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Today's News

  • LA gets thumped in opening round by Highland

    ALBUQUERQUE — It was a decisive victory by the Highland Hornets, to say the least.
    Highland, one of the granddaddy schools in Albuquerque, made light work of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team Thursday.
    Los Alamos, playing in the first round of the Joe Armijo Invitational, knew it was going to be an uphill battle against Highland. Highland did not disappoint.

  • County tables possible tax cut

    Deciding it was not prudent to move forward with reductions in gross receipt tax rates (GRT), three ordinances each proposing to repeal a 1/8 percent GRT increment were tabled during the Los Alamos County Council meeting Tuesday night.
    It was recommended that the reductions in GRT rates be included in financial planning discussions next year.
    Councilor Robert Gibson presented the three ordinances, which addressed a general increment, a county correctional increment and a fire protection increment.

  • Dog survives 80-foot Bayo Canyon plunge

    Bayo Canyon was the scene of a harrowing rescue mid-morning Saturday. High-angle firefighters from the Los Alamos Fire Department rushed to the cliff’s edge to find Brody, a 6-year-old Rottweiler mix stranded some 80 feet below.
    The 60-pound canine had been hiking with his owner when he spotted a squirrel scurrying across the path ahead of them. The varmint disappeared over the side of the canyon with Brody in close pursuit.

  • Sleigh bells ring on the Valles Caldera

    Visit the Valles Caldera National Preserve at a pleasant speed — from a horse-drawn sleigh. Matched draft horses take you through the historical ranch headquarters.
    From aboard the 60-minute ride, you’ll experience a winter wonderland with possible visions of hunting birds and jumping coyotes. A guide will share the interesting history and lore of the “old Baca Ranch,” offering insight into its past and its future.

  • New environment Web site unveiled

    The Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund unveiled Nov. 30 a new Web site, www.cvnmef.org/pledge, which tracks the responses of New Mexico state legislators to pledge to protect New Mexico’s environment.
    It was sent out to 70 state representatives, representatives-elect and 42 state senators, asking them to agree to not weaken any existing environmental protections in the state.

  • Remembering Elizabeth Edwards

    Elizabeth Edwards, 61, died of cancer on Tuesday – six years after she was diagnosed the day after the 2004 election when her husband John was a vice presidential candidate. A family friend said Wednesday that she will be honored Saturday at Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh, N.C. Details of the plans have yet to be announced by the family. The public is allowed to attend the event. Mourners were asked to make donations to the Wade Edwards Foundation, which was created in honor of Edwards’ son who died in a car crash at age 16.

  • Jury convicts Smart's kidnapper, rejects insanity

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A jury found a rambling street preacher guilty Friday of the 2002 kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart in a case that has tugged at hearts around the nation ever since the Utah teenager was snatched from her bedroom and resurfaced nine months later.

    Brian David Mitchell could face up to a life in prison when he is sentenced.

  • FAA loses track of 119,000 aircraft

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is missing key information on who owns one-third of the 357,000 private and commercial aircraft in the U.S. — a gap the agency fears could be exploited by terrorists and drug traffickers.

  • Obama urges Congress to pass agreement on tax cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the tax-cut deal he negotiated with Republicans is a "good deal for the American people," and he's calling on Congress to pass it before the end of the year to keep tax rates from rising for just about everyone in 2011.

  • LANL spending buoys business

    Los Alamos National Laboratory purchased nearly $1 billion in goods and services in the 2010 fiscal year ending September 30, 2010. The $925 million in purchases was helped in part by funding from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act the Laboratory received for environmental remediation and basic research.
    The Laboratory also exceeded its goals for purchases made by small businesses in Northern New Mexico, the state and the country.