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Today's News

  • Bill introduced to create marriage commission

    SANTA FE — The bad statistics continue to mount for New Mexico.
    The state has the highest national rate of teen pregnancy combined with high rates of juvenile crime and poverty.
    In response to this, Rep. Nora Espinza of Roswell, District 59 has introduced House Bill 474 to create the “New Mexico Marriage Commission.”
    HB 474 would create the commission made up of unpaid volunteers to explore ways governments can partner with private organizations to strengthen marriage.  

  • Transparency on budget matters passes house

    SANTA FE — A bill sponsored by Rep. Eleanor Chavez, D-Albuquerque, that would create greater transparency on tax expenditures and their impact on the state has passed the House of Representatives.  
    House Bill 161 would require the Secretary of Taxation and Revenue to provide the governor and the legislature with a tax expenditure budget with revenue impacts over $5 million.  The bill passed with a vote of  63-0.

  • SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program revisions are revealed

    SBA’s 8(a) BD program is a nine-year business development program, which provides specialized business training, counseling, marketing and technical assistance to small businesses certified for participation in the program.
    The revisions to the 8(a) BD regulations are the first comprehensive overhaul of the program in more than ten years.  The changes are:
    •Both technical and substantive in nature;
    • Made to ensure that the program benefits flow to the intended recipients; and

  • Grand Opening

    KRSN AM 1490 hosted a FAN Club and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the radio station’s new location in the Hilltop Shopping Center on Arkansas Street Wednesday evening. KRSN owners Gillian and David Sutton had their daughter Michaelle cut the red ribbon .

  • Lottery scholarship gets house support

    SANTA FE — A bill sponsored by Rep. Bill O’Neill, D-Albuquerque, that would allow New Mexico high school graduates a 16-month period to enroll in college and take advantage of New Mexico lottery scholarships moved closer to becoming law today.  
    HB 62 passed the House with a vote of 63-0.
    “The fact that this bill passed unanimously highlights the support that this logical and important legislation has on both sides of the aisle,” O’Neill said.

  • More money, less result

    During her campaign, Gov. Susana Martinez said that she would not cut education. Based on revised budget numbers that were released immediately after she was elected, that went out the window. Now, Martinez is proposing very modest cuts of 1.5 percent for K-12.

  • Let the good times roll

    We’re out of the woods. We’re out of the dark. We’re into the light.
    Nope, we’re not in Kansas anymore. However, there is a Wizard of Oz-like feel to remarks made by Mark C. Snead, an energy economist from the Denver office of our Federal Reserve Bank.
    Speaking to the CFA Society of New Mexico, Snead reportedly said New Mexico and other oil and gas producing states were on the verge of good times.  

  • Boys basketball: Toppers fall to Jags in finale

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team made a push in the fourth quarter to get back into the ballgame, but fell short Wednesday night.
    In its 2010-11 regular season finale, Los Alamos lost to the Capital Jaguars 47-39 at Griffith Gymnasium. Los Alamos finishes the regular season in fourth place in the District 2AAAA standings and will play in the opening round district tournament game Monday.
    The Hilltoppers finish the season with a record of 6-19 and were 2-6 in District 2AAAA play.

  • Wrestling: Toppers taking six to state Class 4A tourney this season

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team will take six members to the state Class 4A championship meet this weekend, with one wrestler having a fair chance at grabbing a coveted top six seed.
    The New Mexico Activities Association will host its state tournament Friday and Saturday at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. Friday’s opening round is set for 10 a.m.
    With six wrestlers qualified, it’s highly unlikely the Hilltoppers will be a factor in the team standings. Their focus heading in is on individual performance.

  • Swimming and diving: LA boys, girls take part in state meet starting Friday

    The state swimming and diving championship meet gets rolling Friday morning and both Los Alamos Hilltopper teams will be represented.
    Los Alamos has 24 entries scheduled to compete on the girls side this weekend and 12 more on the boys side.
    The state championship meet will start Friday morning and continues through Saturday. The meet will once again be hosted by the Albuquerque Academy Chargers.
    Preliminary diving competition starts at 8:30 a.m. Friday and swimming prelims will start at 3 p.m. Friday.