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Today's News

  • Stocks retreat as Fed grows more cautious

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks and interest rates tumbled Wednesday as investors worldwide grew increasingly concerned about the health of the U.S. economy based on actions by the Federal Reserve.

    U.S. investors followed the lead of overseas stock markets, which fell sharply. Japan's Nikkei stock average was hit especially hard by the rising value of the yen, which will hurt the exporting sector. The dollar is at a 15-year low against the yen.

    The Dow Jones industrial average fell nearly 200 points. Broader indexes fell about 2 percent.

  • Locksley survived rough first season at New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico coach Mike Locksley isn't hiding from his mistakes.

    Going into his second season, Locksley has quietly rebounded from a turbulent rookie year, aided by guidance from coaches like Tony Dungy and eager to show his program can make news for more than lawsuits and fights between coaches.

    Last season, Locksley was in the wrong headlines. There was a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former administrative assistant, then came an ugly altercation with a former assistant, which led to Locksley serving a 10-day suspension.

  • Northern border fortified in search for AZ escapee

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Border agents stopped vehicles leaving the U.S. and police beefed up their patrols in the small towns near Glacier National Park as authorities focused their search for an escaped convict and his suspected accomplice on both sides of the Montana-Canada border.

    Despite the tightened security, there are many backroads and other ways for Arizona escapee John McCluskey and his suspected accomplice, Casslyn Welch, to slip across the border and into Canada, Glacier County Undersheriff Jeff Fauque said.

  • Seen at the Scene

    The eight members of the Fire Recruit Academy’s 21st graduating class held at Crossroads Bible Church on East Road Friday included Michael Cayton of Los Alamos, Jarrod Elpin of Albuquerque, Eric Gonzales of Pojoaque, Dylan Mahoney of Santa Fe, Severo Moreno of Albuquerque, William Nackers of Los Alamos, Thomas Roelfs of Los Alamos and Brandon Torrey of Rio Rancho.

  • General information on assets is this month’s goal

    The first week of assets month, has been great. If the community is ready for the game plan, we have one.

    Our plan is to break the assets down into the eight categories and pay tribute to one category a month. The plan will go like this:

    • September — Commitment to learning;

    • October — Support;

    • November — Empowerment;

    • December/January — Positive identity;

    • February — Social competencies;

    • March — Positive values;

  • Adele Costigan of Los Alamos makes 2009-2010 honor roll

    DALLAS — Adele Costigan, a resident of Los Alamos and a senior at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, is listed on the honor roll with distinction.

    To be listed on the SMU honor roll with distinction, students must be in the top 10 percent of their school of record. SMU’s 2009-2010 enrollment included 11,832 undergraduate students.

  • Firefighters threaten to sue county

    A battle brewing between Los Alamos County and the Los Alamos Fire Department’s union for nearly two years is about to spill into the courtroom.

  • Get roped into the county fair

    There is a calmness and quiet at Brewer Arena on North Mesa. The stands are empty and there is no activity at the arena. This weekend, however, it will be an entirely different scene.

    Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo will have the stands packed and the arena bustling.

    The annual event will get rolling with check-in for fair exhibits from 3-7 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library.

  • 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.