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Today's News

  • VIDEO: Today in History for April 26th
  • VIDEO: Missing Ariz. Girl's Family Pleas for Her Return
  • ViDEO: Supreme Court Hints OK on Ariz. Immigration Law

    Bucking the Obama administration, Supreme Court justices seemed to find little trouble Wednesday with major parts of Arizona's tough immigration law that require police to check the legal status of people they stop for other reasons.

  • Movie Review: Hitch a ride on the ‘Chungking Express’

    This week, the library will screen writer/director Kar Wei Wong’s “Chungking Express,” a '90s movie that feels like a 90s movie. Having “come of age” in the 90s, I mean that as a compliment.
    I like flannel shirts mixed with impressionistic psychotic love. And, it turns out — no offense to my Seattle-born (go figure) Anglo husband — I sometimes like Chinese men.
    This is a great movie, but to be honest, it took me a long time to realize it. I was well into the film before I started to understand and care about its very messed up characters.
    In some cases, it was easy, such as with the aforementioned Chinese men, by which I actually mean man, or much more specifically, Cop 663, played by Tony Liung Chiu Wai.

  • Duo explores censorship

    April is a special month in the literary and library worlds, honoring both poetry (National Poetry Month)  and libraries (National Library Week was April 8-14). In recognition of the role libraries play in providing free and open access to information, the Mesa Public Library Authors Speak Series presents a book on challenges to what is included in library collections at 7 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs rotunda.
    “True Stories of Censorship Battles in America’s Libraries” is a compilation of essays edited by librarians Valerie Nye and Kathy Barco, who have experienced challenges to remove material held in their own libraries’collections.

  • Go ‘down under’ with PEEC

    At 7 p.m. May 2 PEEC will present a talk on birds of Australia. Marion and Ramie Stelts will show their photographs and discuss these diverse and exotic birds.  The talk is free and open to the public. The Steltses have made six trips to Australia in the last 10 years and have fallen in love with Australian birds. This illustrated talk will discuss birds they have encountered in their travels, including many parrots, raptors, honeyeaters, flycatchers, bowerbirds and others.   For more information, PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

  • Be There 04-25-12

    Today
    This month’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is at 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. For more information, call 661-4097.

    The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will host a community discussion in room 1 of the Mesa Public Library 6:30 p.m. This week’s discussion focuses on Life after Faith. Rich Lyons, ex-Pentecostal preacher of more than years and co-host of the Living After Faith podcast, will tell his story from faith to atheism via Skype followed by a question and answer session. For more information, visit livingafterfaith.blogspot.com/. Direct questions and comments to losalamoscommunityofatheists@gmail.com or find our community page on Facebook.

  • Video: LANL prepares for fire season
  • Local Courts: On The Docket 04-25-12

    April 16

    Brett Chandler, 44, of Los Alamos, pleaded not guilty in Los Alamos Municipal Court to having an expired license while parked. Judge Alan Kirk dismissed the case because the police officer failed to appear.

    Michael Hall, 50, of Los Alamos, pleaded not guilty in municipal court to speeding 11 to 15 mph over the speed limit. The case was dismissed because the police officer did not appear in court.

    Gerald Heck, 33, of Los Alamos, pleaded not guilty in municipal court to speeding 11 to 15 mph over the speed limit. The case was dismissed because the office failed to show up. Heck also pleaded guilty to failing to appear in court, for which Judge Kirk ordered him to pay $71 in court fees and fines.

    April 17

  • Powell announces restrictions on state lands

    New Mexico State Land Commissioner Ray Powell made a public announcement today that fireworks, open fires, and smoking are prohibited on state trust lands   until further notice.  
    “Severe drought conditions coupled with high winds, and dense fuel loads can combine to produce catastrophic fires like we saw last year in New Mexico,” said Commissioner Powell “It is important to do what we can to prevent human-caused fires on our state trust lands.”