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Today's News

  • Bible Answers: Explaining the rules of fasting

    “I have heard that Christians are supposed to fast. Is that still a valid practice for today? — Bret

    The origins of fasting as a religious discipline are obscure. There is furthermore no clue in Scripture regarding where this practice arose. Wherever it does appear, it connotes abstinence of food for several reasons, including mourning (Ps. 69:10) repentance (Joel 2:12), and making urgent requests to God (II Sam. 12:16). It can be spontaneous or connected with important religious days; it can be personal or public (Esth. 4:3; Ezra 10:6; Neh. 1:4).

  • County Briefs 05-18-12

    County considers petition to rename nature trail

    Los Alamos County officials are considering a citizen petition to name or rename the Quemazon Nature Trail to the “Satch Cowan Nature Trail” after Helen “Satch” Cowan.
    Or, the county may name one of the newly created/expanded trails in the Nature Trail Complex as the “Satch Cowan Canyon Rim Trail.” Under county code, a public hearing must be held prior to naming or renaming any county facility – or in this case, a trail – after a deceased individual.

  • Concert Series kick-off

    The Russ Gordon Concert Series opens at Overlook Park tonight with a pair of bands. Performing will be Tiho Dimitrov Band and DK & the Affordables. The concert, which is free, starts at 7 p.m.

  • LACS presents ‘Love in Bloom’ Sunday

    The Los Alamos Choral Society presents their Spring Concert at 3 p.m. May 20 at the United Church of Los Alamos, featuring songs of love and romance in a program titled, “Love In Bloom.”
    From the 1959 musical “Gypsy,” with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and music by Jule Styne, comes the hit song “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.”
    Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943) — a composer from the late 20th and 21st century — has developed his trademark style of composition of which “Dirait on,” from the song cycle “Chanson Des Roses” is an example.

  • Seen @ The Scene: Torch Run

    The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics took place Thursday.  The Los Alamos police officers turned out and made their way through the Jemez Mountains to Jemez Springs. Some 13 local officers participated along with volunteers and ambulance service provided by the Auxiliary Fire Brigade. Those interested in donating to the cause can contact Det. Sgt. Oliver Morris at 662-8281.

  • Update 05-18-12

    County council

    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers at the Community Building.

    Council forum

    Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor have invited all County Council candidates to participate in a forum set for 6 p.m. May 24. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    Concert series

    The Los Alamos Summer Concert Series opens at 7 p.m. today with the Tino Dimotrov Band and DK and the Affordables at Overlook Park in White Rock.

    Spring concert

  • Sheehey has record of advocacy, service

    Peter (Pete) Sheehey believes that county council could use better “communication and prioritization.”
    “Communication is just listening to people and telling people honestly and clearly what the issues are and what the choices are. Prioritization is making those choices. If we have good information, we’ll make good choices,” Sheehey said.

  • Coroner IDs body from trailer fire

    The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office received positive identification Thursday afternoon from the Office of the Medical Investigator of the body, after a house fire Sunday at 10 Jose Alfredo Lane in El Rancho.  The body was identified as Pauline A. Roybal,48. The Sheriff’s Office is working closely with the New Mexico State Fire Marshal’s Office to determine a cause of the house fire.  The Fire Marshal’s Office has sent evidence to be analyzed.

  • Hopefuls square off at forum

    Nearly 100 people crowded into the Lecture Room at UNM-LA Thursday evening for a primary candidate forum held by the League of Women Voters. Candidates from the District 3 United States Congressional race, the District 3 Public Regulation Commission race, First District Attorney race, Court of Appeals race and District 5 state Senate race spoke about their platforms and answered questions from the audience. See coverage of the forum in Sunday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Teachers to get pay hike

    As part of the Los Alamos Public School Board’s budget approval for next year, certified employees (instructional staff) will receive a 3 percent raise —the first bump in four years.

    The board has yet to determine or formalize a raise for classified employees, a group that includes administrative support and maintenance.

    The Los Alamos Public School District’s operating budget will remain relatively flat with a few adjustments as a result of higher revenue from larger enrollment numbers.

    This year’s entire school budget is projected to be $62 million, with about $34 million for operational expenses. That's a little more than $1 million over the current fiscal year budget.