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Today's News

  • Skate Park location disputed

    Tuesday, council will consider a petition with 324 signatures of residents opposed to plans to build a skate park in the Mesa Public Library.The petition was initiated by Colleen and Jack Hanlon, who live near the library, and who have devoted more than 100 hours to gathering signatures, drawing out detailed alternatives for preferred locations for the park and lobbying councilors. Jack Hanlon, a retired engineer, has prepared supporting materials to demonstrate the comparative suitability of a location near the community building. His drawing

  • N.M. minimum wage rises to $6.50 per hour

    We are not a proponent of governmental interference in our lives. But there are times when for the general health and safety of society, government has a real role.

  • Congressional candidate fights election law

    With speculation mounting that a new ballot access law will prevent full and fair elections in November, Democratic congressional candidate Don Wiviott is speaking out against it. Thursday, the Santa Fe homebuilder called on the entire field of Democratic candidates to join him in fighting for a more open political process this primary season.House Bill 1156, signed into law last year, limits the number of candidates political parties may place on their primary ballots.

  • Researchers explore quakes' shaky memories

    A magnitude 7.4 earthquake centered in Yucca Valley, Calif., in 1992 jolted local residents at the time and continues to shake out new scientific findings.

  • Kandu Center on the move, again

    Los Alamos County’s information center has found a new, long-term temporary home in the Annex at 901 Trinity.After first being displaced from the kiosk in the Municipal Building when that building was vacated because of structural problems last year, KanDu moved to a portable building in the parking lot.

  • Reshaping Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran

    After Sunday, Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Mission will be no more. Its identity, which is shared with Immanuel Lutheran Church in Santa Fe, will change.Rather than being a daughter mission of Immanuel, Redeemer Evangelical will become a sister congregation known as Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church. The difference between being a mission and a congregation, Rev. Brian Kachelmeier said, lies in church policy and structure.

  • Legislature enacts lower rates, higher penalties

    Effective Jan. 1, the interest rate charged on all outstanding tax debt was reduced from 15 percent per year to the annual rate established each quarter by the IRS. Over the last several years, the rate they have charged has been much lower than 15 percent (the current New Mexico rate) and is currently at 8 percent. Interest will continue to accrue on unpaid taxes daily using the annual rate. Also, effective Jan.

  • LAMC nurses unionize

    Nurses at Los Alamos Medical Center have voted to unionize. “We’ve won the right to be a part of District 1199NM of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees,” said Beth Spiers, RN BSN, one of the union organizers. “Our goal is quality patient care and improved nurse benefits and retention.”Spiers has practiced nursing for four years and said she moved to Los Alamos a year ago from Atlanta after being recruited by LAMC hiring agents.“We organized in about the middle of last year,” Spiers said.

  • Health and fitness: Find and stick to the right program

    Another new year is upon us and that means that many of you have resolved to get fit, lose weight or improve your health this coming year. Good for you! There is no time like the present to start out on your path to a healthier, more fit life.But often that’s easier said than done. If you don’t have a significant workout history it can be challenging to find the right exercise program and stick with it long term.

  • Wrestling: LA has rough outing at Bernalillo

    Wednesday’s triangular at Bernalillo didn’t go the way the Los Alamos Hilltopper varsity wrestling team was hoping.“It’s been better,” Los Alamos head coach Eric Sorenson said.The Hilltoppers lost both ends of the triangular, to Española Valley’s Sundevils and Bernalillo’s Spartans.