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Today's News

  • 'Putting on the Glitz' to raise money

    From sopranos Alicia Solomon, Jess Cullinan and Julia Fair, to the fashions by Uli’s boutiques of Santa Fe and Los Alamos, “Putting on the Glitz! Gals, Guys and Musical Divas” a musical fashion show.
    The Los Alamos Opera Guild, a member of the non-profit Guilds of the Santa Fe Opera, Inc., will host a gala fundraising event at
    3 p.m. Sunday at the Blue Window Bistro.
    Solomon and Cullinan will sing duets “Sull’aria,” from Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro,” “Flower Duet” from “Lakme” by Delibes and “Barcarolle” from “Tales of Hoffman” by Offenbach.

  • Local talent

    In the art world, one of the greatest sense of accomplishments is being able to show work in an exhibit. The opportunity gives artists a way to show and share their talent with the public.
    But while exhibits are the norm in galleries, finding one to show the work of local artists exclusively is not. Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery and Studio on Trinity Drive is one of those galleries. Not only does Wray exhibit the art of local artists, but she also teaches locals to become artists.
    On June 1, Wray’s students got a chance to showcase their artwork as her first ever student art show opened with a public reception. The show features works by adult students, some of whom have been Wray’s students for a couple of years, while others are new students.

  • Voter turnout at 25% in NM primary election

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Unofficial election returns show that a fourth of eligible Republican and Democratic voters cast ballots in New Mexico's primary.

    About 234,000 registered voters participated in Tuesday's election. That's according to unofficial results from the secretary of state's office.

    The preliminary voter participation rate is lower than in the 2008 presidential election year primary when turnout was 31 percent and 274,000 GOP and Democratic registered voters cast ballots.

  • Today in History for June 7th
  • On D-Day Anniversary, Vets Mass at WWII Memorial

    Scores of World War II veterans fly in from around the country to Washington, D.C. on the 68th anniversary of D-Day, visiting the World War II Memorial to reflect on their time of service.

  • Abney case to be bound over

    Los Alamos County Magistrate Court judge Pat Casados heard close to three hours of testimony in the case of Tyrell Abney, 19, who was charged with child abuse resulting in great bodily harm – a first degree felony.

    After hearing the testimony, Casados took a brief recess and returned to court to announce that Abney’s case would be bound over. Abney, however, got his bail reduced to a $50,000 surety bond and a strict list of requirements issued by Casados.

  • Colorado Peak Fire at 80% containment--See Exclusive Photos

    Fire crews have gotten a handle on the Colorado Peak Fire and firefighters are putting out hot spots and performing mopup duty.

    The latest update says the size of the fire is 245 acres. The size of the fire was downgraded because of better mapping, the Forest Service announced.

    Incident Commander Chris Stevens told the Los Alamos Monitor Thursday afternoon that the fire is 80 percent contained. 

    Stevens said that crews worked Wednesday night putting in a hand line around the perimeter of the fire.

    "It's called a shaky containment," Stevens said.

  • Sandia scientist pleads not guilty to data theft

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former scientist at Sandia National Labs in New Mexico has pleaded not guilty to charges of stealing research to share with China.

    Jianyu Huang was arraigned Tuesday on five counts of federal program fraud and one count of false statements. He is accused of embezzling and sharing information from his position with the lab's Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies since 2009, according to a federal indictment.

  • May remained somewhat dry

    The first half of May showed the promise of a somewhat wetter weather pattern for northern New Mexico.  Two storms (May 8 and May 11–13) netted Los Alamos the total rainfall for the month, 0.93 inches.  White Rock received 0.78 inches of rainfall during the month, also resulting from these two storms.  These two storms were “back-door” cold fronts, bringing moisture and cooler temperatures from the northeast and spreading across New Mexico from east to west. 

  • Food Co-op to host bike swap Saturday

    The Los Alamos Cooperative Market will host its inaugural Bike Swap on Sunday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Los Alamos Singletrack Association (LASA), an International Mountain Biking Association affiliated club.
     
    The Bike Swap is an opportunity for bicycle enthusiasts to sell and buy quality used (and some new) bicycles, parts and accessories. The event will also include free bike safety checks, bike-related raffle prizes, grilled food for purchase, and youth activities, including a tyke bike course.