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Today's News

  • Update 10-18-11

    Council meeting

    The County Council will hold a work session at 7 tonight at Fire Station No. 3 in White Rock.

    Training and tour

    The Department of Energy and the Los Alamos National Security, LLC, are holding Electronic Public Reading Room training and a tour of the Hard copy Public Reading Room at 5-6 tonight.

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at 170 Central Park Square.

    ESB meeting

    The Environmental Sustainability Board will meet at 7 a.m. Thursday at the Eco Station.

  • Recounting a battle against cancer

    Looking down at her cup of Good Earth tea, she explains that her father had been buried just six months before she was diagnosed with breast cancer, but looking at the sun illuminating her face — that healthy glow of satisfaction and stability — no one would ever know that she had once been nearly too weak to even get out of bed. It was only by choosing to accept her circumstances, that Peggy Reneau has made it back to the bright side of life.

  • Front-runners emerge in Senate primaries

    Republican Heather Wilson and Democrat Martin Heinrich are amassing substantial war chests in their respective battles against Democratic State Auditor Hector Balderas and Republican Lt. Gov. John Sanchez in next spring’s U.S. Senate primaries.
    Wilson, a former congresswoman from Albuquerque, raised $532,000 from July 1 through Sept. 30 and said Tuesday that she has nearly $1 million in campaign funds on hand in her fight to win retiring Democratic Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s seat.

  • Aspens Ablaze in Fall Color

    This Aspen was ablaze in fall color illuminated by a setting sun, juxtaposed against a crystal blue sky one recent afternoon in the Quemazon neighborhood.

  • Charter Review clarifies initiative, referendum process

    The Charter Review Committee moved one step closer to completing its mandate last night when it approved changes to the Initiative, Referendum and Recall sections of the Charter. The CRC also added procedures for voter approval of capital projects.

    The entire charter section has been rewritten to clarify procedures. Last night’s discussion centered around changes suggested during the subcommittee’s report on Aug. 29 (see LAMonitor.com Aug. 30).

  • 3.8 earthquake rattles region--video extra

    A magnitude 3.8 earthquake struck about 20 miles from Los Alamos National Laboratory Monday. The quake was not felt in town or at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, but residents in Nambé and Santa Clara Pueblo certainly felt a jolt.

    The U.S. Geological Survey said the light temblor hit after 10:30 a.m. Monday. It was centered nine miles north of Santa Fe and hit around 19 miles southeast of Los Alamos National Laboratory. It also had a depth of  .7 of a mile.

  • Thanks for the work, now get out

    Since June, 77 state workers have seen their jobs evaporate. Civil service jobs, which
     are usually safe. Some news reports noted the governor’s earlier promises to not lay off state workers, she’s also said more often that state government is over-populated.
    As a new fiscal year approached, with stripped-down budgets, it was time to make the hard decisions.
    In September, Tourism Secretary Monique Jacobson laid off 11 people, including seven of 17 staff members at New Mexico Magazine, and another 16 at Expo New Mexico, one-third of jobs at the State Fair.

  • It could have happened...

    It was one of those foggy eerie days that rarely come in October, and little things had been going wrong all day.
    The front door had blown opened several times, I am quite sure that I had secured it when I closed it after my husband Jerry left for work.
    Then the telephone rang, and when I answered it, I could not quite hear the person on the other end, when I tried to make a phone call several hours later the phone was not working.
    I built a small fire in the fireplace in hope of shrugging off the eerie feeling, and to bring cheer into the house. It was a fruitless effort for an odd gust of wind came down the chimney, not only did the fire go out but ashes were spread across the front room.

  • Most drivers had no experience at Las Vegas

    The perfect storm: A high-banked oval crowded with the largest field of the season. Inexperienced or impatient drivers racing at more than 220 mph. Absolutely no room for error.
    What was supposed to be a season-ending showdown at Las Vegas Motor Speedway became instead a script for disaster Sunday: a fiery 15-car crash that killed popular two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon and left the shaken auto racing community to deal with uncomfortable questions.
    The drivers knew the Las Vegas race was going to present challenges even before the season began.

  • Toppers, Demons meet in volleyball

    With its big win Saturday night, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team should have plenty of momentum going into its final matches of the regular season.
    The Hilltoppers will face off against the Santa Fe Demons Wednesday night. Game time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
    With three matches remaining, two of them at home, the Hilltoppers (14-3 overall, 5-0 in 2-4A) can take another step toward clinching its third-straight district title. They knocked off what appeared to be their biggest challenger, Bernalillo, relatively easily Saturday night at home.