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Today's News

  • Rodney King, key figure in LA riots, dead at 47--Video Extra

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rodney King, the black motorist whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers was the touchstone for one of the most destructive race riots in the nation's history, died Sunday. He was 47.

    King's fiancé called 911 at 5:25 a.m. to report she found him at the bottom of the swimming pool at their home in Rialto, Calif., police Lt. Dean Hardin.

    Officers arrived to find King unresponsive in the water, Hardin said. He was transported to Arrowhead Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:11 a.m.

  • Wildfire Destroys Most Homes in Colo. History
  • Today in History for June 17th
  • Will Ft. Sill’s Apaches move to state?

    SANTA FE — New Mexico is home to the nation’s newest Indian reservation. Ever since Gary Johnson first became governor in 1995, the Fort Sill Apaches have been trying to establish a presence in New Mexico.
    In the first month of Gov. Johnson’s administration, he signed gaming agreements with those tribes and pueblos seeking them. That same year, he also welcomed Fort Sill’s repatriation back to New Mexico.

  • Primary winners, bummers

     “I congratulate Hector Balderas on a clean, well-run campaign. I know Hector has a bright future in politics and I look forward to working with him.”
    Martin Heinrich handily won the Democratic nomination to fill the U.S. Senate seat from which New Mexico’s longtime Sen. Jeff Bingaman will retire in January. But in accepting victory, the first thing Heinrich did was to commend his primary campaign rival, State Auditor Hector Balderas, for a hard-fought but classy campaign.
    Campaign mud-slinging is as old as, well…the beginning of political campaigns.

  • Happy Father's Day!

    Editor’s note: In observance of Father’s Day, students from Kati Steinberg’s and Marcella Nogar’s second grade class at Piñon Elementary wrote letters, explaining why their dads are special.

    I love my dad so, so much. He is the best dad I could have. My dad is full of hugs and snuggles. He sometimes wrestles me and carries me. My dad makes me feel better. I like to play Scrabble and caRoads with him. I love to go fishing with him when we go camping and helping him grill. He lets me do cool things. There are a lot of reasons why I love my dad but I can’t say them all.

    Maddi B.

  • News For Retirees 06-17-12

    June 17-23
    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.    CaRoadio
    9:30-11:30 a.m.    Bridge class
    10:30 a.m.    LARSO Advisory Council
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken salad
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    Mac users group
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group

  • RSVP for the MOWW meeting

    Dr. John Sarrao, program director for Los Alamos National Laboratory Office of Science Programs, will present talk on an experimental facility concept for “Matter-Radiation Interactions in Extremes (MaRIE)” at the Military ORoader of World Wars dinner meeting June 19.
    The meeting will be at the Best Western Hilltop House, thiRoad floor. It will begin with a social period at 6 p.m. followed by a brief business meeting and dinner at 6:25 p.m. Sarrao’s presentation will begin at about 7:15 p.m. The dinner entrée is breast of chicken in green chile sauce with vegetables and salad. Cost of the dinner is $23 per person.

  • La Leche League to meet Tuesday

    La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss “Networks of Support” at their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Teen Room at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr.
    All interested, pregnant or breastfeeding women are welcome to learn and share, through mother-to-mother support, the basics and benefits of breastfeeding.
    A lending library with books and audio tapes concerning childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition is available.
    Nursing babies and toddlers who have difficulty separating, are welcome.
    LLL is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing information, education, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

  • Engagement: Michael E. Derr and Jenna Guitar

    Ed and Tina Derr, Kathleen and Hunt Guitar and Buddy and Elsie West, the parents of Michael E. Derr and Jenna Guitar, are happy to announce the engagement and their July 7, 2012 wedding at the Spencer Theater in Ruidoso.  The couple met at New Mexico State University, where they both graduated in 2011, Jenna with a bachelor’s degree and double major in English literature and theater; and Michael with bachelor’s degree in theater and minor in English.  They will reside in New Paltz, N.Y., where Jenna is pursuing her master’s degree in English literature at SUNY New Paltz.