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  • Update 09-01-11

    Lunch with a leader

    The League of Women Voter’s Lunch with a Leader will be at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 8 at Central Avenue Grill. The guest speaker will be Los Alamos County Environmental Services Specialist Tom Nagawiecki.

    Fuller Lodge

     The Fuller Lodge Historic Districts Advisory Board will meet at 5 p.m. Sept. 7 in the Curtis Room.

    Film series

    The Mesa Public Library Free Film Series presents “The Social Network,” rated PG 13, at 6:30 p.m. today in the upstairs meeting rooms of Mesa Public Library.

    Ranger talk

  • NCRTD set to try again Friday

    The North Central Regional Transit District will try again to hire a permanent executive director. On Friday morning at the Santa Fe County Commission chambers, the board will interview the top three candidates that were selected by the search committee last month. And then after the interviews, the board will deliberate and then announce its pick.
    That’s what the agenda states. Whether that happens remains to be seen.
    The search committee had recommended Tony Mortillaro, the former Los Alamos County administrator, to take the job on a permanent basis. But at last month’s meeting, there was some dissent on the board about the process the selection committee used in making its choice.

  • Small fire breaks out in Jemez

    There is another blaze burning near the Las Conchas Fire burn area but it's just 30 acres and it is located 50 miles southwest of Los Alamos.
    Bruce Hill, the public affairs officer for the Santa Fe National Forest said Wednesday residents from north of Albuquerque to Jemez Springs may see smoke approximately five miles east of Ponderosa, NM due to the Guacamalla fire.
    “Fuels on the ground are moist due to recent rains and as a result are creating a fair amount of smoke,” Hill said. Two miles east of the fire is the Las Conchas Fire burn area, and is not likely to spread east of the burn area.”  The Guacamalla Fire was started by lightning on Aug. 17 and discovered by aircraft the following day.

  • Residents not sold on A-19-a concept

    A lack of affordable housing was the main objective to the preferred option for A-19-a put forward by consultants at Wednesday night’s public meeting in White Rock.
    The team of experts contracted by the county presented a development plan with a high concentration of residential housing and a small town center with mixed use potential for retail, office or residential space. The plan also designates large areas for parks and open space (20 acres of the 60 acre development).

  • Switching it up

    Workers installed a new electrical switch box on Central Avenue near 15th Street Wednesday, associated with circuit 17, that will feed businesses on the north side of Trinity Drive. The old switch box will eventually be removed.

  • Cue the music at KRSN radio

    Crews arrived in town Wednesday to erect a 170-foot tall radio antenna for KRSN AM 1490. The $175,000 antenna is expected to alleviate the spotty reception that has plagued local listeners for more than a decade.

    Founded in 1946, the station has maneuvered through a seemingly insurmountable maze of governmental red tape since it lost its original North Mesa antenna in 2000.

    An alternative antenna erected in White Rock at that time, never worked properly and was eventually sold, leaving KRSN without its own antenna.

    The station went bankrupt and off the air in July 2005.

  • Top 10 Movies 09-01-11

    1.  “The Help,” weekend gross, $14.5 million
    2.  “Colombiana”  weekend gross,
    $10.4 million
    3.  “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” weekend gross, $8.8 million
    4.  “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,”
    $8.5  million
    5. “Our Idiot Brother” weekend gross,
    $7 million
    6.  “Spy Kids: All the Time In the World,” weekend gross, $6 million
    7.   “The Smurfs,” weekend gross,
    $4.7 million

    8.  “Conan the Barbarian,” weekend gross, $3.1 million

    9.  “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” weekend gross,
    $3.1 million

  • Out and about 09-01-11

    Art openings

    An opening reception for Joan Bohn and Leslie Tejada’s mixed media show will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200B Canyon Road, Santa Fe.

    An opening reception for Julian Stanczak’s “Elusive Transparencies;” Otis Jones and Richard  Roth will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at David Richard Contemporary, 130 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe.
    Book signings

    Linda Mae Valencia, a Rio Rancho resident, will sign her book, “God, the Angels and Me,” from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Hotel St. Francis, 210 Don Gaspar Ave., Santa Fe; and from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 17 at Albertsons, 3001 S. St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe.

  • LA Happenings 09-01-11

    Music

    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song.  Besides the enjoyment of singing in harmony, our barbershop chorus and quartets experience the thrill of performing in the community. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall. Attendees will find their chapter meetings are well planned, musically satisfying and fun. Visitors are welcome.
     
    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. No audition is necessary, but proficiency on a wind or percussion instrument is required. The LACW rehearses from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. www.lacw.org.

  • Billboard Top 10 Singles 09-01-11

    1. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.), Katy Perry

    2.  Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock

    3. ‘She Will, Lil Wayne featuring Drake
    4. Move Like Jagger, Maroon 5

    5. Super Bass, Nicki Minaj

    6. Lighters, Bad Meets Evil, featuring Bruno Mars

    7. Pumped Up Kicks, Foster the People
    8. How to Love, Lil Wayne
    9. Good Life, OneRepublic
    10. I Wanna Go, Britney Spears