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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Golf: Griggs picks up 9th ACI victory

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  • Golf: Norman sweeps field to win senior's title

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  • Department of Public Safety updates registry

    The New Mexico Department of Public Safety periodically updates registered sex offender information posted on its Web site. The updated information includes new photographs and changes in employment and home addresses. Six Los Alamos men are listed on the state Web site:

     

    Charles Michael Bracken, 52

     

    • Sex offense conviction: Sexual exploitation of children

    • Date of conviction: 10/15/

    2002

    • Place of conviction: Los Alamos, N.M.,

    • Work: Not releasable

  • Cell phones for soldiers

    Following this Fourth of July, please plan to donate your old cell phones to support our service men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan. You can do this by taking them to any Los Alamos Fire Station to donate.

    The locations are:

    Station 1:  West Jemez Road at TA 3 Bldg. 41

    Station 2:  132 DP Road at TA 73 Bldg. 19

    Station 3:  129 State Road 4

    Station 4:  4401 Diamond Drive at TA 00 Bldg. 1096

    Station 5:  State Rd 501 at TA 16 Bldg. 180

    Station 6:  457 East Rd at TA 73 Bldg. 4 and

  • Reinstate the drilling moratorium

    I recently watched a video taken by naturalist John Walthen, flying over the Gulf of Mexico. There were columns of thick black smoke from oil burned on the surface, through which unwary birds were flying. There were pods of dolphins in the oil; some already dead; some still struggling to live.

    There were miles of oil-covered water, in which nothing will survive. Unseen were the subsurface plumes of “disbursed” oil that is sucking all the oxygen from the sea, killing everything in the area.