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Today's News

  • Obama starts three-day, four-state trip in N.M.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is embarking on a four-state tour featuring three more of the backyard visits with American voters that have become a campaign staple of his.

    The president flew Monday to Albuquerque, N.M., where he planned to spend the night. He will meet Tuesday morning with several people at a private home to discuss the economy and education. Obama plans similar backyard visits Wednesday in Des Moines, Iowa, and Richmond, Va.

    Tuesday night he will attend a Democratic campaign rally in Madison, Wis.

  • Southwest Airlines to buy AirTran for $1.4B

    NEW YORK (AP) — Southwest agreed to buy AirTran in a $1.4 billion deal that will combine two of the country's largest low-fare airlines and give Southwest a bigger slice of the market in the Northeast and in Atlanta, the busiest hub in the nation.

    The acquisition announced Monday moves Southwest, which already carries more passengers than any other American airline, into 37 new cities.

  • New FDIC rules require banks to share some risk

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are insisting that banks share some risk when issuing the type of asset-backed securities that nearly toppled the financial system two years ago.

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is requiring banks hold at least 5 percent of the securities on their books, as part of new rules the regulator adopted Monday that were required under the new financial overhaul law. Banks would be required to purchase their share of the securities beginning Jan. 1.

  • NM candidates for governor face off in debate

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Diane Denish sought Sunday to shift the focus of the race away from Gov. Bill Richardson's administration, which has been a punching bag for rival Republican Susana Martinez.

  • Diamond Drive opens for traffic

    Commuters get a much-needed reprieve from Diamond Drive roadwork as the project winds down for the season. 
    “The first part of Phase 4 is essentially complete,” said Pavement Division Manager Tom Roach. “Phase 5, which is the utilities portion, ran pretty much concurrently with Phase 4 and as of this week is substantially complete as well. We’ve got one more stretch of the project to complete from where we are now to the Omega Bridge starting next spring.”

  • Diamond Drive opens 4-lanes for traffic

    Commuters get a much-needed reprieve from Diamond Drive roadwork as the project winds down for the season. 
    “The first part of Phase 4 is essentially complete,” said Pavement Division Manager Tom Roach. “Phase 5, which is the utilities portion, ran pretty much concurrently with Phase 4 and as of this week is substantially complete as well. We’ve got one more stretch of the project to complete from where we are now to the Omega Bridge starting next spring.”

  • Broadband to boost LA economy

    Four counties, including Los Alamos, three municipalities, six tribes and 415 community anchor institutions are forging their mark on the high-speed Internet map.
    A $10.6 million grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will provide broadband services in the Regional Economic Development Initiative or REDI. Los Alamos County, Rio Arriba County, the City of Española, Santa Fe County, the City of Santa Fe, Taos County and Town of Taos are part of the initiative.

  • Los Alamos High School celebrates homecoming with parade, other events

  • Hillstompers in 10th year of ‘stompin’ to the music’

    Colorful, loud, fun  — and maybe just a bit unconventional are the words that seem to describe the Los Alamos Hillstompers.
    If you’ve attended any community events, fundraisers or parades in Los Alamos, you have likely seen the crazy characters that make up the band.
    They’re kind-of hard to miss.
    They’ve played at Smith’s a few times, where they were spotted performing “Green Onions” in the produce section and the “Poultry Dance” in the meat section of the store.

  • Lab starts demo work at TA-54

    Los Alamos National Laboratory recently began to demolish Dome 281 — a 4,100-square- foot metal and fabric dome at the lab’s Technical Area 54.  It’s the next step in LANL’s multi-year closure plan for TA-54, which must be complete by 2015 under the Consent Order cleanup agreement with the state of New Mexico.  Removing the domes at TA-54 is also important to the San Ildefonso Pueblo, whose sacred lands are just to the north of TA-54.