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Today's News

  • Unusual worry for economy: Is inflation too low?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It might seem like prices are rising wherever you look, from medical care to college tuition. Yet to the Federal Reserve, they might not be going up fast enough.

    The Fed says a little more inflation might be just the thing to start a chain reaction that would ultimately create jobs — and avoid a spiral of falling prices that could damage the economy.

  • Friend: Chicago bomb suspect wanted quick fame

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge says a man accused of trying to plant a bomb in Chicago must stay in jail while awaiting trial.

    U.S. District Judge Susan Cox denied bail Wednesday to 22-year-old Sami Samir Hassoun, saying he is a danger and a flight risk.

    The Lebanese immigrant allegedly dropped a backpack he thought contained a bomb near Chicago's Wrigley Field.

  • Be There 09-22-10

    Thursday
    The Authors Speaks Series presents Shirley Raye Redmond at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda at the Mesa Public Library.
    Friday
    There will be a Democratic Party meeting from 7-
    8:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of the Mesa Public Library to plan for upcoming elections. All Democrats welcome to attend.
     

  • LARSO helps raise funds for Alzheimer’s

    Tuesday was national Alzheimer’s Day and this weekend the volunteers of the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization will raise funds for the cause locally.
    Saturday’s event will host a slew of activities beginning at 4 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center, with same -day registration and a gift basket raffle.

  • Candidates build warchest

    Lt. Gov. Diane Denish spent seven years building a $2 million war chest. It scared all Democratic candidates and the two major Republican possibilities out of the race, giving her what appeared to be an insurmountable lead.
    Then along came Susana Martinez who raised $2 million in the past 10 weeks to basically wipe out her fundraising disadvantage.
    How did she do it? Close to half of it was out-of-state money, mostly from four big donors. Even Bill Richardson would have trouble raising that much that quickly from within the state.

  • Here’s the scoop!

    Publisher Keven Todd of the Los Alamos Monitor addressed the Kiwanis Club Tuesday and described several new features that have been implemented at the newspaper including the launch last week of its updated Web site.

  • Los Alamos stable licensees saddled with new fees

    The Los Alamos County Council in a split vote Tuesday night approved new annual fees for stable licensees in Los Alamos.
    Starting July 1, 2011, stable fees will include:
    $125 administrative fee
    $200 maintenance fee for half lots
    $400 maintenance fee for full lots
    “I think the stables here in town are definitely a benefit,” said County Councilor Ralph Phelps, who made the motion to approve the fee changes.

  • Stepan’s husband discusses probe

    As the investigation into allegations lodged against Los Alamos County Administrator Tony Mortillaro by Assistant County Administrator Diana Stepan enters its second week, Stepan’s husband is speaking out about how his wife is holding up. She has been on paid administrative leave since an independent investigation of her allegations was launched Sept. 13.

  • Stocks waver as traders move into Treasurys, gold

    NEW YORK (AP) — Traders put their September stock rally on hold and moved into Treasurys and gold Wednesday, a day after the Federal Reserve said it was ready to take more action to boost the economy.

    The Dow Jones industrial average fell 21 points in afternoon trading.

  • Soccer: ´Topper teams open district with wins

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper soccer teams opened their District 2AAAA seasons with victories Tuesday.
    Los Alamos’ boys and girls both opened their district seasons at Bernalillo with the teams playing a doubleheader against the Spartans.
    Los Alamos’ girls picked up a 2-0 victory over Bernalillo in the early game Tuesday, while Los Alamos’ boys earned a 4-1 victory in the nightcap.
    Both teams were glad to open their district schedules with wins, particularly after grueling predistrict schedules and a couple of rough recent outings.