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  • Tosca's role needs fire

    The popularity of Giacomo Puccini’s opera, “Tosca” is almost unparalleled.  
    Most opera lovers have seen it multiple times and opera greats such as Maria Callas, Renata Tebaldi and Placido Domingo performed the leading roles.
    It has a reputation for being an accident waiting to happen because of the intense action onstage, but the Santa Fe Opera’s production Saturday was accident-free and the audience seemed to enjoy Puccini’s masterpiece.

  • Southwestern storytelling

    Join Joe Hayes for a family evening of tall tales in English and Spanish at 7 p.m. July 26 on the lawn at Fuller Lodge, as part of Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak Series.

    Bring a picnic and come early to get a good spot for this official New Mexico Centennial storyteller and former teacher with Los Alamos Public Schools. In case of inclement weather, the event will be inside Mesa Public Library.
    As Hayes notes, “I’ll tell a selection of favorite stories gleaned from New Mexico’s diverse cultures. I’ve been traveling the state with my stories for more than 30 of the 100 years of statehood, so I’ll share stories that people seem to have especially enjoyed.”

  • Topes Notes 07-12-12

    Albuquerque catcher Tim Federowicz had a RBI double and Albuquerque pitchers John Ely and Josh Wall both threw shutout innings in the Triple-A All-Star Game Wednesday.

    Federowicz's run-scoring double helped the PCL All-Stars pick up a 3-0 victory in the game, played in Buffalo, N.Y. Federowicz, who was the starting catcher Wednesday, came through with the two-out hit to drive in Wil Myers of Omaha after Myers led off the inning with a double.

    The PCL scored twice in the first to take a 2-0 lead.

    The Istopes begin the second half of the regular season tonight when they travel to Nashville. They return home Monday for an eight-game set.

  • School of Hard Knocks

    Campers taking part in the Hilltopper Youth Football Camp hit the hand-held shields and get instruction from the Los Alamos High School coaching staff during this week’s sessions. The camp concludes today.

  • LA Majors get knocked out

    The Los Alamos County Majors All-Stars were knocked out of the District 1 baseball tournament Wednesday night.
    Facing Pojoaque’s All-Stars in an elimination game at Lou Caveglia Field, Los Alamos struggled to get much offense going against Pojoaque’s hard throwing right-handed pitcher Nate Aguilar. Aguilar sparkled through five innings before reaching his Little League-mandated pitch count limit, giving up just one run.
    Pojoaque took advantage of Los Alamos’ struggles in the fourth inning, scoring four times to pick up a 6-3 victory and advance to the finals of the tournament.

  • Report: Penn St. Officials Concealed Abuse
  • More homes enter the foreclosure process in June

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Banks are increasingly placing homes with unpaid mortgages on a countdown that could deliver a swell of new foreclosed properties onto the market by early next year, potentially weighing further on home values.

    June provided the latest evidence of this trend, as the number of U.S. homes entering the foreclosure process for the first time increased on an annual basis for the second month in a row, foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday.

  • Today in History for July 12th
  • Rains create havoc in county

     State Road 501 between Los Alamos National Laboratory and State Road 4 was reopened this morning after radar indicated 1.5 inches of rain had fallen nearby.

    LAPD captain Randy Foster said police had to close West Jemez Road, Camp May Road and West Road because of the rains.

    Foster said West Jemez Road was closed for a couple of hours as crews removed large amounts of debris. Camp May Road had debris over it and West Road had a fair amount of flooding, Foster said.

    Resident Craig Martin said there was a minor flood in Pajarito Canyon.

    Los Alamos County Public Works reported that the storm resulted in about a foot of water flowing through LA Canyon and the Ice Rink parking lot.

  • FOMC: More Help for Economy May Be Needed

    Most Federal Reserve policymakers agreed last month that they might need to take more action to support growth if the U.S. economy loses momentum.