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Today's News

  • Grappling with the revenue shortfall

    Revenues will be about $10 million less this year and $53 million less than anticipated in 2010, according to a new financial forecast outlined Thursday to the Legislative Finance Committee.

    That drop in revenues translates to a potential $500-$600 million budget gap next year. That’s how much is needed to avoid any cutbacks and to maintain a flat budget of services and programs with no growth.

  • NEWS ALERT: Major winter storm expected to hit by Monday morning

    POTENTIAL MAJOR WINTER STORM TO IMPACT WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO EARLY IN THE UPCOMING WORK WEEK...

  • Ads target property owners

    The State Taxation & Revenue Department will be running advertisements in all major newspapers across New Mexico this weekend to find the rightful owners of unclaimed property worth $170 million in cash and 12,000 items of property including artifacts, jewelry and collector’s items.

    The  newspaper  advertisements list the names and the last known New Mexico address of the property owners.

  • Remembering Louis Rosen

    Well-known scientist and holder of the prestigious Los Alamos National Laboratory Medal, Louis Rosen was a Manhattan Project veteran whose notable career in nuclear physics included the founding of the LANSCE accelerator project, a major national basic research facility.  

    In the 1980’s, with the accelerator in full

    operation as “the flagship of American nuclear physics research,” Rosen was able to give some attention to a concern that he shared with many thoughtful scientists, namely the escalating nuclear arms race.

  • 12-6 Update

    Cha Cha the night away

      Come take Cha Cha dance lessons from Bob and Sally Nolen from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Christian Church. The class costs $25 per person for six weeks.  There will not be lessons between Christmas and New Years. Call 231-8952 for more information.

    Learn the Quickstep

      Beginning Quickstep lessons will be offered at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Unitarian Church.  No partner is required. The cost is $5  per lesson or $12 for all three. There will be no lesson Dec. 24 or Dec. 31. Contact robpelak@los-alamos.net.

  • Taking teaching to a higher level

    Two teachers from Los Alamos High School are among an elite group that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan referred to as “extraordinary.” English teacher Emily Baas and social studies teacher Brian Easton have become National Board Certified Teachers.

    Teachers and school counselors who have achieved National Board Certification this year have “demonstrated a commitment of taking their teaching practice to an entirely different level,” Duncan said, calling them “amazing leaders.”

  • Small donations to Cambodia’s Hope go a long way

    $2 – buys a special treat of one day’s admission into the nearby Water Park for one child from Palm Tree Orphanage & Center.

    $2 – buys one chicken for the Palm Tree Farm. The farm is part of the sustainability effort for the Palm Tree Orphanage & Center.

    $5 – supports pre-school classes and lunches for 10 children who are in the rural orphanage.

    $5 – buys two chickens for the Palm Tree Farm.

    $5 – provides a special ice cream treat for 50 children at the Palm Tree Orphanage & Center for special celebrations.

  • It's official: We're not California

    The latest unemployment numbers won’t cheer your heart, which will surprise nobody. It’s hard to spin that data and yet a new study takes a slightly different view: New Mexico is better able than many states to dig itself out.

    The jobless rate edged up from 7.7 to 7.9 percent for October, still below the nation’s 10.2 percent. We’re squarely in the middle, ranking-wise.

  • Decorate for the holidays and support a worthy cause

    The Delancey Street Christmas tree lot is a prefect holiday setting.

    The lot, which is located next to the Knights of Columbus building off Trinity Drive, has candy-cane light poles and Christmas trees in every size. There are racks of wreaths and even snow on the ground.

    The sweetness of the scene goes beyond appearances; there is another aspect beneath the surface that makes this particular Christmas tree lot significant. The proceeds go toward a worthy cause.

  • Seeing Pearl Harbor day from the Phillippines

    SANTA FE — On Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7, 1941 New Mexico’s National Guard troops deployed to the Philippines knew the Japanese would attack them the same day.

    They had been watching reconnaissance planes fly over every day, but had orders not to fire. Our reconnaissance planes saw the huge buildup on Formosa. Japan had captured everything to the north, including China. The Philippines were the last major obstacle on the way to Australia.