Today's News

  • Officials: Colo. Wildfire Nearly Contained
  • What the primary election tells us

    An old saying reminds us that it’s generally a bad idea to preach sermons on attendance.
    Since you are reading this column, you are – obviously – a reader of your local newspaper, which means you stay informed about your community. You probably voted in the recent primary election. Good for you!
    So it’s not necessary to explain to you why voting in primaries is important. I just wonder about some of your neighbors.

  • People who move gain money

    Toward the end of “Wizard of Oz,” Dorothy gets a mantra, “There’s no place like home.” Repeating the mantra helps her get home. Dorothy had taken the action required to know, “There’s no place like home.” She left.
    Those who never leave have no basis for comparing home to anywhere else.
    For high school graduates considering college, my advice continues to be: if you have the money, get out of town. Even better, get out of state.
    The reason is simple: Young people need to know about somewhere other than where they grew up. They need the experience. That experience will teach them why they want to live in New Mexico, or why they don’t.

  • Be There 07-05-12

    Cult Classic Horror Movie Series presents They Live! (R) directed by John Carpenter at 9:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library.


  • Memorial plaque unveiled

    Recently, Mary Brooks and the Friends of the Senior Center unveiled their new memorial plaque. Residents can be memorialized at the Senior Center for a donation of $25 or more. Those interested to learn more can contact Pauline Powell Schneider at 662-8920.

  • Beat the summer heat

    An outdoor pool is the place to be as temperatures soar in New Mexico, under the toasty summer sun.
    Several pools located in Los Alamos and White Rock boast memberships that keep things humming during swim season.
    Piñon Park Pool is just one of the locations that offer memberships for sale and rent to community members here for the summer or here to stay.
    The Bryce Avenue location is centrally located in White Rock, just a short distance from the White Rock Branch Library, White Rock Senior Center and more.
    Membership Chair Connie Goettee praises her fellow board members with accomplishing the daily tasks and activities to keep the pool in prime condition.

  • Power outage reported Wednesday

    Businesses and some residences in the Los Alamos downtown area lost power for more than three hours Wednesday night.  The outage, bounded by 20th Street to East Road and Central to Trinity, was caused when a cable termination failed, according to Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities officials.
    While electric lineman began receiving reports of the outage at midnight, other indicators suggest that the outage began just after 11 p.m. July 4.  Crews were dispatched, isolated the fault and repaired the cable termination.  Power was restored by 2:30 a.m.

  • Monsoons bring flood potential

    SANTA FE — As the first major event of the Monsoon Season begins, the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management continues its efforts to coordinate the distribution of resources throughout the state to areas with increased flood potential.
    These actions were put in place by Gov. Susana Martinez’s signing of Executive Order 2012-018 June 19. DHSEM is also asking individuals to remain aware and ready for possible flooding.

  • Seen @ The Scene: Independence Day

    The Fourth of July Celebration did not have fireworks, but those attending were treated to a performance by the Community Winds Orchestra and a skydiving exhibition at Overlook Park in White Rock. Heavy rain, however, canceled the rest of the scheduled activities.

  • Romney’s wife says woman being eyed for ticket

    WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) — Mitt Romney’s wife has disclosed a tantalizing detail about her husband’s intensely secret vice presidential search: He’s considering choosing a woman.
    “We’ve been looking at that, and I love that option as well,” Ann Romney told CBS News in an interview broadcast Thursday. She added: “There’s a lot of people that Mitt is considering right now.”
    She also argued that Obama and his Democrats will “do everything they can to destroy Mitt.”
    “Early on we heard what their strategy was. It was kill Romney,” she said, adding a message to Obama: “Not when I’m next to him you better not.”