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  • BREAKING NEWS: Magnitude-7.2 quake strikes Baja California

  • Three people die in crash near Chimayo pilgrimage route

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe County Sheriff Greg Solano says deputies are investigating a crash that killed three people near a route used by thousands who walk on the annual Good Friday pilgrimage to the Santuario de Chimayo.

    Solano says the crash happened around noon Friday on U.S 84/285 about a mile north of where pilgrims turn off the busy highway to make the journey to the Roman Catholic chapel.

    No walkers were involved in the crash.

  • Holy Week tradition

    El Santuario de Chimayo is the holy shrine in Chimayo that is the destination of thousands of pilgrims and tourists annually, particularly during the Holy Week culminating in Easter Sunday.

    Los Alamos residents and owners of Daniel’s Cafe on Trinity Drive, Dan Sena and his wife Margie have made the pilgrimage on Good Friday for 20 years.

    “Every year there’s someone to pray for and reasons to give thanks – it’s a special place,” Sena said.

  • Going green program to kick off on Earth Day

    Greening up Los Alamos is a focus the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is concentrating on as Earth Day approaches.

    The chamber, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division (LACESD) have teamed up to establish “Going Green.”

    LACESD’s Tom Nagawiecki, Becky Shankland and additional PEEC members and the chamber’s Kevin Holsapple developed the criteria for the Going Green program and are evaluating applications from businesses and organizations.

  • Update

    Chapter BC, P.E.O. meeting

      Chapter BC, P.E.O. will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the home of Joanne Baty, 530 Paul Place in White Rock. Baty will serve as the co-hostess. The program will be Introduction of the Yearbook by Joan Salzman. Call Salzman at 672-9551 with questions or regrets.

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    Brown Bag Series

      Los Alamos Arts Council’s Brown Bag Performance Series presents a winds and strings performance featuring the works of Bruch and Mozart at 12:30 p.m.  Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.

  • Latest stats reveal more New Mexicans out of work

  • Site of first atomic bomb blast open to visitors Saturday

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The public gets a chance Saturday to visit the site of the first atomic bomb blast on Earth.

    The Trinity Site on the White Sands Missile Range is conducting its twice yearly open house.

    The historic site is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Open houses are typically conducted every year on the first Saturday in April and October.

    Public access to the Trinity Site is normally restricted.

    Visitors can walk a quarter-mile to ground zero from the designated public parking area.

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  • Council candidate touts unique experience

    Frequent public commenter at Los Alamos County Council meetings, Richard Hannemann has filed his candidacy for a seat on that council.

    He describes himself as a self-employed freelancer, depending totally on that work for his livelihood for 30 years.  

  • Pair of finalists picked for LAHS top job

    A pool of eight applicants was pared down to two finalists for Los Alamos High School’s vacant principal position.

    Interim LAHS Principal Sandy Warnock and Principal Claudia Krause-Johnson of Carlsbad’s Alta Vista Middle School are the finalists. Warnock was vice principal at LAHS and took over the head post after Principal Grace Brown retired in December.

    Krause-Johnson formerly worked as vice principal of Los Alamos Middle School.