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Today's News

  • Jemez Mountains salamander triggers environmentalist lawsuit

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is being sued over a salamander found only in a small area of northern New Mexico.

    The Jemez Mountains salamander is already classified as endangered by state wildlife managers. However, environmentalists contend the lungless animal needs protection under the federal Endangered Species Act.

  • Show me the money: Top 2009 NM stories share common thread

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Much of what made news in New Mexico in 2009 came down to money.

    There was a pay-for-play investigation that cost Gov. Bill Richardson a federal cabinet post. A former secretary of state faces charges over federal funds for voter education. A longtime state Senate leader was sentenced in a kickback scheme. Former housing authority officials were accused of misusing bond proceeds.

    And the once-glowing revenue picture in New Mexico deteriorated into a scramble to find enough money to keep the state in the black.

  • Get excited about reading

    With some time off from school, students may wonder   to fill up their free time. Many might be driven indoors by the current icy, snowy conditions but the library is offering the perfect interior activity – reading.

    The Los Alamos County Library System’s winter reading program is not as formal or as large as the summer program but it offers a fun avenue for youngsters to pursue reading.

    The program offers a bingo format, Angie Manfredi, head of youth services, said.

  • Udall joins push for tougher drunk driving laws

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., were joined by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Monday to unveil new legislation that would help keep repeat drunk drivers off the road.  

    Under the legislation, states must require the use of ignition interlock technology for all convicted drunk driving offenders, or else lose a portion of their federal transportation funding.  

  • Weather Service: Another winter storm headed for the area

    The National Weather Service has issued the following local weather alert for Los Alamos and the Jemez Mountains:

    WINTRY WEATHER TO SPREAD OVER NEW MEXICO MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT...

    A WINTER STORM WILL MOVE ACROSS NEW MEXICO LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. THIS SYSTEM COULD BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS THE SOUTHERN SECTIONS OF THE STATE.

  • With the decade all but done, here's a look at some things that changed our lives

    NEW YORK (AP) — Was it only a decade ago that a blackberry was a mere warm season fruit? That green was, well, a color, and reality TV was that one show sandwiched between music videos on MTV?

  • News Alert: Committee ponders subjects for historical sculptures
  • Girls basketball: LA drops Holiday Classic opener to Roswell, 42-29

    Once again, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team’s defense came up big in a big game.

    Unfortunately, the Hilltoppers’ offense again couldn’t match the performance on the other end of the floor Monday night in Roswell.

    In the first round of the Goddard Holiday Classic Monday night, Los Alamos held the No. 2-ranked Roswell Coyotes to just 27 points through three quarters of play, but managed just 23 points during that same time span. The Coyotes rallied in the fourth quarter to pick up a 42-29 victory.

  • Swimming and diving: Results from Valley Quad

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  • Familiar figures resign

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories that highlight the changes that occurred in our community in 2009.

    This year the county administrator, fire chief and superintendent of schools retired after years of service to the community.