Today's News

  • Verizon and Redbox team up

    NEW YORK (AP) — Phone company Verizon Communications Inc. will challenge Netflix and start a video streaming service this year with Redbox and its DVD rental kiosks.
    Verizon and Coinstar Inc., Redbox’s parent company, said Monday that the service will be national and available to non-Verizon customers as well. It adds another dimension to Verizon’s quest to become a force in home entertainment, and it looks set to compete to some extent with the cable-TV services it already sells.
    Unlike competing services from Amazon.com Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the new service will combine Internet delivery of movies with DVDs, the way Netflix does. Dish Network Corp. also offers a similar bundle through its Blockbuster subsidiary.

  • Discover E event celebrates engineering

    Celebrate engineering  and Engineers Week at the Discover E event, an evening of interactive engineering, science, math and technology demonstrations for K-12 students and their parents or guardians.
    The 10th annual Engineers Week activity will  be from 4:30-7 p.m. Feb. 23 at University of New Mexico – Los Alamos Building 2. The event is co-sponsored by the Los Alamos Chapter of ASM International (a professional society for Metallurgical  Engineers and Materials Scientists), the Northern New Mexico Chapter of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Northern New Mexico Chapter of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and  UNM-LA and is supported by a variety of groups at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Learn about voting methods

    In this election year, from the presidential election all the way to elections on the local level, how will United States citizen choose who represents them?
    What are the nuts and bolts of the current system and what are alternatives used in other communities across the country and in other countries?
    Speakers Kathy Campbell and Terry Goldman will host a talk during which these and other questions about how voting methods are determined will be explored.
    The event, at 7 p.m. Feb. 16, is co-sponsored by the Los Alamos League of Women Voters and the Los Alamos County Library System.
    The following description is from Campbell and Goldman:

  • A different view

    See the world through the eyes of a photographer during the annual Los Alamos Photography Club show. A variety of photos taken by photographers of all levels will be on display March 5 through March 30 at Mesa Public Library.
    Local photographer TK Thompson started the LA Photographers’ Show about 17 years ago. Doug Coombs, a member of the LAPC, has been involved with the show for several years. He said the show is open to anyone who would like to display their photographs, however, there is a limit because of the size  of the display area. Approximately 120 pieces may be hung.

  • Road Construction update

    Feb. 9: Between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. expect a four way stop at the intersection of NM4 and Rover Blvd. Please follow the detour signs as posted.

    Feb. 10: Expect lane closure and flagging operations at the intersection of NM4 and Grand Canyon. Expect lane closure and flagging operations at the intersection of NM4 and La Vista Drive.

  • States, Banks Reach Foreclosure-abuse Settlement

    Federal officials say the five largest mortgage lenders have reached a $25 billion settlement with 49 states over foreclosure abuses that took place after the housing bubble burst.

  • Unemployment aid applications near a 4-year low

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment aid neared a four-year low last week, a positive sign that strong hiring could continue in the coming months.

    The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for unemployment benefits fell 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 358,000. That's the second-lowest level since April 2008.

    The four-week average, a less volatile measure, fell to 366,250, the lowest since late April 2008.

  • Official: 10 states get ed waiver

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday will free 10 states from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, giving leeway to states that promise to improve how they prepare and evaluate students, The Associated Press has learned.

    The first 10 states to receive the waivers are Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Tennessee. The only state that applied for the flexibility and did not get it, New Mexico, is working with the administration to get approval, a White House official told the AP.

  • Ga Girl Fights Off Kidnapper at Walmart

    A 7-year-old girl remembered her stranger danger training and was able to get away from a man who tried to abduct her Wednesday at a Walmart store, police said.

  • 13,000 Is Next Dow Milestone, Record in Sight

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average is within reach of the rarefied 13,000 mark, a level it hasn't seen since May 2008, four months before the financial system almost came apart. There's evidence that the rally has room to run.