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Today's News

  • Update 01-28-11

    Race will support breast cancer research

    The first Run for Her Life 5K and 10K runs will be held March 20.
    The races will start at the Mesa Trailhead near East Park. Racing starts at 9 a.m.
    Registration forms are available at several locations around the county and online at www.atomicrunners.com.
    Proceeds from the race will go to benefit breast cancer research. For more information, call 672-1639.

    Baseball field work party set for Saturday

  • State News at a Glance 01-28-11

    Teacher allegedly beats students

    GRANTS – Grants police said a high school teacher has been arrested after he allegedly beat two of his children with a stick inside a locker room at Grants High School.
    KRQE-TV reports police arrested Armando Melendez, 27, Thursday and booked him on two counts of child abuse and one count of tampering with evidence.
    An arrest warrant said the 8-year old boys were playing basketball in the high school gym after school hours last week.

  • Martinez nominates tourism secretary

    Gov. Susana Martinez is nominating a Taos native and PepsiCo marketing executive to run the New Mexico Tourism Department.
    Martinez announced on Thursday the appointment of Monique Jacobson as the department’s cabinet secretary. Jacobson’s nomination is subject to Senate confirmation.
    The governor’s office said Jacobson’s family helped pioneer the tourism industry in the Taos Ski Valley.

  • Governor disappointed in lawmakers' spending habits

    SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez spared the Legislature the sting of a veto, but she chided lawmakers on Thursday for their spending habits.
    The governor signed a bill providing nearly $25 million for operations of the Legislature, but said she was disappointed with increases in the measure.
    “I would have liked to have seen some additional fiscal restraint on the part of the Legislature,” Martinez said in an “executive message” delivered to lawmakers.

  • LAFD fire calls

    During the month of December, the Los Alamos Fire Department, seen here responding to a medical call, also responded to four fires, 84 emergency medical calls, four vehicle crashes, one high-angle rescue and 51 other calls for assistance.

  • LAPS mulls closing of Chamisa

    Los Alamos Public Schools is looking for a way to tighten its belt without reducing the quality of education or reducing teaching positions, but as the school board has found, that this is no easy task.

  • High altitude workers

    Workers reach high to change a light bulb above the Los Alamos Police Department parking lot recently.

  • Collective input enhances LAFD strategic plan

    Nearly 120 square miles of homes, businesses, nuclear facilities and forest land fall under the jurisdiction of the Los Alamos Fire Department.
    The 150-person department is charged with protecting the townsite and White Rock, which measure about 16 square miles, about 43 square miles that comprise Los Alamos National Laboratory as well as the initial response to 59 square miles of adjacent federal lands.

  • YMCA to offer diabetes prevention class to the public

    With diabetes escalating to nearly epic proportions, it’s time to fight back. The Family YMCA is offering a weekly class about the disease beginning Monday.
    Diabetes 101-Education and Prevention is free of charge to community members.  
    “Diabetes is becoming more and more prevalent in our society so we’ve decided this would allow us to serve our mission by educating the community so that maybe they won’t become one of the statistics,” said Wellness Director Melanie Chapman of the Family YMCA.

  • Economy gains, but not enough to ease jobs crisis 


    WASHINGTON — The economy gained strength at the end of last year as Americans spent at the fastest pace in four years and U.S. companies sold more overseas.
    The growth is boosting hopes for a stronger 2011. But it remains too weak to ease high unemployment.
    The Commerce Department reported Friday that growth rose by an annual rate of 3.2 percent in the October-December quarter. That’s better than the 2.6 percent growth in the previous quarter. And it was the best quarterly showing since the start of last year.