Today's News

  • Restaurant Inspections 05-31-12

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

    Santa Fe

    Golden Dog Nostrani
    Date inspected: May 23, closing
    Status of establishment: Closed

    Holiday Inn Express, 3450 Cerrillos Road
    Date inspected: May 24
    Violations: One high-risk violation for unsafe sources — one item held in refrigerator for more than seven days. Item destroyed. Corrected.
    Notes: Not approved for cooling foods — only heat and serve.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Los Postores, 1406 Third St., Suite C
    Date inspected: May 21, pre-opening, opening
    Violations: None

  • PEEC exhibit features wildlife

    Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Summer Family Evenings program will kick off with a Taxidermy Museum with animals from Yukon Wildlife Studio June 5.
    Visitors are welcome to drop in any time between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. The event is free for PEEC members and $5 per family for non-members at the door.

  • King reads from 'Mother Earth's Stretch Marks' June 7 at Ruby K's

    T. Jackson King, archaeologist, science fiction author and poet, will read from “Mother Earth’s Stretch Marks” at 6 p.m. June 7 at Ruby K’s Bagel Café.
    Tickets to the event are $10, which includes the book and refreshments, and will be available at the door the night of the event. Otowi Station Bookstore and Ruby K’s are sponsoring the event.
    In a recent interview, King discussed his poetry about the natural world.

  • Get a taste of Taos

    A quick drive through Taos yields little more than scenic beauty. However, that’s one of the things that attracts visitors to the town. Taking time to explore the downtown area will reveal not only a place that’s rich in history, but also an extensive art scene.
    Those who have visited — and fell in love with — Santa Fe are sure to enjoy Taos. Surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the area offers a variety of outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, climbing, llama trekking, camping, horseback riding and of course, a plethora of art galleries, shops and restaurants.

  • New Lab Turns SD Gold Town Into Scientific Hub

    Nestled nearly 5,000 feet beneath the earth in the gold boom town of Lead, S.D., is a laboratory that could help scientists answer some pretty heavy questions about life, its origins and the universe

  • Today in History for May 31st
  • Bomb threat snarls evening commute -- More updates

    The Truck Route was closed for about 45 minutes Wednesday afternoon because of a bomb threat at the SOC shooting range at TA-72 on Los Alamos National Laboratory property.

    “Someone called about 3:45 p.m. and said there was a bomb on the shooting range,” LANL spokesperson Kevin Roark said. “The Truck Route was closed. Emergency management responded and the area was checked out by a bomb-sniffing dog. The road reopened at 4:22 p.m.”

    As a result, that caused a massive backup on the Truck Route and N.M. 502 heading east. Traffic was back to normal about 5:30 p.m

    Roark said, “These things are extremely rare and I can not remember the last time there was a bomb threat. We have a protocol and we followed it.”

  • Police: Mailed Body Parts From Same Man

    Early testing shows that a severed foot sent to the headquarters of Canada's ruling Conservative party, a severed hand found in another package and a torso found in a garbage heap in Montreal all come from the same man, police said Wednesday.

  • Be There 05-30-12

    GeekOut Game night from 5:30-8:030 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games or play theirs. Bring a friend or meet new ones.

    The June Master Gardener meeting will be at 4 p.m. The meeting will be a private tour of an historic home and grounds.

    Call for artists. Lead us through your blue period. Revel in the color, feel and voice of the blues. Explore the many names and associations of blue, from the melancholy to the rhythm of the South to the exaltation of the first bluebird. All media welcome. Entries due to the Fuller Lodge Art Center by June 1. For more information, call 662-1635.

  • The art of graffiti

    Some staff members at Los Alamos Middle School are working hard to build the 40 Developmental Assets in students — and one is igniting a passion and making learning fun.
    Los Alamos Middle School teacher Caroline Haagenstad builds on the passions of her students with the GATE Passion Project, work that takes place throughout the school year.
    Recently, students had their projects on display and one definitely stood out.
    It’s not everyday that a student is encouraged to graffiti a school, but teacher Naomi Unger urged seventh grade student Evan Oro to do just that.
    The project was done through a process, which included involvement from Los Alamos Middle School Principal Rex Kilburn.