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Today's News

  • Kite Fest promises high-flying fun

    Looking back at childhood, what memories come to mind? Having family picnics at the park? Running through an open field with friends? Gazing at the sky, making shapes out of the clouds? How about attending the Los Alamos Kite Festival?
    For the 14th year, the Los Alamos Arts Council presents the Los Alamos Kite Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the soccer fields at Overlook Park in White Rock. Children of all ages are welcome to join the festivities. Whether you build a kite, fly a kite, enjoy a picnic with family and friends, or just take in the artful scene, this is a community tradition not to be missed.
    Because of funding from Los Alamos National Bank, the Kite Festival is a free event.

  • Artists go 'Back to Basics'

    Those who talk about art and want to sound like aficionados try to integrate terms like balance, harmony, proportion, movement, color, shape, form and space.
    On Friday, Fuller Lodge Art Center invites the public to attend an opening reception for “Back to Basics,” and throw around a few of these terms in conversation, or eavesdrop on the artists as they observe the collection for the first time.
    The show’s call for artists suggested they highlight one or more of the fundamental elements of art to create a lasting impression. The Art Center challenges Los Alamos residents to be the jury. Does this exhibit showcase a variety of basic elements and will you think about some of its pieces after you leave?

  • Thank you 05-19-11

    The 14th annual Los Alamos Dog Jog was greeted with perfect weather, resulting in an amazing turnout of over 300 two-legged walkers and runners and their accompanying four-legged friends.
    The 2011 Dog Jog was organized by the Atomic City Roadrunners, Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club, and the Mountain Canine Corps (MC2) search and rescue team.  At the end of the day, an outstanding $14,000 was raised for Friends of the Shelter.  

  • Be There 05-19-11

    Today
    Los Alamos Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Those interested in the Lions Club should call Dennis Wulff at 672-9563 or email drwulff47@aol.com.

    See some of the opportunities that Los Alamos has to offer, ask questions and buy some used books at the Homeschool Fair and Curriculum Sale. The fair will be at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Set-up will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the fair will end at 7 p.m. To sponsor a table or for more information, email NarumHC@yahoo.com.

    Xeric garden tour and class with Martha Davis, master gardener will be from 6:30-8 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center. Register through www.PajaritoEEC.org; 662-0460 or programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

  • Students raise money for United Way

    On May 16, the Los Alamos Middle School student council presented Donna Schroeder, executive director of the United Way of Northern New Mexico, with a check for $374.34. The check was the result of a fundraising drive put on by the middle school student council.  The council sold Hawk and ‘Topper wristbands to students.  
    Pictured from left to right, Ben Reidys, Madison Foley, Donna Schroeder, Rigel Baron and Jonathan Salazar.

     

  • Mississippi sees 1st death from overflowing river

    VICKSBURG, Miss. — A man died Thursday after being pulled from the floodwaters from the overflowing from the Mississippi River, becoming what is believed to be the first flood casualty since the river started spilling into Mississippi and Louisiana.
    Walter Cook, 69, had been pulled from the water a day earlier by two firefighters on boat patrol in downtown Vicksburg. Cook had been clinging to a fence in chest-deep water, but he was floating in the water by the time the firefighters got to him, said Fire Chief Charles Atkins.
    Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey said Cook had drowned but has asked for an autopsy to confirm that.

  • Europe demands to name next IMF head

    BRUSSELS — European officials closed ranks Thursday to demand that the IMF’s next leader be one of their own, someone with the political savvy to handle the continent’s relentless debt crisis, but the U.S. balked at offering its immediate support.
    Frenchman Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who has been widely praised for his leadership of the Intentional Monetary Fund and its involvement in solving Europe’s woes, resigned Wednesday to devote “all his energy” to fighting sexual assault charges in New York.

  • Taking an afternoon stroll

    A pair of geese check out the parking lot on the corner of Trinity Drive and 20th Street recently.

  • State Briefs 05-19-11

    Show dog missing in Albuquerque

    ALBUQUERQUE — Jim the Texas show dog is missing and his owner wants him back. Brenda Stevens of Sweetwater, Texas, says she brought Jim to Albuquerque for five days of dog shows at Expo New Mexico.
    Stevens says she was feeding Jim Monday night at an Albuquerque hotel near Interstate 40 and San Mateo Boulevard. She left for a while thinking Jim was secure inside his kennel and when she returned after a few minutes she discovered the 3½ year-old whippet and had flown the coop.
    Stevens tells the Albuquerque Journal she doesn’t think Jim was stolen, but just wandered off because his cage was not secured.

  • Update 05-19-11

    Venue change
    The Los Alamos Republican Party meeting slated for 7:30 p.m. today at the Hilltop House hotel has been moved to the Los Alamos VFW.

    Dems to meet
    The Democratic Party will meet at 7:30 p.m. today in the Mesa Public Library upstairs meeting rooms. The speaker for the May meeting will be Ray Powell, state land commissioner.

    DPU meeting
    The Board of Public Utilities will meet 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the DPU Conference Room at 170 Central Park Square.

    Council meeting
    The county council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers at the Community Buidling.