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Today's News

  • Restaurant Inspections 07-26-12

    The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department.

    Los Alamos

    Dixie Girl Market, 1789 Central Ave.
    Date inspected: July 23, opening
    Violations: One high-risk violation for plumbing/waste disposal — icemaker, three-compartment sink and dishwashing machine piping must be two inches above the floor drain. Corrected.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Española

    La Cocina Restaurant, 415 Santa Clara Bridge
    Date inspected: July 13
    Violations: Two high-risk violations for contaminated equipment — food handlers must wear gloves. Corrected. Sanitizer too strong. Corrected.

  • Movie Review: 'Dark Knight' doesn't deliver

    It’s entirely possible that I’ve had my fill of superhero movies this summer.
    After all, I’ve seen both “The Avengers” (fun and entertaining) and “The Amazing Spider-Man” (better than the other recent Spidey incarnation) since school let out.
    So maybe, just maybe, I caught “The Dark Knight Rises” with superhero burnout — kind of like trying to stuff that last turkey sandwich into your craw five days after Thanksgiving.
    But of the final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, I have this to say: “meh.”

  • Slipknot creates a little Mayhem

    I’ve been to many concerts: country, heavy metal, blues and even a few rap concerts. I like almost all types of music and typically enjoy seeing groups perform live.
    Despite the various shows I’ve seen, I had never been to a music festival until the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival came to Albuquerque. I wasn’t quite sure how long the festival would last, or exactly what to expect. I did know this: in addition to the main stage at the Hard Rock Pavilion, there would be two additional stages on which various bands would perform.

  • Celebrate lavender

    Anyone that’s visited Rancho de las Golondrinas in Santa Fe knows that it’s steeped in history.
    In addition to educating visitors about Spanish Colonial ways of life, the living museum also offers various festivals and events throughout the year. One of the museum’s regular events is the Herb and Lavender Fair. This year, will mark its 10th year and will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
    The fair provides visitors with the opportunity to listen to Marimba and Flamenco music while celebrating their love of herbs and lavender. In addition, there will also be tours of the Las Golondrinas herb gardens, arts and crafts vendors and lavender crafts vendors.

  • Raw Video: Wheelchair-bound Athlete Bears Torch
  • Today in History for July 26th
  • Skydiver Fearless Felix jumps from 18 miles up

    Skydiver "Fearless Felix" Baumgartner has done it again.

    On Wednesday, Baumgartner took another stratospheric leap, this time from an altitude of more than 18 miles — an estimated 96,640 feet, nearly three times higher than cruising jetliners. He landed safely near Roswell, N.M. His top speed was an estimated 536 mph, said Brian Utley, an official observer on site.

  • Area leaders return from D.C. trip

    WASHINGTON, DC –Members of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (Coalition) along with representatives from Governor Martinez’s Office, the Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque Chambers of Commerce, and other New Mexico business leaders visited Washington, DC last week to discuss the importance of funding for the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the impact of funding cuts on New Mexico’s economy and employment rate.  

  • Water leak at golf course

    County staff announced today that there is a water leak in a pressurized irrigation line at the Golf Course. The irrigation line, which serves the Golf Course south of Diamond Drive has been shut off and water trucks are being used to water the greens, tee boxes and fairways until irrigation service can be restored.

  • July 4 church fire still under investigation

    The July 4 fire that destroyed the chapel at the New Beginnings Church still is under investigation.

    That’s the latest from the Los Alamos County Fire Department, New Mexico State Fire Marshal Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

    All three organizations are still in the process of conducting an investigation into the origin and cause of the fire located at 112 East Rd at the New Beginnings Church.

    According to a LAFD press release, the fire is still classified as under investigation and information is still being gathered and processed.