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Today's News

  • Challenger outpaces Gary King

    SANTA FE  — Republican attorney general candidate Matthew Chandler raised more campaign money during the past month than Democratic incumbent Gary King, according to the latest state fundraising reports.

    The reports showed that Chandler collected $41,838 in contributions, and King raised $14,140. Both candidates are unopposed in the June 1 primary.

  • Residents warned about scam

    New Mexicans are being warned about a criminal enterprise that is using their residential addresses to create false documents and obtain drivers’ licenses for foreign nationals.

    The perpetrators are selecting random names and addresses of New Mexico residents from the phone book and using that information to file the “Official Mail Forwarding Change of Address Order Form” with the United States Postal Service.

  • Arrowsmith marks 20 years

    General Manager John Edward Arrowsmith of the Department of Public Utilities is celebrating two decades working for Los Alamos County.

    Arrowsmith was promoted to the department’s top spot after Robert Monday retired in 2008. He is responsible for electric, gas, water and wastewater operations, including electric generation and distribution, water production and distribution, gas distribution and wastewater collections and treatment in Los Alamos County.

    Council Chair Mike Wismer was on the county council when it appointed Arrowsmith.

  • Nowhere better than Los Alamos

    Have you ever thought about where you would like to have your cancer? No! I don’t mean which part of the body (I think we’d all choose one that was easily diagnosed and treatable, right?) I mean, where you would like to be living at the time.

  • Udall pushes reform of Senate rules

    Kudos to Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) who has put his intellect and energy behind the push to reform, at long last, the archaic rules of the United States Senate.

    As matters stand, a minority of U.S. senators (41 to be exact) has the ability to block a majority of their colleagues (59) from so much as debating a legislative proposal. We’re not talking here about enacting legislation. We’re talking about debating a measure — weighing the pros and cons ­— before a bill even goes to the Senate floor for a vote.

  • Breaking News: Sandia National Laboratories taps new director

  • Learn how to ignite a spark

    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and Family Strengths Network offers a community education opportunity for Los Alamos at 6:30 p.m. today.

    Dr. Peter Benson, researcher and author, will speak at 6:30 p.m. in UNM-LA’s Lecture Hall.

    Benson will talk to community members about the 40 Developmental Assets and how to ignite sparks of inspiration in people’s lives.

    Benson’s theory of Sparks essentially informs adults on how to help youth find the thing that gives their life meaning.

  • Economic Vitality Director reception on tap for this afternoon

    The public is invited to meet the county’s new Economic Vitality Director Scott Frederick during an open house from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge. According to the county's Web site, light refreshments will be served.

  • Health care bill could add $115 billion to government spending

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's new health care law could potentially add at least $115 billion more to government health care spending over the next 10 years, congressional budget referees said Tuesday.

    If Congress approves all the additional spending called for in the legislation, it would push the ten-year cost of the overhaul above $1 trillion — an unofficial limit the Obama administration set early on.

  • 05-12-10 Update

    Foxx book signing

      Terry Foxx will sign “Touched by Fire,” her most recent compilation of community stories about the Cerro Grande Fire, and her illustrated children’s book, “The Forest and the Fire,” from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at Otowi Station Bookstore.

    “The Spitfire Grill”