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Today's News

  • Records flap spurs measure

    A bill to reverse a 1967 loophole allowing former elected officials to submit documents to the State Records and Archives Center without the public having the ability to review those records was introduced in the legislature Friday.  
    Freshman Rep. Nate Gentry of Albuquerque presented House Bill 368, which would make sure outgoing officials can’t seal the public documents along with the personal files they donate to the state archives.

  • LA Reservoir may reopen in 2012

    Evidence that the Los Alamos Reservoir has been dormant for quite some time is apparent beginning with the barred entrance gate.

    The snow-covered road leading to the reservoir is uneven, making vehicles duck and weave around deep ruts and icy patches. Animal footprints in the snow far outnumber any signs of  humans treading in the area.

    The reservoir basin is choked with brush. The remains of a nearby hiking trail are crumbling.

  • With Egypt in turmoil, oil and food prices climb

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The turmoil in Egypt is causing economic jitters across the globe, pushing up food and oil prices so far, but bigger worries are ahead.

    Will popular uprisings and revolution spread to Egypt's rich autocratic neighbors, managers of much of the world's oil supply? Will the U.S. see its influence in the region decline and that of Iran and other fundamental Islamic governments surge?

  • Eye on unrest, Iraq PM says he won't seek 3rd term

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will not run for a third term in 2014, an adviser said Saturday, limiting himself in the name of democracy while keeping a wary eye on the popular anger at governments across the Middle East.

  • Gov. Martinez issues update on natural gas crisis

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez released a statement Friday updating the status of the state's natural gas crisis:

    "While we are still dealing with natural gas shortages across the state, the process is underway for restoring supplies and service to affected communities," said Governor Martinez. "Thanks to the generosity of our fellow New Mexicans, only 27 people were forced to stay in emergency shelters statewide last night, even though roughly 32,000 of us were without natural gas service.

  • Bandelier National Monument closed through this weekend

    Superintendent Jason Lott has announced that Bandelier National Monument will stay closed this weekend, February 4 through 6, because the main water supply has frozen, and to help prevent potential complications due to the statewide energy crisis. All non-essential staff have been dismissed from the monument. Remaining staff will be monitoring the situation, and will work to restore water to the park when the pipeline system begins to thaw.

  • Just A Wag 02-04-11

    New LANL director buzz        

    The name most often heard of those being bantied about to replace retiring Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Mike Anastasio is LANL Weapons Program Associate Director Charles McMillan ... stay tuned.

    Post Office accolades

    Residents are singing praises about now receiving their mail before 5 p.m., and while the Los Alamos Monitor has yet to hear from the local postmaster or Albuquerque post office officials - we’re glad the delivery glitch is fixed.

  • Cupid's sweet lament

    The Chocolate Doo Doo Drop gift bag. Now, I bet you never had anyone start off a conversation by saying that, eh?
    A chocolate doo doo drop is an extruded pile of milk chocolate “attractively packaged and nestled on a small pile of green grass” and wrapped in cellophane. The perfect gift for that special friend who gave you that yellow and purple checkered sweater for Christmas.
    Of course, if $30 a pound for “extruded” chocolate is a bit more than you want to spend, there are other organic options.

  • Good customer service is business no-brainer

    Mistakes happen, but good customer service is one way to set a business apart.
    Owners need to build and maintain a stellar perception of their companies so that conversation about it is always positive.
    This is especially important for startup companies, which are more likely to experience stiff competition from entrenched organizations already in the marketplace.
    A savvy owner of a startup business will do research to make sure there is a market for any product before launching it; what customers want from it; and how to price it.

  • Bible Answers 02-04-11

    “I’ve heard this term used before but I am not sure what it means: ‘Slain in the Spirit.’ Does the Bible say anything about this?”— Billie