Today's News

  • Productivity growth slows to 2.8 percent gain

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Productivity grew at a slower rate in the first three months of the year than previously thought, a sign that businesses may be reaching the limits on how much they can squeeze out of leaner staffs.

    The Labor Department says productivity advanced at an annual rate of 2.8 percent in the January-March period. That is the slowest pace in a year and lower than the 3.6 percent rate the government initially reported last month.

  • Anger over Obama's meeting with Ariz. governor

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's planned meeting Thursday with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer faces a protest from opponents of Arizona's new immigration law.

    Opponents say the law, which Brewer signed, is discriminatory and say Obama isn't doing enough on immigration reform.

  • Denish unleashes first salvo in catfight for governor's office

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrat Diane Denish is taking the offensive in her campaign for governor with a television ad criticizing GOP nominee Susana Martinez's record as a prosecutor.

    Denish's ad was launched Thursday, just two days after the primary election. It's the latest sign that New Mexicans will see a hard-hitting campaign in the race for governor.

    The ad criticizes Martinez for allegedly having a low conviction rate for murder cases and for allowing plea bargains in felony drunken driving cases despite once saying her office wouldn't do that.

  • 06-03-10 Update

    Recital canceled

      Yasmeen Lookman’s senior recital Friday at Fuller Lodge has been canceled because of an illness. It will be rescheduled for a later date.

    Eric Sardinas performs

      Los Alamos Summer Concert Series presents Eric Sardinas at 7 p.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn Express, Entrada Business Park.

    Summerfest 2010

      Summerfest 2010 will be from 9 a.m.-

    3 p.m. Saturday at the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. The Aspen lift will be open to hikers. Music and beer fest will be from noon-

  • New women’s group forming

    Los Alamos Family Council is starting a new weekly Women’s Support Group from 5:30-7:30 p.m. beginning June 17. The 8-week group will discuss passages through relationships, trust, friendships and issues that are part of the participant’s personal stories.

    The group will be on-going so people can join any Thursday evening. 

    Call 662-3264 to register or with questions.

    LA Family Council has served Los Alamos and the surrounding areas as a comprehensive behavioral health center for 47 years.

  • BP cuts pipe, plans to lower cap over Gulf spill

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — BP sliced off a pipe with giant shears Thursday in the latest bid to curtail the worst oil spill in U.S. history, but the cut was jagged and placing a cap over the gusher will now be more challenging.

    BP turned to the shears after a diamond-tipped saw became stuck in the pipe halfway through the job, yet another frustrating delay in the six-week-old Gulf of Mexico spill.

  • Firefighters chart progress containing Jemez wildfire

    JEMEZ SPRINGS, N.M. (AP) — Forest Service officials say a wildfire burning in the Jemez (HAY'-mehs) Mountains northwest of Albuquerque was 35 percent contained by Thursday night after charring about 1,400 acres.

    Evacuations have been lifted for the Seven Springs community and the Fish Hatchery but remain in effect for campers in the Fenton Lake State Park due to use for fire suppression.

  • BP crude washes into Florida

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) — Waves of gooey tar balls crashed into the white sands of the Florida Panhandle on Friday as BP engineers adjusted a sophisticated cap over the Gulf oil gusher, trying to collect the crude.

    Even though the inverted funnel-like device was set over the leak late Thursday, crude continued to spew into the sea in the nation's worst oil spill. Engineers hoped to close several open vents on the cap throughout the day in the latest attempt to contain the oil.

  • New aid ship heads to Gaza, Israel vows to stop it

    ISTANBUL (AP) — An aid ship trying to break the blockade of Gaza could reach Israel's 20-mile (32-kilometer) exclusion zone late Friday, an activist said, but Israel's prime minister has vowed the ship will not reach land.

    The dueling comments suggest a potential new clash over Israel's three-year-old blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip — and come only four days after an Israeli commando raid on a larger aid flotilla left nine activists dead.

  • 06-04-10 Update

    Eric Sardinas performs

      Los Alamos Summer Concert Series presents Eric Sardinas at 7 p.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn Express, Entrada Business Park.


      Summerfest 2010 will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Pajarito Mountain ski area. The Aspen lift will be open to hikers. Music and beer fest will be from noon-5 p.m. with brews from 10 New Mexico breweries.