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Today's News

  • Cowboy Breakfasts revitalize Posse Lodge

    Fifty years later, the Posse Lodge is likely utilized more now then ever before, said Posse Lodge President Cary Grzadzinski.

    “Between our Cowboy Breakfasts held the first Sunday of every month serving between 300-400 people, nearly full of weekend weddings, graduations, birthday party rentals, business meetings and now our annual Rodeo Steak Fry and Dance, the Posse Lodge currently entertains between 10,000-12,000 area residents each year,” Grzadzinski said.

  • The time when dogs began

    SANTA FE — Sometimes it takes more than a good speaker and subject to bring off a satisfying evening of scientific infotainment.

    The right place, the right atmosphere, the right size audience and the right mix of people and animals may also play a role.

    Thomas Leitner, a biological theorist at Los Alamos National Laboratory took care of the first requirement Tuesday night with an accomplished presentation on his search for the birth of the dog.

  • V-Site captures national preservation award

    The National Trust for Historic Preservation recognized today the restoration of a modest building where the world’s first plutonium bombs were assembled At the 2008 National Preservation Conference, meeting in Tulsa, Okla., the trust named the V-Site project at Los Alamos National Laboratory as one of 21 national award winners. “The V-Site is architecturally humble but historically significant,” said Richard Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in an announcement.

  • Council candidates talk turkey at debate

    From Trinity Place to electrical outages to financial matters, the county councilors elected Nov. 4 will face hefty issues and objectives.

    The County Council candidates attempted to prove they have the answers during a debate held Wednesday in Duane Smith Auditorium.

    Candidates Vincent Chiravalle, Republican; Manuel Baca, Democrat; Ken Milder, Democrat; Sharon Stover, Republican; and Mike Wismer, Independent, are vying for three available slots.

  • Subcommittees dominate council discussion

    County councilors wanted to know how they could improve their relationships with boards and commissions and boards and commissions subcommittees Tuesday night in White Rock.

    Discussion, however, went from how relations could be improved to the issue of how appointments to subcommittees are made and whether they should be appointed by county council.

  • Holiday shoppers: Get ready for a warm up

    Get ready for some pre-season retail training with a shopping day at The Art Center at Fuller Lodge’s Fall Arts and Crafts Fair, held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Los Alamos Middle School. The 31st Annual Fall Fair hosts numerous new vendors as well as long-time favorites, selling everything needed for holiday shopping or for adding a little flair to people’s home and wardrobe.

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIES:Respecting works of art

    Why, when presented with a thing of beauty and significance, do some people feel the need to destroy it? The true tragedy seems to be that once the damage is done, there is no reversal. Even when the evidence of the crime is cleaned up, there is a stain that will never disappear. The work of art was changed, and it will never be the same.

  • Taking action against diabetes

    When Evelyn Mullen’s son, Tyler, 12, was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes in December 2007, she said she was “scared to death.”

    The whole experience from her son becoming very sick to being transported by helicopter to a hospital to being admitted into the pediatric ward and the intensive care unit was very traumatic, Mullen said.

  • Throw the rule book out – eat dessert first!

    Ever wished when a waiter at a restaurant shows a desert tray that you could try one of each of the sweet confections in front of you? Consider your wish granted by the United Way of Northern New Mexico.

    From 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Central Ave. Grill, United Way will host Eat Dessert First. The all-dessert buffet is part of the 2008 fundraising campaign. Tickets for the event cost $25.

    Donna Schroeder, executive director of United Way, said this type of fundraiser has never been held in the past.

  • Block, Lass share a forum

    SANTA FE – The two candidates for Public Regulation Commission’s District 5 appeared on the same dais at the Hotel Santa Fe Tuesday morning for their only joint appearance of the campaign.

    But at the meeting, which was held under tightly-negotiated conditions, they had to hold their fire.

    The forum was sponsored by the New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry and the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce.