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  • Take a journey to self discovery

    An adventure awaits Los Alamos youth as Missoula Children’s Theater presents “King Arthur’s Quest,” but this isn’t just a journey into the fantasy world of Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table. It’s an opportunity for young people to develop self-esteem and confidence onstage.

    The adventure begins with auditions at 9 a.m. Monday at the Duane Smith Auditorium. The production is open to anyone in 1st through 12th grade. There is no fee to audition.

  • Take a trip to the past: Celebrate history in Jemez Springs

    Perhaps one of the biggest privileges of living in Los Alamos is that there is a multitude of attractions that are only steps away from your front door.

    My parents and I recently took advantage of Los Alamos’ geographic location and headed to Jemez Springs.

    Jemez Springs may only be a stone’s throw away from Los Alamos, but it felt hidden and secluded once we arrived in its town limits. The towering mountains that surround Jemez, along with a dense curtain of pine trees, made us feel as though we were miles away from surrounding communities.

  • Wedding: Manning-Potter


    Jennifer Louise Manning and Rudolf H. Potter exchanged marriage vows in front of friends and family on June 12th, 2010 at the Rock Creek Resort in Red Lodge, Montana.  The brother of the groom, Rev. Dr. Jaiya John performed the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Morgan and Donna Manning of Billings, Montana. The groom is the son of Jim and Darlene Potter of Los Alamos.

  • Assets in Action: Take some time off this summer

    This week, let’s talk about boundaries and expectations in the schools, in local business and in the life of the student.

    As the topic relates to schools, I want to caution school staff not to spend the next 2-3 weeks in the classroom prior to the official start of school. If you aren’t required to be back in the building yet, try to stay away as much as possible.

  • Shelter Report

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets. Others are in foster care with loving temporary homes. If you haven’t visited the facility, you will be impressed with our four-footed friends’ new digs. Roaming animals are given names upon entering the facility, since it’s often difficult to get them to tell us. Additionally, they are trained in stealing your heart when you come to visit.

  • BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!Injured Cyclist Identified

    The senior cyclist seriously injured after crashing into a guard area on West Jemez Road early Thursday afternoon has been identified as Herb Schon of Eldorado.

    Schon, 79, rode his bicycle into a guard arm and hit a gate on LANL property near the bottom of Pajarito Ski Hill.

    His helmet split when he hit the ground and he sustained a severe gash to his forehead. 

    Los Alamos Fire Department personnel transported Schon by ambulance to the heliport at Los Alamos Medical Center.

  • NM unemployment rate dips slightly in June

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Bill Richardson's administration reports that New Mexico's unemployment rate dropped to 8.2 percent in June, from 8.4 percent in the previous month.

    Nearly 78,300 New Mexicans were without jobs in June.

    Unemployment statewide remains well above the 7.1 percent jobless rate in June 2009.

    The state Department of Workforce Solutions said New Mexico has lost 14,200 jobs during the past year.

    Unemployment last month ranged from 3.6 percent in Los Alamos County to 19 percent in Luna County in southern New Mexico.

  • Flash flooding possible through the weekend

    The National Weather Service issued the following weather statement early Friday morning...


  • Ships evacuate spill site as Tropical Storm nears

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — Engineers prepared to abandon their vigil over BP's broken oil well Friday as ships and rig workers evacuated the Gulf of Mexico ahead of Tropical Storm Bonnie.

    The mechanical plug that's throttled the oil for a week will be left closed, even if the undersea robots monitoring the well's stability leave. The only way BP would know if the cap had failed would be satellite and aerial views of oil gushing to the surface.

  • NM tribe wins gas appeal

    ALBUQUERQUE  — An appellate court in Washington, D.C., has ruled in favor of northern New Mexico’s Jicarilla Apache Nation in a dispute over natural gas royalties dating from more than 20 years ago.

    The decision could mean millions of dollars for the tribe.

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled last week the U.S. Department of Interior improperly relied on regulations that went into effect after the 1984-1988 period in question.