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Today's News

  • Cancer patient joins 'right to die' law fight

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A Santa Fe woman with advanced uterine cancer said Wednesday that she is joining two doctors in their challenge against a decades-old New Mexico law that prohibits physicians from helping terminally ill patients die.

    Aja Riggs, 48, is joining a lawsuit that seeks to clarify a state law that makes assisted suicide a felony.

  • Off the Hill 05-10-12

    Art openings

     

  • Council weighs guidelines for informing public

    At Tuesday’s work session, the Los Alamos County Council considered policy issues regarding spending county resources for disseminating information to the public. How to present opposing views and define the role of advocacy were the core issues. 

    Acting County Attorney Brian James began the discussion by clarifying legalities. 

  • Best sellers 05-10-12

    1. “Crow,” Barbara Wright*

    2. “Enigma and Light,” David Mutschlecner*

    3. “109 East Palace,” Jennet Conant

    4. “Mockingjay,” Suzanne Collins

  • Billboard's Top 10 05-10-12

    1. Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye

     

    2. We Are Young, fun.

     

    3. Payphone, Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

  • Free event scheduled at SFO

    The public is invited to visit The Santa Fe Opera from 10 a.m.-noon May 19 for a behind-the-scenes look at “Tosca,” the opera that opens the 2012 Festival Season.  The Open House is ideal for the opera novice and aficionado, or simply for the curious, to see what it takes to make an opera come to life. Visitors will be able to walk on the stage and through scenery elements.  They will have the opportunity to imagine for themselves what performers face every night — 2,000 pairs of eyes.

  • Restaurant inspections 05-10-12

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

     

    Santa Fe

     

  • Quoth the Raven: ‘See the movie’

    Take a bit of drama, mix it with suspense, add a dash of morbidity and a splash (or 20) of brandy, and you have James McTeigue’s “The Raven.”

    Released April 27, John Cusack stars as the macabre poet Edgar Allan Poe, who finds himself constantly tormented by a psychopath bent on bringing Poe’s stories to life. Written by Ben Livingston and Hannah Shakespeare, the movie also stars Luke Evans as Detective Fields and Alice Eve as Emily Hamilton, Poe’s love interest. 

  • Shulman leads orchestra through a difficult program

    The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra, skillfully led by Dr. Ivan Shulman in his Los Alamos directing debut April 27, performed a difficult program with authority and depth. 

    The pieces, challenging for a small, community orchestra, were done with excellent dynamic balance and tone and a provoking intensity.  

  • LAPS budget talks underway

    After a nearly three years of cuts, Los Alamos Public Schools are looking to put about $1 million back into the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

    District Superintendent Gene Schmidt said everything will stay in the $33 million budget that’s already in for fiscal year 2013, but the district has compiled a list of 33 potential additional items can be considered for funding.