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Today's News

  • Be There 07-18-12

    Today
    This month’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. For more information, call 661-4097.
    Thursday
    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents, “Herbie Fully Loaded,” at 7 p.m. at the White Rock Town Hall.

    The Democratic Party of Los Alamos will have their monthly meeting 7 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. They will discuss upcoming events, a visit from Congressman Martin Heinrich, democratic candidate for U.S. senator.
    Friday

  • Stressed-out ponderosa pines

    The sudden appearance of drying needles, dead branches, or even dead Ponderosa Pine trees can alarm anyone, especially homeowners.  Damage occurs throughout New Mexico where Ponderosa Pine is found growing, but is most severe in the urban setting, on the fringe of forested areas, and on shallow, rocky, or droughty soil types.
    That describes Los Alamos to a tee. Trees growing near roads or in areas of soil disturbance or abundant competing vegetation are most frequently affected. According to Danny Norlander, New Mexico State Forestry Forest Health Specialist, there has been an uptick in Ponderosa Pine tree mortality in southern area forests and in isolated pockets in Northern New Mexico over the last two years but the problem is not widespread.  

  • Too much reliance on test scores

    There are many reasons to oppose the governor’s plan for teacher evaluation: The tests used are unreliable; the states where similar “reforms” have been implemented have not seen success; huge sums of money have been diverted from schools to publishing companies; curriculum narrows to only those things measured and measurable on a standardized test. The list is long. For teachers, one of the most devastating consequences of over-reliance on test scores is the impact on their relationship with their students.

  • Talented Indiana Horse Paints Self-portrait

    The 9-year-old Friesian horse named Justin is the new painter behind a series of colorful paintings that adds a new definition to equine art.

  • Ski Hill in July

    A competitive mountain biker goes on a run down the beginner’s hill at Pajarito Mountain last month. Pajarito will hold its next Bike & Hike July 28.

  • Sports Update 07-18-12

    Indoor soccer tourney hosted by Y

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is hosting an indoor soccer tournament Saturday and Sunday.
    Teams of four will face off in one of several divisions, adult men, adult women, coed, high school coed and youth. Price for participation is $15 per player.
    For more information, call the YMCA at 662-3100.

    Mud volleyball tourney is Saturday

  • Topes Notes 07-18-12

    Memphis wins big 11-4, Albuquerque drops to second place

  • Knicks don't match offer for Lin

    HOUSTON (AP) — The New York Knicks decided that Linsanity would have only a one-season run on Broadway.
    Lin is headed back to Houston after the Knicks decided on Tuesday that they wouldn’t match the Rockets’ three-year, $25 million offer for the restricted free agent.
    The 23-year-old point guard, who went undrafted out of Harvard, became an international phenomenon and the biggest story in sports during one dazzling month in the Big Apple. But the Knicks decided keeping the show in town was too costly.
    “Extremely excited and honored to be a Houston Rocket again!!” Lin posted on his Twitter account.

  • Midwest Drought: More Disaster Areas Declared
  • Midwest Drought: More Disaster Areas Declared