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Today's News

  • Be There 06-27-12

    Today
    Mesa Family Game Night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda at Mesa Public Library. Play their games or bring your own. All ages welcome!

    The Los Alamos Historical Society’s Atomic Film Festival begins today in Fuller Lodge. The first feature film is Emmy Award-winning “Day One,” starring Brian Dennehy as Gen. Leslie Groves and David Straithairn as J. Robert Oppenheimer. Admission is free. Snacks and drinks will be available for a price. Chairs will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring pillows, blankets and other items to relax. For more information and time, email judith@losalamoshistory.org.

  • Sign up to visit Washington, D.C.

    It’s time to sign up for the 30th annual eighth grade spring break trip to Washington, D.C. This trip is available to Los Alamos Middle School and home school eighth grade students. The trip is private, not school sponsored. Sign up online at worldstrides.org using ID Number 77813 or call 1-800-468-5899 using the same ID Number.

  • How to catch a 'Phish'

    Their names may sound funny but their financial consequences are not: “Phishing,” “smishing,” “vishing” and “pharming” are just a few of the ways criminals gain access to personal information via your computer or smartphone. If you’re not careful, identity thieves can use harvested information to open fraudulent bank or credit card accounts, take out loans, rent apartments or even charge medical procedures to your insurance plan.
    Unfortunately, every time the authorities plug one hole, crafty criminals figure out new ways to trick unsuspecting victims. Here are some identity theft scams to watch out for:

  • Income: Lagging peer states

    Staying the slow-growth course was the New Mexico population and income story for 2011. A guess is that slowness will be the 2012 story, too, what with loss of 1,500 jobs in May after nine months of ever so slight year-over-year gains.
    The New Mexico economic pattern is performance better than some states but worse than what might be called our peers — Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Texas and Oklahoma. Real gross domestic product is an example. Real GDP, says the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis, is income plus production costs.
    During 2011, New Mexico GDP grew 0.2 percent, as best as I can see from the computer map. That’s 41st nationally, but one-fifth the performance of the next lowest peer state, Oklahoma.

  • Results from this year's Run the Caldera event

    Matthew Brake picked up a decisive victory in the men's marathon at this year's Run the Caldera event.

    Brake finished the 26.2-mile course in 3 hours, 27 minutes, 45 seconds, nearly 20 minutes ahead of the next-closest competitor in the men's category. In fact, the second finisher in the marathon was women's champion Erica Baron, who completed the course in 3:36:25.

    Baron also scored a big victory, topping runner-up Jean Herbert by more than 22 minutes.

    The races were held June 9-10 at Valles Caldera, starting at the Banco Bonito Staging Area. Nearly 500 total runners participated.

  • TV show 'Longmire' to shoot in LA today, Thursday

    This week, Los Alamos residents will see those familiar yellow and black signs guiding film talent and production crews through town to base camps and film sites within the county.  

    These signs will post the letters “LM”—for Longmire, The hour-long drama series from Warner Horizon Television which began filming in March of this year in Santa Fe, Las Vegas and the surrounding areas.   Filming began today through Thursday at private homes in Los Alamos and at the Ski Hill.

  • Authorities investigating body found in Taos gorge

    TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The Taos County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a body in the Rio Grande Gorge near Taos.

    The Taos News reports authorities hadn't yet recovered the body Tuesday.

    Undersheriff Ed Romero says authorities are still looking into whether the incident was a suicide.

    Romero says tourists found a bag on a viewing platform on the Rio Grande Gorge bridge on Sunday that contained a passport, wallet, rental car keys and various electronics including an iPhone.

  • 'Unreal': Residents tour Colo. blaze devastation--Video Extras

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Melted bowling balls in the front yard were among the strange sights that met C.J. Moore upon her return Sunday to her two-story home, now reduced to ashes by the worst wildfire in Colorado history.

  • College Football Gets Playoff, BCS Is Dead

    College football will finally have a playoff. Come 2014, the BCS is dead. A committee of university presidents on Tuesday approved a plan for a four-team playoff put forward by commissioners of the major football conferences.

  • Today in History for June 27th