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Today's News

  • Dem group advocates tax increase

    SANTA FE  — A group of House and Senate Democrats advocates raising taxes by more than $300 million to balance the state’s budget and avoid deep cuts in health care services and education.

    One proposal outlined Thursday will roll back personal income tax cuts and capital gains reductions that were enacted in 2003.

    Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson opposes that, contending that the tax cuts are an economic development tool for recruiting businesses with high-paying jobs.

  • Housing plan up for vote

    Los Alamos County’s Comprehensive Plan calls for housing “at a variety of price ranges so that firefighters, teachers, police, young people and elders can live comfortably in our community.”

    The county council will consider an Affordable Housing Plan at its next regular session set for 7 pm. Tuesday in Council Chambers.

  • Citizens get a crash course in history

    The environmental uncertainties and risks related to the historic operations of Los Alamos National Laboratory is a subject that does not go away.

    Citizens of Northern New Mexico who would like a crash course in the history of environmental releases from the lab might want to clear their calendars for Thursday.

    What is known and what remains to be known will be the subject of a community-oriented event, continuing and wrapping up a conversation that has gone on for many years.

  • Swimming and diving: Baker expects big things as season winds down

    He might not be Abraham Lincoln when it comes to political speeches, but Alex Baker can produce some good numbers in the pool.

    Baker, a senior on the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys swimming team, already is and has been one of the top competitors in northern New Mexico, but he’s not finished just yet. Not even close.

  • Schedule for Jan. 25-30

    Monday

    Girls basketball: St. Pius X at Los Alamos, varsity, 5:30 p.m.

    Boys basketball: LAMS at West Las Vegas, seventh-grade, 4 p.m.; eighth-grade 5 p.m.

    Tuesday

    Boys basketball: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Swimming: Los Alamos at Academy Quad, 4 p.m.

    Girls basketball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Friday

    Wrestling: Los Alamos at Las Vegas Robertson Invite, 3 p.m.

  • Combat the winter blues by enrolling in an Art Center class

    Sometimes a splash of paint or a piece of clay is an effective way to beat the wintertime blues. The Art Center at Fuller Lodge is offering a multitude of classes to keep people’s minds engaged and interested throughout the winter months.

    Classes begin Feb. 1 and run through March 27.

    Registrants may notice a few new classes in the schedule this year.

  • A little shameless self promotion

    I’m sorry, but the column this week is about shameless self promotion.

    As the month of January has been focusing on the Asset category of support, this week is about supporting the Assets program.

    On Feb. 6, many local businesses will open their doors to host an indoor, miniature golf hole to raise funds for Assets In Action.

    The project called, the Nineteenth Hole, in reference to the place where golfers stop for lunch after a round of golf, was developed last year and continues again in 2010.

  • Winter Storm Warning remains in effect, more snow en route

    Here's the latest update from the National Weather Service issued Friday morning:

    A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST SATURDAY...

    A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST SATURDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... ADDITIONAL 6 TO 12 INCHES WITH LOCAL ACCUMULATIONS UP TO 18 INCHES ON RIDGETOPS AND WEST FACING SLOPES.

  • Thousands of Haitians flee ruins of capital city

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitians are fleeing their quake-ravaged capital by the hundreds of thousands, aid officials said Friday, as their government promised to help nearly a half-million more move from squalid camps on curbsides and vacant lots into safer, cleaner tent cities.

  • NEWS ALERT: Council advised to reject charter reform amendments