Today's News

  • Angela’s governess: Miss Williams

    I’m Margaret Williams (played by Claire Singleton), but everyone at Alderbury called me Miss Williams. I was Angela’s governess before my posting to the Belgian Embassy, when Angela went away to school.

  • Engineering the Golden Age of Green

    “The Next Frontier: Engineering the Golden Age of Green,” a new documentary describing solutions to problems of climate change, will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday at PEEC, 3540 Orange St.  Brad Marshland, director and filmmaker, will be present to introduce the film and answer questions after the screening.
     “The Next Frontier” cuts through the debate about global warming and climate change.

  • Be There 12-28-10

    “The Next Frontier: Engineering the Golden Age of Green,” a documentary featuring American and European solutions to energy problems, will be screened at 7 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St., The film will be introduced by the director and filmmaker, Brad Marshland. The event is free and open to the public, with donations welcome.

  • Texas social worker named to run CYFD

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov.-elect Susana Martinez has selected Texas social worker Yolanda Berumen-Deines to become secretary of the Children, Youth and Families Department.

    A senior aide to Martinez says Berumen-Deines is being nominated to run the agency that operates New Mexico's juvenile justice system.

    The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because Martinez plans to make the announcement later Tuesday.

  • Consumer confidence slides in December

    Consumer confidence slipped this month as more people worried that the job market is worsening.

    The latest survey from Conference Board showed a decline even after reports are showing that people increased their holiday spending at the biggest rate in four years and other indicators suggest the economy is brightening.

  • Justice Center receives NAIOP’s ‘Award of Excellence’

    The New Mexico Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) recently honored Los Alamos County’s Justice Center with its 2010 “Award of Excellence” in the category of Civic/Public buildings.
    The application was submitted by HB Construction, the contractor for the project.

  • Several injured as chairs drop from Maine ski lift

    CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — A chair lift derailed at Maine's tallest ski mountain Tuesday, sending skiers plummeting 50 feet to the slope below and injuring several people, officials and a witness said.

    The Sugarloaf resort in Carrabassett Valley, about 120 miles north of Portland, said on its Facebook page that there were about eight injuries and that its patrols were evacuating the lift.

  • Stocks dip after disappointing economic reports

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes dipped Tuesday after reports on consumer confidence and home prices fell below analyst estimates.

    The Conference Board announced that consumer's confidence in the economy slid in December to a level of 52.5, down from 54.3 in November. Economists were expecting the index to rise to 55.8. A reading on the index above 90 indicates a healthy economy.

  • The Force is strong: 'Empire' tapped for registry

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Darth Vader proclaiming he's Luke Skywalker's father, John Travolta preening in his underwear and an early 20th-century deaf activist communicating in sign language are among the images that will be preserved by the Library of Congress as part of its National Film Registry.

  • Intel: 3 suspected US strikes kill 17 in Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Three suspected U.S. missile strikes targeting a militant-riddled tribal region near the Afghan border killed 17 people Tuesday, including at least two who were retrieving bodies from the first attack, Pakistani intelligence officials said.

    The strikes come in the final days of a year that has seen an unprecedented number of such drone-fired attacks as part of a ramped-up U.S. campaign to take out al-Qaida and Taliban fighters seeking sanctuary outside Afghanistan.