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Today's News

  • U.S. companies expand goals as China leader arrives

    WASHINGTON — U.S. companies have long demanded that China let its currency rise to make U.S. exports cheaper. But as President Hu Jintao visits Washington this week, U.S. companies are stressing other goals: Stopping the theft of intellectual property. And getting a fair chance to win government contracts.
    No one expects any big breakthroughs. Instead, many U.S. companies hold out hope that the meetings between Hu and President Barack Obama will make it easier to reach long-term solutions to the major trade disputes dividing the world’s two largest economies.

  • Police Beat 01-18-11

    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.

    Jan. 5

    9:03 a.m. – A 61-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone stole the catalytic converter from her vehicle while it was parked overnight on Iris Street. The estimated loss is less than $2,500.

  • Be There 01-18-11

    Wednesday
    Be sure to stop by Trinity Natural Health on Wednesday for some Food and Networking from 5:30-7 p.m. This will be a chance for everyone to meet all of the practitioners at this new health cooperative, which grew out of Kim Lazarus’ B-Fit Chiropractic business. Open to Chamber members and prospective Chamber members. 3250 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos.
    Thursday

  • Pay it forward in 2011 and always

    The Asset Awards have been distributed for 2010 and 2011 has begun. The good news is that you can nominate someone who does good deeds anytime during the year. The Asset website has been updated to allow nominations through from January until December. Soon it will include the names of all the winners and pictures, too.
    As we strive to show that everyone can take a second to make a difference, we want to educate the community about how we need to be thankful all the time, not just during Thanksgiving.

  • Reel outdoorsy adventures

    Discover what is possible for climbers and mountaineers who follow their dreams.
    The Reel Rock Film Tour will have showings at 7 p.m. Thursday and at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Reel Deal Theater as a benefit for The Family YMCA’s climbing program. The film features cinematography of climbers pushing their limits on rock and ice. A post-show party and climbing gear raffle will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Y.
    The Reel Rock Film Tour features jaw-dropping scenes of athleticism and nature and humorous escapades, as well.

  • State News at a Glance: New Mexico man sues neighbor over dog

    A northern New Mexico man is suing his neighbors, contending their dog caused $2,000 in damages by tearing off part of the rear bumper of a Volvo parked in his yard.
    An attorney for Richard Lienau of Pecos filed the lawsuit earlier this month in state District Court on behalf of Lienau and the owner of the Volvo, seeking damages and an injunction against Steve and Jerica Griego, the dog’s owners. Lienau describes the dog as weighing about 75 pounds, although he wasn’t certain of the breed.

  • Small school district faces possible changes

    LOVING — A proposal to close, consolidate or redistrict small school districts in New Mexico is weighing heavily on the minds of parents in Loving.
    Schools Superintendent Kristina Baca, who strongly opposes the idea, said the proposal is on the table but is not a done deal.
    However, fearing imminent closure, Baca said several parents have withdrawn children from Loving High School and re-enrolled them at Carlsbad High School.
    The middle and elementary schools have not seen a shift in student population.

  • Lujan re-elected Speaker of House

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — House Speaker Ben Lujan of Santa Fe won re-election Tuesday to the top leadership spot, dodging an expected challenge from a fellow Democrat.

    Democrat Joseph Cervantes of Las Cruces had planned to run against Lujan but wasn't nominated for the post when the House convened. It was a sign that he lacked the votes to oust Lujan, who has served as speaker since 2001.

  • Deep layoffs take effect in struggling NJ city

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Some firefighters turned in their helmets and police officers their badges Tuesday as part of deep municipal layoffs destined to further erode the quality of life in Camden, already one of the nation's most impoverished and crime-ridden cities.

  • 2 charged with stealing iPad users' information

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two hackers who were engaged in game of "malicious one-upsmanship" stole the e-mail addresses of more than 100,000 Apple iPad users, including those of politicians and famous media personalities, federal prosecutors said Tuesday in announcing criminal charges against the men.