Today's News

  • Update 03-22-12


    The fifth and sixth graders at Barranca Elementary will hold a fundraiser garage sale for Briana Engleman from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Pueblo Complex Gym. Also on Saturday, the Los Alamos High School Key Club and National Honor Society are co-hosting a pasta dinner to benefit Engleman from 5-8 p.m. at Crossroads Bible Church.

    March on Hunger

    Assets In Action is collecting food for the March on Hunger for local food banks. Those wishing to make donations can leave them at either senior center location, KRSN AM 1490, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce or Chamisa Elementary now through the end of the month.

    School board

  • Charter amendments spark debate

    A handful of proposed amendments to the county charter stirred four hours of debate by council members and citizens alike. Amendments on Initiative, Referendum, Recall and procedures for amending the charter sections will now vie for limited space on the November election ballot.
    Council approved the Charter Review Committee’s recommendation that Article 702, governing recall elections, be amended to comply with the New Mexico State Constitution.  
    The constitution states that elected county officials can only be recalled for malfeasance, misfeasance or violation of oath of office.

  • Los Alamos conference reaches out to girls

    “Pulling out DNA from your own cheek cells!,” “Ooey, Gooey, Polymers” and “Minerals in Makeup” were just some of the hands-on classes to choose from during the 33rd annual  Expanding Your Horizons conference in Los Alamos.
    Empowering young women to pursue learning in science and math was the goal of the conference and approximately 100 high school girls from all over Northern New Mexico piled into the Crossroads Bible Church to attend.

  • Skiesta likely to cap season at Pajarito, see attached schedule

    It’s one of the biggest events of the ski season at Pajarito Mountain and this year it looks to be the last event of any kind there.
    Skiesta, the big blowout party celebrating the final days of the ski season, is scheduled for Saturday at Pajarito. But with spring quickly setting in and temperatures rising, Pajarito’s 2011-12 season is drawing to a close.
    It was a strange year for Pajarito. Despite good snowfall this winter — considerably more than many long-range forecasts were predicting — and coming off the heels of a rough 2010-11 season, the type of crowds the ski area was hoping to see seemed never to arrive.

  • Hall declares his candidacy

    Rep. Jim Hall, R-Los Alamos, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Rio Arriba counties, formally announced his candidacy for the District 43 State House seat near Ashley Pond Wednesday. Hall, who will run opposed in the Republican primary, will face Democratic challenger Stephanie Garcia Richard in the general election.

  • Wismer ready to move on

    Councilor Mike Wismer has always been a busy man and has accomplished a lot in his life.

    But it’s also no secret that Wismer has slowly but surely been trying to lead a more “normal” life.

    He recently changed jobs at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and  got married.

    In October, Wismer said he was stepping down from the North Central Regional Transit District Board.

    And late last week, he announced he was not seeking reelection to the county council.

    In an email, Wismer was asked to comment about his decision to not seek reelection. Apparently,  he has not lost his sense of humor.

  • Top 10 Movies 03-22-12

    1.  “21 Jump Street,” weekend gross,
    $36.3 million
    2.  “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,”  weekend gross, $22.7 million
    3.  “John Carter,” weekend gross,
    $13.5 million
    4.  “Project X,” $4 million
    5. “Act of Valor,” weekend gross,
    $3.7 million
    6.  “A Thousand Words,” weekend gross, $3.6 million
    7.   “Safe House,” weekend gross,
    $2.7 million

    8.  “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” weekend gross, $2.3 million

    9.  “Casa De Mi Padre,” weekend gross, $2.2 million

  • Off The Hill 03-22-12

    Arts and crafts fairs

    The Spiders’ Market — a Fiber Arts Sale presented by Las Arañas Spinners and Weavers Guild will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque. Admission and parking is free.

    Book sales

  • Otowi Station Best Sellers 03-22-12

    1. “The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb,” Philp Taubman
    2. “The Hunger Games,” Suzanne Collins
    3. “Los Alamos: Beginning of an Era,” LANL*
    4. “Catching Fire,” Suzanne Collins
    5. “Mockingjay,” Suzanne Collins
    6. “Wonder,” R.J. Palacio
    7. “109 East Palace,” Jennet Conant
    8. “Frankenstein,” Mary Shelley
    9. “The Making of the Atomic Bomb,”
    Richard Rhodes
    10. “Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction,” John Austin
    * Denotes local or regional author

  • Top 10 Singles 03-22-12

    1. We Are Young, fun.

    2. Stronger, Kelly Clarkson
    3. Set Fire to the Rain, Adele

    4. Glad You Came, The Wanted

    5. Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye
    6. Turn Me On, David Guetta

    7. Take Care, Drake featuring Rihanna
    8. Young, Wile and Free, Snoop Dogg
    9. Starships, Nicki Minaj
    10. Part of Me, Katy Perry