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  • Fashion Maven: Denim done different

    Everyone has a pair of jeans. In fact, most of us have multiple pairs and over time, they have become the go-to type of pants that we can wear casually or professionally, depending on cut, fit and wash.
    Because of the latest trend, denim shirts and jackets are being worn more frequently. Surprisingly, this fad hadn’t been “in” until recently.
    We wear jeans frequently, so it makes sense to extend the convenient and comfortable qualities of denim to shirts.
    Since some denim is stiff or thick, it might seem uncomfortable to wear in jacket or shirt form. After all, we want to utilize the complete mobility of our arms, do we not?
    However, the new denim shirt trend has created tops that are just as comfortable as your favorite pair of skinnies. Very thin denim is used to make button-up shirts and thicker —but not more inflexible — denim is designed into comfortable jackets.
    Denim button-up shirts go hand-in-hand with studs, which are also currently trending. Button-ups that have collars adorned with sequins, pearls, rhinestones or metal accents, make fashionable and unique statements.
    You can button up your shirt all the way, wear it half-buttoned-up with a colorful or neutral shirt underneath, or use it as a light jacket.

  • A book not to curl up with

    SANTA FE – Have you ever researched a question and discovered that the answer leads to many more questions? That’s what happened with the compilation of a book that is referred to by many as the encyclopedia of Santa Fe.
    The book was produced as a part of the celebration of Santa Fe’s 400th anniversary in 2010. An outstanding task force of local historians compiled a list of trivia about Santa Fe, which expanded to 400 questions with answers and references. Most of the answers led to further questions and more answers.
    The task force strived for accuracy but some of the questions don’t have definitive answers. I was contacted by the task force about some of those questions. I told them what I had heard but some of the published answers reveal that others had heard differently.
    “Santa Fe: 400 Years, 400 Questions” is a fun book to read. Because the 304-page book has 400 numbered questions, it is easy to put down at the drop of a hat, the ring of a telephone or the announcement that the doctor is finally ready to see you.
     It isn’t a book to curl up with and read all night because you can’t put it down. Save that for a good murder mystery on a snowy night.

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  • Pearl Harbor dead remembered on 71st anniversary

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — More than 2,000 people at Pearl Harbor and many more around the country on Friday marked the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack that killed thousands of people and launched the United States into World War II.

    The USS Michael Murphy, a recently christened ship named after a Pearl Harbor-based Navy SEAL killed in Afghanistan, sounded its ship's whistle to start a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the exact time the bombing began in 1941.

    Crew members lined the edge of the Navy guided-missile destroyer in the harbor where the USS Arizona and USS Utah, battleships that sank in the attack, still lie. Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 fighter jets flew overhead in a special "missing man" formation to break the silence.

  • Raw: SUV Plows Into Front of Jewelry Store

    An SUV comes through the windows at a jewelry store in Lebanon, Tenn., an incident caught on store security cameras. Goods went flying all over the store but no one was hurt.

  • LAHS wins design award

    Los Alamos High School doubled up on design awards. The first award, presented by the New Mexico Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), named Los Alamos High School the winner of the 2012 Contractors for Excellence in Construction Award.

    Los Alamos also received the National Association of Industrial Office Properties (NAIOP) 2012 “Merit Award” at a ceremony in Albuquerque on December 7, 2012. Accepting the award on behalf of the school, Sanjay Engineer stated he was very proud of the award that “recognized the modern design and respected the tradition of the historical campus.”

    Sanjay Engineer from Fanning, Bard, and Tatum Architects was the lead architect on the high school project. He shared news Los Alamos High School also won the Associated Builders & Contractors’ 2012 “Excellence in Construction Award” at the ceremony held on October 26 in Albuquerque. 

    High School Principal Sandy Warnock attended the NAIOP ceremony and accepted the plaque on behalf of the staff, students, and community of Los Alamos. She stated how proud she was of her school and the state-of-the-art design which allowed for a wide range of educational opportunities for her students and staff.

  • Fishing Report 12-07-12

    Catches of the Week

     

    Tingley Beach: Nov. 30, Litzie, a member of the Washington Middle School fishing club caught a 22-inch rainbow trout. She was using Power Bait.

    San Juan River: Nov. 23, Gabriel Flores caught and released a 25-inch, 6-pound brown trout. He was using a size 22 red worm. Nov. 24, he caught and released a 24-inch, 5-pound rainbow. He was using 7x tippet and a size 24 olive midge.

     

    Send Catch of the Week stories to fishforfun2@hotmail.com. Include name, date, and location, type of fish, length and weight if possible and bait, lure or fly used.

     

    Northeast

     

    Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed May 14 and will stay closed while the dam is being rebuilt.

    Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.

    Clayton Lake: Closed for the season.

    Conchas Lake: The Cannon Cove Campground boat ramp is open and fully functional. We had no reports from anglers this week.

    Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

  • Bandelier garners partnership award

    Under the cliffs of Frijoles Canyon in Bandelier National Monument, 15 immigrants were sworn in as U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony on the Fourth of July. 
    This past month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services awarded the Bandelier incident command team the USCIS Directors Award for Partnerships to recognize their work and collaboration with the USCIS in making this event a very special ceremony. 
    “It was an honor to represent not only Bandelier and the park team that facilitated the Citizenship Ceremony, but also to represent the National Park Service at the USCIS Director’s Award presentation,” said Chief Ranger Tom Betts, after receiving the award on behalf of the team in Washington D.C. 
    More than 100 people attended the citizenship ceremony including a representative from Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s office. The National Park Service worked with the Boy Scouts, the local opera guild, the Rotary Club, county officials and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to provide a once in a lifetime experience for the new U.S. citizens.

  • State health officials say flu off to early start

    SANTA FE (AP) — State officials say the influenza season is off to an early start and are warning that it may be more severe than in recent years.
    The New Mexico Department of Health says flu is circulating throughout the state. Health officials say anyone six months of age and older, particularly pregnant women and those with underlying health conditions, should get vaccinated.
    The department says many of the influenza cases seen so far are a more severe type that has led to higher number of hospitalizations and deaths in previous flu seasons than other types.
    Symptoms can include a fever, body aches, tiredness and cough.
    The Health Department doesn’t track every case of flu in New Mexico. However, it does track influenza-like illness at several locations statewide to estimate the amount of flu activity.