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Today's News

  • Los Alamos Airport to get $3.4 million for runway rehab

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Four New Mexico airports are receiving federal funds to improve runways, including installing perimeter fences and taxiway markings.

    Airports in Carlsbad, Clovis, Los Alamos and Roswell will share in $6.41 million.

    Democratic U.S. Sen. Tom Udall says the investment will improve safety and help provide local jobs.

    The Los Alamos airport will receive $3.4 million to rehabilitate its runway, while the Clovis Municipal Airport is getting $2 million to help bring its runway length up to Federal Aviation Administration standards.

  • Tar balls in Texas mean oil hits all 5 Gulf states

    TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — More than two months after oil from BP's blown-out seafloor well first reached Louisiana, a bucket's worth of tar balls that washed onto a Texas beach means the crude has arrived in every Gulf state.

    Oil is still on the move, but the fleet of skimmers tapped to clean the worst-hit areas of the Gulf of Mexico is not. A string of storms has made the water too choppy for the boats to operate for more than a week off Florida, Alabama and Mississippi, even though the gusher continues.

  • Heat blankets US as workers return after holiday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Temperatures soared toward 100 degrees or more Tuesday along much of the East Coast, sending utilities into peak operation as air conditioners strained to cool the sweating masses and sending the unlucky into cooling centers — or anywhere else they could beat the heat.

  • Tar balls in Texas mean oil hits all 5 Gulf states

    TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — More than two months after oil from BP's blown-out seafloor well first reached Louisiana, a bucket's worth of tar balls that washed onto a Texas beach means the crude has arrived in every Gulf state.

    Oil is still on the move, but the fleet of skimmers tapped to clean the worst-hit areas of the Gulf of Mexico is not. A string of storms has made the water too choppy for the boats to operate for more than a week off Florida, Alabama and Mississippi, even though the gusher continues.

  • Basketball: Stoudemire agrees to sign with Knicks

    NEW YORK (AP) — While the top free agents are pondering their futures, the New York Knicks gave them something to think about.

    If LeBron James or Dwyane Wade comes to New York now, a dominant big man will be there waiting.

    Amare Stoudemire agreed Monday to sign with the Knicks for nearly $100 million, vowing to lead a rebirth in New York that the team hopes won't have to be done alone.

  • Two teens found shot to death in northern New Mexico

    TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Two northern New Mexico teenagers are dead, found shot in the head before dawn Monday in a vehicle that still had its headlights on.

    Taos County Undersheriff Edwardo Romero identifies them as 19-year-old Chayne Aragon Dominguez of the El Prado area and 17-year-old Sefran Lujan of the Ranchos de Taos area.

    Romero says a deputy heading home about 4 a.m. Monday spotted the car on a Carson National Forest road off N.M. 518.

    He found the bodies slouched in the front seat with blood on their heads.

  • Post office announce rate increase

    WASHINGTON — The post office wants to increase the price of a stamp by 2 cents to 46 cents starting in January. The agency has been battered by massive losses and declining mail volume and faces a financial crisis.

    Postal officials announced a wide-ranging series of proposed price increases Tuesday, averaging about 5 percent, and covering first class, advertising mail, periodicals, packages and other services.

    The request now goes to the independent Postal Rate Commission which has 90 days to respond. If approved, the increase would take effect Jan. 2.

  • Airport lands $3.4M for runway

    SANTA FE — Los Alamos airport will get $3.4 million in federal funds to rehabilitate its runway.

    The airport is among four that received federal funds to improve runways,  including installing perimeter fences and taxiway markings.

    In all, the grants from the Federal Aviation Administration is handing out $6.41 million in grants that will go to Carlsbad, Clovis, Los Alamos and Roswell.

    Democratic U.S. Sen. Tom Udall says the investment will improve safety and help provide local jobs.

  • Golf: Ashton rolls to 2010 victory with 5 and 4 win in men's finale

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  • Next Big Idea celebrates the mind

    Los Alamos is known for its technology, forward thinking and ideas.

    The annual Next Big Idea event provides a venue for scientists, technologist, artists and inventors across the state to share ideas with each other and the public.

    The innovative festival showcases ideas that fascinate the senses and the mind.

    The event runs Friday through Saturday July 16-17.