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Today's News

  • Turning Trash Into Fashion

    Teen Pulse’s Fashion Maven, Alexandra Hehlen, models the dress she created for the Trashion Show at the Next Big Ideal Festival recently. Hehlen constructed the skirt out of old newspapers. Check out Teen Pulse next week for a story on the Trashion Show. 

  • Fashion Maven: Dressing for the season switch

    It’s seasons like these when I occasionally find it difficult to pick an outfit according to the weather. Summer is nearing its last days and fall is just about to start, so how exactly should one dress?
    In the morning, the temperature is too low to wear a summery dress or skirt, and come afternoon, it’s much too warm for the jacket that kept me toasty in the morning.
    The best way to beat the heat and hold the cold is all found in layering, mixing-and-matching.
    For those of you who love dresses and skirts, pull on some leggings, which can usually be rolled up to mid-calf if the day becomes too warm for comfort.
    They come in a wide variety of wonderful colors and prints and offer a happy medium between freezing and overheating.
    As for tops, I highly recommend a short-sleeve or three-quarter sleeve top with a unique, colorful print. You can wear a blazer in the shade of one of the colors of your shirt over it. This look can be dressed up or down with some great accessories — and if temperatures increase — you can always take the blazer off.
    Shoes seem to be a tricky subject this season. I am a devout fashionista that is willing to freeze her toes off every morning just to wear sandals to school, even in the dead of winter, but I can imagine that many of you would rather not do that.

  • ‘Hit & Run’ is a car lover’s kind of movie

     “Hit & Run” is one of those films for car people who like comedy.
    The plot of the film goes like this. Charlie Bronson (Dax Shepard) a former getaway driver is living in witness protection with his girlfriend Annie Bean (Kristen Bell).
    When his girlfriend is offered her dream job in Los Angeles, he risks blowing his cover to drive her to Cali. On his way there, they find themselves being chased by the cops and Charlie’s ex-gang buddy (Bradley Cooper).
    From the beginning of the film, you can tell that actor/director Shepard is a true gear head. The film is basically a shout-out to some of America’s best cars and features the 2012 Cadillac CTS-V wagon, Corvette Z06, a 700-hp Baja buggy and Shepard’s very own 1964 Lincoln Continental hot rod.
    Another fun fact is that Bell, who plays Shepard’s girlfriend in the movie, is also his girlfriend in real life.
    The movie does have its hilarious moments, but overall, it is more concerned with cars than comedy.
    Car people are bound to find the film very entertaining, but at many points implausible and illogical.
    For instance, at one point in the film the couple riding in their 650-hp Lincoln find themselves being pursued by a 2002 Pontiac Solstice, which doesn’t even have half that power.

  • ‘Education is Hope’ screening

    Former Los Alamos High School student William O’Donnell, has produced the film “Education is Hope,” tracing the impact of education in Kenya on students, their family and their community.
    There will be a free screening at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Reel Deal Theater.
    “Education is Hope” is a grassroots film that will transport the audience to a country where poverty and back-breaking labor can usually only be overcome by education. 
    Education for young Kenyans is a sometimes elusive goal, hindered by the day-to-day responsibilities of maturing children to help support their families through hard labor. Dylan Westfall and O’Donnell embark on a journey through three months in Kenya.
    While living, sleeping and eating with the locals, they document the hardships and beliefs held among many Kenyan’s that only education can lift the poor, diseased and marginalized out of desperate circumstances.
    In the film, locals tell their stories, which illustrate that the hope of education is warranted. It shows that those who complete high school and some form of higher education find opportunities that would otherwise be non-existent.
    Meet the producers and Fredah, a Kenyan woman featured in the film, with a reception to follow. 

  • A visit back to Constitution Day

    SANTA FE -- Constitution Day, Sept. 17, slipped by me this year but that doesn’t mean we still can’t talk about it. Actually mid-September if full of truly momentous events that occurred around this date in past years.

      On Sept. 16, 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo delivered his Grito to the people of Delores, Mexico, calling on them to unite in overthrowing the Spanish government. What followed was a bloody 11-year war of independence. 

     The little town of Delores still uses the letters cdr, Corazon del Revolution, in its address. Why doesn’t Mexico celebrate its victory in 1821 instead of the beginning of the revolution? We do the same with the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

  • Time to keep moving forward

    Dear Editor,

     

     I am writing in regard to the Trinity Site Redevelopment project. I am strongly in favor of our County Council agreeing to the assignment of the lease from NADG to Smith’s. And as opposed to Mr. Gibson’s opinion in a recent letter, I do not think this is the time to, once again, re-think this project. Fifteen years is enough and it’s time to keep moving forward.

  • Cone Zone 9-22-12

    Eastern Area 2 Concrete, Paving & Utility Project – Phase 1 

    Fifth Street between Myrtle and Canyon is closed.

    Work continues on Myrtle between 9th Street and 15th Street. This section of Myrtle is closed to through traffic with flagging operations during the day and two-way traffic at night. 

    The work zone on Canyon Road is between NM502 to just south of Nugget. This section is closed to through traffic with flagging operations during the day and two-way traffic at night. 

  • Black Hole closing sale underway
  • LA woman allegedly shot, mugged in Santa Fe

    Santa Fe police are investigating an alleged mugging that occurred early Thursday morning when a 44-year-old Los Alamos woman said she was mugged by three men and shot at the corner of St. Michael’s Drive and Calle Lorca.

    The incident reportedly occurred at 3:40 a.m.

    A police spokesman told the Journal North there are "conflicting pieces of information about the incident" and it remains under investigation.

    The newspaper reported the woman received minor injuries when she was shot on the side of her abdomen. The woman told police that the three men had tried to steal her purse.

    Santa Fe police Capt. Aric Wheeler told the Santa Fe New Mexican that the woman took herself to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, where she reported the incident. She suffered an external gunshot wound that was not life threatening and was treated and released from the hospital, Wheeler said.    

  • State House candidate forum set for Tuesday

     The Los Alamos Federation of School Employees will host a House District 43 candidate forum featuring Stephanie Garcia Richard (D) and Jim Hall (R) at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High School.