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  • Killing of bin Laden voted top news story of 2011

    NEW YORK (AP) — The killing of Osama bin Laden during a raid by Navy SEALs on his hideout in Pakistan was the top news story of 2011, followed by Japan’s earthquake/tsunami/meltdown disaster, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.

  • 'Jingles' helps transplant patient
  • Local distillery expands to Pojoaque

     

       

    Even by the standards of Northern New Mexico’s boutique wineries, White Rock’s Don Quixote Distillery & Winery is small and quaint. Ron and Olha Dolin built the distillery behind their home three years ago and opened a small tasting room in front. The intimate setting boasts no vineyards or embellishments that normally announce a winery.  

  • Schools grapple with challenge and change

    2011 was a year of change for the Los Alamos Public Schools. It was faced with budget cuts and construction projects that ran behind schedule. 

    In addition, the high school was revamped and a new school board member was added, replacing longtime officeholder, Thelma Hahn.

  • Local Distillery Expands To Pojoaque

     

       

     

    Even by the standards of Northern New Mexico’s boutique wineries, White Rock’s Don Quixote Distillery & Winery is small and quaint. Ron and Olha Dolin built the distillery behind their home three years ago and opened a small tasting room in front. The intimate setting boasts no vineyards or embellishments that normally announce a winery.  

  • Bandelier boss eyes bigger picture

    Fifth of a series

    “He seems to be the type of person who brings us together as a community,” said  Nancy Talley, transportation division manager for the county. 

    When people speak about Bandelier National Park Superintendent Jason Lott’s contributions, his skill as a community builder rises to the top of the list. 

  • Major changes impact LAFD in 2011

    Internal strife seemed to settle down at the Los Alamos Fire Department during 2011. Gone were the principal players in several misdeeds that plagued the department the previous year. 

    Gone also are top officials who retired following decades of service to the town. Most notable is Chief Doug Tucker who postponed his departure date until the “right person” was found to lead the internationally accredited department.

  • Church listings 12-30-11

     

       

     

    Baha’i Faith

    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran

  • Restaurant inspections 12-27-11

    The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department. 

     

    Española

     

  • More accurate view of Washington's crossing emerges

    NEW YORK (AP) — One of America’s most famous images, a painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware River, got much of the story wrong: The American commander wouldn’t have stood triumphantly on a rowboat in daylight, but on a ferry bracing himself against a fierce snowstorm on Christmas night.