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Today's News

  • Series moves to business park this week

    Slide guitarist and award winning banjo virtuoso Tony Furtado will play his blend of Americana, blues, jazz, folk and rock as part of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series. The concert is slated for 7 p.m. at Entrada Business Park.
    In the sixth grade, Furtado built his first banjo. By 19, he had won a pair of National Bluegrass Banjo Championships and soon played the top bluegrass festivals in the world, including Telluride, Lyons and MerleFest.
    He’s played with Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Allison Krauss and Laurie Lewis, but he said he could never be happy staying in one place musically.
    Furtado grew up in the 70s and 80s. He loved Celtic music, Tom Petty, MTV, as well as his father’s Who and Creedence Clearwater Revival records.

  • Be There 07-28-11

    Today
    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents “Rango” at
    7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

    The Authors Speak Series presents “Novel Destinations,” a talk and slideshow by Robert Gibson, John Arrowsmith and Chris Ortega, on their trip to Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti, at 7 p.m. in the Mesa Public Library’s upstairs rotunda.

  • Hazmat Challenge is coming to LANL Aug. 2-5

    Twelve hazardous materials response teams from Missouri, New Mexico, and Oklahoma will test their skills at the 15th annual Hazmat Challenge Aug. 2-5 sponsored by Los Alamos National Laboratory. The challenge provides hazardous materials responders the opportunity to network and learn new techniques under realistic conditions in a safe environment.
    Held at the Laboratory’s Technical Area 49, the event challenges participants to respond to simulated hazardous materials emergencies involving a rail car, a clandestine laboratory, transportation and industrial piping scenarios, simulated chemical releases, and a confined space incident, said Chris Rittner of the Laboratory’s Emergency Operations Division.

  • Update 07-28-11

    Movie night

    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents “Rango” at 7 p.m. today in the White Rock Town Hall.

    Authors speak

    The Authors Speak Series presents “Novel Destinations,” a talk and slideshow by Robert Gibson, John Arrowsmith and Chris Ortega, on their trip to Mt. Kilimanjaro at 7 p.m. today in the Mesa Public Library’s upstairs rotunda.

    Bulk item pickup

    Items will be picked up July 25-Aug. 5 in White Rock. Items must be curbside by 8 a.m. each day.

    Nuclear talk

  • Council Not Yet Sold on Creative District

    In July of 2009, the State of New Mexico acknowledged a startup Arts and Cultural District (ACD) in downtown Los Alamos, which the Los Alamos County Council approved. Keeping the ACD designation for the Los Alamos Creative District depends on the county adopting a plan to guide its development.

  • Fire 99 percent contained

    New Mexico’s largest wildfire is almost out.
    Officials declared the Las Conchas Fire that started June 26 and threatened Los Alamos and the national laboratory to be 99 percent contained.
    The blaze charred more than 244 square miles and destroyed 63 homes in the Jemez Mountains of northern New Mexico. The spread of the fire was stopped days ago, and crews have been focused on mopping up hot spots and patrolling the perimeter. The fire has been divided into four branches and crews from the ranger districts, Bandelier National Monument, and Valles Caldera National Preserve are tending to the mopup duty.
    The long road to recovery began a few weeks ago and it will continue for a while.

  • Firefighter tribute

    This scarecrow tribute to honor the firefighters who saved the town during the Las Conchas Fire stands proudly in front of the demo garden on Central Avenue near Oppenheimer.

  • Police protect property 24/7

    Nearly every home and business in town was vacant during the eight-day evacuation sparked by the Las Conchas Fire – yet every returning resident found their property intact.
    Los Alamos police kept a constant eye on the community during the evacuation, Chief Wayne Torpy said. The officers worked around the clock patrolling neighborhoods, street by street, questioning anyone they encountered. He was stopped a couple of times when driving his personal vehicle.
    During an interview on the Safety and Security Matters program broadcast July 20 on KRSN, Torpy spoke about his department’s crime control efforts during the fire.

  • McNabb, others move on busy day for NFL

    Donovan McNabb’s time in Washington is over after only a year.
    The Minnesota Vikings acquired the veteran quarterback from the Redskins on Wednesday night in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick.
    The deal gives the Vikings a six-time Pro Bowler who will play until first-round draft choice Christian Ponder is ready to take over. The deal also includes a conditional sixth-round pick in 2013.
    Ponder tweeted that he welcomes McNabb to the team and looks forward to learning from him. But he also says he still plans on fighting for the starting job in Week 1.
    McNabb will have to restructure the five-year, $78 million deal he signed with the Redskins because the Vikings don’t have enough room to fit him in their salary cap.

  • Sports Update 07-28-11

    Football workouts at LAHS start Monday