Today's News

  • ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ comes to the Lensic

    Musical Theatre Works, in association with The Lensic Performing Arts Center of Santa Fe presents “Fiddler on the Roof.”
    Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. June 19 and June 20, and 2 p.m. June 21. Tickets are $17-27 and can be purchased at the Lensic box office, 211 West San Francisco St., by phone 988-1234, or online at ticketssantafe.org.
    Also, there will be a special lecture — “Marc Chagall — Creativity and Madness” by renowned psychiatrist Dr. Barry Panter. The lecture will be 11 a.m. June 21 at the Lensic. Tickets $15. Free admission to Fiddler ticket holders.

  • Discover hidden waterfalls with PEEC

    Unknown to many is that there are a number of waterfalls in New Mexico, and Doug Scott is the expert on the topic. Scott will be offering a tour through the Pajarito Environmental Education Center on May 16 for a small group limited to 10 people.
    The group will meet at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7:30 a.m. and will return around 5 p.m. Scott will introduce tour participants to his secret access passages and vantage points for eight waterfalls within a two-mile radius in the San Pedro Parks Wilderness.
    Among the waterfalls the group will discover is Rio Puerco, which cuts a deep, narrow slot canyon through a massive pink granite mastiff as it descends the eastern slopes of the San Pedro Parks Wilderness. Resumadero Falls is a 90-foot waterfall with three separate tiers, while 60-foot Lichen Falls is known as the “Queen” of this land. The group will also visit 50-foot Echo Falls and 30-foot Double Falls in this amazing canyon.
    This is a class 3 hike with a few class 4 spots. The group will navigate through and within sheer granite walls but will climb no class 5 sheer walls. No ropes or belaying will be necessary. This is a safe but thrilling adventure, covering as much as six miles with about 900 feet in vertical elevation gain.

  • Sports Briefs 5-14-15

    Soccer champs
    The under-14 boys Atomic City Football Club (ACFC) won its bracket in the Durango Shootout soccer tournament, which was held May 9-10.
    In round robin play, ACFC lost its first game, which was played in the snow, to Moab, Utah, 2-1.
    In the second game they beat the Durango Fusion 4-0 with goals from Jared Carnes, Jaryn Newman and two from Cade Cummins. Goalkeeper Malcolm Carr recorded the shutout.
    In the team’s third game, ACFC fell behind early to Grand Junction, Colo., 1-0, but came back and won the game 3-1. Carnes, Dima Tretiak and Jesse Prime scored in the win.
    The gold-medal game ended up being a re-match with Moab, but this time ACFC prevailed 3-1.
    Christopher Koh scored twice and Cummins scored the team’s other goal in the win.
    After the tournament, the team voted Carnes as its offensive MVP and Wyatt Watson as its defensive MVP.

  • Skiing classic cascade volcanoes

    Join the Los Alamos Mountaineers for a presentation by Andy Thein after the monthly meeting at
    7 p.m. May 20 at Fuller Lodge.
    Thein’s program begins at 7:30 p.m.
    In June of 2011, Jason Halladay, Mark Schraad, Thien and his wife Sarah took a trip to the Pacific Northwest. Thanks to an unusually mild-tempered Mother Nature, they managed to climb and ski four classic volcanoes: Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Hood.
    The Los Alamos Mountaineers meetings offer, in addition to the featured talk, refreshments and casual conversation, as well as updates on upcoming trips and safety advice learned from outdoor adventuring.

  • LA golfers compete at state

    Two Los Alamos golfers competed in the Class 5A state championships, which were held Monday and Tuesday at the Spring River Golf Club in Roswell.
    Jennifer Necker shot an 83 on day one and an 86 on day two to finish sixth in the girls competition with a two-day total of 169.
    Her sixth-place finish was good enough to earn a spot on the all-tournament team.
    On the boys side, Jonathan Osden shot an 81 and then an 84 for a two-day total of 165. He finished 19th overall in the boys’ competition.
    Katie Allen won the girls championship with a 149 while Ben Albin shot a 141 to win the boys title.

