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Today's News

  • Cut back the 30 cabinet-level departments

    SANTA FE – What   will the next 20 days bring? Republican leaders say all $650 million of the deficit should be covered by cuts in government.

    Gov. Bill Richardson has ruled out increasing any of the taxes he has cut during the first seven years of his administration.

    Some Democrats say all of the deficit must be covered by additional taxes. Their reasoning is that since taxes were cut by a billion dollars during the good years of the Richardson administration, they should be reinstated now that the economy has turned bad.

  • Guns don’t kill people, guns kill lawnmowers

    A couple years ago, a Milwaukee man was charged with discharging a shotgun in a rural area. His lawnmower wouldn’t start and in a fit of anger, he shot it. Yes, he brutally murdered his lawnmower. As the man approached with intent to kill, the lawnmower’s fate was sealed. Left-wing liberal mentality had legislated an unreasonable waiting period for gun ownership and hence the defenseless lawnmower could not fight back.

  • Guitar series to feature the cream of the crop

     Guitars and Gateaux series will feature the cream of the crop in regards to young musicians.

    The Albuquerque Academy Guitar Honors Quartet will perform for Los Alamos starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Fuller Lodge.

    The four students in the quartet: Tony Mariano, Norm Farquhar, Louis Fazio and Laura Worden will prove just why they were accepted into this group. They will perform pieces by composers Celso Machado, Patrick Roux, Felix, Mendolsohn, Enrique Granados and Joseph V. Williams.

  • Journey to a wild and wacky place with the 'Toppers

  • Weather Update: Winter Storm Warning in effect through Friday morning

    The National Weather Service issued the following advisory Thursday morning:

    WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST FRIDAY...

    A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST FRIDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... LOOK FOR 4 TO 8 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET AND 8 TO 16 INCHES WITH LOCALLY UP TO 24 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET.

    * TIMING... SNOWFALL WILL REMAIN HEAVY AT TIMES TODAY INTO TONIGHT BEFORE DIMINISHING LATE TONIGHT OR FRIDAY MORNING.

  • Don't miss this week's Police Beat

    Check out the latest in this week's Police Beat here.

  • New jobless claims decline, but miss expectations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of newly laid-off workers claiming unemployment benefits fell less than expected last week, fresh evidence the job market remains a weak spot in the economic recovery.

    The Labor Department said Thursday that first-time jobless claims dropped by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 470,000. Analysts had expected a steeper drop to 450,000, according to Thomson Reuters.

  • NEWS ALERT Council shuns state tax raid -- Legislature urged not to alter gross receipts tax statutes
  • Photography show to open Monday

    Don’t let your photos accumulate in the computer or collect dust in albums. Show them to the public during the Los Alamos Photography Club’s annual exhibit at Mesa Public Library.

    Local shutterbugs are invited to drop off their work from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the library.

    Photographs should be framed and include a tag with the photographer’s name, the title of the work and the size of the frame.

    Entries can also include a brief description of the work and a sale price, although it is not mandatory.

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIESee^:There is always something to celebrate

    There are those who never want to share their stories, at least not publicly. When the newspaper featured “Man on the Street” every Sunday, it was a real chore for the reporter to scour the sidewalks in search of willing participants to answer a question. To make it easier on people, the questions were simplified: “Who would you like to win the World Series?” or “How often to do you wash your car?” The editorial staff was stumped when some people would refuse to answer those questions.