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Today's News

  • Law takes a bite out of school fundraisers

    Frito pie fanatics attending sports events will have to get their fix somewhere else this school year.

    The staple of high school football and basketball concession stands will no longer be available, thanks to a law that prohibits the sale of hot food, unless sold by a licensed caterer.

    Los Alamos High School athletic teams and other groups that rely on selling food to raise funds will also have to find another way to generate money.

  • Service sorely lacking at DMV offices

    My recent experience with the Department of Motor Vehicles makes me wonder if they even begin to understand service.

    On July 28 I went in the afternoon to renew a car registration. A sign was posted that stated “system down no registration possible.”

    I returned July 29 in both the morning and the afternoon and the sign was still posted.

    Then July 29 I tried to do an online registration and after 15 minutes and answering several recorded questions I again was told by a recorded voice the system was down.

  • Council needs to decide on Muni building

    As to your article on the muni building on Aug. 4: new joke: How much time and money does it take to build a Municipal Building in Los Alamos?

    Answer: We’ll have to spend another year and more money getting everyone’s opinion on that and then pay an outside agency lots of money to study it for another year and we’ll get back to you.

    People, it’s time to get it done.

    We have the lot cleared, it has space for a building and parking, so it’s time to put up a design and get it built.

  • Dullest job in town

    Lt. Gov. Diane Denish is getting tied so closely to Gov. Bill Richardson that one might think Denish is Richardson’s last name.

    The Richardson-Denish or Richardson/Denish administration is being blamed for the ills of the past seven and a half years, thereby making the lieutenant governor equally responsible or at least a knowing accomplice in all the governor’s actions.

  • 08-03-10 Police beat

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    July 23

    12:02 p.m. – A 28-year-old Los Alamos woman reported the theft of property from inside her unlocked vehicle. The estimated loss is less than $500.

  • Neighbor talks about Oklahoma couple found dead in New Mexico

    TECUMSEH, Okla. (AP) — A neighbor of an Oklahoma couple whose deaths have been linked to two escaped inmates from Arizona says the couple had been doing a lot of traveling lately.

    Ronald Allred lived near Linda and Gary Haas in Tecumseh. The Haases' badly burned skeletal remains were found in a charred camper Wednesday morning on a remote ranch in eastern New Mexico.

    Allred said Monday he worked with Gary Haas at the GM plant in Oklahoma City. Allred says that since the plant closed in 2006, the Haases had been traveling and enjoying their retirement.

  • Fingerprint sharing led to deportation of 47,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Records show that about 47,000 people were removed or deported from the U.S. after the Homeland Security Department sifted through 3 million sets of fingerprints taken from bookings at local jails.

    About one-quarter of those kicked out of the country did not have criminal records, according to government data obtained by immigration advocacy groups that filed a lawsuit. The groups plan to release the data Tuesday and provided early copies to The Associated Press.

  • NM judge rules same-sex marriage license valid

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state district judge in Santa Fe has ruled a marriage license issued by a Sandoval County clerk to a same-sex couple was valid, and therefore subject to divorce.

    Judge Sarah Singleton made her decision Monday in a hearing over a June 2009 divorce petition brought by Angela Carrejo against JaNelle Haught.

    Singleton did not rule whether gay marriage is legal in New Mexico, but looked only at the issue of whether the same-sex marriage licenses were invalid.

  • House approves more agents, drones on border

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare moment of bipartisanship Tuesday, the House approved $600 million to pay for more unmanned surveillance drones and about 1,500 more agents along the troubled Mexican border.

    Getting tougher on border security is one of the few issues that both parties agree on in this highly charged election season. But lawmakers remain deeply divided over a more comprehensive approach to the illegal immigration problem, and it's unclear if Congress will go beyond border-tightening efforts.

  • New Mexico gets ready for health care reform

    Santa Fe – To prepare for implementing health care reform, Gov. Bill Richardson’s Health Care Reform (HCR) Leadership Team will meet from            10 a.m.-noon Aug. 18 at the Human Services Department, located 37 Plaza la Prensa in Santa Fe.