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Today's News

  • Wildfires push urgency for forest restoration--Video Extras

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As firefighters battle blazes in New Mexico and Colorado that have forced evacuations and destroyed hundreds of structures, the U.S. Forest Service chief is renewing his call to restore forests to a more natural state, where fire was a part of the landscape.

  • Today in History for June 10th
  • Lobos earn title at state tournament

    A local bowling team picked up first place in its division at the state open championship tournament last month.
    The Lobos bowling squad rolled a total of 3,613 pins at the state tournament, which earned it the men’s Division I title, but without much room to spare.
    The team, comprised of locals Tim Ellis, Jeff Brown, Bryan Fearey, Travis Turner and Kerry Coffelt, slipped past the Throw Togethers, a team from Roswell. Throw Togethers tallied a combined 3,598 in the tournament.

  • Big moments in dull election

    SANTA FE —  About the only exciting results of New Mexico’s primary elections were the 1st Congressional District Democratic race and a GOP state Senate race in the northeastern part of the state. None of the statewide races were nailbiters.
     Of course, there weren’t many statewide races. New Mexico saves those for non-presidential years. The lack of much excitement kept voter participation down in the low 20-percent range.
    Albuquerque provided a classic congressional thriller for Democrats. State Sen. Eric Griego was the early leader and appeared to have the nomination locked up with many union and environmental endorsements and donations.

  • Tension rises after 25 years

    Getting the opportunity to play music with a teen idol would be a dream come true for most people. Los Alamos National Laboratory engineer Tom Gattis is no different, only, his dream was realized last spring.
    It all began for Gattis when he and three other guys formed a band in the Baltimore area in the 1980s. Like a lot of musicians, they met through a newspaper ad and once formed, decided to call themselves Deuce.
    Gattis said he was raised on music by Judas Priest, UFO and the Scorpions, as well as classical music, all of which influenced him as a singer.

  • Animal Shelter 06-10-12

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love.
    Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are microchipped.

    DOGS
    Conan — Not a barbarian! A year-old male fawn-colored GSD-mix. Slender, long legs. He is still adjusting to the shelter, but is reported to be great with kids and compatible with other dogs. Housebroken.

  • News for Retirees 06-10-12

    June 10-16
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart
    MONDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    9:30-11:30 a.m.    Bridge class
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Tater tot casserole
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10:30 a.m.    AARP Board meeting
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Tuna steak

  • People in the News 06-10-12

    Michael Phelps of Los Alamos, has earned a degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

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    Jeremy Robert Kasik, a 2008 graduate of Los Alamos High School, graduated with honors and distinction from the United States Naval Academy on May 29.
    Following completion of a master’s degree from George Mason University, Kasik will attend the Navy Nuclear Power School, preparing him for his future in the Navy Nuclear Submarine program.

  • District stuck in the middle

    Even though the Los Alamos Board of Education recently awarded the Los Alamos Middle School construction project to McCarthy — which beat out two other companies - construction on the project has been delayed indefinitely.

    That’s because one of the two companies that lost out to McCarthy, Albuquerque-based Bradbury Stamm, is protesting that McCarthy shouldn’t have received in-state preference. The company is also protesting similar awards by Santa Fe Public Schools and Los Lunas Public Schools.

  • Clarifications 06-10-12

    The story titled “Local Talent,” which appeared in Thursday’s “Diversions” should have mentioned that Janice Parker Muir, Sheridan Brown and Allen Brown also teach classes at Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery.

    A photo of Robert Moore was published in Tuesday’s Police Beat. According to police chief Wayne Torpy, “the photo was an error from our system. Somehow we generated a duplicated case number.”