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Today's News

  • Bandelier bear watch continues

    It has been a busy couple days for Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott.

    On Thursday, the park announced it was entering Stage 2 Fire Restrictions.

    But what happened Wednesday morning was what everybody was talking about.
    A black bear took a swipe at a tent at Ponderosa Campground, slightly injuring a girl who was camping with her scout troop.

    The bear has not been caught as of Friday morning.

    Park officials have set a trap and also set up cameras at the campground, which could be closed for up to 10 days if the bear is not captured.Lott said his entire staff has been notified and the trap is checked periodically.

    The bear may have made a quick getaway because Lott said it has not been seen since.

  • Stage 2 Fire Restrictions To Be Implemented Monday for LA

    Beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, the Santa Fe National Forest, Valles Caldera National Preserve, and NM State Game & Fish properties will enter Stage 2 Fire Restrictions due to the potential for extreme fire danger.

    The restrictions apply to all National Forest System lands within the Santa Fe National Forest and Valles Caldera National Preserve.

  • Teach your kids to manage finances

    As parents, we hope we’re doing a good job raising our children – teaching them right from wrong, instilling the desire to learn and demonstrating how to manage money responsibly.
    But what if they see us preaching one behavior while practicing another? What’s to stop them from following in our sometimes misguided footsteps?
    As Father’s Day approaches, let me share a few things dads can do to teach their kids sound financial habits that will last them a lifetime – and point out a few bad behaviors you may not even be aware of. Ask yourself:
    • Do you avoid conversations about money with your kids because that’s how you were raised? Or because you don’t feel qualified to give advice?

  • Our idols had clay feet

    I remember back in school learning about all sorts of famous people - presidents, kings, explorers, inventors, military heroes - an endless list of amazing people who did amazing things.
     But history books only contain what history book authors write.  These larger-than-life idols were people, flesh and blood and subject to the same weaknesses and faults that befall even the most insignificant of us.
    Speaking as a rather insignificant entity, I find this fact strangely comforting.
    Now, what better American hero than the inventor of the light bulb, the motion picture, the phonograph.  Thomas Alva Edison, American scientist!

  • Church Listings 06-15-12

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. Summer worship at 9 a.m., fellowship with refreshments following at 10:15 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided.  All are welcome. Come join the Family.

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist

  • LANL ramps up after-hours vehicle security

    Despite concerns expressed by some local businesses regarding its potential impact on efforts to bolster tourism, Los Alamos National Laboratory is taking further steps to ratchet up security.

    Beginning Monday, all vehicles entering the LANL Vehicle Access Portal at East Jemez Road must use center lane number 4 between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. weekdays and around the clock on weekends. All other lanes will be closed during LANL’s non-work hours.

  • Bible Answers: Defining the term, 'Christian'

    “The label is so tossed about by everyone that the definition has become muddled.  What really defines a ‘Christian’?” — Sharon

    Let’s begin with a few comments about what does not a Christian make. One is not a Christian by virtue of keeping many rules, following a particular religious tradition or adopting the appellation in order to gain respectability.  
    One is not a Christian by dint of attending church, being “against” a host of sins or by being “for” good works, social activism or broad-minded humanism.

  • Outdoor Notes 06-15-12

    Indictments handed down for illegal killing

    ALBUQUERQUE – A grand jury has indicted two men and a juvenile male from Rio Rancho on several counts in connection with the illegal killing of five pronghorn antelope Feb. 10 on the King Ranch near Zia Pueblo.
    Michael Yarbrough, 21, Travis Miller, 18, and a 17-year-old are accused of cutting a fence, illegally trespassing on the ranch and shooting two bucks and three doe antelope. The heads of the bucks were removed and all the carcasses were left in a pile to rot. There was no legal hunt occurring at the time.

  • Blindfolded, Bound Kids Found at Kan. Walmart

    A man and woman from suburban Chicago face felony child abuse and child endangerment charges after police said two of their five children were found blindfolded with their arms and legs bound in a Kansas Walmart parking lot.

  • Thompson has best prediction

    Richard Thompson III had the best prediction of the week at the Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race Tuesday night.
    Thompson, on the 1-mile course, finished the Pace Race with an adjusted error of 12 seconds, finishing three seconds ahead of John Rees, the best predictor on the 3-mile course.
    This week’s race was run on Powerline Road, just south of White Rock. In all, 34 participants took part.
    Except for Thompson, all the top predictions came from the long course runners. Isolina Viloria was off by 18 seconds and Alexander Romero was off by 19 seconds.
    Romero was the fastest finisher on the 3-mile course with his time of 21 minutes, 33 seconds. Nikol Strother was the fastest finisher on the 1-mile course (8:09).