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Today's News

  • Latest H1N1 update includes death of Chaves County teenager

  • Breaking News: FBI tapes off local home under investigation

    Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation entered a home on Camino Mora in North Mesa today for reasons not yet clear. The home was sectioned off with yellow police tape and members of the Los Alamos Police Department were with agents outside the home.

    "This is part of an ongoing federal investigation," FBI Public Information Officer Darren Jones said at the scene.

    Police Chief Wayne Torpy also did not go into detail saying only, "Our officers are providing ground support to the FBI for this investigation."

  • Eliminate redundancy to fix the budget

    If you could eliminate 4 percent of your debt with one pen stroke, you’d want to do that wouldn’t you — especially if it meant removing some redundancy from your expenditures? For example, if you are renting an apartment and it includes free cable Internet access, but you were also paying for DSL through the phone company, you’d quickly cancel your DSL service.

  • Deficit may create election tension

    SANTA FE — Few legislators were in the Capitol when educators and union activists demonstrated against budget cuts to solve New Mexico’s growing deficit, but last week’s rally sent a clear political message that lawmakers will hear when they convene for a special session Saturday.

    “Today we march. Tomorrow we vote,” the crowd chanted.

    It was no idle threat.

  • New Mexicans urged to honor fallen vets

    SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson Wednesday issued a challenge to New Mexicans to get behind a “National Call for Photos,” a project to collect photos of all names listed on the National Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

  • Bidding Max Baker farewell

  • N.M. drops out of DWI top 10

    SANTA FE —  New Mexico, which once had the worst DWI problem in the nation, is now out of the top-10 in all three national rankings. The state has dropped out of the top-10 ranking for DWI fatalities, according to statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

    According to the report, New Mexico dropped to 11th in the nation for the number of DWI fatalities per 100,000 population in 2008.  

    New Mexico was ranked ninth in the nation for DWI fatalities in both 2006 and 2007.  

  • School finance makes sense if we use our heads

    There are many places in the U.S wherea the value of education may seem abstract, but in Los Alamos that value is tangible. It can be seen and felt.

    Education built this town and it remains one of the best educated population in the country. To cite a typical example, 60 percent of Los Alamos residents have bachelor’s degrees, compared to 24 percent in the country as a whole, according to the last census.

    Even with hard choices in store for our community’s educational future, Los Alamos is more fortunate than most.

  • The budget meets its Waterloo

    SANTA FE — What will come from the special legislative session that started Saturday? It may be the state’s most important special session ever.

    Gov. Bill Richardson and lawmakers will have to plug a budget hole of some $700 million. That’s a $700 million shortfall that has occurred since last March when the 2009 session ended.  By August, it was up to $400 million. In September, it climbed to $550 million. And now it’s October.

  • Cross country: LA boys, girls both finish third at Saturday’s Rio Rancho meet

    With the Los Alamos Hilltopper cross country teams heading into the final stretch of their season, they are starting to put up the numbers they’re looking for to make a postseason push.

    Saturday, Los Alamos traveled to the Rio Rancho Jamboree, one of the largest regular season meets in the state, and grabbed two big finishes in the big school races.

    The Hilltopper boys finished third overall in the team standings, behind only the Albuquerque Academy Chargers and the Sandia Matadors, two very good Albuquerque-area programs.