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  • VIDEO: Pakistan Demolishes Bin Laden's Compound

    Heavy machines began Saturday night to demolish the three-story compound in northwestern Pakistan where Osama bin Laden lived for years and was killed by U.S. commandos last May.

  • Update 02-26-12

    WR Civic Center

     A public meeting will be held to discuss the White Rock Civic Center at 6 p.m. Monday at the White Rock Town Hall.

    Little League

        White Rock Little League will hold registration at Time Out Pizza from 6-8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Interested participants can find registration information and paperwork online at eteamz.com/WRLL2.

    Film series

    The March Foreign Film Series kicks off at 6:30 p.m. March 1 at Mesa Public Library. The free event features an Oscar nominated film by acclaimed director Deepa Mehta, rated PG 13, examines the plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in the holy city of Varanasi.

    Leap Into Opera

  • Pushing renewable energy alternatives

    The state’s use of renewable energy is growing - that was the message from state Public Regulation Commissioner Doug Howe to a group of Los Alamos residents last week.
    New Mexico is one of 30 states that have a Renewable Portfolio Standard – or requirements setting standard of how much electricity should come from renewable energy, the commissioner said. New Mexico defines Renewable energy as that which is generated from solar, biomass, wind, fuel cell and hydropower.
    The state’s current portfolio requires 20 percent of electricity to be generated from wind; 20 percent from solar; 10 percent from biomass; and 1.5 percent of a combination of sources by 2015.

  • Political parties select delegates

    The Democrats and the Republicans went toe to toe Thursday night as both groups met for their pre-primary county conventions at the same time at two different locations.

    The Democrats met at the Best Western Hilltop Hotel while the Republicans met at the VFW on Deacon Street.

    The Democrats elected 20 delegates and are sending 25, including five alternates, to the state convention March 10 in Albuquerque.

    “It was a little chaotic but we are all done,” said Mike Wheeler, the county head of the Democratic Party. “We had a good turnout of local Democrats. Many of the candidates were off at other conventions scheduled for that night but there were representatives for all the candidates.”

  • Nature Center at $4.7M could be a ‘jewel’

    Dedicated proponents of a new nature center waited patiently for the Capital Improvements Projects (CIP) committee to review the Teen Center proposal before they could make their pitch.

    Project manager Steve Huebner presented three designs. Option 1 received “overwhelming” support from the public, as well as CIP members, who voted unanimously to recommend it.

    Option 1 is a “Fibonacci,” or spiral design, which would be located at the old skate park on Canyon Road. The structure would be 6,000-square-feet, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certified (for net zero energy use) and cost $4.7 million.

  • VIDEO: Danica Patrick Massive Crash 2012 NASCAR Gatorade Duels at Daytona

    Danica Patrick's first Duel ends with a huge crash on the backstraight. Thanks to all the safety innovations in the sport she was ok.

  • Lujan sends letter to NNSA concerning lab cuts

     Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District sent the following letter to National Nuclear Security Administration Administrator Thomas D’Agostino regarding the recently announced plan to reduce the workforce at Los Alamos National Laboratory.  

  • Dreicer-Griego to perform Sunday

    The Los Alamos Opera Guild of the Santa Fe Opera will hold a “Leap into Opera” event from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at 135 La Senda Road, White Rock. Light refreshments will be served.
    The program features a concert by pianist Zachary Dreicer-Griego. He is the son of Jarad and Janet Dreicer of Dixon, N.M. Dreicer-Griego has studied piano with Juanita Madland since he was four years old. His program includes two Chopin preludes, “Opus 28, numbers 4 and 15,” Bach’s “English Suite,” several Mozart pieces and one of his own compositions.

  • Corrections 02-24-12

    In “Major projects on the move in White Rock,” published Feb. 21, it was incorrectly stated, due to a source error, that RV’s would be allowed to camp at the White Rock Visitor Center for up to two weeks. The White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee did consider a two-week option, but the Planning and Zoning commission only approved overnight parking.

    The Conoco Gas Station, next to the Best Western Hilltop Hotel, was where the New Mexico Department of Public Safety Special Investigation Department held its minor alcohol compliance operation last week. Due to a source error, it was incorrectly reported the sting operation occurred at the Aspen Bar and Grill in the Best Western.

  • CIP meetings set for early March

    The County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will have two public hearings on Tuesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 8 at 5:15 p.m. in council chambers for those applicants who have indicated that they are ready to move from Phase 1 (Study) to Phase 2 (Design/Construction).
    The Committee will consider Phase 2 applications on these dates for these projects:
    • March 6 – Golf Course Improvements
    • March 8 – White Rock Civic Center & Ashley Pond Park Improvements