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Today's News

  • A lament for Chicago

    The old razzle-dazzle just didn’t work this time.

    Chicago, not only lost its bid for the 2016 Summer Games, it was crushed.

    It seemed obvious going in that Rio would win, but who would have thought Chicago would be the first one out?

    A solid second place, but the city didn’t deserve to be over and out in a flash.

    I enjoyed a brief vacation in Chicago a couple of weeks ago and I’m here to tell you I thought it was a wonderful place.

    While it was not my first visit, I had one of the best big-city experiences in my life.

  • Surprise and disappointment not a way to develop land

    It was not surprising that Los Alamos County Council decided this week to discontinue their exclusive arrangement with the Boyer Company of Salt Lake City for the development of a retail center at Trinity Place.

    What was surprising is how little we still know about why the arrangement failed.

    In its determination at long last to move forward, the council swept many pieces of the puzzle off the table.

  • Recital to serve multiple purposes

    India may be half around the world, but the influence of its culture reaches across oceans. Its presence can even be felt in the middle of the American West. The Los Alamos Family YMCA Kathak and Bharathatyan dance classes will host a dance recital from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Duane Smith Auditorium.

    Students will showcase traditional Kathak, a Northern Indian dance and Bharathatyan, a Southern Indian dance.

  • Come and get it while it's hot

    Kenny Miller operates his new business, Kenny’s North Carolina BBQ, from a long mobile kitchen in the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel parking lot behind the Hilltop Deli on Central Avenue.

    While he officially launched his business Sept. 14, Miller held a test run at Santa Fe’s annual Zozobra celebration, which ran Sept. 10-13.

  • QUILT SHOW

    Los Alamos Piecemakers Guild unveiled bed quilts, wall hangings and lap quilts at the quilt show, which opened Friday and continued through Saturday at the First Baptist Church. In addition to a wide variety of colorful quilts, there were demonstrations, fabric and other supplies for sale and a raffle for the guild’s donation quilt, “Stars of Enchantment.”

  • The art of preservation

    In October, Mesa Public Library will present “Museum Conservation: The Delicate Art Behind the Scenes,” an exhibit of photographs by New Mexico Highlands University Media Arts student Rachel Montoya.

    The exhibit focuses on the art and science of repairing and preserving museum collection objects performed by the Museum of New Mexico Conservation Department.

  • Boys batter Bernalillo

    The Hilltopper boys soccer team showed up in the second half with a vengeance.

    A solitary goal at 30 minutes off a corner kick by Davis Anson, assisted by Nicholas Castano, was all Los Alamos had to show for their early efforts.

    When it was all over Tuesday Los Alamos had a 5-0 district victory on the road over Bernalillo.

  • N.M. limiting health insurance

    Gov. Bill Richardson’s administration will limit enrollment in a rapidly growing program that offers taxpayer-subsidized health insurance for low-income adults.

    The Human Services Department estimates it could save $16 million a year in state money to help with a looming budget shortfall if the cost-cutting measure keeps 10,000 people from joining the program.

    Enrollment has increased by 1,000 to almost 3,000 people monthly during the past year as the economy slumped.

  • Atomic bomb site to open

    The public is invited Saturday to visit the New Mexico desert site that changed world history.

    The Trinity Site at White Sands Missile Range, where the world’s first atomic bomb was detonated on July 16, 1945, will be open to the public from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Visitors can take a quarter-mile walk to ground zero. There, they will see a small obelisk that marks the exact spot where the bomb was exploded at 5:29:45 a.m. Mountain War Time on July 16, 1945.

    Historical photos will be mounted on the fence surrounding the area.

  • Register for LANL Foundation conference

    Online registration is now being accepted for The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation’s 12th Annual Conference on Education, “On the Road to 2012: Transforming K-12 Math and Science Teaching and Learning in New Mexico.”

    This conference, co-sponsored by Innovate Educate New Mexico in conjunction with the New Mexico Higher Education Department and the New Mexico Public Education Department (NM PED), will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10, at the Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Resort, 15 minutes north of Santa Fe in Pojoaque.