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Today's News

  • Social Security set to begin cashing in Uncle Sam's IOUs

    PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The retirement nest egg of an entire generation is stashed away in this small town along the Ohio River: $2.5 trillion in IOUs from the federal government, payable to the Social Security Administration.

    It's time to start cashing them in.

    For more than two decades, Social Security collected more money in payroll taxes than it paid out in benefits — billions more each year.

  • A call for collaborative governing

    Council candidate Debbie Gill describes the local community as facing challenges on multiple levels.

  • "Knockout" film crews working in and around Los Alamos through Thursday

    Filming activities for “Knockout” will occur in or around Los Alamos through Thursday with minimal traffic impacts expected.

    Locations are listed in order of scheduled occurrence:

    Monday through Tuesday

    Location – Based camp at West Road between the Ice rink and Camp May Road. Filming at State Road 4 near American Springs Road/Dome Road. West Road open to traffic. Intermittent traffic control at SR 4.

    Wednesday through Thursday

  • News Alert: Winter storm predicted to continue at least another day

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  • Give off your back and off the rack to New Mexico Christian Children's Home

    It’s normal to see hand-me-down clothes in a closet. But ,what if  used clothing was the only thing hanging in your closet?

    The Christian Church, along with the Church of Christ and Calvary Church, are working to ensure that the children in the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home in Portales aren’t faced with a wardrobe full of previously worn clothing.

    Throughout this month, these churches are hosting a clothing drive that includes both used and new clothing.

  • Men's basketball: Aggies win late, advance to WAC semis

    RENO, Nev. - New Mexico State junior guard Jahmar Young hit the game-winning shot with five seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Aggie men's basketball team over Nevada, 80-79, in the WAC Tournament semifinals at the Lawlor Events Center.

    The Aggies improved to 21-11 and advance to the title game against Utah State at 8 p.m. on ESPN2. NMSU is making its third appearance in the championship game in the last four years.

  • WEATHER ALERT: Strong storm system targets Los Alamos area Sunday

    The National Weather Service issued the following watch advisory early Saturday morning:

    A WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

  • Take a virtual tour of the Dolomites Wednesday

    Inspired by the cover photo of Delago Tower in the March 2009 issue of Rock and Ice magazine, Allison Fritz and Jason Halladay began researching travel and climbing logistics in the Dolomites of northern Italy.

    As they read more about the Dolomites’ climbing history, long limestone routes, easy access, great hut system and of course, superb food and drink, they quickly decided that they would spend a week in the Dolomites during their European vacation in the summer of 2009.

  • Nationally-known, award-winning quilter to speak in Los Alamos

    The Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild is presenting Jean Biddick, a nationally-known, award-winning quilter, at its monthly meeting  from 7-9 p.m. March 23 at the White Rock Baptist Church.  

    Biddick’s passion has been designing quilts inspired by intricate mosaic tile work seen in cathedrals and historic buildings worldwide.

    She has received numerous accolades for her machine-pieced mosaic tile quilts, including awards from American Quilter’s Society and the International Quilt Festival.

  • Search Institute leader to come to town

    This week as we focus on all of the assets, I have some great news to share. On May 11, Search Institute leader Peter Benson will return to Los Alamos after first coming to the city in 1997.

    The Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, Family Strengths Network and Assets In Action have combined time, talent and energy to arrange for the community presentation.

    Benson is the brains behind the research-based work and a world-renown speaker.