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Today's Features

  • Anthony Ortiz of Los Alamos was ordained a minister at New Life Family Fellowship in Santa Fe on Sunday Dec. 5, 2010. Anthony is the son of Robert and Josie Ortiz; he graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1986. Anthony attended RHEMA Bible Training Center in Broken Arrow Okla. and graduated from there in 2005.  Anthony’s ministry work has taken him to Africa, Columbia and the Philippines.

  • BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — The traditional birthplace of Jesus is celebrating its merriest Christmas in years, as tens of thousands of tourists thronged Bethlehem on Friday for the annual holiday festivities in this biblical West Bank town.

    Officials said the turnout was shaping up to be the largest since 2000. Unseasonably mild weather, a virtual halt in Israeli-Palestinian violence and a burgeoning economic revival in the West Bank all added to the holiday cheer.

  • The community is invited to share in the nativity story with the younger members of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, located at 3900 Trinity Drive, at 5 p.m. Friday.
    “The Grumpy Shepherd” is the title of this year’s seasonal musical, to be staged, sung and choreographed by children and teens aged 5-15.

  • Mi Ra Won, born in Seoul, South Korea, said she wanted to be an artist since she was five years old, and her dream has never changed.
    In January, others will see the result of that dream as Won has a solo show of her impressionist oil and watercolor paintings in the Mesa Public Library Art Gallery. A public reception will be from 4-5:30 p.m. Jan. 7 in the Mesa Public Library’s upstairs gallery.

  • The holiday season wields a lot of power. As soon as the calendar lands on Dec. 1, I hoist an artificial Christmas tree up my apartment stairwell and locate the holiday carols buried in my iTunes library. I know I whine about how commercialized the holidays have become and roll my eyes when I see ornaments for sale in October, but truthfully, I get excited at the first sightings of the holiday hoopla.

  • If nothing else, no one can accuse Dan Hicks of taking his new Christmas album too seriously.
    But even for those, such as myself, who like their holiday music with a touch of irreverence, “Crazy for Christmas” might be a little much for the ear. On several of Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks’ yuletide offerings, I found myself wondering just how many times they’d been dipping their glasses into the adult eggnog bowl.

  • Library patrons might be familiar with all the books, DVDs, CDs and other materials available to check out, but both county libraries also offer a full slate of programs for all ages.
    Starting in January, a new round of the AuthorSpeaks Series and Mesa Public Library Free Film series kick off and other series continue with new lineups.

  • The Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

  • Editor’s note: This story and the following story are part of a series introducing the characters featured in Agatha Christie’s “Go Back For Murder” production at Los Alamos Little Theater.

    Los Alamos Little Theatre’s “Go Back For Murder” is more than an Agatha Christie novel, it consists of interesting and intriguing characters. It is my job as the narrator, Hercule Poirot, to introduce you to the suspects — I mean characters — who make up this play.

  • My name is Carla and I am Caroline’s daughter. My mother is now gone, but I have proof of her innocence. I have a letter that she wrote telling me so and my mother has never lied to me. I will figure out who killed that painter, if it’s the last thing I do.