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  • Talent show sign-ups end Monday

    Registration for The Family YMCA’s Talent Show closes on Monday.

    Registration is free, starting at 6:30 pm, April 24, at New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 112 East Road, will have a $10 per person entrance fee with tickets sold at the door. Funds raised will support the Y’s annual campaign for scholarships and youth programs.
    Individuals or groups wishing to participate in the talent show must register by close of business on Monday and may do so in person at the Y, or by calling 662-3100 or online at laymca.org .

  • Update 4-19-15

    Earth Day

    There will be an Earth Day Festival April 25 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Games, activities and entertainment are planned for the event. The festival will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There is no charge for admission.

    Run For Her Life

    The Run For Her Life is scheduled for today. The race is a charity event sponsored by Hadassah. It is a 5K and 10K run that will start at East Park. Proceeds will go to benefit breast cancer research. For more information, call 672-1639.

    LTAB meeting

    The next Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board meeting is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday. It will be at the municipal building.


    The Ethos Percussion Group will perform today at the Duane Smith Auditorium. The performance is hosted by the Los Alamos Concert Association. Event time is 4 p.m. Tickets are $35.

    APP Board

    The Arts In Public Places Board will meet at the municipal building Thursday. Meeting time is 5:30 p.m.

    Caballo Blanco

    “Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco,” a documentary about ultrarunner Micah True, will have its premier screening at the Reel Deal Theater Tuesday. The screening is set for 7 p.m.

  • Ringo Starr, Green Day inducted into Hall

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Ringo Starr was always behind the other Beatles.
    Bobbing his head as he sat at his drum kit, Starr kept the steady backbeat for Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison, a once-in-a-century group that conquered the music world. Starr got fourth-billing, the adored and yet overlooked sideman to his more celebrated bandmates.
    John, Paul, George ... and Ringo.
    Once he stepped from their shadows, Starr proved he could hold his own.
    Forever a Beatle, Starr entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist on Saturday, inducted along with an eclectic class of musicians.
    Starr, who was previously enshrined with the Beatles in 1988, was honored along with pop punks Green Day, soul singer-songwriter Bill Withers, underground-rock icon Lou Reed, bluesy guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and The “5’’ Royales.
    When the Beatles split at the height of their fame, Starr decided to take a shot at being a frontman and surprisingly flourished with a string of radio hits, including “It Don’t Come Easy,” ‘’Photograph” and “You’re Sixteen,” singles that earned him new-found respect and popularity.

  • Cold Seat

    Los Alamos and White Rock received a blanket of mid-April snow early Saturday morning. Rain showers are possible for Sunday.

  • North Korea talk in ABQ Sunday

    The Albuquerque International Association (AIA) will host a public lecture by Dr. Stephan Haggard titled “North Korea: Witness to Transformation” at 3 p.m. today at UNM Continuing Education Auditorium, 1634 University Blvd NE.
    Haggard is the Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor of Korea-Pacific Studies, director of the Korea-Pacific Program and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the School of International Relations & Pacific Studies at the University of California-San Diego.
    Haggard will outline a path-breaking new approach to North Korea, based on a large-scale and refugee survey in China and South Korea. The survey has found that a great many transformations are underway. North Koreans hold their government in low regard and are far more skeptical of official explanations of their misery than is generally supposed.
    An overwhelming majority of refugees surveyed support unification with the South and report that their peers remaining in North Korea hold similar views.
    The lecture is open to the general public and includes a Q&A session after the lecture.
    Price for admission is $15 for AIA members and $20 for non-members.
    High school, college and university students (under 26) with student ID receive free admission.

  • Getting Wild

    Kids in grades K-6 spent some time with the Los Alamos police and fire departments at Saturday’s Wild Day event, which was sponsored by Los Alamos Youth Leadership. The event was held at Griffith Gymnasium.

  • Today in history April 18
  • Today in history April 19
  • State briefs 4-17-15

    ‘Manhattan’ production resumes in Santa Fe

    SANTA FE — New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced today that the second season of WGN America’s hit drama series “Manhattan,” produced by Lionsgate Television, Skydance Television and Tribune Studios, has begun filming in Santa Fe.
    Production will continue through the end of July, and employ more than 120 New Mexico crew members and approximately 2,800 New Mexico background extras throughout the season.
    Created and written by Sam Shaw and directed by Emmy Award-winning director Thomas Schlamme, “Manhattan” will premiere its sophomore season this fall on WGN America. “I could not be more excited about the return of ‘Manhattan’ to Santa Fe,” said Santa Fe Mayor Javier M. Gonzales. “With each new season we continue to grow our skilled workforce and film economy. Welcome ‘Manhattan!’”

    Jail transport officer accused of sex assault

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Authorities say a jail transport officer is accused of sexually assaulting a female inmate in Albuquerque.
    Metropolitan Detention Center officials say Enock Arviso resigned his position Thursday.

  • Budget hearings start Monday

    Los Alamos County Budget hearings are scheduled for 6 p.m. April 20, 21, 27 and 28 in council chambers at the municipal building.
    The first 30 minutes and last 30 minutes of each of the sessions will be reserved for public comment on any portion of the proposed budget. During that time, public comment will be the primary activity. After all public comment has been received, if time remains, other budget topics may be discussed.
    Comments may also be sent to lacbudget@lacnm.us or countycouncil@lacnm.us or mailed to Los Alamos County Manager, 1000 Central Ave., Suite 350, Los Alamos, N.M. 87544.
    The meetings will be broadcast live via Internet streaming at losalamosnm.us.
    Copies of the proposed budget are available for inspection by the public at both libraries and the 311 Customer Care Center. A copy of the full budget is available online at the county’s website, losalamosnm.us.
    • Introduction and Overview
    • Long Range Financial Projection
    • Budget Summaries
    • Parking Lot — Outstanding / Unresolved Items
    • Tentative Approval of FY16 Proposed Budget (April 27)
    • Possible Adoption of the FY16 Budget (April 27)
    • Tentative Approval of FY16 Proposed Budget (April 28)