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Today's News

  • Avoid rude rental car surprises

    I’m usually a pretty savvy traveler, but a recent car rental mishap reminded me that even when you take every precaution, things still can go awry.
    While planning a family vacation to Panama, I searched online for rental cars. One lower-cost rental car agency I’d never used before offered a significantly lower rate than the others. Ignoring the little voice in my head, I decided to try them.

  • Donna Summer, queen of disco, dies at 63

     

    NEW YORK (AP) — Disco queen Donna Summer, whose pulsing anthems such as "Last Dance," ''Love to Love You Baby" and "Bad Girl" became the soundtrack for a glittery age of sex, drugs, dance and flashy clothes, has died. She was 63.

  • Smoke from Arizona wildfire may impact Northern New Mexico

    Wildfires along the Mogollon Rim in Arizona and within the Gila Region of New Mexico will become center stage for the next couple days.  An upper level trough entering central California this afternoon will allow southwest winds to increase over New Mexico through Friday.  Windy, very dry, and unstable conditions Friday will force smoke concentrations over Arizona and southwest New Mexico toward northern and central New Mexico.  Winds will shift to the west Saturday forcing smoke farther south into central and southern New Mexico.
     

  • Bodemeister still the favorite at Pimlico

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Just like in the Kentucky Derby, Bodemeister is the favorite in the Preakness.
    This time, Bob Baffert intends to justify the odds.
    Despite finishing second in the Derby, Bodemeister was installed as the 8-5 favorite for Saturday’s second leg of the Triple Crown. The colt, trained by Baffert, set the pace at Churchill Downs before being overtaken in the stretch by I’ll Have Another, who won by 1½ lengths.
    I’ll Have Another is the second-favorite in the Preakness at 5-2.
    Baffert, a five-time Preakness winner, was delighted to receive the No. 7 post in the 11-horse field.

  • Sports Update 05-17-12

    ’Topper Soccer School returning
    The Los Alamos High School boys soccer program is hosting its annual ’Topper Soccer School starting on June 4.
    The Soccer School is for boys and girls ages 3-9.
    Session 1 is set for June 4-8 at Sullivan Field. Session II will be June 18-22 at Rover Park in White Rock.
    Price for participation is $35 for one session or $50 for both sessions. Registration deadline for the first session is May 29.
    Registration forms and further information can be found at laschools.net/athletics under the “Camps” tab. Other questions can be directed to Marsha Parker at 672-1558.

  • JMTR returns for 7th year Saturday

    The Las Conchas Fire’s legacy was far-reaching, enough so that it has had an effect on the upcoming Jemez Mountain Trail Runs.
    The Jemez Mountain Trail Runs, an event now in its seventh year, is scheduled for Saturday. The competition has, in a relatively short period of time, attracted quite a following and gained recognition by running enthusiasts as a particularly challenging coursea.
    The runs consist of a 50-mile, 50-kilometer and half-marathon. The 50-mile run gets going at 5 a.m., with the 50K set for 6 a.m. and the half-marathon at 8 a.m.
    All the runs start and end near the Los Alamos Posse Shack on North Mesa.

  • Red Elvises descend on Taos

    The always touring Igor and the Red Elvises will bring their newest evolvement to Northern New Mexico May 23, giving residents a taste of what has kept international audiences captivated for generations.
    If Igor and Red Elvises aren’t in the middle of a tour, they are getting ready for the next one — this is a group that is constantly in motion and consistently evolving. Singer, songwriter, guitarist and showman Igor Yuzov is perpetually globetrotting and in the process, he has found scores of musicians to bring into the fold of this increasingly international party band.
    The Red Elvises started as a Russian group, playing what they dubbed “Siberian Surf Rock.”

  • Off The Hill 05-17-12

    Art openings

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces the exhibition of James Harvard, “Staying Ahead of the Beast.” This exhibit spans 40 years of painting with an emphasis on his “Abstract Illusionist” era, featuring paintings, archival boxes and sculptures dating from the late 1970s to 2012. The show opens June 29, with a reception from 5-7 p.m. at 435 S. Guadalupe St.

    Book signings

  • Best Sellers 05-17-12

    The Los Alamos Monitor  has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

  • Top 10 Singles 05-17-12

    1. Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye

    2. We Are Young, fun.

    3. Payphone, Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa
    4. Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen

    5. Wild Ones, Flo Rida featuring Sia

    6. Glad You Came, The Wanted
    7.  Starships, Nicki Minaj
    8. Boyfriend, Justin Bieber
    9. What Makes You Beautiful, One Direction
    10. Stronger, Kelly Clarkson