  • Angel Fire Bike Park kicking off its summer season

    After being named the No. 1 bike park in the Southwest for the second year in a row by MTBParks.com, Angel Fire Bike Park is now working to expand its trails for this upcoming season to over 100 miles and is launching a new Global Gravity Season Pass.
    Continuing to build on its reputation as one of the largest mountain biking destinations in the country, Angel Fire Bike Park is continuing its efforts to ramp up their trails, offer special deals and clinics to those new to the sport and add more races and events to the summer calendar.
    “Our goal has always been to create the most authentic trails for beginner and experienced riders to get excited about,” explained Hogan Koesis, Angels Fire’s bike park director. “Our equal mix of man-made versus natural trails on our mountain is what most people who come to check us outcompliment us on. This season we’re spending more time developing our cross-country trail network and adding mileage and improvements to our existing downhill network.”
    New this season:

  • State Briefs 5-14-15

    AG: Insufficient evidence to charge Bernalillo County DA

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas said there’s insufficient evidence to prosecute the district attorney of the most populous county in the state for bribery or intimidation of witnesses.
    But Balderas is criticizing Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg and the Albuquerque Police Department for their actions in connection with two pending investigations of Brandenburg’s son.
    Balderas says there were “identifiable leadership failures to which both agencies can take immediate corrective action.”
    In a letter sent Thursday to Police Chief Gorden Eden, Balderas called the referral of Brandenburg’s matter to his office politically motivated.
    He also said Brandenburg’s conduct created an appearance of impropriety.

    ‘Longmire’ actor arrested in Santa Fe, faces DWI charges

  • In Formation

    Members of the Los Alamos High School Navy Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps gave a demonstration of their marching and maneuver skills recently at Los Alamos School Board meeting Tuesday. Their competition drill requires them to perform more than 40 precision movements. The NJROTC has won many awards recently, including its first state drill championship, as well as a precision air rifle national championship through the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

  • Be There calendar 5-14-15

    Student Art Show. 4-7 p.m. at Karen Wray Fine Art Studios, 166 East Gate Drive, next to Yeaman’s Machine Shop. For more information, visit karenwrayfineart.com, or call 660-6382.

    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will meet 7 p.m. at the Mesa Public Library. The two-part program, “Additional Genealogical Programs to use with Family Search and with Ancestry.com.” Kent Parsons and Irma Holtkamp will present the program. The public is invited. The traditional no-host dinner will be held at China Moon at 5:30 p.m. before the meeting.

    Canyons, Mesas, Mountains, Skies: Heather Ward. Through May 16 at the Portal Gallery.
    Student Art Show. Noon-6:30 p.m. at Karen Wray Fine Art Studios, 166 East Gate Drive, next to Yeaman’s Machine Shop. For more information, visit karenwrayfineart.com, or call 660-6382.

    The 18th Annual Los Alamos Arts Council Kite Festival. 7 p.m. at Overlook Park in White Rock. Event will open with the Gordon’s Summer Concert. There will be a lighted kite flying demonstration, food vendors and free kite building workshops for children. Each child receives a free T-shirt after building a kite. Sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank.

  • Amtrak engineer says he doesn't remember crash

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The engineer at the controls of the speeding Amtrak train that lurched off the tracks in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, has no recollection of the crash and wasn’t on his cellphone or using drugs or alcohol, his attorney said.
    Lawyer Robert Goggin told ABC News that Brandon Bostian, 32, of New York City, suffered a concussion in Tuesday night’s wreck and had 14 staples in his head, along with stitches in one leg.
    Federal investigators have determined that the train was barreling through the city at 106 mph before it ran off the rails along a big curve where the speed limit drops to 50 mph. But they don’t know why it was going so fast.
    “He remembers coming into curve. He remembers attempting to reduce speed and thereafter he was knocked out,” Goggin said. But he said Bostian does not recall anything out of the ordinary and does not remember using the emergency brake, which investigators say was applied moments before the crash.
    The lawyer said the next thing the engineer remembered was coming to, looking for his bag, retrieving his cellphone and calling 911 for help. He said the engineer’s cellphone was off and stored in his bag before the accident, as required.