineering Department at UNM Albuquerque to make sure course offerings are available for students who want to do bachelor’s-level work in engineering on the UNM-LA campus.

  • Study day set for Thursday

    Los Alamos Middle School seventh graders will participate in Discover New Mexico Interdisciplinary study day on Thursday.
    The interactive and hands-on workshops will be presented from 8 a.m.-2:40 p.m., with a New Mexico theme.
    Presenters from around the state will involve students in interactive and hands-on workshops exploring New Mexico history, arts, culture, science and math.
    Some of the scheduled math and science topics will include information regarding ongoing research and development at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Be There 10-19-10

    Today
    A talk on “Nuclear Weapons, Past, Present and Future” will be given by LANL weapons programs expert Joseph C. Martz at an open meeting of the Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security in Graves Hall at the United Church.  The meeting will start at 7 p.m. with brief reports and business followed at 7:30 p.m. by Martz, who was named in 2009 as the inaugural William J. Perry Fellow in International Security at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.
    Wednesday

  • Autumn’s in the air

    Central  Avenue is ablaze with vibrant colors, reflecting beautiful fall days the community is experiencing.

  • 'Ninja burglar' fled to Los Alamos

    The Santa Fe boy dubbed the “ninja burglar” for reportedly donning a hood and black clothing and wielding an axe in the course of an alleged burglary was captured on 9th Street Saturday.
    “We received an anonymous tip about 2:30 p.m. that Shalom Katz was inside apartment #15 at 1203 9th St., and we dispatched officers to that address,” Los Alamos Deputy Chief Kevin Purtymun said. “When Cpl. Larry Baker and Cpl. Alfred Roybal arrived, the suspect was sitting outside in front of the apartment.”

  • White Rock Civic Complex gains support

    Despite some discussion regarding location, size and combining organizations in one space, the majority who attended the public hearing about the proposed White Rock Civic Complex on Oct. 13 agreed on one thing – the project should be approved.
    Most of the seats at the White Rock Town hall were filled for the meeting, which the Los Alamos Capital Improvement Projects Evaluation and Oversight Committee hosted.