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Today's News

  • Alcohol, drug abuse require attention

    Santa Fe – Governor Bill Richardson is encouraging the citizens of New Mexico to observe the month of September as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.  
    Drug and alcohol addiction is a subject that appears to require more and more attention not only on a national and state level, but also in Los Alamos.

  • Text messaging helped thwart crime in Santa Fe

    SANTA FE (AP) – Santa Fe sheriff’s deputies said they’ve made an arrest under a new program that sends alerts and mug shots of wanted people to cell phones via text messages, Twitter and Facebook.
    A Walmart shopper on Monday got a text alert about a man wanted in connection with several robberies.

  • State News at a Glance 09-22-10

    Feds issues disaster declaration for New Mexico counties

    FARMINGTON — Federal officials have issued a disaster declaration for San Juan County and four other New Mexico counties after heavy rains and flooding damaged bridges, highways, buildings, parks and water treatment plants.
    The storms hit between July 25 and Aug. 9.
    The other areas affected are Cibola, McKinley, Mora and Socorro counties, as well as the Navajo Nation and Acoma Pueblo.

  • A ‘splendiferous’ time

  • Unusual worry for economy: Is inflation too low?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It might seem like prices are rising wherever you look, from medical care to college tuition. Yet to the Federal Reserve, they might not be going up fast enough.

    The Fed says a little more inflation might be just the thing to start a chain reaction that would ultimately create jobs — and avoid a spiral of falling prices that could damage the economy.

  • Friend: Chicago bomb suspect wanted quick fame

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge says a man accused of trying to plant a bomb in Chicago must stay in jail while awaiting trial.

    U.S. District Judge Susan Cox denied bail Wednesday to 22-year-old Sami Samir Hassoun, saying he is a danger and a flight risk.

    The Lebanese immigrant allegedly dropped a backpack he thought contained a bomb near Chicago's Wrigley Field.

  • Be There 09-22-10

    Thursday
    The Authors Speaks Series presents Shirley Raye Redmond at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda at the Mesa Public Library.
    Friday
    There will be a Democratic Party meeting from 7-
    8:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of the Mesa Public Library to plan for upcoming elections. All Democrats welcome to attend.
     

  • LARSO helps raise funds for Alzheimer’s

    Tuesday was national Alzheimer’s Day and this weekend the volunteers of the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization will raise funds for the cause locally.
    Saturday’s event will host a slew of activities beginning at 4 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, with same -day registration and a gift basket raffle.

  • Candidates build warchest

    Lt. Gov. Diane Denish spent seven years building a $2 million war chest. It scared all Democratic candidates and the two major Republican possibilities out of the race, giving her what appeared to be an insurmountable lead.
    Then along came Susana Martinez who raised $2 million in the past 10 weeks to basically wipe out her fundraising disadvantage.
    How did she do it? Close to half of it was out-of-state money, mostly from four big donors. Even Bill Richardson would have trouble raising that much that quickly from within the state.

  • Here’s the scoop!

    Publisher Keven Todd of the Los Alamos Monitor addressed the Kiwanis Club Tuesday and described several new features that have been implemented at the newspaper including the launch last week of its updated Web site.