Today's Features

  • SANTA FE (AP) — A New Mexico woman working as a production assistant on the set of the movie “Cowboys & Aliens” has filed a lawsuit claiming she was seriously injured during filming near Santa Fe.
    The sci-fi Western starring Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig was filmed in various locations throughout New Mexico and topped the box office charts when it opened last summer.
    Lawyers for Tiffany Patterson said she was pulled through the air more than 100 feet before being tossed to the ground. Her lawyers describe her injuries as “massive” after a large filter screen used for filming scenes took off in high winds.

  • ANNONA, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities said Saturday that they mistakenly identified the son of the late NWA frontman Eazy-E as one of eight people killed in a two-car collision.
    Department of Public Safety Trooper Ryan Case said Eric Wright Jr.’s name was on a rental agreement for one of the cars that collided Friday in East Texas. He says Wright was mistakenly listed as killed but actually was not involved in the wreck.
    Wright, who raps under the stage name Lil’ Eazy-E, posted on Twitter that close friends died. Those killed in the rental car were: Debra Thompson of Long Beach, Calif.; and Curtis Sanders, Michael Mathis, Lawrence Bridnac III, of Compton, Calif.

  • NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Jackman has left Broadway with a lot of broken hearts — and records.
    The hunky Australian actor’s one-man Broadway concert show closed on Sunday afternoon at the Broadhurst Theatre after having earned $2,057,354 in its final week, the highest weekly gross recorded by the Shubert Organization, which owns the Broadhurst and 16 other Broadway theaters.
    Over its 10-week run, Jackman earned a whopping $14,638,428, producers said. He now owns 10 of the 11 top grossing weeks at the Broadhurst.

  • Hot chile on a cold day usually hits the spot, unless the chile lacks heat.
    On a recent trip to Española, a visit to Los Arcos was in order. The main motivation for the trip was to order chicken fried steak. A generous portion, it was offered with either white or brown gravy, a side of calabacitas and choice of potatoes (mashed, baked or in the French fry form).
    A few months had lapsed since the last visit to Los Arcos and all it took was a quick glance at the menu and I soon realized I wasn’t going to get what I wanted that day.
    The chicken fried steak is still on the menu, but instead of brown gravy, it’s now offered with white pepper gravy. When I asked the waitress if brown could be substituted, she said no.

  • The Los Alamos Historical Society invites the community to its 2011-2012 lecture series.  This year, the Centennial Lecture Series celebrates 100 years of Los Alamos History and New Mexico Statehood.
    Lectures are the second Tuesday of the month in the Pajarito Room of Fuller Lodge. Lectures start at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public, thanks to Los Alamos National Bank and the donations of members of the Historical Society.
    The New Mexico Humanities Council is also co-sponsoring this lecture.

  • The Los Alamos Little Theatre starts 2012 with Herb Gardener’s classic American play, “A Thousand Clowns.” Directed by veteran director and actor Richard Klamann, “A Thousand Clowns” tells the story of a young boy who lives with his eccentric uncle Murray, who is forced to conform to society in order to keep custody of the boy.

    Unemployed television writer Murray Burns (Patrick MacDonald) lives in a cluttered New York City one-bedroom apartment with his 12-year-old nephew, Nick (Sequoyah Adams-Rice).

  • Rayanne Marie Martinez was the first baby born in Los Alamos this year She was born at 1:23 a.m. Jan. 1 at the Los Alamos Medical Center. Her parents are Pauline Peralta and Nicholas Martinez of San Ildefonso Pueblo. The Los Alamos Hospital Auxillary presented a $100 check to the mother

  • Thursday
    There will be a Salvation Army bell ringer thank you reception from 5-6 p.m. at the White Rock Senior Center. Celebrate the generosity and good will that graced the community this holiday season and thank the individuals that helped make it happen.

    Friday Forts at PEEC. Children can go to PEEC after school with their parents and build forts with other children until dark. Free, but parents must supervise children. No registration required.

    Los Alamos Little Theater presents, “A Thousand Clowns,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and also Jan. 13, 14, 20, 21 and at 2 p.m. Jan. 15. Tickets are available at CB Fox and at the door. Visit lalt.org for more information.


  • Seats are still available to the mini gala, also known as the Community Asset Awards. The event will be Saturday night at the Best Western Hilltop Hotel.
    The local program recognizes community residents with the can-do attitude that makes Los Alamos a better place to live and work.
    More than 40 will be recognized, ranging from student to senior and business to individual.
    While the event focuses on the community as a whole, youth take center stage with key roles in the festivities.
    The musical stylings of the Sage Street Saxtet will provide entertainment for the evening. The saxtet members include: Nate Hall, Adam Sayre, Doug Jones and Alex Martin.

  • On New Year’s Eve, along with the standard resolutions to run iron man races and dislike butter and sugar, many of us renewed our commitments to sucking the marrow out of life, to being happier despite our imperfect, troublesome, sometimes very painful existences.
    Poppy Cross, the peppy protagonist of “Happy-Go-Lucky” offers one model  on how to do this.
    “Happy-Go-Lucky” (2008), the next feature in the Mesa Public Library’s Free Film Series, allows viewers to spend a few weeks with 30-year-old Poppy (played by Sally Hawkins) as she teaches elementary school children, takes driving lessons and  takes flamenco lessons in contemporary Camden, England.