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Today's News

  • NM eases through financial crisis

    State government has gotten through its financial crisis reasonably intact. Revenue is showing some growth. There may be a little money left after the 2013 session of the Legislature. Huge challenges loom.
    This was the overall message from David Abbey, director of the Legislative Finance Committee, to the conference of the New Mexico Tax Research Institute. Abbey spoke in Santa Fe May 12 to about 75 of the state’s tax and policy professionals

  • Be prepared if 'The Big One' hits

    As events in Japan this past March showed us, Big Ones really do happen. Richter 9 is about as large as they come, an event so enormous it takes away the breath of even a geologist like myself.
    It’s no comfort to think that quakes of that same general size are likely along the western boundaries of the Lower 48 and also in the region where Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee come together. In short, major quakes here in the U.S. simply must be expected.  
    And there are other “big ones,” too. As we’ve seen this spring, tornadoes and flooding are most unfortunately a natural part of our world. And electrical outages sometimes shape the man-made landscape in which we live.

  • Stars come out to say goodbye to Oprah Winfrey

    CHICAGO (AP) — Oprah Winfrey wiped away tears as celebrity after celebrity surprised her during a farewell double-episode taping of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" that will precede her finale.

    "Thank you is not enough, but thank you," Winfrey told the crowd of 13,000 gathered at Chicago's United Center on Tuesday night for "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular." ''For your love and your support, thank you."

  • Diplomats: IAEA fears Iran hackers

    VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency is investigating reports from its experts that their cellphones and laptops may have been hacked into by Iranian officials looking for confidential information while the equipment was left unattended during inspection tours in the Islamic Republic, diplomats have told The Associated Press.

  • Baseball: Hall of Famer Killebrew dies of cancer

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Harmon Killebrew, the affable, big-swinging Hall of Famer whose tape-measure home runs made him the cornerstone of the Minnesota Twins, died Tuesday at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., after battling esophageal cancer. He was 74.

    The Twins said Killebrew passed away peacefully with his wife, Nita, and their family at his side. He announced his diagnosis just six months ago and last week Killebrew said doctors had deemed the "awful disease" incurable.

  • Council picks Hall as nominee to succeed Wallace

    The Los Alamos County Council chose one of their own as the nominee to replace late Rep. Jeannette Wallace in a special session Tuesday.

    The council voted 5-0 to submit Jim Hall as the county's nominee to replace the longtime state representative who died in April.

    Each of the three counties in District 43--Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval--will submit a nominee for consideration by Gov. Susana Martinez who can choose from the pool of nominees or the governor could reach out beyond that pool of nominees to make the appointment.

    Watch for more details on this developing story...

  • Class of '91 reunion

    The Los Alamos High School class of 1991 will have 20-year reunion events during June 24-26.
    For more information, visit www.
    classcreator.com/Los-Alamos-NM-1991, or contact Julie Gable at 602-320-8855.

  • Letters 05-17-11

    Sending some love to Afghanistan

    Our son Michael is now in Afghanistan. He’s at a very small, remote tent base up in the mountains of northeastern Afghanistan, known as FOB Finley Shields.
    They don’t have any shopping there, so here we go again with the shipping.
    We’ll try to send two packages each month for the coming year, through April 2012.
    They need men’s and women’s socks and toiletries. They’d like any old DVDs and contemporary country CDs. They’re requesting some stationery, cards, etc, with envelopes that they can use to send letters home. They also need pens and pencils.

  • Be There 05-17-11

    Today
    The May meeting of the Los Alamos Master Gardeners will be a potluck dinner, which will be shared with the 2011 class of Master Gardeners, to celebrate their graduation from the class. The event will be at 6 p.m. at the White Rock Community Building. There will be a short business meeting afterwards.

    LANL scientist, Joyce Guzik will be the speaker at the Military Order of World Wars dinner meeting at 6 p.m. at the Best Western Hilltop House. Call Lt. Col. Gregg Giesler, AUS Retired, Chapter Commander, 662-5574 or Lt .Col. Norman G. Wilson, USAF Retired, Chapter Adjutant, 662-9544 or email  NrmWil5@cs.com.

    Wednesday

  • SAN provides a safe celebration

    For the past 26 years, Senior Appreciation Night, a volunteer, community-driven effort, has aimed at saving teen lives. This year marks the 27th anniversary.
    Businesses, organizations, community leaders and individuals created the annual tradition in response to a crisis situation regarding drinking and driving during graduation celebrations.
    SAN was started because of an upsurge of dangerous activities in the late 1970s and early 1980s, detailed in Los Alamos Monitor articles. Parties in the mountains, where police had no jurisdiction, were prevalent and had led to several wrecks and deaths.