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Today's News

  • Chamber welcomes statewide visitors

    Hot tamales, fresh fruit and local leaders greeted chamber of commerce executives from across the state Wednesday during a reception at Fuller Lodge.

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Regional Manager John M. Gonzales traveled from Dallas to attend the three-day event.

    Gonzales works out of the Office of Congressional and Public Affairs in Dallas and said the gathering allows him the opportunity to give members a legislative update at the federal level and to hear about the issues facing businesses.

  • Opera news: Maugham's 'Letter' for '09 delivery

    TESUQUE – Santa Fe Opera General Director Richard Gaddis and his designated successor, Charles MacKay, shared the podium Wednesday for the annual spring ritual of announcing next season’s repertory.

    Of particular interest for the 2009 season will be the world premier of a newly commissioned opera based on a play adapted by W. Somerset Maugham in 1927 from his short story, “The Letter.”

  • Thousands pay tribute to fallen heroes

    Community members stood in lines that wrapped around the building Wednesday to honor firefighters who’ve lost their lives in the line of duty. During the annual nationwide event, sponsored locally by Baskin-Robbins owner Dan Sena, ice cream scoops were on sale for 31 cents.

    Sena said 3,016 scoops were served in a four-hour time period.

  • Feast on art Saturday

    Janet Bosarge of Los Alamos may not paint or photograph, but she does know the art of marketing. To help promote several local artists’ works and the work of visiting artists, Bosarge is hosting a fine arts party from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at her home, located at 2326 Canyon Glen.

    Artists whose works will show at the party include sculptor John Fleming of Kirkland, Wash., photographer Harry Clifford of Los Alamos, painter Stede Barber of Los Alamos, painter Beth Ferguson of Abquu and Barb Ruble of Washington.

  • The many faces of Earnest

    Los Alamos Little Theatre presents its final play this season, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” by Oscar Wilde. On its surface, the play is about two young men and their courtship with their respective girlfriends in the time of Queen Victoria.

  • Concert to entertain and educate

    Join Juanita “Winnie” Madland for another pedagogical pianist concert-lecture, at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge. The concert is a part of the free Los Alamos Arts Council Brown Bag series.

  • Here comes the music: Spankers to start series off right

    Summer means a lot of great things in Los Alamos, but mostly it means the outdoors is finally open – for biking, running, rock climbing, painting, napping and, of course, dancing to live music every Friday night.

    For almost 20 years, concert producer Russ Gordon has been bringing some incredible talent to the Hill, from artists like Tim Reynolds, famous for his work with Dave Matthews, to Los Alamos’ own ’50s rockers, the Nomads.

    This year’s tableau features two-dozen bands in nearly as many genres, and Gordon is ready to fire up the speakers.

  • Wiviott leads in 3rd District campaign spending

    The Associated Press recently released a report on campaign spending in the Third District.

    And the winner was Santa Fe developer Don Wiviott, who spent more than a  half-million dollars in three months on his quest for the 3rd District seat in Congress.

    And, according to a report filed Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission, he still had more than $400,000 in the bank as of the end of March.

  • Pearce, Wilson united on ... oil

    Tom Udall has to be feeling smug. He is the New Mexico version of John McCain. Tom is enjoying a leisurely and inexpensive stroll toward the Democratic nomination for United States senator.

    You have to believe the New Mexico congressman is taking great delight as he watches his Republican opponents rip one another to shreds. As is true on the national scene with Obama and Clinton, New Mexico’s Heather Wilson and Steve Pearce are digging deep into their pockets trying to make the other look inept.

  • Regulator won't reopen LANL cleanup deal

    A townhall meeting with officials of the New Mexico Environment Department returned repeatedly to the subject of a landmark Consent Order and the possibility that Los Alamos National Laboratory may fail to meet its cleanup obligations.

    Several dozen people turned out for the parley between the two camps and the public, including political leaders and a representative showing of professionals engaged in environmental issues.