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Today's News

  • Golden Dragon Acrobats return to LA

    China’s Golden Dragon Acrobats return to the Duane Smith Auditorium as a fundraiser for the 2013 Gordons’ Summer Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. 

    The discovery of acrobatics goes back at least 4,000 years in China. During the Han Dynasty (221BC-220AD), it was known as the “hundred plays.” 

    It has transformed into various forms of ancient performance art: dance, opera, martial arts, contortion, balancing and sports. It’s a treasure of traditional Chinese art.

    The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent this time-honored tradition. This production company has won many awards since first being established in 1967.

    The show features acrobatics, traditional dance, music, contortionists and jugglers. 

  • 09-13-12 Billboard's Top 10

    1. Whistle, Flo Rida

    2. We Are Never Getting Back ..., Taylor Swift

    3. One More Night, Maroon 5

    4. Lights, Ellie Goulding

    5. Some Nights, fun.

    6. Everybody Talks, Neon Trees

  • 09-13-12 Restaurant inspections

    The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department. 

     

    Santa Fe

     

    Agua Fria Elementary, 3160 Agua Fria

    Date inspected: Sept. 4

  • Next Big Idea Festival set for Saturday

    The Next Big Idea Festival Day Saturday is a family-friendly event, highlighting Los Alamos’ unique, creative and scientific heritage. It is designed to inspire, illuminate and educate through science, technology, arts, food and music. 

    The various events are free and open to the public.

    The festival features an interactive lineup of exhibitors. The Next Big Idea Festival has hosted exhibitors such as Los Alamos National Laboratories, First Robotics, National Instruments, Kraz-E-Science, Santa Fe Children’s Museum, Sandia National Lab, Los Alamos Police Department Bomb Squad, Los Alamos Visualization Associates and Procter and Gamble’s CHeAPARRAL 2J-2 Corvette.  

  • Local flavor

    Local flavor

     

    • The Los Alamos Choral Society is preparing for its January 2013 Winter Concert that will feature Handel’s “Messiah.” Sign-up and music check-out will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 18, 2012 at the United Church. Regular rehearsals, which begin Sept. 25, are at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Church. All singers are welcome.

     

  • Fingerprint angle falls short in burglary

     

     

    For all their efforts to rob the Hill Diner last month, the burglars only got away with less than $10. However, to Hill Diner owner Denise Lane, it was the principle of the thing that mattered. Not only did the burglars destroy a perfectly good cash register to get to the cash, but they also took the owner’s sense of security. 

    Recently, police revealed that though they took what fingerprints they could from the scene, none of them panned out. According to Los Alamos Police Department Capt. Randy Foster, the lab they were sent to could not get a good scan, so it’s back to the drawing board. 

    “We are still continuing to follow up on the case,” Foster said. “We are going to talk to all the original people we talked to before and see what we come up with.”

  • Pojoaque River Art Tour
  • Watch the bats take flight

    Pajarito Environmental Education Center will air a free live webcast of the bat flight from Bracken Cave near San Antonio, Texas from 5-6:30 p.m. Sept. 18.  Chris Judson from Bandelier will be on hand to talk about the bat flight and answer questions.

    Did you know that the 20 million Mexican free-tailed bats living in Bracken Cave eat approximately 200 tons of insects every night? They emerge from the cave each evening to feed, to the wonder of scores of eager spectators.

    Now, with the age of technology, those spectators don’t even need to be in Texas. Those wanting to witness this exciting spectacle can watch “BatsLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure” via webcast.

    Bats are the only mammals that can fly, thanks to their modified fingers and thin membrane. In order to catch insects, most bats are highly maneuverable, fly very fast and sometimes fly as far as 30-50 miles in one night. 

  • Adventures in Canyon Country

    “How I Learned to Lead ‘Priedhorsky Moderate:’ Forty Adventures in Canyon Country, Starting Age 10”

    Part coming-of-age story, part exploration of local natural beauty and part compendium of debacles, Reid Priedhorsky’s talk is about the canyons of the Colorado Plateau. 

    In photographs and illustrations, he will tell the story of his 40 adventures in the ethereal landscape, which inspired the alien worlds of Calvin and Hobbes’ “Spaceman Spiff,” at 7:45 p.m. Sept. 19 at Fuller Lodge.

    Priedhorsky will speak about impacts of growing up Priedhorsky and give a presentation to show exactly what happened as a result.

  • United Way kickoff underway