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Today's News

  • This, that and the other

    SANTA FE — It’s time to pick up some more clippings from the newsroom floor. It always makes me feel good to get the gems into print that wouldn’t quite fit in previous columns. Kinda like getting in the last word.

      With the entry of Albuquerque GOP activist Bea Sheridan into the lieutenant governor primary, both parties have at least one woman in the governor and lieutenant governor races. Sheridan is a nurse who runs the Pain Clinic at Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital.

  • Municipal Building site vote too close to call

  • Audit reflects marked improvement

    Praise and applause rang out for Business Manager John Wolfe and his staff during a recent school board meeting because of a much-improved independent auditor’s report.

    “This is great, great news – just two (findings) – that’s a lot better then when I first came on the school board and there were 22 (findings),” said President Joan Ahlers during the meeting held in the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High School Sept. 24. “Thank you again to John Wolfe and our finance department.”

  • International Christian singer to perform Oct. 9

    The original intent to have a concert featuring Christian singer Steve Green was to celebrate the opening of the new Crossroads Bible Church building. This intent, however, received a slight revision.

    The building is not ready for its opening day, but that doesn’t sour the celebratory mood. The show must go on.

    Green will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at White Rock Baptist Church. Green is an award-winning performer.

    He has received four Grammy nominations and seven Dove Awards, which is Christian music’s highest award.

  • Los Alamos hosts Homecoming game tonight

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  • The State vs. Penny Granich jury trial is set for Monday in First District Court in Santa Fe

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  • ADVISORY: H1N1 severity has not changed nationally or in New Mexico

    The severity of illness due to H1N1 influenza has not changed nationally or in New Mexico from the spring, according to the New Mexico Department of Health, adding that the illness has been mostly mild in New Mexico.

    The latest update from DOH is that a female infant from Roosevelt County and a 5-year-old female from Sandoval County have died as a result of H1N1 influenza. Neither child had a chronic medical condition.

  • Chargers spoil Hilltopper Homecoming

    Homecoming night wasn’t as festive as the Los Alamos Hilltopper football  team hoped it would be.

    The visiting Albuquerque Academy Chargers wasted no time jumping on the Hilltoppers Friday night at Sullivan Field. The Chargers led 14-0 after just one quarter and cruised to a 37-6 win.

    The loss in the 2009 Homecoming contest was the third-straight drubbing taken by Los Alamos, as it prepares for its District 2AAAA opener this week against Taos.

  • Point of View: A night in the press box

    The Homecoming Football game and its accompanying events Friday began with a color guard provided by the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, displaying the American, New Mexican, Navy and Marine Corps flags. As spectators started to trickle in on this cold October night, they found the surrounding trees in high school spirit with vibrant green and gold leaves.

    We were lucky to have Gene Mortensen, “the voice of KRSN,” join us once again on this crisp night for the first time after heart surgery.

  • More than $1 billion at risk

    New Mexico Auditor Hector Balderas testified before the Legislative Finance Committee that 90 governmental entities have been designated as “at risk” for their failure to submit required annual and compliance audits to the Office of the State Auditor (OSA).

    Balderas explained that failure to submit timely audits can create an environment where taxpayer funds are placed at risk for fraud, waste and abuse.