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Today's News

  • Kidnapping captivated Las Vegas, NM, a century ago

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — The two Colt six-shooters are relics of a bygone era and of a sensational kidnapping case that "stirred the city to its foundation" a century ago.

    The kidnapping of 2-year-old Waldo Rogers from his home near the New Mexico Highlands University campus generated relentless media attention with coverage in the New York Times and daily updates in the Optic.

    "Presented to Tim O'Leary by citizens of Las Vegas, N.M. April 1911," reads the meticulous engraving on the barrel of one of the silver-plated guns. The other is inscribed to A.A. (Apolonio) Sena.

  • 15-state tornado outbreak deadliest since 2008--see videos

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The devastation is stunning — homes and lives shattered as the deadliest swarm of twisters in three years battered up to 15 states.

    Ultimately, this could turn out to be among the top 10 three-day outbreaks for number of tornadoes, though experts can't be sure until all the reports are sorted, said Greg Carbin of the federal Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla.

    While tornadoes occur regularly, their power always shocks.

  • Wind topples tree crushing Crossfire in White Rock

    A cold front propelled by a polar jet stream has pushed through the state Thursday. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for much of the day Thursday and that remained in effect until 8 p.m.

    Wind gusts at Los Alamos Airport were clocked as high as 55 mph during the afternoon Thursday. Sustained winds in excess of 25 mph were recorded throughout much of the afternoon as the front blew through.

    There have been no widespread reports of wind damage in the area. However, one owner of a Chrysler Crossfire was luckily not inside the vehicle when a tree was uprooted and landed on top of the sports car.

  • ABC cancels 2 longtime soaps from daytime lineup--video extra

    NEW YORK (AP) — ABC canceled two of its three soap operas on Thursday, consigning "One Life to Live" and "All My Children" — and Susan Lucci, daytime's most famous actress — to television history.

    The move leaves "General Hospital" as ABC's only daytime drama, one of only four that will remain on ABC, CBS and NBC's daytime schedule.

    Soap operas have slowly been fading as a TV force, with many of the women who made up the target audience now in the work force. In place of the two canceled dramas, ABC will air shows about food and lifestyle transformations.

  • Remembering Jeannette

    Today’s service for Rep. Jeannette Wallace was attended by 350 people from across Northern New Mexico. Her son Terry Wallace Jr., spoke at the service along with others at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

     

  • Be There 04-14-11

    Today
    The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will meet at 7 p.m. at the home of Nona Bowman, 1045 Los Pueblos (662-3192). Steve Lynne of the Los Alamos County Administration Department will be the guest speaker. Members are reminded to bring non-perishable food items and toiletries for charity donations. For more information, call Donna MacDonald at 662-4001 or Ann Wadstrom at 662-7578.

    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association meets at 7 p.m. in Room 3 of the Mesa Public Library. Alan Wadlinger will give the presentation, “Historical Drivers and Emigration — Iroquois Confederacy Influence on the U.S. Government Structure.” The public is invited. For more information call Jodie Frye at 662-3381.

    Friday

  • Bridge scholarship deadline approaching

    By participating in UNM-LA’s eight-week Summer Bridge Program 2011, high school graduates and GED Recipients can get a tuition-free head start on college.  
    “Students enroll with a cohort of other first-time college students and receive personalized attention from the UNM-LA staff and faculty,” said Student Advisor Jackie La New.  “The students will take classes together, participate in focused study sessions with faculty, learn to navigate college, and build a support network of other students, faculty and staff.”
    This summer, students will take a math or English course and have the option to take a one-credit course of introduction to opera, T’ai Chi Chu’un, yoga, or aquatic aerobics.  

  • Bobcats keep a low profile in Los Alamos

    One spring morning, the birds outside Becky and Tom Shankland’s house at the edge of White Rock Canyon set up a ruckus.
    They hurried to the window to see the birds scolding something — a cat. Not a neighborhood house cat prowling for a feathered snack, but a slightly larger creature with a distinctive spotted coat and cropped tail. A bobcat.
    Bobcats are fairly common but secretive predators in much of New Mexico, including Los Alamos County.
    According to Rick Winslow, a carnivore biologist with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, there are about 35,000 to 55,000 bobcats in New Mexico and in Los Alamos, their population density is comparable to that of coyotes.

  • UNM-LA fundraiser set for Saturday

    The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos will host a scholarship fundraiser at Central Avenue Grill on Saturday. Proceeds from the fundraiser will provide scholarships to UNM-Los Alamos students and assist them in successfully completing their educational goals.
    “UNMLA serves both traditional and non-traditional students. Many of our adult students do not have the same scholarship options as our students entering college directly after high school graduation,” said Director of Students Services Dr. Patricia Boyer.

  • Update 04-14-11

    ESB meeting
    The Environmental Sustainability Board will host a meeting at 7 a.m. April 21 at the Eco Station Administration Building.

    DPU meeting
    The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) board will meet at 5:30 p.m. April 20 at the DPU conference room. 

    Waffle breakfast
    The Los Alamos High School baseball team is having a waffle breakfast Saturday at the Masonic Lodge. Tickets are $5 in advance or $6 at the door. For more  information or for tickets, contact Connie at 672-4066.

    Spanish dance
    The Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance will present its first recital of Flamenco and Spanish Dance at 3 p.m., Saturday at Fuller Lodge.

    LAFRW meeting