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Today's News

  • White House chief of staff: Emanuel out, Rouse in

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is making official what has been clear for days: Rahm Emanuel, the relentless enforcer of his agenda as White House chief of staff, is resigning. The job Emanuel wants now is mayor of Chicago, where his next fierce political fight awaits.

  • Census: No change in NM median household income

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Census Bureau reports that New Mexico didn't see a drop in household income like most states as the nation's economy deteriorated.

    The agency's American Community Survey found that New Mexico had a median household income of about $43,000 in 2009. Half of the state's households had income above that and half were below.

    The Census Bureau said 34 states had a decline, but North Dakota's household income increased from 2008 to 2009.

  • 'Shred of hope' all that's left for finding missing US balloonists alive

    BARI, Italy (AP) — Two missing American balloonists plunged toward the Adriatic Sea at 50 mph (80 kph) and likely didn't survive, race organizers said Friday.

    Flight director Don Cameron said that high rate of descent, if confirmed, leads him to be "very pessimistic" about the fate of veteran pilots Richard Abruzzo and Carol Rymer Davis.

  • Volleyball: ´Toppers come back to win 2-4A opener, 3-2

    Los Alamos volleyball head coach Garry Maskaly has said for a couple of years that the Bernalillo Spartan program was showing signs of improvement.
    Wednesday in their District 2AAAA opener, the Hilltoppers got a first-hand look at Bernalillo’s building program.
    Despite struggling to generate a big attack upfront, the Spartans played very good defense at Griffith Gymnasium and dinked and dunked their way to taking sets one and three.
    With its back to the wall, Los Alamos put together its two best sets of Wednesday’s match to take the contest 3-2.

  • NMAA: Board votes for playoff changes

    The New Mexico Activities Association announced several rules changes following its Board of Directors meeting Wednesday in Albuquerque.
    The NMAA, the governing body of most interscholastic prep sports in the state, made changes to several different sports. It did, however, table one of the biggest changes that had been proposed, allowing spring football practice.

  • Football/volleyball: LA girls climb one spot in poll

    Here are this week’s Class AAAA football and volleyball coaches polls. The polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    Football, Class 4A

        Team        Total pts.      Pvs.

    1. Goddard (10)    162    1
    2. Belen (5)        149    2
    3. Aztec (1)        141    3

  • Police ponder abuse charges

    A 25-year-old Los Alamos woman is under investigation for apparently giving birth to a baby boy at her parent’s Barranca Mesa home on Friday and leaving him in a closet for three days.
    Los Alamos Police report that it appears Katrina Vigil gave birth and did not report it or seek medical care for herself or the newborn.

  • Residents share their thoughts about land

    The Department of Energy transferred slightly more than eight acres of land located off Trinity Drive to Los Alamos County this year. The land formerly held the Los Alamos Site Office.
    Previously, the county had acquired a four acre parcel from DOE at the same location, bringing the total to 12.9 acres. The question the county is facing is what should be done with the land?

  • Time’s short for veterans to get stop loss payments

    WASHINGTON — Military members whose service was involuntarily extended, or whose retirement was suspended between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2009, due to stop loss are entitled to retroactive payments of $500 for each month they were extended, according to Department of Defense officials.
    But the deadline to receive those benefits is rapidly drawing to a close. The deadline to apply for the benefits is Oct. 21.

  • Update 09-30-10

    Rib night

    NJROTC will serve a full brisket meal including barbecue brisket, potato salad, vegetable, a roll, drink and dessert from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Posse Shack. $10 per plate.

    Master Gardeners