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Today's News

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIES: Seeing the world through a different pair of eyes

    I’ll probably never learn to master any type of visual art. Those people who claim they can only draw stick figures? Yep, I am one of them. However, my artistic handicap does not stop me from appreciating what others can do. There has been a lot of ground covered to gain this appreciation.

    I’ve toured the Vatican, the Louvre, the Tate, the Museo Reina Sofia; I’ve watched artists mold figurines from soft, palpable glass in Venice and I’ve observed artists painting peonies at the Denver Botanical Gardens.

  • Police Beat 2-22-09

  • Fire ecology aims for safer fire seasons

    Bandelier National Monument has been collecting fire ecology data since 1992 and says it plays an important role in creating objectives for prescribed burns and evaluating the short and long-term effects of fire on its vegetation communities.

    “The data helps us decide if our Fire Management Program is on the right track or if we need to adjust our actions,” Bandelier Superintendent Brad Traver said in a release. “It also helps us decide which areas in the park are priorities for fire treatment and which areas should be treated at a later time.”

  • Civitans assist Camp Rising Sun brighten children’s summers

    The Civitans helped develop Camp Rising Sun in 2006 to provide summer camp experiences for children with autism who can’t participate in mainstream camps designed for neuro-typical children.

    Assistant Director Sharon Cruse of Camp Rising Sun gave a presentation at the Mesa Public Library Feb. 24, hosted by the Civitans.

  • Nuclear transport official charged with DWI

  • New petition presented to council

    When one door closes another one opens, or so the saying goes. This holds true for petitions that have been presented to council as well.

    On Monday, a petition presented to council regarding the West Jemez Bypass was discussed and as a result, the project was removed from the Capital Improvement Projects list.

    During Tuesday night’s meeting in council chambers, another petition regarding rerouting SR 502 was discussed.

  • Lab posts 'no trespassing' on Poor Man's Shooting Range

    Los Alamos National Laboratory is trying again to block access to the so-called “Poor Man’s Shooting Range,” located about a half-mile east of the Los Alamos Sportsman’s Club entrance.

    The lab announced that vehicle access to the location in Rendija Canyon will be prohibited starting Monday.

    The unregulated, unofficial shooting area has been a dumping ground and a concern to the lab for decades.

  • ‘Santa Fe Trail’ best not taken too seriously

    This season, Mesa Public Library celebrates not only 60 years of filmmaking in New Mexico, but 60 years of sweeping change.

    The line-up begins Thursday with “Santa Fe Trail” (1940), a politically incorrect film that could never be made today and continues to offend many people.

    Nevertheless, it’s well worth watching because it offers a compelling case that America, for all its faults, has come a remarkably long way.  

    It’s also pure Hollywood and therefore funny, sweet and even a little endearing.

  • Softball: LA opens its season at PV tourney

    A rookie manager stepping into prep competition could have a much worse situation than does Roger Anaya.

    Anaya, who is taking over as the skipper of the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team, has several returners coming back this season, many of whom have significant varsity playing experience.

    That’s a fact that Anaya is grateful for as he learns the ropes.

  • Gymnastics: LA Tumblers have big meet showings

    Luvina Lucero and Allie Sutherland were big winner for the Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers gymnastics level 4 team in her age group and Hayley Schake was just edged out for the level 7 crown in her age group.

    Lucero, Schake, Sutherland and the Tumblers competed at the G-Force Gymnastics Academy meet Jan. 31 in Albuquerque.

    At level 4, 57 entrants competed representing six teams. Lucero, competing in the 10-and-older division, finished with an all-around score of 36.375.